A new ad for the 2015 Calgary Stampede meant to “represent all Calgarians” is drawing criticism for using a sexist “stereotype” in its portrayal of women.
The ad, a 46-second clip called “Champions Buckle Up,” shows eight people getting ready to go to Stampede. Among the actors are two adult women, one of whom is only shown in one clip while pulling on her jeans. The other woman is wearing “Daisy Duke” shorts and a tied-up plaid shirt.
CALGARY — William Shatner got an out-of-this-world welcome Friday as throngs of fans jostled to catch a glimpse of the Canadian-born actor, who is serving as this year’s Calgary Stampede parade grand marshal.
Even before the parade began, some people were yelling “bring out William Shatner,” who played Capt. James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek TV series and subsequent films.
LONDON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has used an interview with an influential BBC current affairs show in London to issue his most pungent retort yet to his Canadian detractors.
Trudeau, 43, endured more than two years of Conservative party attack ads declaring him “just not ready” before sweeping prime minister Stephen Harper from power in last month’s federal election.
Who says that Canadian musicians don’t write protest songs about politicians? Well, the Toronto Star did in an article published Sunday. The article is correct in saying that topically political songs are not common in contemporary Canadian music, yet one of Canada’s most beloved bands released just such a song on Monday.
CALGARY — One person has been hurt and a horse has died during separate chuckwagon training exercises at the Calgary Stampede.
The Stampede says driver Tim Haroldson was a passenger on a wagon driven by fellow driver Jerry Bremner.
The wagon rolled while coming around one of the barrels during this morning’s training, and Haroldson was thrown.
He was taken to hospital for evaluation and treatment.
CALGARY – It’s the not-so-secret reality of the Calgary Stampede every year.
Mix a party atmosphere with flowing alcohol and you have a recipe for debauchery and questionable behaviour that can destroy relationships.
Karen Stewart sees its every year with her Fairways Divorce Solutions business in Calgary, which was launched in 2006 and is a mediation alternative dispute resolution company that offers couples an opportunity to go through a process to bring a resolution to their divorce.
CALGARY — A second horse has been euthanized as a result of injuries suffered during the chuckwagon competition at the Calgary Stampede.
The Stampede’s Chuckwagon Safety Commission says the latest horse was hurt in a collision between two rigs on Monday night.
The horse was euthanized on Tuesday after a veterinary consultation with its owner, B.J. Carey.
CALGARY — Water-weary Calgarians are putting their mops and flood gear aside to show visitors what they do best — throw one heck of a party.
Thousands of people have lined what just two weeks ago were the submerged streets of the city’s downtown to watch the colourful, noisy parade that kicks off the Calgary Stampede.
Marching bands, floats and lots and lots of horses are winding their way along the parade route under a sunny sky — Stampede officials say it has never rained during a parade.
CALGARY — The Calgary Stampede is selling T-shirts with a “Hell or High Water” slogan to raise money for flood relief in Alberta.
Money from the T-shirts, which are being sold online, is being donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund.
The phrase has turned into a rallying cry to get Calgary’s rodeo grounds ready in time for the July 5 start of the 101st edition of the world-famous event.
A Canadian Forces skydiver has been injured during a performance at the Calgary Stampede.
A spokeswoman for the Skyhawks parachute team says the skydiver landed hard on Sunday afternoon and was taken to hospital in an ambulance to be checked out.
Lt. (Navy) Julie Harris says the skydiver had just performed a manoeuvre with four other team members that occurred after the singing of O Canada.