Youth Programs

The Calgary Stampede has always been an active supporter of community events and makes significant financial contribution annually to a wide variety of programs. Many of these programs relate to youth and their development in agriculture, the arts and general scholastics. An investment in the young people of Alberta is an excellent way to ensure that the Calgary Stampede and the community as a whole continues to grow with the culture of the province, and carry on the traditions of the past.

Stampede School

The Mission of Stampede School is to deliver a first-class educational experience offering students in grades 1 to 12 and teachers the unique opportunity to relocate their classrooms to Stampede Park to experience deep and innovative learning that promotes a lasting understanding of western heritage and values.

Stampede School provides an engaging, first-hand experience that makes connections to the real world and prior learning in the classroom. We immerse students in exploration, observation and rich hands-on learning experiences. Together, students delve into a world of history, agriculture and western heritage. Our resource personnel, drawn from the community, include a professional horse trainer, Treaty 7 First Nations consultants, cowboys and western artists.

For further information please contact our Youth Education Team at or visit

Calgary Stampede Showband

The World Champion Calgary Stampede Showband offers musical training to young Calgarians. Currently the Band is 140 members strong and travels around the world entertaining thousands each year.

The Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary Stampede Showriders and A Band of Outriders are proud to be official representatives of the Calgary Stampede, the city of Calgary, the province of Alberta, and Canada. Bringing the Calgary Stampede's unique brand of western hospitality wherever they go, the Showband, Showriders and Outriders are an integral part of the Stampede's annual Ten Day Festival, but also perform independently throughout the year.

For further information please contact Robin Fulbrook at or visit

The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts

The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts is an engaging opportunity to training in dance, voice, and performance, by a professional faculty. Training is provided by a diverse team of specialists who foster technical development, artistic creation, and performance excellence.

The Young Canadians School is comprised of 120 dedicated youth from the Calgary area who wish to train in a professional setting. Members train to deliver exceptional performance experiences representing the Calgary Stampede Foundation, and the Calgary Stampede.

Our Junior Young Canadians consist of 48 energetic youth between the ages of 7-11. Annual casting is held in January for interested candidates who are passionate about dance, vocal, performance, and wishing to be part of the annual TransAlta Grandstand at the Calgary Stampede.