The Calgary Stampede

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Calgary Stampede Parade 2010 (photo by Aduro Photography)

Here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where Capturing Legacies Inc. is based, we have the Calgary Stampede, an annual event that began in September of 1912.

Running for 10 days each year and starting with a massive parade in the downtown core, it is known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”.  On the date of this post, we are in the middle of Stampede week and I was thinking about the history of this long standing tradition.

Celebrating the Calgary Exhibition & StampedeOn the Calgary Stampede website they have information and a great video on Building the Stampede Legacy.  With an event that is over 100 years old, there is a lot of history there.  With a public event of this magnitude, there has been a lot of photos, video and news articles produced over the years and the life story of the Calgary Stampede has been written several times in numerous books .

People often think of a biography or life story being about a specific person.  Actually a life story can be written about a place, a building, a long-running event like the Calgary Stampede, or even a specific thing like an ancient artifact that tells a story about human history.

Knowledge of our past is important.  The history of mankind including our people, our creations, our events and our stories all need to be recorded for future generations.  You can write your story or we can help you do it.  The important thing is that it gets done, so now is as good a time as any to capture your legacy.