Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ABC Wednesday - C

This week at ABC Wednesday, C is front and centre.

C is, of course, for Canada and Canadian - my homeland and nationality, of which I am very proud.

C is also for Calgary and the Calgary Stampede.

Our honeymoon, 15 years ago, was spent in Calgary, a place I had visited many times before.

But I had never been to the Stampede.  We had a grand time visiting the city and the stampede.

The first Calgary Stampede was held in 1912. Now it is held for 10 days in early July and is called "the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth".

It began with a parade downtown and pancake breakfasts.

There were so many competitions and exhibits to see. We watched bull riding, chuck wagon racing, bronco riding

and toured buildings and exhibits.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Be sure to visit here to see what others around the world did for C.


Anonymous said...

Too many horses get hurt and killed at the Calgary stampede. :(

ABC-Wednesday said...

Friend of mine arrived yesterday afternoon on Vancouver airport to visit their son and travel for 4 weeks through Canada... 11 hrs flight from where we live after 2 hrs drive by car ...

Lovely choice for this week Bev, I've neven been there yet in person, but in thoughts many times

Have a ♥-filled ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

carol l mckenna said...

What an event and you got to photograph it ~ wonderful shots ~ ^_^

Su-sieee! Mac said...

It sounds and looks like a lot of fun. The closest equivalent in my neck of the woods (Hollister, California) is our annual saddle horse show and rodeo. No parade this year, though, which was a bummer.
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Roger Owen Green said...

I hear it's very entertaining

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