The 2016 Calgary Stampede Parade will be lead by Canadian music stars Jann Arden and Paul Brandt. Celebrating Calgary’s Year of Music eight-time Juno award winners, Arden and Brandt, will lead the Parade in a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 8 kicking off stampede week running July 8-17.
“Jann and Paul are two amazing ambassadors of Calgary,” said Bill Gray, president & chairman of the board, Calgary Stampede in a statement. “Both have an unquestionable passion for their home-town and I look forward to having them as a team – especially in our city’s Year of Music. Together their values and personalities reflect those of Calgary and our citizens.”
This year a special parade entry will be included to recognize those who helped with the Fort McMurray and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo wildfire response.
“We know that so many people have been – and continue to be – involved in that effort, whether it’s firefighters, social workers, healthcare professionals or any of the other folks that helped protect and care for our neighbours to the north,” said Gray.
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