5 non-Stampede things to do in Calgary today: Monday, July 9

Jul 9 2018, 6:16 am

It’s Monday, and if you spend any time at the Stampede’s opening weekend, you’re probably pretty tired — both physically, and of navigating through the crowds of cowboy hats and cutoff jeans.

Luckily enough for you, there’s still plenty of fun stuff going on around the city outside of the Stampede Grounds to keep you entertained!

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The 36th Annual Cowboys VS. Firefighters Charity Pole Climb

What: Ladies, we know you’ll enjoy this one! This annual event features 10 Pro Rodeo Contestants that go up against 10 Calgary Firefighters in a timed flagpole climb. All the proceeds from the event will go directly towards The CPRA Cowboy Benefit fund and the Firefighter Charitable Society.

When: Monday, July 9

Time: 6 pm

Where: Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – 9615 Macleod Tail SE

Tickets: Complimentary with admission

Bitcoin Rodeo

What: What is bitcoin? Learn all about it, along with blockchain and cryptocurrency, at this bitcoin and blockchain conference.

When: July 9 and 10

Time: 9 am

Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW

Admission: Online, $100 to $225

Grab a “Bats in the Belfry” from The Nash 

What: For the length of Stampede, The Nash will be offering this very special cocktail called the “Bats in the Belfry.” It features chocolate marshmallows, banana beignets, and cold brew — is this a dessert or a drink? This is the perfect energizer to get you pumped up and ready to hit the grounds!

When: July 6 to 15

Where: The Nash – 926 11th Street SE

Take the Leap at WinSport

What: WinSport’s latest adrenaline-filled adventure, Free Fall, is now open. Climb up an eight-story platform, secure yourself in a bungee harness, and jump off the platform feeling a sensation similar to that of leaping out of an airplane. Any adrenaline junkies out there?

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

Admission: One jump: $25, two jumps: $35

Take a float down the Bow River

What: This is a tradition most of us Calgarians look forward to doing at least once during the summer. Plus, it’s the ultimate refresher in the midst of a Prairie heat wave!

Tips: Make sure that you have enough life jackets for your entire group, book your raft ahead of time, park a vehicle at the beginning and the end of your route, and check weather advisories before heading out.

Where: Lazy Day Raft Rentals, Sports Rent, The Paddle Station and the Outdoor Centre at the University of Calgary.

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