As a proud Calgarian, and a proud Albertan, the Calgary Stampede is easily one of my favourite events of the year. Thanks to Guy Weadick and the generations of Albertans who came after him we get to enjoy something unique, unreservedly Canadian and complete with our renowned Western hospitality. It truly is the greatest outdoor show on Earth.
I am not one to miss any of the stampeding in my riding but due to complications with my wife Evangeline's pregnancy and the health challenges of our fourth baby I will have to be absent from the Stampede Parade and the Stampede events in the riding.
Happy Stampeding to my friends, supporters and all residents of Calgary Shepard. Yahoo!