CALGARY, AB -- Representatives from the Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Roughnecks and Calgary Stampeders will be riding in the 2016 Calgary Stampede Parade scheduled for tomorrow morning in the heart of downtown Calgary.
The Calgary Sports and Entertainment float incorporates each of the four teams under the Calgary Flames organization while embodying a sense of team-work.
“Pulling Together to Give Back to the Community” is featured across the top of the entry unifying each team with the same common goal – to be the greatest they can be.
Along with above mentioned teams, Calgary Sports and Entertainment is pleased to welcome the defending Clarkson Cup Champions of the Canadian Women's Hockey League, Calgary Inferno to this year’s entry. Players Rebecca Johnston and Meaghan Mikkelson will ride on horseback with captain Brianne Jenner and numerous players walking alongside the championship trophy.
The entry will be pulled by Flames employees followed by representatives from each of the five teams on horseback. The float will also have the members from the Flames Big Country Ice Crew and Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Stampeder Outriders walking side-by-side.
Calgary Flames Representatives
President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke, Matt Stajan and Micheal Ferland
Calgary Hitmen Representative
Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Moore
Calgary Roughnecks Representatives
Mike Carnegie and Curtis Dickson
Calgary Stampeders Representatives
Chelsea Drake and Calgary Stampeder Touchdown Horse “Quick Six”
Calgary Inferno Representatives
Meaghan Mikkelson and Rebecca Johnston
The 4.5 km parade route kicks off the 104th edition of the “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!” The parade begins with the World Champion Calgary Stampede Showband followed by a dynamic ribbon of pageantry, featuring floats, bands, riders, celebrities and cultural entries.