Queen's marches in Stampede parade
In front of a crowd of more than 300,000, 18 Queen's alumni - and one daughter of an alum - show off the trademark Queen's spirit in the annual Calgary Stampede Parade July 4.
Participation in the parade is a great way to promote the university to not only Western Canadians but to people from all over the world, who come to see the Stampede each year, says Jim Campbell, manager of Queen's Western Canada office in Calgary.
This is the second year that the office has sponsored an entry in the parade, this year's being the antique tractor pull. Last year, it sponsored the sheep dogs entry. This sort of involvement not only promotes Queen's to potential students, it also gives back to the community.
The Calgary Stampede is a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.
The Stampede contributes to the quality of life in southern Alberta through its world-renowned 10-day Stampede and agricultural programs that foster understanding of the agricultural industry. This year's stampede runs until July 13.