Join the staff at the Strathmore Dodge dealership Thursday night as they celebrate their second annual kick-off to the Strathmore Stampede with a community barbecue for the entire family.

Starting at 5 p.m. the day will be filled with lots of activities and games for the whole family, and festivities like live music, delicious food, a visit from special guests, and the friendly staff from your Strathmore Dodge dealership.

General Manager Trevor Gonsalves speaks about the excitement as everyone in the community gets ready for the stampede, “This is our second annual Stampede kick-off party. We're super excited to have everybody out."

"Country recording artist Ryan Lindsay will be performing live from 6 to 8 p.m. We'll have Mike‘s Bar and Grill presenting their famous brisket and that's going to be all by donation, with all proceeds going to the Wheatland Crisis Society (WCS),” he said. “It's going to be fun games and prizes all night long, so it'll be fun for the entire family."

Gonsalves explains why their team felt it was so important to support the  WCS at this year's event.

“The Wheatland Crisis Society is absolutely vital in terms of keeping our community strong. I think everyone celebrates the good times, but it's important to recognize that it's not always that way, and these people are here 24/7, 365 days a year to support our community, support our town, and to make sure that everyone has a roof over their head and bread on their plate.”

The energy is ramping up as we count down to the start of the Strathmore Stampede. Gonsalves says, “We love putting the boots on Strathmore and Calgary might say they've got the greatest outdoor show on Earth, but I'll tell you what, if you come down to Strathmore and you're there during Stampede if you want to taste the dirt, meet the athletes, and experience what a true rodeo feels like, this is the event,” he said. “We can't wait to be a part of it, we are a proud sponsor of Strathmore Stampede and we're happy to be here.”

Join the kick-off today, it all gets started at 5 pm. With the Ryan Lindsay concert at 6 p.m.


Check out this year's schedule of Strathmore Stampede at the Strathmore Stampede Info Stop!