Post Date: Saturday, July 09, 2011
It's the end of the first day of Stampede and it's been a busy one for Mayor Nenshi. From riding a horse (named Garfield) in the parade to opening the Indian Village, he's right into the Calgary Stampede spirit.
|Mayor Nenshi (dark jacket on the right), elders and other VIPs at Indian Village opening|
Oh, and he had to see a few friends off to the airport. Mayor Nenshi joined a few thousand proud Calgarians as we bid our official farewell to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
|Mayor Nenshi and the Stampede royalty |
(left to right Ava Meguinis, Stpehanie Gray, Mayor Nenshi, Jenna Lambert, Whitney Wilkie)
The next nine days promise to a heck of a great party. We hope you get an opportunity to kick up your heels and enjoy the festivities happening all around Calgary.
Today might have been a busy day, but Mayor Nenshi has a schedule planned that might just wear out one of his pairs of boots. If you see us Stampeding, please say hi!
|Preparing to start the parade... atop a horse. He really shouldn't tweet and ride.|
- Daorcey from Mayor Nenshi's team (who takes photos with his smartphone... apologies)