What is #SafeStampede?
The Calgary Stampede has been celebrated for over 100 years in our community. The excitement around Stampede resonates beyond the grounds, from the community Stampede Breakfasts, a bustling downtown core, to the bars and restaurants where we all gather. As Calgarians, many of us identify with the Calgary Stampede and its celebration of our pioneer heritage and spirit. Its reputation has grown around the world to represent our city.
In light of the success of the #SafeRedMile initiative during the 2015 NHL playoff run in our city, the hashtag #SafeStampede was created. The #SafeStampede campaign began on social media as way to share personal stories of sexual harassment and raise awareness. It has grown to also include a celebration of positive and respectful behaviour during the Stampede.
On this website, we have compiled information and resources about consent and sexual harassment. We look forward to enjoying a 2016 Calgary Stampede that is safe and fun for everyone.