CAP members invited to saddle-up for the Calgary Stampede


‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ begins on July 6 with the start of the Calgary Stampede, and CAP members are once again invited to the annual 10-day celebration of culture, heritage, and community spirit.

For the seventh year in a row, the Calgary Stampede is partnering with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) to provide 500 free admission passes to members of the ICC’s Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program.

“We are proud to be a partner of the CAP program. As a community organization, the Stampede is always looking for ways to connect with new Calgarians and share our western hospitality and welcome them to The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!,” says Kathryn Jenkins, manager, organizational communications & community engagement at the Calgary Stampede.

New Canadian citizens who sign-up for CAP membership enjoy free admission to more than 1,400 arts and culture sites across the country. The only program of its kind in the world, CAP connects new Canadian citizens and their families to their communities, builds a heightened sense of inclusion and belonging, and encourages active participation in Canadian arts and culture.

“The Cultural Access Pass is a unique way for new Canadian citizens to become both active participants in and contributors to arts and culture in Canada,” says Yasmine Mohamed, Director, Cultural Access Pass. “By opening their gates to our country’s newest citizens, the Stampede is continuing a longstanding tradition of making everyone feel welcome, included, and involved.”

The 2018 Calgary Stampede is happening from July 6 – 15.

For more information about the Calgary Stampede, visit

For more information about the Cultural Access Pass, visit


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