Calgary Stampede Parade
Despite the record flooding in southern Alberta that had much of the parade route – as well as the Stampede grounds – under water, Calgarians turned out in force to welcome the 101st Stampede.
Photos courtesy of Kerri Martin
Published: July 12, 2013
Ret. Colonel Chris Hadfield, this year's Parade Marshall, receives a welcome from parade spectators.
Tuba players from the Calgary Stampede Showband at the 101st Calgary Stampede Parade.
A tribute to first responders was introduced with a banner reading 'The Spirit of our City and Province Cannot be Washed Away'
First responders were treated to a standing ovation at this year's Stampede Parade.
This horse from the Windy Ridge Riders sported an elaborately braided mane for the crowd.
A sea of red poured through the streets, representing the members of the RCMP Marching Troupe.
The Korean Traditional Band was a colourful addition in this year's parade.
Calgary Stampede Princess Catherine Morneau waves to the crowd.
An accordion player with the Calgary Stampede Float and Show Wagon entertained the crowd.
Members of the Calgary Police Service Pipe Band march in the 2013 Stampede Parade.
A member of the Siksika First Nation takes a break from waving at the crowd to answer a call.
Dancers from the Calgary Falun Dafa Association flow through the parade route.
The USS Vulcan, from Vulcan, AB, makes an appearance at the 2013 Stampede Parade.
Young members of the Mo Fan Taichi & Wushu Academy demonstrate their skills to the crowd.
A tank from the Canadian Armed Forces rolls through the parade route.
The Canadian Armed Forces were honoured with a standing ovation at the 2013 Stampede Parade.