Building community through shared experiences
For many visitors who travel to Alberta for the Calgary Stampede, the Sam Centre will be the perfect add-on to their busy itineraries, adding a layer of meaning and common understanding to their Stampede experience.
As for the rest of the year, the team looks forward to hosting a wide range of events and programming that will attract visitors and locals alike. This includes a rotating gallery that will feature partnerships with local creators and organizations from the community.
In alignment with the Stampede spirit, the team looks forward to fostering collaboration and partnerships to build community within Alberta. In fact, they already have agreements in place with a few museums and organizations across the province.
“We’ll have items on display from the Museum of the Highwood, which will encourage people to go down to High River. We’ll have items on display there on loan from Glenbow, so we can encourage people to walk down the street,” explains Christine Leppard, Manager of Exhibits & Experience.
“We firmly believe that we, as an industry, are all better when we can get more people coming more regularly to these sites. It’s important for cultural organizations, but most importantly, it’s important for the vibrancy of the local community and allows us to provide an enriching experience to guests from around the world, who are welcome to our region with some really spectacular sites to visit.”