After COVID-19 wiped out a century worth of rodeo tradition last summer, the Teepee Creek Stampede is back in the saddle again, three days of mayhem set to unfold at the local mid-summer classic in Teepee Creek.
Back in April, association President Steve Meurs was dealing with a limited and uncertain deck of cards, not really sure what the summer would hold for one of the signature outdoor events in north west Alberta.
When the government of Alberta lifted the lid, announcing the open for summer plan back in June, all of a sudden, and in quite a hurry, good things started to happen for the event and have continued until this point in early July.
“(We’re at near) full attendance,” Meurs said Thursday afternoon.
And the president was more than willing to share more good news with anybody looking for something to do this weekend.
“We’ve got campers already showing up here (on Thursday afternoon),” Meurs said. “We’re going with our supper tonight and (Friday) is the junior rodeo (event), (with concerts and wagons) it’s all the good stuff.”
And for those looking to forgo or totally ignore two days of rodeo, and three days of wagon racing from the Western Chuckwagon Association and the All Pro Canadian Chuckwagon and Chariot Association, there is still plenty to do as the president explained.
“The beer gardens and concerts are also all a go,” Meurs said. “We’re going with everything, the full deal.”
The president noted there are still tickets available but going faster than a wagon racing around a dirt oval.
“Tickets are selling but you have to buy your tickets online through Showpass at the website,” Meurs said. “They’re selling quickly but grab a ticket and come on out.”
To get more information ot to buy tickets go to the association website at https://www.tpstampede.ca/