Calgary Stampede / by Kelly Hofer

Stampede was a kick-ass this year for me. I was lucky enough to be one of the official @calgarystampede instagram photographers. That included enough tickets for me to go on every ride like 4 times, and get into most events for free.  

So I spent almost every day of stampede, at stampede. With friends and by myself. Wandering around, absorbing in the sights and emotions. And winning large teddy-bears at the shooting gallery where I shot stars out of a piece of paper. [I won that 4 times] They didn't let me do it any more.  

So here, is my colourful interpretation of what stampede feels like.