Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta
Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

July 05, 2011 09:00 ET

The Calgary Stampede and the Province of Alberta Welcome Eight Epic Horses to New Courthouse Park

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 5, 2011) - The Calgary Stampede, together with the Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary, are pleased to present Joe Fafard's sculpture "Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do," the second in a series of eight epic horses, in its permanent location at the new Province of Alberta Courthouse Park (official name to be announced at a later date).

The powder-coated 5/8 inch cut-steel plate horses can now be seen running from the Historical Courthouse site towards the new Courthouse in different poses which represent movement: past, present and future.

The horses were welcomed into the City last October to commemorate the Calgary-Québec sister-city relationship and Québec City's 400th anniversary. Created by internationally acclaimed Canadian artist Joe Fafard, the sculpture is the second in a series of two titled "Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do" – the first in the series can be found along Boulevard Champlain near the St. Lawrence River in Québec City.

WHAT: Celebration of the Joe Fafard sculpture "Do Re Me Fa Sol La Si Do" in its new permanent location & the opening of the new Province of Alberta Courthouse Park
WHO: Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta
Michael Casey, Current Calgary Stampede President and Chairman of the Board
George Brookman, Calgary Stampede Past President
Joe Fafard, Internationally acclaimed Canadian artist
WHEN: Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Formal program at 11:15 a.m., lunch to follow
WHERE: Calgary Courthouse Park: Located at 4th Street and 6th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB
(Next to old Court of Queen's Bench)

The Calgary Stampede is a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. The Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through its world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities. For more about the Stampede, visit www.calgarystampede.com.

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