Following last year’s great success, hotel industry leaders arrived in Calgary and “went Cowboy” (and Cowgirl) to take in the stampede in a very special way. Being the 100th year of the stampede, it was a very exciting time to participate.

The event, organized by Jason Cheskes of Above the Line Solutions, and sponsored by Serta, LG Electronics and Ecolab allowed the group a unique VIP Stampede experience.   In addition to viewing a day of rodeo events from the Superior Lodging suite,  personal visits from one of the top competing Rodeo Riders in the world, and behinds-the-scenes access, attendees were given the special opportunity to get up close and personal in `the chute` with bronco riders only inches away as the gates flew open to release the riders on their runs.  Super 8 Canada is major sponsor of the Calgary Stampede.


Pictured from L to R:  Blair Christianson (Canalta Hotels), Adrian Aragon (Ecolab), Brooke Christianson (Canalta), Andrew Chlebus (LG Electronics), Kevin Smith (Ecolab), Ed Romanowski (Bellstar Resorts), Mark Hope (Coast Hotels), Christine Pella (Serta), Jason Cheskes (Above The Line Solutions), Lorna Knoll (Superior Lodging), Phillipe Gadbois (Atlific Hotels), David Blades (Realstar), and Doug Moore (LG Electronics)   *Missing from picture is Marc Staniloff (Superior Lodging).

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