Olympic Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries will be 2015 Stampede Parade Marshal
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Olympic Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries will be 2015 Stampede Parade Marshal

660's Dave Will

The Calgary Stampede has announced two-time Olympic gold medallist Kaillie Humphries will be the 2015 parade marshal.

Humphries is the reigning two-time champion in the two woman bobsled.

She is also the 2014 Lou Marsh Award winner for Canada’s top athlete of the year.

The dramatic reveal was made Wednesday morning: Stampede officials brought Humprhies out in a bobsled, on top of a flatbed chuckwagon.

“Ever since I saw the parade for the very first time, it has always been a wish that one day I would get to be on the horse that started the whole thing off,” Humphries said in a statement. “Growing up in this city has made me the person I am today, and being able to share the city’s biggest moment is a dream come true. Most people don’t understand how I could put this in the same realm as winning Olympic Gold, but dreams are dreams and getting to live them out is a blessing.”

The Calgary Stampede Parade happens July 3.

The 2015 Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth runs July 3 -12.