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Frontline workers can get in to Stampede free this year from July 9-13

A ride spins around on the Calgary Stampede Midway. Thursday, July 11th, 2019. (PHOTO: Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)

CALGARY – The Stampede is trying to make the event a little more affordable for Calgarians this year as it plans to hold several “value days“.

As a thank-you to frontline workers, the Stampede will be giving them free entry into the park from July 9 to 13.

The Stampede says first responders, healthcare, education, retail and grocery, food service, and transportation employees are all included in the free frontline admission, among other professions.

They’ll also get to bring in three guests for free.

Walk-ups are welcome, but advanced booking is encouraged to guarantee admission.


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The sneak-a-peek event is back this Thursday with $9 admission from 5 p.m. to midnight. Kids aged six and under get in free.

On Friday, Calgarians are invited to the Cenovus Energy family day, where free park admissions are available for a limited number of people.

Then Wednesday, July 14, Stampede gates open at 9 a.m., and kids get in free all day long.

On both Friday and Wednesday, there will be a pancake breakfast.

The Stampede says if you plan to cash in on the free pancakes, you’ll want to prebook your admission.

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