MPs hit the Calgary Stampede

Calgary MP Lee Richardson on horseback during this year’s Calgary Stampede parade.

Calgary Tory MPs Rob Anders (left) and Deepak Obhrai.

NDP leader Jack Layton with Calgary Alderman Bob Hawkesworth at the pre-parade breakfast.

Industry Minister Jim Prentice with Shirley Bertoli, the rodeo queen from 1956.

Below were the music choices in Jim Prentice’s parade vehicle. The Industry Minister was driven in a 1974 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale convertible.

Lee Richardson with fellow Calgary MP Diane Ablonczy.


After the parade a few folks chilled on a patio.

Prentice with Calgary Stampede President George Brookman.

Lindsay Blackett, Alberta’s minister of Culture and Communnity Spirit. Give me a C! Give me an A! Give me an L! Give me a G!

Green party leader Elizabeth May with her old law school buddy, Chuck Meagher.

May with the RCMP.