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7.

1999 
RIDING HIGH 

Calgary Tower

Rancher David Cowley and his horse take the elevator to the top of the Calgary Tower for a ride around the Observation Deck. The hi-jinx event becomes the Tower’s official kick-off to every Stampede.

 

8.

2011 
PSSSST . . . DO YOU WANT TO BUY A BURGER? 

Alley behind Charcut, 899 Centre St SW 

Hundreds of dressed-to-the-nines, in-the-know Calgarians flock to the alley behind Charcut and stand in line to get their hands on a gourmet burger. This social-media-fuelled craze for what became known as the Alley Burger was the genesis of Charcut’s food truck, one of the city’s first roving restaurants. Three years later, Calgary is home to nearly two dozen food trucks.