CALGARY - The Calgary Stampede drew record-breaking crowds for its 100th anniversary, with more than 1.4 million guests passing through the gates during the 10-day western festival, according to Winnipeg Free Press. "I think there's a lot of people who wanted to join in the celebration of our centennial, people who wanted to say that 'we were there' and take part in it," said Stampede spokesman Doug Fraser and cALGARY, AB : JULY 15, 2012 - Lindsay Sears rounds a barrel on her hourse Martha as the rain came pouring down in thefirst portion of the Stampoede Rodeo on Sunday, Julky 15, 2012. THe forcasted showers became a downpour for the last day of the Calgary Stampede. Lorraine Hjalte/Calgary Herald For Stampede story by 10038427I POSTMEDIA NEWS ARCHIVES That smashes the previous record set in 2006 by nearly 147,000 and it beats last year's numbers by about 235,000. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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