After a rough couple of weeks, the Calgary Stampede kicks off today! People worked tirelessly to get the grounds and the parade route in order and after driving past there last night, you'd hardly know that this year was any different. Not only does the Stampede bring in tourism dollars for our city, but hopefully it'll give people a chance to enjoy themselves- if only for a few days before getting back to cleanup. We still have a long way to go, but for the next ten days let's focus on how far we've already come. Yahoo!!