Royal Canadian Mint issues new silver coin marking the 100th anniversary of Calgary’s Victory Stampede

Indian Village 2016. Photo Credit: Bill Marsh / Calgary Stampede
Indian Village 2016. Photo Credit: Bill Marsh / Calgary Stampede

CALGARY – The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is underway in Calgary. With over 300,000 people lining the streets of downtown, the Stampede Parade marked the start of the parade.

One hundred years after Calgarians chose to dedicate the greatest outdoor show on earth to Canada’sreturning First World War soldiers, the Mint has issued a new silver coin commemorating the historic Victory Stampede of 1919.  The coin was unveiled yesterday evening at Stampede Park’s Military display, which showcases and honours Canada’sArmed Forces.