Top tips for following #Stampede2016 on Twitter

By Cam Gordon

The Calgary Stampede comes once a year and it’s one of Canada’s biggest events in person and on Twitter.

Running July 8-17, 2016, #Stampede2016 will once again celebrate the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. Expect 10 days of music, food and fun in #YYC with Twitter your best bet for sharing in the #Stampede2016 conversation online.

We asked a handful of Calgary’s notable to give us their pick of a key Twitter account to follow during #Stampede2016. Here are the accounts they came back with.

Paul Brandt (@paulbrandt)
Musician and #Stampede2016 Parade Co-Marshal

I’ll be following @jannarden during #Stampede2016 because she is the other half of PB & J as my co-Stampede Parade Marshal for 2016. Who knows: Will PB & J the greatest thing since sliced bread?

Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity)
Blogger, Author and Founder of @SocialWestCA

I’ll be following @regtiangha on Twitter during #Stampede2016 because he always has the lowdown on where to find the best food on the grounds!

Aisling Tomei (@CTVAshTomei)
Co-Host, CTV Morning Live

I’ll be following Stampede Breakfasts @StampedeBreakF during #Stampede2016 because it’s a great way to find a breakfast close by and connect with friends and neighbours in your community! And who doesn’t love a Stampede pancake breakfast? Such a great tradition in #YYC.

George Brookman (@CalgaryGeorge)
CEO, @westcandigital, and Past President and Chairman of the Board @calgarystampede

I am going to be following the Calgary Stampede Indian Princess @StampedeIP during #Stampede2016. Vanessa Stiffarm will have amazing experiences over the next 10 days, representing the five tribes of the Treaty Seven Nations. It is so special to see that today, Vanessa is an integral part of the tradition of Stampede Royalty.

Zain Velji (@zainvelji)
Senior, Campaign Strategist @hk_canada and Board of Directors @CalgaryReads, @kidsbookcentre and @YMCA_Calgary

I’ll be following @dig_events on Twitter during #Stampede2016 because they are trying to show that greening events is the new Stampede way!

Ryan Massel aka Mr. Fabulous (@immrfabulous)
Blogger, Writer and On-Air Media Personality

I’ll be following @LifeWhereWeAre on Twitter during #Stampede2016 because no one Yahoos louder or has more fun than her!

Scott Fee (@scottfeeglobal)
Anchor, @GlobalCalgary Morning News

I’ll be following @GlobalCalgary on Twitter during #Stampede2016 because we have a strong and diverse online team working around the clock and reporters on the grounds of Stampede. I enjoy the variety of fun and light pieces on what’s new or the more practical like how to tackle the event on a budget, to news stories that develop through out the 10 day event that impact our city and province.

Paula Worthington (@p_worthington)
Senior Account Director, @NorthStrategic

I’ll be following @calgarystampede and @nenshi on Twitter during #Stampede2016 because the @calgarystampede provides great, up-to-date info on what’s happening and @nenshi because I love seeing how our Mayor gets out to so many communities to celebrate the Stampede spirit in Calgary.

Buzz Bishop (@buzzbishop)
Host, @XL103Calgary and Southern Alberta Regional Chair @DiabetesAssoc

I’ll be following @jannarden on Twitter during #Stampede2016 for behind-the-scenes parade stories and photos.

Jenna Stothers (@JennaStothers)
Manager of Digital Communications, @FlyYYC

I’ll be following @FlyYYC on Twitter during #Stampede2016 because they’ll be welcoming visitors to YYC and getting them into the Stampede spirit with entertainment, photo booths, White Hat ceremonies, and more!

Daorcey Le Bray (@Daorcey)
Communcations Advistor to the Mayor of Calgary @nenshi

I’ll be following Mayor @nenshi on Twitter during #Stampede2016 because he is Calgary’s Yahoo’er-In-Chief… and everywhere!