Every single year they come as a family and every single year they ride as a family.

Gina Larose always buys the 55 ticket pack for her teenagers Kassie Wruth, 13, and Dalton Wruth, 17, and watches them as they enjoy every minute of it the amusement park rides on the midway. “It’s definitely worth the money to see the smiles on their faces and it’s a lot of fun. I also enjoy supporting the Calgary Stampede, I think it’s great,” she said.

Her son Dalton said his favourite ride if the Drop of Fear and he may even ride it more than once. “It’s definitely my favourite thrill,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kassie was enjoying her first Stampede for her 13th birthday. “I think it’s a lot of fun, I have never been before but I love the rides,” she said.