The Canadian PressJune 24, 2013 14:01
CALGARY - The president of the Calgary Stampede says the world-famous event will go ahead next week "come hell or high water."
Bob Thompson says crews have been pumping millions of litres of water from the rodeo grounds, which were swamped last week by extensive flooding that hit much of southern Alberta.
"Throughout our entire history, we have never cancelled a show, despite two wars and a Great Depression — 2013 will be no exception," he said at a news conference Monday. "We will be hosting the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, come hell or high water."