Over many years the Rotary Club of Calgary hosted two large barbecues at Fort Calgary during the week of the Calgary Stampede. The funds raised were used in support of local and international projects.
The Rotary Club of Calgary's Stampede Shaker and Oxford Stomp were widely considered to be ‘must attend’ events during Stampede. What once started as a great get together, with an emphasis on fellowship for members and fundraising for the long standing Service Club became two of the largest Stampede events, and were widely regarded as ‘the hottest tickets in town’. Rotarians would often say that “it feels good to be working as a team to achieve the goal of fundraising while being part of a fun event”.