July 10, 2019

What inspired last year's UCalgary Stampede float design?

From pen to parade: Behind the scenes with designer Richard Farr

The University of Calgary’s brand-new parade float was proudly displayed in the 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade in Calgary’s downtown core. Last year’s parade entry encourages all participants from the community to "Let your ideas soar.”

Watch our video featuring UCalgary designer Rich Farr, to find out how the idea behind the parade float came to life. Rich is part of the Creative Studio on the institutional Marketing team.

Visit UCalgary’s Stampede 2019 website for more information and a full list of UCalgary Stampede activities.


Rich Farr was the lead designer behind the UCalgary parade float.

Photo by Nathan Luit, University of Calgary

University of Calgary's new Stampede float