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Press Release

Saddle Up! Nova Scotia Stampede to Gallop into Truro for its Inaugural Debut

Truro, Nova Scotia – December 12th 2023

The greater region surrounding Truro, Nova Scotia is set to play host to an exhilarating fusion of
tradition and excitement as the inaugural Nova Scotia Stampede kicks off on in Fall 2024. This new
premier event promises to be a highlight on the Maritime calendar, bringing together communities and
visitors for a thrilling celebration of Nova Scotia's rich heritage and the spirit of agriculture.

The Nova Scotia Stampede, to be held at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Complex and the
Rath Eastlink Community Centre, amongst other participating businesses and venues is a family-friendly
festival that blends the charm of the Maritimes with the excitement of a world class professional rodeo
and 4-H Nova Scotia agricultural showcasing. Attendees can expect a weekend filled with thrilling pro
rodeo events such as saddle bronc, bareback riding, bull riding, gymkhana, and barrel racing while
layered with live musical entertainment, delicious NS grown food, the 44th annual 4-H Nova Scotia
Provincial Show and an array of fun activities for all ages.

This new major event is expected to generate an economic impact of $6-8 million for the region and is
developed in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia, the Department of Communities, Culture,
Tourism and Heritage, the Department of Agriculture, 4-H Nova Scotia, Rawhide Entertainment and the
Central NS Civic Centre Society Ltd.

"I am thrilled to announce the Nova Scotia Stampede, a celebration of our province's rich heritage,
vibrant culture and the resilient spirit of our people. This event promises to be a spectacular showcase of
Nova Scotian pride, bringing communities together in a spirit of unity and excitement. Get ready for an
unforgettable experience as we stampede into a new era of collective joy and shared memories." -
Honorable Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia

“Stampedes and agriculture have always had strong ties – this event will bring together those across the
Province and beyond to show their pride and share their skills. It’s especially exciting that this will take
place in the hub of Nova Scotia at the newly modernized Provincial Exhibition Complex and the Rath
Eastlink Community Centre.” Honorable Greg Morrow, Minister of Agriculture, Province of Nova Scotia
“I am so pleased to share this exciting new major event with our local community and visitors. The Nova
Scotia Stampede is not just an event; it’s a celebration of community spirit that will create tremendous
growth opportunities for tourism and visitation throughout Central Nova Scotia. We have no doubt that
through collaborating with our partners the NS Stampede will become the go-to event for our region.” -
Matt Moore, General Manager, Central NS Civic Centre Society Ltd.

"As we embark on the exciting journey of fostering the Nova Scotia Stampede, Rawhide Entertainment is
thrilled to bring an unforgettable experience to Nova Scotia that not only captivates hearts but also
upholds the highest standards of equestrian sport! Together, let's create a legacy that blends thrilling
entertainment with a deep commitment to excellence and quality service.” - BJ Prince, Rawhide

"We are elated to partner the tradition of the 44th Annual 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show with the
excitement of the Nova Scotia Stampede, an event that mirrors 4-H Nova Scotia’s values of community,
skill development, and wholesome agricultural entertainment. Together this collaborative opportunity
will allow 4-H Nova Scotia to further amplify our commitment to nurturing the talents and passions of
our youth. Our team and members are excited to embark on a journey that symbolizes the fusion of
tradition and innovation, creating an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike." -
Mila MacLean, President of 4-H Nova Scotia

Event Details:

Date: September 2024

Primary Venues: Rath Eastlink Community Centre & Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Complex
The Nova Scotia Stampede is made possible by the support of the Province of Nova Scotia, Rawhide
Entertainment, the Central NS Civic Centre Society and the vibrant communities surrounding Truro and
the Municipality of Colchester. Together, we invite everyone to join us in this exciting venture as we
create lasting memories and celebrate new and old traditions.

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