Name: Ingrid Mosker
Occupation: Piano teacher and stay-at-home mom.
I’ve lived in Calgary since: 1979 ( I was 3-and-a-half-years old when we moved here from Ottawa).
I’ve been going to the Stampede since: 1980
My favourite Stampede memory is: Getting up super early to find a spot on 9th Avenue for the parade with my sister Deirdre, dressed in our homemade matching denim outfits.
These days, my typical Stampede includes: Attending National Music Centre-hosted events with my husband Andrew.
My favourite Stampede attraction is: Live music at Nashville North, the Cowboys tent and the Coca Cola stage.
My favourite Stampede food is: Caramel peanut apples.
My favourite Stampede outfit is: Jeans and a tee.
Three things I recommend doing at the Stampede are: Dancing it out wherever you can. Seeing the art at the Western Showcase. Taking kids to the show dogs and sheep shearing.
One thing you should avoid is: Being in a hurry to get anywhere. Because you won’t get anywhere in a hurry at Stampede.
Last words of advice: Hydrate. Often.
The Calgary Stampede runs July 3 to 12, 2015. For information visit calgarystampede.com; follow on Twitter @calgarystampede