The Mystery at the Calgary Stampede

Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 0807528404
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The Aldens head up north for the Calgary Stampede—a cowboy celebration of Canada's frontier spirit! But when a valuable piece of jewelry from the festival's history vanishes, the children are on the case. Can the Boxcar Children find the thief before the big show?

Solstice Magic

Author: Jean Stringam
Publisher: Dollison Road Books
ISBN: 0985554045
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Solstice Magic is a tale about cowboys and love and fantasy, about living in the real world when another magical world is just under the surface of everything you know. Set in Alberta, Canada, the story explores both the land’s Ukrainian influence and its rodeo heritage. It’s a novel about truth when truth is not what you expect it to be.

The First Stampede of Flores LaDue

Author: Wendy Bryden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451609337
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Presents the love story of rodeo promoter Guy Weadick and trick roper Flores LaDue, chronicling their tours through North America and Europe and their founding of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede in 1912.

Deadly Fall

Author: Susan Calder
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926741188
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When a good friend is murdered, insurance adjuster Paula Savard launches an ill-considered investigation that quickly turns personal, leading her to doubt even her closest friends.

Calgary s Stampede Queens

Author: Jennifer Hamblin
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 1771600039
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Alongside images of racing chuckwagons, cowboys on bucking broncos and Aboriginal people in full regalia, one of the most recognizable and enduring symbols of the Calgary Stampede is a trio of pretty cowgirls wearing white-hat crowns. Not surprisingly, modern-day Stampede Queens and Princesses make more than 450 public appearances per year promoting the show and the city of Calgary both at home and abroad. But the fair was nearly six decades old before it appointed a royal representative to promote its interests. In 1946 Patsy Rodgers became the Stampede's first rodeo queen. The following year, a local service club raised funds by sponsoring a contest for "Queen of the Stampede." Although it bore little resemblance to its modern counterpart, this early competition based on ticket sales was widely popular and over the next few decades raised the equivalent of one million dollars for local charities and service projects. From the beginning, the Stampede recognized the promotional potential of the royal figureheads and worked to ensure that winners were credible representatives of what quickly became a year-round public relations job. In 1966 the Stampede officially took over and modernized the contest, but it would take many decades of trial and error evolution to perfect the process of selecting and training its royalty. Against a backdrop of changing times, and drawing on contemporary sources and personal interviews, the author traces the origin and development of the Calgary Stampede Queen contest and profiles its lucky young winners over seven exciting decades. Complete with a large selection of archival photos, Calgary's Stampede Queens tells the story from this fascinating corner of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

The Mystery of the Northern Lights Canada

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635111764
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Mimi, Papa, Christina and Grant may have bitten off more than can chew when they decide to Canada - from one end to the other! Mysterious totem-pole clues lead them across the massive, magnificent country via a long black limo, a swank private jet, the mysterious Ocean train, and even by dogsled! Along the way, the kids meet two new Inuit friends to guide themÊ(and giggle with!)Êas they get wet at Horseshoe FallsÉ touch the sky at CN TowerÉmeet a mysterious MountieÉ and get into mischief at the Calgary Stampede! Overshadowing it all are those mysteriously beautiful lights in the sky. ÒIs the sky on fire?Ó Grant wants to know. Hang on to your hat and jump on board for a mystery through Canada - the second-largest country in the World! Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery will also incorporate history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery will include SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 167204 Lexile Measure: 670 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

Dead Air

Author: David A. Poulsen
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459736702
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A Calgary Herald Bestseller! There’s no such thing as bad press ... Ex-cop turned private detective Mike Cobb is hired as the personal bodyguard of right-wing radio celebrity Buckley-Rand Larmer, who has been receiving a string of vicious, graphic threats. Once again, Cobb recruits crime journalist Adam Cullen, this time to dig into Larmer’s past and find out who might have a grudge against him. Soon it becomes evident that Cullen and Cobb have more to contend with than the not-so-veiled threats. When Larmer’s associate turns up dead, the broadcaster is charged with the killing, but Cullen believes the murder might be related to a series of suspicious deaths of right-wing media figures going back years. As layers of secrets and lies peel back, Cullen and Cobb have more than Larmer’s guilt or innocence to worry about. A vicious killer is out there somewhere, poised to strike again.

Pain and Passion

Author: Heath McCoy
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554902991
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Established in the 1940s by the legendary Stu Hart, Stampede Wrestling was a founding wrestling company that was highly influential. This dramatic account follows Stampedes blood-on-the-mat saga of more than 50 years, from its grassroots beginnings in Calgary to its rise and bitter fall. Despite hosting some of the biggest names in the sport and developing many modern day wrestling staples, such as ladder matches, the emergence in the 1980s of the wildly popular WWE ultimately doomed the Stampede league to closure. The Hart family crumbled along with the league, with son Owen dying in the ring and other members torn apart by begrudging feuds and internal strife. Full of violence, sex, and drugs, this is a gripping tale of the birth of professional wrestling.

Fusion Workouts

Author: Vanderburg, Helen
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492521388
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Fusion Workouts offers an approach to fitness, yoga, Pilates, and barre that offers efficient ways to gain strength, muscle definition and endurance, flexibility, and balance.

Oil s Deep State

Author: Kevin Taft
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 145940999X
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Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider's eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His answer, in brief: The oil industry has captured key democratic institutions in both Alberta and Ottawa. Taft begins his book with a perceptive observer's account of a recent court casein Ottawa which laid bare the tactics and techniques of the industry, its insiders and lobbyists. He casts dramatic new light on exactly how corporate lobbyists, politicians, bureaucrats, universities, and other organizations are working together to pursue the oil industry's agenda. He offers a brisk tour of the recent work of scholars who have developed the concepts of the deep state and institutional capture to understand how one rich industry can override the public interest. Taft views global warming and weakened democracy as two symptoms of the same problem — the loss of democratic institutions to corporate influence and control. He sees citizen engagement and direct action by the public as the only response that can unravel big oil's deep state.