2023 Hero – Charles Macmichael

Charles Macmichael  helped create  Pride Day at the Calgary Stampede.

Pride Day, or Gay Day as it was originally known, has been instrumental in assisting our community because of the change it brought to the Calgary Stampede and because of the effect it has had on the Stampede organization. Stampede has, until recently, not felt like a safe space for many queer people. Charles’ efforts started a change that means many in our community now feel that the Stampede is a part of their community.