The Raymond Stampede

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Before there was even a name for these kinds of events, Ray Knight decided to have a cowboy competition in the newly founded community of Raymond. Eventually, he called it a “Stampede.” It was a name he coined himself and has since been borrowed by many similar events. The first seed of our Stampede was held on the first Dominion Day celebration in the new community, July 1, 1902. It was a loosely organized competition of local cowboys doing what they do. 1903 is when the event took the shape that we know today.

By 1903, Raymond was becoming a town and that July the 1st was our coming out party. A grandstand and track were built in the middle of the Town’s park, Victoria Park. A trainload of people came from Lethbridge for the events of the day. The Raymond Stampede hasn’t been held anywhere else since.

To get the GPS coordinates of one of the entrances to Victoria Park, decipher the following. All SIGNS point to our town namesake.


Hint: D = 6 and H = 6
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For your final clue:

Collect segments of the final password and puzzle at each stop. You’ll need the password to get into the puzzle. The order is important for both. The 4th segment of the final password is the last number in the year the grandstand was built, 1903.

You’ll probably want to write these items down:

Order: 4
Password: 3

Have you collected 11 segments of the final password? Enter the final password now.