Commemorative Blanket for Calgary?



Pendleton Round-Up blanket
made by Pendleton Woolen Mills

Will the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede prompt a commemorative blanket?

It’s only natural that the pre-eminent trade blanket manufacturer in the U.S. – Pendleton Woolen Mills – came out with the Pendleton Round-Up blanket – after all, it’s a home-town rodeo and they’re a home-town company. With Pendleton’s 100th Round-Up rapidly approaching (Sept 15-18, 2010) the demand for these commemorative blankets should reach a fevered pitch. (I already have the commemorative coffee mug.)

With the 100th Anniversary of the world-famous Calgary Stampede approaching in 2012 – will Canada’s historical pre-eminent supplier of trade blankets – Hudson’s Bay Company – issue a commemorative blanket to record the achievement? It would be most fitting.

I haven’t heard any rumours – but I’d sure like to see it happen.

What do you think? Should there be a commemorative blanket issued?

FYI – Tickets for the 100th Pendleton Round-Up, Sept. 15-18, 2010, went on sale at 8:30 a.m. on July 31, 2009. Round-Up Director Troy LeGore said the decision was made because of widespread interest in purchasing tickets for the 2010 Round-Up from around the world.

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