Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX, NYSE: CVE) today announced a $1.5 million donation to the Calgary Stampede Foundation to create Western Heritage Trail in the Stampede’s new Riverfront Park.
The park will be an ideal place for programs such as Stampede School to connect students with western history and heritage throughout the year.“We’re so pleased to be doing this in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Stampede as the gift will help to ensure the continued recognition of our rich western heritage for future generations,” Reid said. In addition to the gift, Cenovus announced that, for the first time, the company will be entering a float in the Stampede parade on July 6. Cenovus already has a strong relationship with the Calgary Stampede through a significant corporate sponsorship. The company last year sponsored two new safety vehicles for use on the grounds. Calgary Stampede Foundation Since its inception in 1994, the Calgary Stampede Foundation has worked to preserve and promote western traditions, culture and heritage through charitable giving as well as promoting and advancing character-building youth programs. The Foundation is currently working with community leaders and philanthropists to develop world class programs and facilities that ensure our western legacy is preserved for future generations. The Calgary Stampede is a shareholder and sponsor of the Foundation, which is responsible for a number of youth-oriented programs including Stampede School, the Calgary Stampede Show Band and The Young Canadians School of the Performing Arts. Find Calgary Stampede on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Cenovus Energy Inc. Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian oil company. It is committed to applying fresh, progressive thinking to safely and responsibly unlock energy resources the world needs. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface, and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan. For more information, visit www.cenovus.com. Find Cenovus on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and YouTube. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50331338&lang=en