Karen Thompson - Calgary Stampede in Calgary, AB
Born and raised in Calgary, Karen has deep Albertan roots from her Grandfather’s coal-mining background to her many hours travelling the prairies for dance and sports competitions in her youth. Karen believes in the importance of working with your hands, and as an avid quilter, she enjoys the impact of starting something from scratch and seeing it through to a finished product that brings happiness to others.
For the past fifteen years Karen has worked at the heart of Calgary on Stampede Park and is currently managing a diverse portfolio of local and global sponsors on the Calgary Stampede Sponsorship Team. She especially enjoys her work with the Calgary Stampede volunteer committees and, believes that investing in building opportunities for urban and rural connections is an important part of the Western identity.