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Time-lapse video shows Calgary Stampede's 101st event prep, flood recovery

The Calgary Stampede has never been cancelled once in its now-101-year history, even after floods two weeks ago sunk and submerged much of Southern Alberta and nearly all of downtown Calgary.

The Stampede Grounds were turned into Atlantis, and the Saddledome is still recovering. The Stampede crew was forced the cancel concerts for Carly Rae Jepsen (from Mission, B.C.), KISS, Tim McGraw, and The Dixie Chicks, due to flood damage at the home of the Calgary Flames.

Of course, and as expected, the event's organizers have transformed the liquid rubble into a rallying point, from t-shirts emblazoned with "Hell or High Water" slogans to a healthy collection of time-lapse highlight reels.

The one above – titled "Our Second Century" – was released on July 5, the day the Stampede started. The one below – "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" – was released on June 7.

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