The Stampede Effect

The Stampede Effect

The Stampede Effect: ADF

”Why Calgary’s divorce industry sees a spike in the weeks after Stampede”

Calgary’s “Greatest Show on Earth” does not always have on display the best that our city has to offer! Stampede bars and parties provide a breeding ground for relationships that are already on the rocks. Quite often men and women are out at events without their spouse. Stampede has become the only time of year where the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission approves the service of alcohol beginning at 8:00 am. Overindulging in alcohol can lead us into being impulsive, letting our guard down and doing that things that we may not do when we are sober.

It is not uncommon for men and women to grab a drink with one hand and put their wedding ring in their pocket with the other. Men can fulfill that macho desire to play a part in the “Wild, Wild West” and everyone can let loose, dance up a storm, make advances and women can wear outfits that might be considered inappropriate at any other time of year. Experts have confirmed that Booze fuelled stampede sex is definitely not a myth!

The secret reality of the correlation between Stampede and the spike in divorce rates in Calgary following our city’s party has long been common knowledge. Calgary artist Shaun Doiron once coined the saying “it’s not Cheatin, it’s Stampedin” which means the same as “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”!

In fact “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” offers revellers “The Perfect Storm”!