Shatner to lead Calgary Stampede parade

William Shatner. (WENN.COM)

William Shatner. (WENN.COM)

Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:19 AM ET

The Stampede Parade is going where it’s never gone before.

 

It’s successfully sought out Star Trek icon William Shatner to be captain, or parade marshal of this year’s big march through downtown on July 4.

The Montreal-born Shatner said it’ll be his first taste of Calgary’s big hoe-down.

“I am looking forward to leading the Calgary Stampede Parade,” says Shatner.

“I’ve been to Calgary before, but I have never been to the Calgary Stampede – leading the Parade will be quite a way to experience my first time.”

Since the 1960s success of Star Trek, Shatner’s remained a cultural star in films, TV, books and advertising appearances.

This year’s parade will also honour Sochi Winter Olympic speed skating stars Denny Morrison and Gilmore Junio who will ride as honorary marshals 


Videos

Photos