Olympic Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries Named Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal

Olympic Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries Named Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal

By The Canadian Press

Kaillie Humphries
Olympic gold medallist Kaillie Humphries turned in her bobsled helmet for a stetson as she was named Calgary Stampede parade marshal in Calgary, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)

CALGARY – Two-time Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries has been named parade marshal for this year’s Calgary Stampede.

Humphries won the two-woman event at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and then successfully defended her title in 2014 in Sochi.

Last November, she piloted a mixed-gender team to the bronze medal in the Canadian four-man bobsled championships.

She trains in Calgary.

Previous marshals include actor William Shatner, astronaut Chris Hatfield, country singer Ian Tyson and Man in Motion Rick Hansen.

This year’s parade is on July 3.

CP - The Canadian Press


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