Welcome to the Meet Gertie page. On this page you can meet Gertie, the Queen of the Calgary Stampede. Living in Calgary, Alberta during the time of the Calgary Stampede, you will see the city transform into cowboys and cowgirls. I created my character, Gertie, to honour this transformation.
Gertie thinks she is the queen of the Calgary Stampede. The Calgary Stampede is the only time Gertie lets her hair down. She spends all ten days at the Stampede grounds. She lives for the Stampede.
Outside of the Stampede, Gertie is a very lonely woman. She has no friends and she barely leaves her apartment.
Once the Stampede is on, Gertie comes out of hiding. She puts on her pink cowboy hat and pink cowboy boots and off to the Stampede she goes.
Each day at the Stampede, Gertie does seem to get herself into some kind of pickle. Many people who see her wonder if she is a little pickled herself. However, nobody really cares about the trouble she gets into because everyone knows that Gertie is just having fun.
Gertie never turns down a challenge. She seems to find some kind of challenge at the Stampede that she can enter.
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