News » Shane Homes contributes to new park space along Elbow River

Calgary - Shane Homes founder and CEO/CVO, Cal Wenzel, announced today that his company is committing $1 million to create Shane Homes Park, a key element in the Stampede’s larger plan to create a new green space along the eastern edge of Stampede Park.

“This will be a new urban oasis in downtown Calgary,” said Wenzel. “Parkland and green space adds to the quality of urban living. This is a great fit for us. We are proud to help create a great new gathering, recreation and celebration place for Calgary.”

“We welcome Shane Homes as a partner in this project. This is a significant contribution to our Riverfront Park project,” said Vern Kimball, CEO, Calgary Stampede. “We are truly fortunate to have a generous and visionary corporate partner willing to work with us to create a world class, year-round gathering place in the heart of Calgary.”

The Shane Homes Park is part of a larger plan that calls for the restoration and remediation of what is now mixed use land along the river to restore and create traditional and new natural environments best suited to a river area. The area has played an important historic role in the development of Calgary and is a prime natural environment located in the heart of the city.

Shane Homes Park will be a welcoming and attractive destination for Calgarians and visitors alike to celebrate, learn, recreate and gather with friends and family. It will be located at the north end of riverfront park space between the Elbow River and Scotsman’s Hill. It will attract lunch time runners, weekend cyclists, family picnics and civic celebrations and events. It will link to the city’s extensive 700-kilometre pathway system.

About Shane Homes

Shane Homes ( is a family owned company that has been building quality family homes in Calgary and surrounding area since 1979. Over the past 30 years Shane Homes has developed many unique programs and services that have been designed to provide their customers with exceptional customer service both before and after they move into their new home. Shane Homes builds single family homes with front double attached garages and through their Creations by Shane Homes division, they build single family and duplex laned homes.

About the Calgary Stampede

As we enter our second century, the Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Booth, Publicity Manager
Calgary Stampede President
T: 403.261-3327
C: 403.463.6834

Shane Wenzel
Shane Homes
T: 403-536-2283