Heartland actor Amber Marshall named 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal

If you lead with your heart, the Calgary Stampede couldn’t have named a better 2019 Parade Marshal.

This year’s Stampede kickoff will be headed by Canadian actor Amber Marshall, star of popular CBC drama Heartland, which is shot in town and around southern Alberta.

“Amber represents and promotes western heritage and values both on and off the screen. She is a role model to many young viewers and I believe she portrays a very positive message,” Dana Peers, president and Chairman of the Board of the Calgary Stampede. “As we salute women in western culture, I am proud Amber will be the 2019 Parade Marshal.”

“Being immersed in the western lifestyle has given me a true admiration for women in western culture,” said the London, ON-born Marshall, who owns a ranch with her husband, with both active in rodeo. “Their strong, independent, and hardworking attitudes are something I have always looked up to. I am honoured to be this year’s Parade Marshal for the Calgary Stampede, representing all women in western culture.”

The Calgary Stampede runs July 5 to 14, with the parade kicking things off on the Friday morning.