Just one week to go until the start of the centennial Calgary Stampede! I’m a born-and-raised Calgarian, but sadly I’ll be in Toronto next Friday, and not in downtown Cowtown to watch the parade, feast on free pancake breakfasts and celebrate in western style.
To combat my homesickness, I might just enter to win one of these limited-edition commemorative white hats created by Calgary designer Paul Hardy. It’s a Smithbilt—made from rabbit fur with a custom shape and a hand-woven Italian leather belt. “Westernwear done right is all about subtlety,” Hardy told ELLE Canada recently. And this hat certainly qualifies.
*40 famous Canadians will be receiving the hat, and five more hats will go to people who share their memories online. Enter to win at http://globeandmail.com/whitehat