It was touch-and-go there for a bit at the end of June, but they managed to put the city back together in time for the 101st Stampede. Some people were saying that it was inappropriate to have a big hoe-down like this while so many were suffering. Personally, I thought it was awesome to see how the people of this city mobilized in massive scale to help those in need, and the Stampede was just another show of strength and humanity. The recent events gave the Stampede MORE meaning. Made it more of a statement about what kind of people live here.
The grounds showed a few scars and bruises, but to me this place has never looked better.