The 18th Annual Stampede 4-H Rodeo goes Aug. 22 and 23 in Calgary.

Kristina Barnes, with the Stampede, says many of the events are similar to those that rodeo fans have come to know.

"Some of them would be somewhat the traditional events that we do see at the rodeo but maybe a little bit modified for the ages of the competitors," Barnes says. "So one of the familiar ones that you do see here at the Calgary Stampede is the barrel racing and the other one that I guess has some similarities is the cow riding and then the goat tying as well."

She says some are modified like Steer Daubing where the riders use an instrument to daub the steer instead of steer wrestling.

Barnes says about 70 members of 4-H will be taking part with most from Alberta, one from Saskatchewan and two from British Columbia. Most are in the 12 to 14-year-old range.

She says they also have other events for the 4-H members to take part in.

"One of our goals is to help grow the youth in the sport and also to help them do it the right way," she says. "Part of what we do ion the weekend is hold clinics for them so they can learn proper techniques for themselves and also proper techniques for care of animals as well and that's a big part of what the Calgary Stampede does."

The intermediate and senior competitors also get the chance to volunteer for the Giddy Up Rodeo for special needs children where can be a "cowboy buddy" for the young kids and help them out.

It goes at the Agrium Western Event Centre at Stampede Park Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m .and admission is free.