Minister Shaye Anderson gives a rider a high five at the Calgary Stampede Midway

Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs has said that “Whether they are riding the roller coaster at the Calgary Stampede or taking their kids on the ferris wheel at their local fair, Albertans can rest assured that amusement rides in our province are held to the highest safety standards.”

There are 21 rides on the Stampede Midway this year and every day before the park opens, they are inspected to ensure they meet Alberta’s high safety standards.

Municipal Affairs works in partnership with the Safety Codes Council and the Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Ride Safety Association (AEDARSA) to administer and enforce safety standards for the installation, operation, maintenance and inspection of all amusement rides in Alberta.AEDARSA conducts annual safety inspections of all  amusement rides, manages ride records and reviews plans for new rides or major alterations to existing rides. Last year, AEDARSA inspected the procedures and records of 75 amusement ride operators and inspected more than 480 rides operated in Alberta.