The Calgary Racing Pigeon Club was officially registered in 1906. However, early records show organized pigeon racing in 1904. The Calgary Racing Pigeon Club promotes the sport of long distance pigeon racing through club activities and with demonstrations daily at the Calgary Stampede. The Club membership averages 50 members in any given year. Over the years the Calgary Racing Pigeon Club has been proud to be involved the special events including the releasing of pigeons during the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics, the 1994 WCB National conference, the official opening of the Chinese Cultural Center and the official opening of Fort Calgary. The club was also the host for the 2004 Canadian Racing Pigeon Union Convention which brought approximately 300 delegates from across Canada. The club is also active in the community by making annual donations to such charities as the Children's Hospital, Alberta Cancer Society & the Mustard Seed Ministry. The club races birds May through September and holds shows in the winter month. Various members are also active in promoting pigeons in the schools and through the Calgary Stampede Aggi Days.