It was a beautiful morning in July. The aroma of fresh pancakes and coffee was irresistible to community members passing by the DDRC, and the sizzle of sausages on the griddle served as a welcoming howdy to all who attended the festivities. Nearly 800 guests, dressed to the nines in their finest cowboy boots and Stetsons, flooded our Sarcee Road parking lot to enjoy our rip-roarin’ Stampede Breakfast!
We had some fantastic entertainment and some very special guests show up this year to visit with our clients, employees, volunteers, and community breakfasters. These included Calgary-Currie MLA Christine Cusanelli, the 2014 Stampede Queen and Princesses (Danica Heath, Shannon Black and Stephanie Patterson), the 2014 Stampede Indian Princess (Carly Weasel Child), and Harry the Horse, who posed for photos and chatted with the crowd. We were also lucky enough to have members of the Stampede Promotion Committee making everyone feel welcome by greeting them as they came in, handing out wristbands, and branding our bravest breakfasters with a stamp!
In addition, our trusty friends Terry the Pony and his handler Diane Beaupre from Horses R Cool came by to delight guests of all ages! The line for a photo opportunity with Terry seemed never-ending, but who wouldn’t want to wait for a shot with such a handsome pony?
To everyone who came by to enjoy our Stampede Breakfast, please know that your presence was greatly appreciated. We can’t wait to see y’all again next year!
We want to say a special thank you to all of the businesses who helped out by donating something for the Stampede Breakfast:
- Sarcee Plaza Starbucks
- Marda Loop Booster Juice
- Tree of Life
Don’t forget to check out photos of the event here!