Put the Boots to Hunger 2015: Day Eight

It’s the beginning of the end of Stampede 2015 and Put the Boots to Hunger as we enter the last weekend! But just ‘cause it’s almost over, doesn’t mean we are losing momentum!


Runners came out in full force (and in some cases, full costume) on Friday morning in support of Put the Boots to Hunger and the Calgary Food Bank. The Angus Cattle Run Run started at 7 a.m. at Eau Clare Market and looped through Prince’s Island Park.

Devon Energy, one of our regular donors and contributors to Put the Boots to Hunger, clearly dominated the crowd with their bright tee-shirts and enthusiasm! In addition to the Cattle Run,Devon fundraised food and additional dollars for us through their internal Stampede campaign. They raised over $4,000 themselves, and the company is matching their donation!

If you missed registration for the Cattle Run, not to worry! There is anAmble with Angus in December!


Not only is Stampede almost done, but the free stampede breakfasts are becoming fewer and far between! One of the last breakfasts of the week was held at Save-On-Foods in Heritage in support of the I Can for Kids campaign!

Sutton and the Calgary Food Bank, along with our partners, Woods Homes and Save-On-Foods, are collecting and distrobuting $5 pre-packed food donations to feed hungry kids this summer.

You may have heard Sutton on the radio on Friday morning thanks to 101.5 Kool FM, who were on location at the breakfast. She’s quite an amazing girl and we’re so happy to be involved with this campaign!


I Can for Kids is collecting donations all month, so if you missed the breakfast,monetary donations can be made online and pre-packs can be purchased atSave-On-Foods locations!


The 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off took place at the Calgary Farmers’ Market. Six amazing vendors went head-to-head over who makes the best darn chili in the city. Vendors include:

  • Big T’s Smokehouse
  • Frank & Mabel’s
  • Fresh Delicious
  • Stock and Sauce Co.
  • Shef’s Fiery Kitchen
  • Wild Fire Wings

Patrons got a chance to taste-test the chili creations and vote for their favourite! Judging took place on Friday and will continue into Saturday afternoon, when the winner is officially announced at the end of the day.

Stay tuned for the winner!


Our chuckwagon sponsor for Put the Boots to Hunger was… you guessed it, Devon Energy! We just can’t get enough of them this week!

Before the race began our driver Gary Gorst was poised to make it to the semi-finals on Saturday night.

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