Put the Boots to Hunger 2015: Day Six

It was an early one for us on Day Six as we had more than a few Stampede Breakfasts to attend across Calgary. And, believe it or not, we don’t think we’ll ever get sick of pancakes!


It’s no surprise that Fluor pulled out all the stops for their breakfast this year! Alongside their delicious breakfast and Fluor plaid as far as the eye could see, they also brought in the Stampede Stetsons Show Band to entertain the audience while they ate!

If you’ve never seen the show band before, you can expect orchestrated versions of your favourite tunes, including “Carry on My Wayward Son” and Saturday “Night’s Alright for Fighting” while girls in the front row toss imitation rifles and flags to the beat. It was quite a spectacle and efinitely put everyone in the mood for what came next.

The long-lost art of square dancing always comes to life during Stampede, but little to our knowledge, Fluor has its own square dancing team, which travels all around the world! They pulled people from the audience to join in as they square danced the morning away.

Also in attendance was our CEO James McAra who, alongside our Put the Boots to Hunger chuckwagon driver Gary Gorst, accepted an extremely generous $12,000 donation from Fluor! This will go a long way to helping families and individuals experiencing food insecurity this summer.

So, we want to give a big “Thank you!” to Fluor for their donation and hospitality!


Along with the Fluor breakfast, we attended the Tailsman Energy Inc. Stampede Breakfast at Bankers Hall, Imperial Oil Stampede Breakfast, and the GWL Realty Breakfast at Gulf Canada Square. At both events, volunteers and staff accepted money and food donations for Put the Boots to Hunger!

At every breakfast we attend, we see more and more people eager to donate to our Put the Boots to Hunger campaign. We can’t thank you enough for donating food and funds to help Calgarians in need this Stampede season!


The evening’s tarp sponsor for the BD&P Put the Boots to Hunger chuckwagon as Freehold Royalties Inc. and we couldn’t have had more fun with them down on the grounds!

Gary Gorst, our chuckwagon driver, is still doing amazingly well, despite the fact he is still racing on a borrowed wagon. His attitude and spirits are high, as you can tell from his wide grin while two-stepping with one of our staff members. Yahoo!


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