What an amazing five days we have had, filled with an abundant of special events – BBQ’s, Breaky’s, and chuckwagons, all in support of our Put the Boots to Hunger campaign. We look forward to what the next five days bring, with even more events happening as we near the end of the Calgary Stampede this Sunday. We can’t thank Calgarians enough for their endless support and generosity during the Stampede season.
Wow, what a weekend we had! So many pancake breakfasts, fundraisers and fun at the chuckwagons. Put the Boots to Hunger is going off without a hitch and we want to thank all the generous Calgarians and visitors for their donations over the weekend.
Down at the grounds, ominous clouds were spotted rolling in fast around 4 p.m. No one thought much of it , most expecting a bit of drizzle before the day was out. Then, very quickly, the hail was coming down so thick you couldn’t see ten feet in front of you.
It piled up two inches thick in the corners of the midway while water poured down the middle of the streets. The drains were overwhelmed and stampede-goers were diving under tents, awnings and into buildings to avoid the storm.