403.253.2059 5000 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Chuckwagon Tarp

Generously sponsored by Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, LLP
The Calgary Food Bank is pleased to announce that chuckwagon tarp sponsor, Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP (BD&P)  secured GMC Rangeland Derby driver Logan Gorst to raise the BD&P Put the Boots to Hunger™ flag during this year’s Calgary Stampede.

The generous investment is part of the annual Put the Boots to Hunger™ food and fundraiser held during the ten days of the Calgary Stampede. Pivotal to the success of this campaign is the donation of BD&P’s chuckwagon tarp to the Calgary Food Bank, where each night a different business sponsors the BD&P Put the Boots to Hunger™ chuckwagon tarp.

In 2017, the campaign raised nearly $272,000 in food and funds between the tarp sponsorship and Food Bank involvement at many stampede breakfasts and barbeques. Over the last decade, thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Community, the campaign has raised more than $4.1 million dollars in food and funds to help feed families and individuals in crisis over the summer months.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors

Alaris Royalty Corp
BD&P | Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP Law Firm
Brookfield Residential
CEL Electrical Contractors
crew energy inc
Devon Energy
Fluor Canada
Freehold Royalties LTD
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

Our 2017 Driver: Logan Gorst

Birth date: April 18, 1982
Started outriding: 1997
Started driving: 2008

Fast becoming one of chuckwagon racing’s elite drivers, Logan enjoyed his best career placing in the 2016 World Standings when he finished eighth overall. He posted 17 top ten runs in 2015, including a day money run at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship and five runs that placed inside the top five. He is a third generation chuckwagon competitor. Logan is the grandson of former driver Art Gorst, son of current driver Gary Gorst, and brother to outrider Dustin Gorst,

Logan works as an Electrician/Instrumentation Journeyman Technician with Flashpoint Electric in the off season and plays hockey for the Meadow Lake Stampeders. He and his wife Shalyn have three daughters – Danika, Tayva and Myla – and make their home in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Read more →

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Calgary Food Bank pay for the chuckwagon tarp?

No. The Calgary Food Bank does not purchase the chuckwagon tarp. Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP generously donate the tarp to us to use as a fundraising initiative.

How does Put the Boots to Hunger raise money for the Food Bank?

There are two ways we generate food and funds from this event.

  1. Companies can be a day sponsor for the Put the Boots to Hunger chuckwagon tarp with the funds going directly to the Calgary Food Bank. Sponsorship includes brand recognition and exclusive access to a corporate hosting night during the chuckwagon races at the GMC Rangeland Derby.
  2. Organizations and individuals invite the Calgary Food Bank to be part of their stampede event to collect food and cash donations. For more information, visit the Put the Boots to Hunger campaign page.

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