Calgary Stampede 2009

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The crowds are gathering at 7:30am for a free pancake breakfast
Row-zzzzz, my mom who is visiting from Ontario and I headed downtown this morning, jumping on the train at about 6:45am in order to make it to the free pancake breakfast at Staples. We arrived about an hour later to a lineup that was getting longer by the minute. They wasted no time getting the crowd fed with some delicious pancakes & sausages and plenty of juice, water and coffee. Now we were prepped for the parade. Getting a good spot along the route was challenging as tens of thousands of spectators had already lined most of the streets. We found a corner location behind a row of chairs that some locals had set up. They were very receptive and invited us into their group, sharing cold drinks from their coolers and some of their seating area. The parade kicked off with colorful bands, dancers and of course, plenty of horses. It was a fantastic event!!
ladyluck13and7 says:
I love the Stampede! But my waistline does not! It's great fun though!
Posted on: Jul 17, 2010
world-traveller123 says:
Good lowdown.
Posted on: Jul 06, 2009
Dancr says:
Yes it is...if you plan it right, you can have a free breakfast every day of the Stampede. There are numerous businesses offering free breakfast throughout the week.
Posted on: Jul 04, 2009
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The crowds are gathering at 7:30am…
The crowds are gathering at 7:30a…
Breakfast is over and we wait for …
Breakfast is over and we wait for…
The traditional pancake toss!!
The traditional pancake toss!!
when a horse isnt readily availab…
when a horse isn't readily availa…
What better way to kick off the St…
What better way to kick off the S…
All police officers changed their …
All police officers changed their…
Yeeeehawwww!!!
Yeeeehawwww!!!
The bands were very colorful
The bands were very colorful
Mounties in full dress
Mounties in full dress
straight out of the old west
straight out of the old west
the city sweepers were following t…
the city sweepers were following …
A little boy shared some of his co…
A little boy shared some of his c…
Interesting hood ornaments
Interesting hood ornaments
check out the door handle
check out the door handle
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