On Saturday, June 21st, I was invited to help out at the Strathcona-Christie-Aspen Stampede Breakfast! It was on from 9am until 11:30am and it was a blast to be at. The famous Calgary weather, however, was less than desirable – it was windy and pretty chilly, but at least it didn’t rain!
The event was a super fun one. Of course, there were the free pancakes and sausages (which, I heard, were very delicious!), but there was also a bouncy castle, trampolines, a petting zoo provided by Butterfield Acres, and the Keepin’ It Country Line Dance Club was present, teaching everyone how to line dance! I read that, apparently, over 1100 people were served pancakes this morning – which is super impressive. I love that even though it doesn’t feel like summer, our community can still come together and celebrate!
For most of the morning I was stationed at the beginning of the line for pancakes greeting people and directing foot traffic. I spoke to almost every person that came through and saw lots of adorable kids! I also took a few pictures with the kids – but none on my own camera.
For the last portion of the event I was supervising the lasso game – kids were coming up and trying to rope the “cows”. It was so cute!
Thank you so much to the SCA Community Association for having me – even though I couldn’t feel my fingers at the end, it was a super fun event and I was so happy to be representing the community where I live! I’ll for sure see you all next year – whether I’m volunteering or just enjoying the free breakfast 😉
If you’d like to see a few more pictures from the breakfast, click here (this is the link to the article about it on the SCA website).