Stampede Breakfast

Stampede Breakfast

Originally uploaded by simmogem.

Another Stampede tradition is the Stampede breakfast. This ritual is held at a number of locations all over Calgary, generally by store owners or churches encouraging people to hang about after this free feed. On any given day there may be three or four of these breakfasts and today it was our turn. The cafe at the botton of our apartment, Crush, in conjunction with the Red Cross held a stampede breakfast. I woke Simon up around 9:30 and after a bit of prodding and poking to get him moving we were in the queue with our $3 donation. We enjoyed blueberry pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausages and hashbrowns, followed by a coffee. Not too bad – and all in the name of charity.

The man at the end of the table in the white cowboy hat is Lee Richardson our federal member of parliament. I said hello, just to let him know I was keepn’ an eye on him, can’t trust these Conservatives! Another interesting note, Stephen Harper the Canadian Prime Minister is the federal memebr of Calgary South West, and the federal member for Calgary North East is Art Hanger (I get the feeling his parents never expected him to get into politics).

How do I keep ending up in these hotbeds of conservatism…

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