Tuesday, March 27, 2017 marks this year’s International Pancake Day, a day of celebration where people across the globe flip flapjacks with copious amounts of butter and maple syrup at the ready. As delightful as pancakes are for any meal of any day throughout the year, Calgarians know that nothing says Stampede time more than those magical mornings in July where one can indulge in a multitude of Stampede-themed pancake breakfasts. As a much cherished tradition, companies, families and organizations of all kinds partake in offering up their own special take on the pancake breakfast. Community members have the ability to peruse the breadth of Calgary each morning during the 10 days in search of a fun, free and tasty pancake breakfast! So adored are these breakfasts that the pancake and the Stampede are held together closely in people’s hearts.

Fun times flipping flapjacks at Calgary Stampede 2016
Fun times flipping flapjacks at Calgary Stampede 2016

As part of the broader city-wide tradition, the Calgary Stampede Caravan committee has been flipping pancakes and feeding Calgarians since 1976! Millions of people over the years have enjoyed the many breakfasts that this volunteer run committee have put on, not just in July but throughout the year as well. Hell or high water didn’t even stop these dedicated individuals from rising early in the morning to prepare a much revered Calgary tradition for all to enjoy.

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Along with a unique Stampede take on this culinary delight, the Caravan committee offers western themed entertainment to boot! Fiddlers, dancers and country singers, among many other kinds of performers, have joined the Caravan committee in putting on a one-of-a-kind event not only here in Calgary, but across the world!

A Caravan committee volunteer: All smiles!
A Caravan committee volunteer: All smiles!

For more information on the Calgary Caravan committee visit their website: http://caravan.calgarystampede.com/about/.

From serving pancakes to hosting the Stampede Royalty, the Calgary Stampede has many ways to be a part of your event. For more information and to make an event request visit http://epg.calgarystampede.com/#entertainment.

The Caravan committee is just one group of volunteers who provide Stampede breakfasts to the community. Learn more about the other 47 committees and what they contribute at http://corporate.calgarystampede.com/getting-involved/volunteering/.