Tuesday, June 23, 2009


The annual Alberta Stampede Calgary Stampede Liberal pancake breakfast will be held this 4th of July - any Liberals in town should mosey on over to this website and pick up some tickets for it. Michael Ignatieff will be the guest speaker this year, and a ticket includes free admission to the Calgary Zoo for the rest of the day.

And, on a similar topic, I'll put out another request for pictures from anyone who happens to catch a politician "going western" during Stampede. Just send your pictures in to calgarygrit@gmail.com - hopefully I'll wind up with enough to be able to continue my traditional Stampede fashion round-up for the fourth straight year.



  • Michael Ignatieff at the Calgary Zoo?!

    "If I could talk to the animals...
    Ain’t no doubt of it
    I’m gonna win a place in history

    If I could walk with the animals
    Talk with the animals
    Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals
    And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to me!"

    By Blogger lyrical, at 2:46 a.m.  

  • Since it is a Liberal event, there will be a pancake tax. Proceeds will largely get sent to Quebec ad agencies.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 9:59 a.m.  

  • Jim Prentice is holding his breakfast the same day. I expect many people to toss them both over in favour of Chinook Mall's breakfast, the same morning and of long tradition. If it doesn't just pour buckets on the lot as is even more long tradition.

    I expect I'll try the zoo. If nothing else, one of the gorillas might get a knife and do a West Side Story routine down the lane. (you had to be listening to the pearl clutching news in town last week to get that last part)

    By Blogger Niles, at 11:57 a.m.  

  • The Cakgary Ismaili Muslim breakfast, with the best food in town, is also on the same day, and usually attracts 10X the crowd of the Liberal or Prentice ones (and lots less than Chinook).

    But I write to say Calgary Grit is in danger of losing the Calgary title. Yee-Haw, Dan, really? Everyone knows that that is an Americanism. Calgarians say "Ya-Hoo"! It's time to come home, young man. Too much Toronto.

    By Anonymous Naheed, at 12:28 p.m.  

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