Another year, another fantastic Stampede event! We were so fortunate to have such a beautiful day on Thursday, July 12, as we celebrated the Calgary Stampede with our annual barbecue. Over 500 consumers, staff, supporters and community members joined us on the Recreation Centre lawn in their best western gear to enjoy food, music, dancing and socializing.
The Calgary Stampede Volunteer Committee entertained our guests with live music, line dancing and lasso lessons for all of our guests, and presented Vecova’s CEO Joan Lee with a Stampede Spirit Recognition award. Our guests had a great time learning the steps to a line dance before performing in front of the crowd!
Vecova was honoured to have David Khan, Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party, Dr. David Swann, the Alberta Liberal Party Caucus Leader, and MLA Karen McPherson speak to guests and announce our raffle winners. We were also excited to host MLA Sandra Jansen, MLA Rick Fraser, MLA Brandy Payne and Member of Parliament Len Webber, who visited with guests during the event.
We would not have been able to host such a successful event without the support of our volunteers, and we are truly grateful for all of their help.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate with us. We hope to see you all again next year!