Stampede live blog: Breakfast with a purpose, pancakes topped with ice cream

It was a pancake breakfast that was deserving of a salute. The Calgary Military Family Resource Centre held their annual Stampede breakfast at the Currie Barracks.

It was an opportunity for the military community in Calgary to come together and celebrate the Stampede spirit. The CBC Stampede posse was given top clearance to the event and guests who stopped by to say hi entered to win an exclusive Stampede swag package.

Attendees enjoying a pancake breakfast at the Military Family Resource Centre. (CBC Communications)

Ceebee, the always photogenic CBC Kids mascot was upstaged at the breakfast by the Stampede Queen and Princesses who made an appearance and posed for pictures. Ceebee also wandered into the petting zoo but failed to blend in with any of the animals.

Ceebee meets Stampede Royalty, the Queen and Princesses (CBC Communications)

The Calgary Stampede Batter Boys worked the grills and flapjacks were served with a choice of vanilla or maple walnut ice cream. Guests could also top their hotcakes with a dollop of whipped cream.

(CBC Communications)

All current and retired Canadian Armed Forces community members and their families were invited to the event which supports military families in southern Alberta. There is no established base in Calgary but there is a large military presence in the community.

Check out other Stampede events throughout the city

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