Clagary Stampede spirit sweeps Bay Street in Toronto
On Thursday, June 13, 2013 Torontonians traded their suits and ties for cowboy hats and boots at the 10th annual Bay Street Stampede.
The Bay Street Stampede is an annual fundraising event that brings the excitement and atmosphere of the Calgary Stampede to the heart of Toronto. Complete with a mechanical bull, competitive mini chuckwagon races and BBQ burgers, guests had a great time while raising money for the Yellow Bus Foundation.
“It was fascinating to see so many people embrace our western culture,” says Deanne Carson, vice-president marketing and external relations. “We were thrilled to be a part of the event and will build our relationship with the event and the Yellow Bus Foundation in years to come.”
This year, the event sold 101 white cowboy hats to raise funds and have people entered into a draw for one of two all-expenses paid trips to the Calgary Stampede.
The Yellow Bus Foundation enables children living with chronic illnesses or disadvantaged youth to enrich their lives – and the lives of their families and communities – by expanding their access to programming and support.
For the first time, the Yellow Bus Foundation added the Calgary Stampede School to its list of beneficiaries. The Stampede School delivers a first-class educational experience to students by providing a unique classroom on Stampede Park where they can experience deep and innovative learning that promotes a lasting understanding of western heritage and values. With the support of the Yellow Bus Foundation, the Stampede School will be able to offer a week long program, complete with lunches and transportation to low income schools at no cost.
[Pictured right: Wade Feleski, founder and chairman of Bay Street Stampede and board member of the Yellow Bus Foundation, Jennifer Booth, publicity manager and Deanne Carson, vice-president marketing and external relations]