University of Calgary

University shares Stampede spirit by helping flood victims

July 2, 2013

President Elizabeth Cannon is encouraging the University of Calgary to show its tremendous community spirit today with a campus-wide Stampede BBQ and fundraiser for flood relief.

“The University of Calgary continues to support flood disaster relief efforts in the City of Calgary. I am so proud of our community’s response to the flood, and our students, faculty and staff who continue to help where needed, both on and off- campus during the state of emergency,” says Cannon.

Today’s Stampede BBQ lunch will celebrate the university’s community partnership with the Calgary Stampede and showcase the university’s Stampede Parade float. There will be food for 1,000 guests. Line dancers, ropers and University of Calgary alum Matt Masters will also be performing.

In light of the recent flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta, volunteers will be accepting donations at the BBQ for the Canadian Red Cross Flood Relief and canned goods for the Students’ Union Campus Food Bank.

WHAT: President’s Stampede BBQ and fundraiser.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Taylor quadrangle, located outside between the Taylor Family Digital Library and MacEwan Student Centre.

WHO: University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon.