The Stampede Caravan Committee is the team of volunteers that puts on the famous Calgary Stampede breakfasts. These breakfasts have been part of the Calgary tradition for more than 85 years. The team get out early in the morning, rain or shine, to provide a Calgary welcome and a western pancake breakfast and entertainment. The best part, it’s free of charge to those who attend!

A Caravan Breakfast includes:

- Flapjacks, sausage, juice and all the trimmings

- Native hoop dancing demonstration

- Visits from the Stampede Queen & Princesses, Rodeo cowboys, mascots and visiting dignitaries

That’s right folks, the countdown is on and we are one day out from Calgary’s biggest claim to fame and what many would argue is the best time of the year. While some people dread the crowds and flannel that come with the season, there is one thing we think that everyone can agree on and it’s that food tastes better when its free, and pancakes are just better during Stampede! 

For all your free flapjack needs, we have put together a comprehensive list of all the big, small, fancy, informal, gluten free and gluten full breakfasts across the city. If you plan it right, you can score free breakfast (and maybe even lunch) for 10 days straight! Put on your stretchy jeans and treat yourself to one of these super delicious, super free Stampede Breakfasts around the city!

Thursday, July 6:

- Stampede Kickoff Pancake Breakfast (Haysboro)

- AM 700 FM/ Calgary Dream Centre Annual Stampede Breakfast (Acadia)

- Calgary Co-op Stampede Breakfast (Oakridge) 

- First Flip Stampede Breakfast (Stephen Ave)

- 4th Street Pancake Showdown (Mission)*

* Don't miss this delicious competition during which several Mission restaurants go head to head to make the tastiest, most creative treats! There is something different every few steps!

Friday, July 7:

- Rotary Stampede Parade and Breakfast (Beltline) *Tickets $55

- RAW CANVAS Custom Pancake Breakfast (Kensington/Sunny Side)

The Mustand Seed/In from the Cold Stampede BBQ

Nigerian Canadian Association of Calgary Stampede Breakfast

Saturday, July 8:

- 57th Annual CF Chinook Centre Stampede Breakfast 

- Calgary Co-op Stampede Breakfast (Creekside)

- NBC Church Stampede Breakfast (North Haven)

- Scandinavian Centre Free Stampede Breakfast (Mount Pleasant) 

- MLA Kleinsteuber + VIVO’s Stampede Breakfast (Country Hills) 

- Money Mentors 5th Annual Stampede Breakfast (Manchester) 

- Cranston’s Annual Stampede Breakfast (Cranston) 

- Wendy T’s Gluten Free Stampede Breakfast (Marda Loop) 

- Ten Thousand Villages (Crowchild) Stampede Breakfast (West Hillhurst) 

- New Western Motors Stampede Breakfast (Highland Park) 

- Jason Kenny Annual Stampede Breakfast (Acadia) 

- Kent Hehr, MP Annual Stampede Breakfast (Downtown West End) 

- Legacy Residents Association Stampede Breakfast (Legacy) 

- Renfrew Community Association Stampede Breakfast (Renfrew) 

- Get Stacked VEGAN Pancake Breakfast (Bridgeland) 

- Marlborough Mall Caravan Breakfast (Marlborough) 

- Westside Recreation Centre Caravan Breakfast (West Springs) 

- Capstone/ RCC Stampede Breakfast (Rosscarrock)

- Pancake Breakfast and Connections 2017 (Capitol Hill) 

- 2nd Annual Stampede BBQ - Calgary Mackay Nose Hill (Huntington Hills) 

- Westside Calgary Chinese Alliance Church Stampede Lunch (Country Hills) 


Sunday, July 16:

- AGAHAN Filipino Stampede Breakfast (Forest Lawn) 

- Taking Strides Stampede Breakfast (Currie Barracks) 

- Bonavista Church Stampede Breakfast (Bonavista) 

- Old Paths Baptist Church Stampede BBQ (Lynnwood)

To find pancakes on the go, there is even an app called “Flapjack Finder” …so you never have to worry about missing out on your next free meal. Happy Stampede, everybody!

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Calgary's housing market in June saw a modest improvement in sales along with an increase in new listings.

Second quarter activity continues to demonstrate improved supply-demand balance and price stability. City wide benchmark prices totaled $441,500 in June. This is a 0.5 per cent gain over last month and nearly one per cent higher than last year.

The supply gain this month will be monitored. However, on a quarterly basis, inventory levels remain comparable to last year, sales have improved and there have been modest price gains. All of this remains consistent with expectations of a gradual recovery.

Year-to-date residential sales in Calgary totaled 10,322 units, which is 12 per cent above last year's levels. New listings increased by three per cent over the same time period.

Overall, both the sales-to-new listings ratio and months of supply have trended down this year. This signals more stable pricing in the housing market this year.

While there were many buyers waiting for lower prices to step into the housing market, there were also many sellers waiting until prices stabilized before listing their home.

Some of this recent growth in listings will help provide more choice, particularly in the detached market where market conditions had significantly tightened over the past few months.

Detached inventories and sales totaled 3,224 and 1,385 units, for a month of supply of 2.3 in June. Despite the recent rise in supply, over the first half of this year inventories have averaged 16 per cent below last year's levels while sales are 13 per cent higher, keeping this segment in more balanced conditions.  

While activity is also improving in the attached segment of the market, resale activity in the ownership of apartment-style product continues to face challenges with weak sales relative to listings and rising months of supply.

As of June, the unadjusted benchmark price for an apartment style product totaled $265,800. This is nearly four per cent below last year's levels and 11 per cent below recent highs.

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