In spite of the heavy flooding in Calgary and area, Super 8 has bounced back to business as usual, spokesperson Catherine Burdett told CLN. Results are in from two of Super 8's Stampede charitable events, indicating that the floods didn't dampen the enthusiasm of event attendees.
For the 11th year in a row, Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy hosted a Stampede breakfast, complete with Calgary Stampede royalty, to raise money for the Learning Disability Society.
“Every year we raise money for a charity, provide entertainment and serve up 2,400 pancakes and 3,000 sausages to 1,100 people,” said Burdett. “This year we invited the Learning Disability Society to conduct a 50/50 ticket sale with draws for prizes donated by Super 8 and other amazing vendors including family movie packages, gift certificates for FatBoy Burgers and Gift Certificates to the local Jazzersize organization – who also performed line dancing entertainment for our attending guests. A fun and successful day for all who participated.”
Super 8 SaddleUp Sweepstakes winners from Atlantic Canada also took in the Calgary Stampede. Super 8's sponsored cowboys, Tyler Thompson, Canadian Bull Riding Champ and Gary Rempel, Rodeo PickUp Man, were on hand for autograph sessions and photos with fans.
Super 8 also provides SaddleUp Sweepstakes prize packages to key rodeo events in North America each year, including The Calgary Stampede, Saint-Tite rodeo in Quebec City and the National Finals Rodeo in Vegas.