CBC, Calgarians help flood victims with Stampede block party

CBC Calgary is hosting a Back in the Saddle block party on Thursday, a fundraising blitz for victims of the flooding that devastated the city and southern Alberta last month.

Back in the Saddle fundraising blitz runs all day at Westmount Boulevard broadcasting centre

CBC Radio's Calgary Eyeopener host David Gray is broadcasting the show outside at the "Back in the Saddle" flood relief fundraiser. (Bernard Graham/CBC)

CBC Calgary is hosting a Back in the Saddle block party on Thursday, a fundraising blitz for victims of the flooding that devastated the city and southern Alberta last month.

The day-long festivities include the annual CBC Co-op Stampede Breakfast, more free food throughout the day, and lots of live music — including a performance by country legend Ian Tyson.

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The money raised at Back in the Saddle will go toward the Calgary Foundation's Flood Recovery and Rebuilding Fund.

CBC Radio is broadcasting live from the event all day. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., TV anchor Carla Beynon will host CBC News Calgary from outside the building.

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