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CBC Calgary Is Helping Albertans Get “Back In The Saddle” With A Flood Fundraiser; You Can Help
July 3, 2013
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Clean-up and recovery efforts continue in Alberta, and CBC Calgary is holding "Back in the Saddle," an all-day fundraising event, tomorrow, Thursday July 4th, to benefit people who are trying to get back on their feet.

All funds raised will go to The Calgary Foundation, a group working to support long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts in Calgary and the surrounding area.

If you're in the city tomorrow, you can swing by CBC Calgary's offices at 1724 Westmount Boulevard N.W. and take part in some of the awesome festivities, and give donation in person.

Not in Calgary or can't make it out? You can donate online at or by calling 403-802-7700.

Here's what's going down (visit the CBC Calgary site to see the full rundown):

Things kick off at 6 a.m. with CBC Radio's The Calgary Eyeopener with David Gray and Angela Knight broadcasting live from our parking lot.

From 7-10 a.m., it's the annual CBC Co-op Stampede Breakfast (gluten-free breakfast available). Coffee is courtesy of Van Houtte. Matt Masters is the musical guest.

From 10-12 p.m., CBC Radio's Katherine Duncan takes over the stage. She'll be joined by folk rockers Locomotive Ghost.

From 11-2:30 p.m., the folks from Alberta Beef Producers will be at CBC Calgary serving up steak sandwiches free for all.

From 12-1:00 p.m., it's Holly Preston and Alberta@Noon. Calgary band Rustic Brothers will continue to provide live entertainment after the radio show.

At 2:00 p.m., country legend Ian Tyson will perform a special set of music dedicated to those affected by flooding.

From 3-6 p.m., The Homestretch takes over the stage. Doug Dirks and Jenny Howe will be joined by musical act, Magnolia Buckskin, and Papa John's will be offering free pizza.

And, from 5-6:30 p.m., Carla Beynon will host the local news show, CBC News Calgary, from outside the CBC building.


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