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Rise with the rooster for CBC Edmonton's Turkey Drive Spectacular

The Edmonton AM crew left the studio behind for a morning of festive fun in the city's French Quarter.

Finale for annual campaign kicked off with crepes, coffee, carols and good company

The Edmonton AM crew left the studio behind for a morning of festive fun in the city's French Quarter.

For the final day of Turkey Drive, Mark Connolly, Tara McCarthy and the rest of the morning show crew went live Thursday morning from La Cité Francophone. 

Watch the full show here

A breakfast feast was set to the tune of holiday carollers and live radio banter.

Early risers enjoyed live performances from the University of Alberta Madrigal Singers, the Sister Annata Brockman School choir and our house band for the morning, Edmonton's King of Foxes. 

There were also free crepes and coffee, courtesy of Café Bicyclette. Glen LaValley, Edmonton's best-known balloon artist — a.k.a. Glen the Balloon Guy — spent the morning twisting festive creatures into shape. 

Since 1995, Turkey Drive has raised more than $4 million in support of Edmonton's Food Bank. This year, the goal is to raise $500,000.

For more information on how to donate to the annual campaign, follow this link.