Ship Shape Stampede Donation
Sailors from Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS)
Calgary once again donned their Stetsons at the 2012
Calgary Stampede. Calgary sailors participated in the ten-day event
as part of an annual namesake city visit were joined by crew from
the submarine HMCS Chicoutimi and the Naden Band of
Maritime Forces Pacific.
This year marked the 100th Anniversary of the
'Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,' and officially kicked off when
Naden Band leads sailors in the Stampede Parade. On the Stampede
grounds, the Navy contingent joined members from the Canadian Army
and Royal Canadian Air Force at the Canadian Forces display.
Prior to the parade the crew made a stop at the Foothills
Medical Centre to donate more than $8,000 from their charity fund
to the Calgary Health Trust in support of the Burn Unit.
The crew has raised more than $50,000 since suffering a fire on
their ship. HMCS raises money for the Trust and other charities
through various activities, including 50/50 draws, barbecues and
their Cowboy Up event, which brings Calgarians and friends of the
crew on board to meet the HMCS Calgary crew and experience a day on
Money that has been donated by HMCS in previous years has been
used for purchasing priority equipment, staff education and
research for the Burn Unit. Calgary Health Trust thanks HMCS
Calgary for its ongoing support.