Calgary has a tradition of free pancake breakfasts during the Stampede.  Today was the 50th Annual Chinook Centre Stampede Breakfast.  It is the largest one but this was the first year I attended.  According to Herald journalist Val Fortney, they prepared 1,800 kilograms of Spolumbo’s sausage, 6,000 litres of coffee and 1,500 kilograms of pancake batter to feed 60,000 people.  Good thing Calgary has an abundance of volunteers and has the pancake breakfast down to an art.