At this year’s Calgary Stampede, Danone Canada hosted a special Celebrity Pancake Challenge as part of the annual MacLeod Trail Co-Op Stampede Breakfast to raise funds for the Breakfast Club of Canada.
At the July 12 event, local celebrities were joined by thousands of Calgarians at a special Stampede Breakfast event raising funds to feed local kids. “Hockey Wives” star Kodette LaBarbera faced off against retired Calgary Flames defenceman and 2006 Stanley Cup champion Mike Commodore in a high-stakes pancake cook-off, with a helping hand from Dave Bohati, executive chef of Murrieta’s Bar and Grill. Kodette and Mike were challenged to create original pancake recipes using surprise ingredients, which were put to the taste test by local fans.
In honour of the event, Danone Canada made a special donation contributing to the opening of a new food hub in Calgary to be managed by Breakfast Club of Canada, supporting 19 schools. Funds were also be donated by the Co-op Community Foundation and members of the public.
The Breakfast Club of Canada serves over 1.3 million school breakfasts to children across Alberta every year, but over 118 schools across the province remain on the Club’s waiting list. Danone Canada’s contribution from the event will help the club reduce its waiting list in the coming years.