The following blog post was written by Kelty Christensen, Learner Engagement Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.
On July 3 the Intercultural Centre’s ICan Crew donned cowboy gear to support the return of Bow Valley College’s annual Stampede Breakfast. The ICan Crew is an Intercultural Centre initiative that engages learners in volunteering both on campus and in the Calgary community.
Over 30 volunteers, from all departments at the College, flipped and served up pancakes, French toast and sausages to over 700 patrons. The parking lot between BVC’s west and north campus was transformed into a lively outdoor space complete with live entertainment, children’s crafts, cotton candy, and a teepee. Patrons enjoyed a western pancake breakfast and took in fireworks and the Stampede parade as it passed by on 6th Ave.
The ICan Crew provided a warm BVC welcome to all who attended the breakfast. They were an integral part in the success of the morning from cooking pancakes to greeting patrons, running food to the serving lines, engaging children with crafts and creating an overall festive environment. They even busted out a few yee haws and line dance moves! ICan crew members were spectacular ambassadors of Bow Valley College and demonstrated their commitment to involvement in BVC campus and community events.
See the Centre's Events Calendar for upcoming IC events and volunteer opportunities for this fall.