On June 23 the Caravan committee found out that 420 troops from CFB Garrison (Edmonton) were in Canmore to help with flood relief efforts. They were stationed at the Willow Creek campgrounds. The suddenness of the floods meant there was not a lot of time to settle in.
So the Caravan committee packed up, drove out and did what they do best: serve a hot pancake breakfast.
“It was nice to be able to lift the spirits of the people working so hard behind the scenes,” said Brad Traquair, Chair of the Caravan committee. “There was that good sense of people coming together in the face of adversity.”
Did you hear the city asked for 1,000 volunteers and got 2,500? We’re hearing stories like this all over the place. Calgary- we love you!