Kick off your boots with Brookline – A recap of our Stampede adventures

We survived! Another Stampede season has come and gone, and somehow, much like we always do, we made it through and managed to balance a lot of work and a lot of play.

Whether executing client events, supporting our Stampede related clients throughout the centennial celebration, or attending community events, we had our hands (and schedules) full during this year’s milestone celebration.

Follow along as we retrace our cowboy boot steps from past events!

Field Law’s pre-Stampede bash

Photo Credit – Andy Nichols

On July 4, Brookline supported Field Law as they kicked off the centennial Stampede in style at the historic Ranchmen’s Club downtown. The event hosted some of the who’s who of Alberta including community and government officials, clients, media…and even Premier Redford.

Canadian music icon Jim Cuddy playing for Field Law guests - Photo Credit - Andy Nichols

Canadian music icon Jim Cuddy provided lively entertainment for the night and kept the guests dancing and in western spirits until the talented Field Law band took to the stage and kept the momentum going.

Brookliners Robyn MacLean and Paula Worthington backstage with Jim Cuddy - Photo Credit - Andy Nichols

Stampede President and Chairman Michael Casey (not to mention Field Law partner) joined the 500 plus guests with his lovely wife to help get everyone into the Stampede spirit.

The Rouge and White Garden Party

On July 5, Brookline client Rouge Restaurant hosted the inaugural Rouge and White Garden Party. This event was created to raise awareness for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, showing support and bringing together people who have been affected by brain related illnesses and injuries.

Photo Credit – Ryan Massel AKA Mr. Fabulous

Award-winning Chef Paul Rogalski invited guests to come dressed in their best rouge and white attire to experience a chic midway extravaganza in his beautiful garden. The party took on a carnival persona as we saw belly dancers, tarot card readers, face painters, and a hula dancer, not to mention there was no lack of carnies on stilts (and corn dogs, a lot of corndogs).

Chef Rogalski asked a handful of Canada’s top chefs to collaborate on the menu and add their own twists to upscale carnival food including Connie Desousa and John Jackson from Charcut,Xavier Lacaze and Cam Dobranski from Muse among other celeb chefs.

Shauna MacDonald, Robyn MacLean and Rouge co-owner Olivier Reynaud – Photo credit Bill Brooks

Brookline was there from step one to help conceptualize the event and see it through to the successful end result. And yes, for those of you wondering, this will be an annual event!

Always thinking pink

More than 7,000 attendees lined up to taste delicious “pink” pancakes on Wednesday, July 11th at Southcentre Mall’s annual Stampede Breakfast, in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. Guests broke out their best pink Western gear and soaked up the sunshine at this family-friendly event, while learning about and showing support for an important cause in their community. Brookline was on site to coordinate media interviews, show our support and of course sample this one-of-a-kind breakfast.

Amping up for the Home and Garden Show

Brookline was also part of the annual Marketplace Events Stampede luncheon held on Thursday, July 12.  The highly anticipated event was catered by the popular Brazilian restaurant Gaucho and featured a mouth-watering selection of barbecued meats, sides, drinks and candy bar.  To combat the heat, the Fiasco Gelato Food Truck was onsite with a variety of flavours that satisfied every palate. Marketplace Events is the event company that produces the highly anticipated Calgary Home and Garden Show coming this fall and spring 2013.

Brookliners could also be seen putting our cowgirl boots to good use at the Canada Newswire (CNW) party, the Marketwire party, the Thompson-Reuters party, the Blakes party at the Stampede Round-up, Taste Stampede at Heritage Park, and of course Garth Brooks!

Retiring our wranglers and boots….until next year.

– Robyn MacLean is an Account Executive at Brookline Public Relations. Robyn brings experience and knowledge to the agency in the areas of media relations, event management, technical and creative writing and editing, corporate communications, government relations and social media.

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