CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 4, 2013) -

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The 101st Calgary Stampede has adopted the slogan "Hell or High Water" and it is in this spirit that the Calgary law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (BD & P) have decided to continue their annual Put the Boots to Hunger fundraising campaign in support of the Calgary Food Bank.

"The recent & devastating floods have affected so many in our communities." Gary Bugeaud, Managing Partner, BD & P explains, "We know that we must continue our support. The Put the Boots to Hunger campaign helps gather and distribute quality emergency food and this will ensure that the Calgary Food Bank can continue to support the needs of Calgarians and Southern Albertans, especially in this time of crisis."

Held each year during the Calgary Stampede, Put the Boots to Hunger is a philanthropic approach to the usual parties. Donations pour in from the public and private Stampede breakfasts, BBQs and other corporate events leading up to and during the 10 days. In 2012, more than 52,000 lbs of food and $500,000 in funds were raised. This is in addition to the Rangeland Derby Canvas Auction where BD & P purchased the tarp of Chuckwagon driver Jordie Fike, donated it to the Food Bank, who then sold off the tarp space to various companies each night of the races.

For a list of events and sponsors, visit or the Put the Boots to Hunger Facebook page.

BD & P Put the Boots to Hunger

Fact Sheet

  • In 2009, BD&P teamed up with the Calgary Food Bank and launched the Put the Boots to Hunger campaign

  • In 2012, more than 75 community partners and chuckwagon sponsors joined BD&P to raise more than 52,000 lbs of food and $500,000 in funds

Chuck wagon Driver, Jordie Fike

2nd GMC Rangeland Derby

Jordie is a fourth generation wagon driver. He is one of only five drivers in history to qualify for the Calgary Stampede in his rookie year. In the off season he coaches midget hockey.

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP ("BD&P") is a leading Canadian law firm of over 140 lawyers in the city of Calgary, Alberta. BD&P provides premier legal service in all areas of business law, most notably in banking & finance, commercial transactions, commercial real estate, construction, employment & labour, energy, insolvency & restructuring, intellectual property & technology, regulatory, securities and tax. In addition, BD&P is widely recognized for its experience in most areas of litigation at all levels of Canadian courts. BD&P is committed to understanding and meeting the needs of its clients and prides itself in providing high quality, innovative and timely service.

BD&P believes in the principle that a law firm's responsibility to the community extends far beyond the provision of legal services. There is a generosity of spirit that permeates through and binds together the BD&P community, resulting in an impressive collective dedication of time and energy to the not-for-profit sector.

2013 Tarp Sponsors

BD & P - Founding sponsor Coral Hill Energy - 3 year sponsor
Fluor - 5 year sponsor Golder & Associates - 3 year sponsor
PennWest Exploration- 5 year sponsor Devon Corp - 2 year sponsor
Crew Energy - 4 year sponsor Coul Angus - First year& international sponsor
Freehold Royalties - 4 year sponsor

For more information on the 2013 Put the Boots to Hunger campaign, visit or the Put the Boots to Hunger Facebook page.

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Contact Information:

Calgary Food Bank - Media contact:
Shawna Ogston
Communications & Media Relations
Direct 403.870.2009