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Stampede live blog: A little bit of country with big international flavour

Pancakes were on the menu but this wasn’t your traditional Stampede feast.

Calgarians go around the world over breakfast

Calgary Eyeopener food writer Julie Van Rosendaal at the Best of the East Stampede Breakfast. (Alisha Edgelow/CBC)

Pancakes were on the menu but this wasn't your traditional Stampede feast.

The Best of the East Stampede Breakfast had a definitive multicultural flavour, serving breakfast finger-foods from countries all over the world.

Foods from all over the world were served up at the Best of the East Stampede Breakfast. (Alisha Edgelow/CBC)

The 20th annual event on International Avenue in Forest Lawn celebrated the diversity of community in Calgary.

Restaurants from along the avenue served culinary items from India, Tibet, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Jamaica and Germany.

Little Tibet was a popular stop at the Best of the East Stampede Breakfast. (Alisha Edgelow/CBC)

The entertainment had a distinctive cultural ambience with a flamenco guitar and a high octane dance performance from the Korean Arts Society.

The CBC Stampede posse set up shop at the event and visitors who stopped by entered to win a Stampede prize pack that included the much sought-after CBC belt buckle.  

Angela Knight from the Calgary Eyeopener and the CBC Stampede posse were on hand for the festivities. (Alisha Edgelow/CBC)

Ceebee, the CBC Kids mascot, has become a community favorite at Stampede events and today he roamed the block handing out sunglasses for kids and enjoyed posing for pictures.

Around 4,000 people attended this year's event including many who were discovering International Avenue for the first time.

Ceebee, the CBC Kids mascot, has become a community favorite at Stampede events. (Alisha Edgelow/CBC)

The CBC Stampede posse joined this year's Indian Princess and Stampede Royalty at the Community Futures Treaty Seven Stampede BBQ a few blocks from Chinook Mall.

Hundreds turned out for the Community Futures Treaty Seven Stampede BBQ. (Alisha Edgelow/CBC)

The first 600 guests were treated to free bannock. Local artisans were at the event and entertainment was provided by Armond Duck Chief.

2018 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess Cieran Starlight poses for photos at the Community Futures Treaty Seven Stampede BBQ. (Dave Roberts/CBC)

Community Futures Treaty Seven's purpose is to build the Treaty Seven economy through business development.

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With files from Dave Roberts

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