The Big Thompson Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast will take place on Sunday, June 2, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Big Thompson Canyon Association (BTCA) has been supporting the canyon community for over 80 years. Managing tourism impacts including fishery restocking and sanitation, creating usable residential directories and address system and providing support during disasters are some of the projects undertaken over the years. The BTCA is currently working to add new members as the 2013 flood, road construction, and normal attrition have reduced our numbers. We are planning some fun programs for our monthly meetings, along with great food, good company and a chance to learn more about the canyon.
Now in its 51st year, the Big Thompson Canyon Association (BTCA) Pancake Breakfast has become a tradition for many families. A Sunday trip up the Big Thompson Canyon and breakfast in the historic log building spells an enjoyable and inexpensive family outing. Advance tickets are only $7 for adults and $5 for children 4 to 9 years of age; tickets are $1 more at the door. Little ones under four eat for free. The BTCA building is located about 1 mile east of Drake on US 34. Check our Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/BTCA1479.
There are more activities than just the all you can eat breakfast. BTCA members host a bake sale; proceeds from the pancake breakfast and bake sale fund the BTCA during the year. The BTCA maintains the building and provides a central gathering place for the local community year-round.
The Big Thompson Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (BTCVFD) hosts a craft show next door at the firehouse. Participants are local crafters whose table fees assist the fire department with various needs. The fire department also assists with traffic and cooking.
There is a charity raffle, this year benefitting the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition. This group has been very active in restoring the ecology of the Big Thompson River corridor: details of their work can be found at
www.bigthompson.co. Prizes include merchandise and gift certificates from many area businesses.