David Bronconnier, Mayor of Calgary, was a speaker, and later an competitor.
A speaker with addresses the crowd at Olympic Plaza before people began the parade.
He had to read his speach from a small screen.
Caren Wright, a regular busker in Calgary, performed one of her fairy tale raps, after speaking to the crowd on busking issues.
Stephanie Norn, a professional circus performer, was one of the buskers who spoke at the gathering. She was dressed as one of her personas, "Stephanie Spark",
Stephanie Norn was one of the buskers who spoke at the gathering. Stephenie, a professional circus performer, argued that properly qualified people, like herself, should be able to do more dangerous acts, like fire-eating, provided they meet appropriate requirements, such as proper insurance. She came dressed as her persona "Stephanie Spark".
Durbo Turner is a visitor from Queensland, Ausralia. He spoke in support of buskers, and said how things used to be much better in past visits to Calgary, when there were fewer restrictions. After I left, he performed on the guitar.
Neil Gunhold was one of the buskers involved in trying to organizers buskers on Facebook and work with the city to improve busking rules.
Caren Wright, a regular busker in Calgary, spoke about busking issues. Later she performed for the crowd.
Karen Sim is a busker who played a leading role to lobby the city to relax the rules on buskers and improve the image of buskers.