36th Police Rodeo sets sights on matching $12K charity donation
Organizers of the Calgary Police Rodeo are calling for cowboys and cowgirls in the police, fire and EMS communities to saddle up for a good cause this summer.
The 36th annual rodeo takes place at the Cochrane rodeo grounds on August 11 in Cochrane, Alta. Money from the event, as well as a co-locating children’s carnival and exhibition, followed by an “electric barn dance” that evening will go to the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) and the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF), a non-profit “striving to eliminate preventable workplace fatalities and injuries to emergency responders.”
A cheque for $10,000 was presented to MCSC last year, with $2,000 going to the JPMF. Mike Cavilla, president of the Calgary Police Rodeo Association, says they are hoping to match this contribution in 2018.
In 2017, over 120 first responder cowboys and cowgirls from all over western Canada participated in the rodeo.
Get involved by visiting www.calgarypolicerodeo.com.