Watch the defending Grey Cup Champs take on the Edmonton Eskimos in the most anticipated game of the season – the Labour Day Classic!
Visit the CPF tent for fun activities for the whole family at the Gridiron Gardens tailgate party! There will also be food and drinks for purchase, music, player autograph opportunities, military activation’s, and more! Fans can gain FREE admission to the Gridiron Gardens, no game ticket required.
This year the Labour day Classic will be honouring the Canadian Armed Forces and First Responders prior to kick off and during the game! The pre-game ceremony will also feature a special CAF Flypast!
Tickets to the game are available for $40 with $5 from each ticket sold being donated directly to the Calgary Police Foundation when purchased through our link!
If we sell over 100 tickets, the donation amount doubles to $10/ticket, so take advantage of this amazing deal while helping to raise money for CPF!
Purchase tickets HERE and make sure to select the Calgary Police Foundation from the drop down menu!
In its inaugural year, the Paws for Compassion campaign co-hosted by the Calgary Police Foundation and the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) SOLD OUT!
This exciting, playful and new fundraising
campaign celebrated the Calgary Police Service’s two Justice Facility Dogs,
Hawk and Calibri during Calgary Police Foundation Week June 1 – 9.
Hawk and Calibri support the Calgary Victim
Assistance Support Team in comforting and assisting victims of crime who face
overwhelming situations such as testifying, court appearances, traumatic
incidents, and other related stressful situations. They are true heroes.
Jelly Modern Doughnuts, recently named
Calgary’s Best Doughnut Shop, jumped on board as the major sponsor. Their
pastry chef’s custom designed a doughnut available for online pre-orders, with
proceeds shared equally between CPF and PADS. Hawk and Calibri came from PADS
where they received their initial training before joining the Calgary Police
Service. It was a fun campaign celebrating “Doughnuts for Heroes”.
Corporations and individuals pre-ordered their Jelly Modern Donuts, with delivery by CPF and PADS volunteers. Before the last day of selling even closed, the campaign had sold out. “We can’t thank the public and the many corporations who got behind this wonderful new campaign enough,” says Marla Cohen, Executive Director of CPF. “We definitely will be back next year with Paws For Compassion. Because We Care.”
The Calgary Police Foundation extends its
sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the CPS Half Marathon Committee
for choosing the Foundation as its charity of choice for the past number of
years. By doing so, the event has raised
over $100,000 – serving 9,000 vulnerable and at-risk youth in our city each
The Foundation is looking very forward to its
continued partnership in 2020 when it will be executing a robust pledge
program. This will allow runners and
walkers to continue raising funds for kids, be eligible for fun incentive
prizes, and receive a tax receipt in doing so.
Thank you, Calgary Police Half Marathon Committee. CPF simply cannot raise these important funds
without your commitment to executing a professional, fun, and extremely
And as for
this year’s event? Well…
run on the morning of Sunday, April 28th, Mother Nature had other plans.
Her spring blizzard slammed high winds and mountains of snow at Calgary and
area just hours before the start gun. Though the Calgary Police Half Marathon
Committee was still hopeful late Saturday afternoon, in the end it had to
concede to Nature’s whims and cancel the race for the safety of all
As in the
staging of any major event, huge efforts had been put in by the committee,
sponsors, partners, suppliers, volunteers, and over 1,400 registrants. An army
of volunteers had rearranged their weekend to help, with many of them braving
the elements to come out and help tear it all down again.
Police Foundation would like to thank the many wonderful pledge program
fundraisers and their supporters who helped raise $22,650 for CPF funded programs.
our draws for raising pledges were Jessica Barich, Robert Knight and Lindsay
Our top three individual fundraisers were:
Place Gordon MacDonald
Place Robyn Finley
Place Pearl Hystad
Our top three teams were:
Place Burnet, Duckworth &
Place Justice Defenders
Place Tim Hortons – Reid Mgt.
to all the winners, and to everyone who participated in any way … you are all
winners, you are all heroes. Thank you for stepping up, the good you have done
We will see you next year for the 40th Annual Calgary Police Half Marathon!
We think that showing gratitude is a great way to
show your appreciation, and do we appreciate our volunteers at CPF. They are
the fuel, the glue, and the people power that makes our CPF events possible and
successful. CPF hosted a volunteer appreciation night at CPS Headquarters April
Deputy Chief Sat Parhar provided personal insight
into the importance of the Foundation’s work for all citizens including those
new to Canada and the positive impact they make.
The recent legalization of cannabis in Canada has become a hot topic and creates new layers for society to navigate. Nick Moore, Adult Education Specialist at Youth Link presented a fascinating presentation on cannabis and youth. CPF thanks each and every one of the fantastic volunteers who spent the evening with us.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity!
Volunteers are needed to help CPS Officers during Boston Pizza Badge Day on Thursday, September 12. Duties will include assisting Officers, greeting guests, managing waitlists, and clearing tables. Email Alena to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a great meal at any one of Calgary’s 22 Boston Pizza restaurants on
and support the Calgary Police Foundation while doing so.
The Calgary Police Foundation and Calgary’s 22 Boston Pizza restaurants are excited to announce the first annual “Boston Pizza Badge Day”. All Boston Pizza restaurants in Calgary will be donating 10% of food sales on Thursday, September 12. Customers will have the opportunity to support this significant fundraiser by dining-in or ordering through the MyBP app throughout the day and evening.
Proceeds will be donated to the Calgary Police Foundation which raises $1.7M annually to fund programs that work exclusively with the Calgary Police Service. The programs help keep vulnerable and at-risk kids out of a life of crime, or from becoming a young victim.
If you are not able to visit a Boston Pizza on September 12, but are interested in supporting the Calgary Police Foundation and it’s important work, click here to make your charitable tax donation.
Members of the Calgary Police Service, where possible and while respecting policing priorities, will endeavor to stop by each restaurant for brief visits between 4:30 – 8:30pm. This provides a unique engagement opportunity for the public to meet and talk with Calgary Police Officers.
Boston Pizza believes that every child has the
ability to make a difference, and values how important positive role models and
mentors are in supporting and inspiring youth. We know Calgary Police Officers are
making huge strides with vulnerable kids, and teaching them that Police
Officers are safe adults. We are proud
to work together so Calgary kids receive support, guidance and empowerment to
become all that they can be.
About the Calgary Police Foundation (CPF)
Through the pillars of education, prevention, and early intervention, the Calgary Police Foundation teaches kids how to stay safe from situations they face every day that parents might not even know about. Kids who are approached to buy or sell drugs, join gangs, enter into unhealthy relationships, be physically, mentally or cyber bullied, or tricked into danger with online predators. Kids learn that a Police Officer is a safe adult. They are armed with life changing and life-saving information – information that helps them make better life choices. Kids learn strategies on how to speak up, how to stay out of a life of crime, and how to avoid becoming a young victim. Learn more about the Calgary Police Foundation at www.CalgaryPoliceFoundation.ca
About Boston Pizza and Giving Back to
For over 25 years, Boston Pizza guests have helped raise funds that support children and families in need, creating stronger and healthier communities. To date, the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects raised and donated over $29 million to charities in communities from coast to coast. Calgary’s 22 Boston Pizza restaurants are pleased to support local Calgary kids through the new Boston Pizza Badge Day fundraiser. To learn more about Boston Pizza visit www.BostonPizza.com
For the entire month of August, Wild Rose Brewery will be donating 25 cents to the Foundation from every pint of in-house WRaspberry Ale sold. Bring a group of friends down, have some food and pucker up for this ale infused with thousands of natural, juicy-red raspberries.
The inaugural Family HEROES
Celebration took place at Calgary Police Service Headquarters on June 1st.
The team spent months planning this exciting day that offered kids and
families an opportunity to explore and do things like:
Climb on an armoured vehicle
Target practice with Cadets
Sit on a CPS motorcycle
Meet a loveable Justice Facility Dog
Get a souvenir photo
Meet members of the CPS tactical unit
Be mesmerized by an exciting magic show
Enjoy a fantastic carnival styled meal
Check out #CPFFamilyHeroes to see event day photos!
This event could not have
been possible without the tremendous support of our sponsors.