2019 Labour Day Classic and First Responders Fundraiser

September 2, 2019 – 2:30PM at McMahon Stadium

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!

Paws for Compassion Recap

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.

Cali, one of two CPS Justice Facility Dogs, patiently looks on while the TV cameras and news reporters capture her guarding her custom designed Jelly Modern Doughnut for the inaugural campaign.

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.”

Calgary Police Half Marathon – Recap

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 year. 

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 well-organized event.

And as for this year’s event? Well…

Scheduled to 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 participants.

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.

The Calgary Police Foundation would like to thank the many wonderful pledge program fundraisers and their supporters who helped raise $22,650 for CPF funded programs.

Winners of our draws for raising pledges were Jessica Barich, Robert Knight and Lindsay Sinclair.

Our top three individual fundraisers were:

1st Place         Gordon MacDonald

2nd Place        Robyn Finley

3rd Place        Pearl Hystad

Our top three teams were:

1st Place         Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer

2nd Place        Justice Defenders

3rd Place        Tim Hortons – Reid Mgt.

Congratulations 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 is priceless.

We will see you next year for the 40th Annual Calgary Police Half Marathon!

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Thanks to our Contributors: Biosteel Sports Nutrition Inc – Cindy Klassen – Calgary Police Service – Cibo Calgary – Leslie Horton – HolyBatman – KIND Healthy Snacks – Mountain View Bowling – Shellard Photography

We Love Our Volunteers!

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 9.

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 aschock@calgarypolice.ca 

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Boston Pizza Badge Day – September 12

Enjoy a great meal at any one of Calgary’s 22 Boston Pizza restaurants on

Thursday, September 12

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 our Community

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

Thank you for caring about keeping kids safe

Family HEROES Celebration – Recap

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
  • And more!

Check out #CPFFamilyHeroes to see event day photos!

This event could not have been possible without the tremendous support of our sponsors.