Calgary Police Foundation week is a celebration of events that will heighten awareness, connect with our community, raise funds, and bring citizens and police officers together to celebrate living in our great city. Here’s a snapshot of the week – we hope to see you at one or more events! Print events
11 am – 2 pm | 5111 – 47 Street NE view map
Free family BBQ at Youthlink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre
Enjoy a free BBQ, meet dedicated police officers, and head in to YouthLink to explore Calgary’s incredible police museum for free. The BBQ is proudly served by Calgary’s police veterans who can’t wait to meet you. Inside YouthLink you’ll experience hands-on police activities, learn about gangs, bullying, healthy relationship, and drugs. Special guest Hawk the CPS Trauma Dog of the Victims Assistance Support Team will be in attendance during the BBQ. Learn all about forensics too!
11 am – 1:30 pm | 5111 – 47 Street NE view map
Meet the Calgary Police Foundation at Calgary Police Headquarters
Happen to work at police headquarters, or maybe you are in the area? Come meet us outside Cravings restaurant at Westwinds Police Headquarters. The Calgary Police Foundation will be set up with information and games. Police officers who work in some of the CPF youth-based funded programs will also be on hand to share their experiences. Stop by and say hi!
7 pm – 9 pm | 5111 – 47 Street NE view map
Cannabis and Calgary’s Youth: How to Help Young People Make an Informed and Responsible Choice
It’s happening – the legalization of marijuana is just around the corner. As adults, we play an important role in supporting our city’s youth in making smart decisions surrounding its use. To help you play this role successfully, we’re inviting parents and mentors to learn more about the use of marijuana, the effects on the young brain, and changes in Federal and Provincial laws. This casual and fun presentation focuses on facts, real stories, and useful tips to help you start supportive conversations surrounding cannabis and its use with the young people in your life. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
6 pm – 9:30 pm | The Beltliner, 243 – 12 Avenue SW view map
Girls Night Out with our Canadian Gold Medal Female Olympians
You watched them win gold for our country! Now meet Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Cindy Klassen and Catriona Le May Doan for an interactive, intimate, and fun conversation. Celebrity emcee Eric Francis talks with these accomplished athletes about professional sport, balancing life, memories of team and sportsmanship, and how each of their Olympic experiences contributed to who they are today. The evening includes a special welcome address from Chief Constable Roger Chaffin of the Calgary Police Service.
Tickets are $125 per person, $225 for two tickets, or $400 for a table of four. All proceeds raised will go to the Calgary Police Foundation.
11 am – 3 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm | At participating locations
“Brutes & Badges” at Boston Pizza
Calgary Police Officers will be donating their time to serve you at participating Boston Pizza Restaurants! Come meet them, take some fun photos, and when you leave, your tip plus proceeds will be donated to the Calgary Police Foundation. Have you ever seen a “Grill Sergeant”? This is your chance! The Foundation would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Boston Pizza as well as our officers who are making this fundraising event possible.
Participating locations will be serving up lunch from 11 am – 3 pm, and dinner from 5 pm – 9 pm on both days. Plan your delicious Boston Pizza lunch or dinner at these locations:
9 am – 5 pm | Spruce Meadows view map
Spruce Meadows Salute to First Responders
Come meet the Calgary Police Foundation and Calgary’s first responders who put their lives on the line every day to keep our city and our citizens safe. Meet these heroes, crawl around on their special vehicles, and take fun photos at the First Responders area at Spruce Meadows. The Foundation will be set up with games and activities, as well as CPF branded merchandise. It’s a fun opportunity for learning more about what the Foundation does, and the six youth-based programs it funds.
To learn more about the Spruce Meadows event, click here
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About the Calgary Police Foundation
The Calgary Police Foundation (CPF) funds six-youth based programs that focus on education, prevention and early intervention – all with the goal of keeping our Calgary kids safe. Safe from a life of crime, or becoming a victim of it.
The Foundation works tirelessly to raise $2M a year as these programs are not government funded, yet play a critical role in building Calgary’s resiliency overall.
“The six programs focused on youth that are funded by the Foundation are probably the most intimate example of community policing we know,” says Chief Constable Roger Chaffin. “The programs are an opportunity for every facet of our community to deliver services that ultimately make a significant and positive difference in the safety and health of our city outside of policing.”