Families & Friends Celebration



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DATE: Sunday, May 15, 2016

TIME:  1:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre, 5151 – 47 Street NE

NewCentrePromenadeOn May 15th, we will gather families and friends of the Calgary Police Foundation to celebrate the impact of its programs… its people… its supporters … at the incredible, newly opened YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre.  An exclusive event for donors, where families and friends to the Foundation, and their guests, will be immersed in the galleries and hands-on activity stations at YouthLink.

The afternoon of enlightenment will include highlights such as personal YouthLink Auxiliary Cadets guides, up-close experiences with the Calgary Police Service Canine Unit, a Passport for the kids and kids-at-heart to complete as they visit each specialized area, canapés and BBQ to enjoy from the Teatro Restaurant Group, a fabulous door prize draw for youth and adults, and an opportunity to win some amazing prizes in our 2016 raffle (see below).  We will also hear from a few of our Calgary Police Foundation Ambassadors who will share the success of the support they received when they needed it most.

For our adult guests, we have invited a very special guest speaker, Psychiatrist Adrian Norbash.  Dr. Norbash will do a presentation on the science around the impact of marijuana on the developing adolescent brain.

Tickets are FREE but there is limited space so REGISTER EARLY!  Please feel free to invite friends and family members who might also be interested in this special day with us and learn more about the youth focus we have at the Calgary Police Foundation.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The Science Around the Impact of Marijuana on the Developing Adolescent Brain

Marijuana_jointBy now most people are aware that legislation is being created in Canada’s parliament that will legalize the commercial production, distribution and use of marijuana in all 10 provinces. This means that, like alcohol, pot will be easily available and that some projections put it at a $5 billion a year industry. But what are the real facts about marijuana use?  What is the science around THC, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. In recent years scientists have learned more and more about the real impact of this drug.  Many parents of teenage and pre-teenage children now, more than ever, want to know the facts about the impact of this drug on the developing teenage brain.  What can we expect?  As responsible parents what should we be teaching our kids? What is it that we need to know?

This presentation will arm you with the facts that will assist you in having that critical conversation with your kids.  It’s not about fear mongering or rumours. It’s about what you need to know as a caring and responsible parent delivered by a psychiatrist who is a parent himself.

Speaker Bio – Dr. Adrian Norbash

NorbashMajor Adrian Norbash is a Psychiatrist with the Canadian Armed Forces, and currently serves as the clinical lead in mental health for the military bases in Western Canada and the Arctic.  Before he specialized in Psychiatry, he served as a General Duty Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon.  He deployed to Afghanistan in early 2006 and is a veteran of over 20 patrols “outside the wire” in the Kandahar area.  He completed medical school and residencies in Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Calgary, and prior to this, he obtained a degree in Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University.  In his younger days, Dr. Norbash served in the reserve Infantry in the Junior ranks, and with the RCMP as an Auxiliary Constable.  He currently consults for the CPS and EPS, and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Alberta.

Tickets are FREE but LIMITED. Register HERE today!


Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. 1,400 raffle tickets will be sold in support of the Calgary Police Foundation. Total Prize Value Worth $7,853.

Draw date is May 15, 2016 immediately following Dr. Norbash’s presentation in the Calgary Police Service Westwinds Headquarters Auditorium.

Prize Descriptions:

1 – Angles Signal Hill Spa Gift Certificate and a Rebecca Minkoff Handbag from Holt Renfrew Calgary

Plan a day of pure, decadent luxury with your $900 gift certificate from Angles Signal Hill Spa.  Arrive sporting your new Love backpack from Rebecca Minkoff which captures the essence of off-beat bohemia-luxe. This piece is rendered in monochrome leather with an intricate top flap. A drawstring compartment plus two front flap pockets ensure plenty of room for carrying your everyday essentials.

2 – Canmore Stay-over at Clique Hotels and Resorts & Golf at Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club

Clique Hotels and Resorts are pleased to offer a one-night, two-bedroom suite valid at any of its 4 luxury Canmore resorts.  Each two bedroom suite is approximately 1,000 sq. ft., featuring two private bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, living room with fireplace, 42” & 32” HDTV, DVD player, iPod Stereo, pull out sofa, and in-suite laundry. Additional property amenities may include an outdoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, exercise facility, heated underground parking, and Wi-Fi throughout the resort. For more information, please visit www.clique.ca

While in Canmore enjoy four rounds of golf (cart included), and lunch in the clubhouse at Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club – the pinnacle of Canada’s mountain golf experiences. With breathtaking views of the Three Sisters, Cascade, Pigeon and Ha Ling Mountains, Stewart Creek is a golf course experience that you will not soon forget.

3 – Go Flames Go (four tickets), exclusive Calgary Police Service transportation to the game, an experience on the CPS firing range, and a Calgary Fire Department Boot Camp for you and 3 of your friends

Donated by the Calgary Flames Hockey Club, four tickets to cheer on our team at a home game in the 2016/17 season, with transportation to and from the game provided by our own Calgary Police Services.  Learn more about our Calgary police by also experiencing a half-day on the firing range and facilities with our trainers, and the opportunity for four (4) individuals to participate in a Calgary Fire Department Boot Camp.

4 – 7-Night Stay in Maui plus $1,000 spending money

Enjoy a one-week (7 nights) vacation stay at an ocean front studio condominium at Papakea Resort in Maui, Hawaii.  Sleeps two, boasts an oceanfront view, private lanai, Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and free parking.  Includes taxes, amenity fees and cleaning fee at departure. Reservation must be made 90 days in advance.  Blackout period is December 1– March 15.  Valid until May 30, 2017.  Prize includes $1,000 in credit card gift cards to spend as you wish!


Raffle tickets are now are sale! To purchase yours, please contact:

Corinne Wilkinson, Sr. Manager, Stakeholder Relations
Email: cwilkinson@calgarypolice.ca
Ph: 403-428-8021


A SPECIAL THANKS to our Generous Sponsors:




Fasken Martineau








Dr. Adrian Norbash

Gord Gillies

Angela Kokott

Angela B Photography

Auxiliary Cadets

Cadet Corps

Dr. Richard & Carolina Walls

Program Ambassadors

Steve & Marla Cohen

Many volunteers helping us host the event



Anonymous Donors

Angles Signal Hill

Calaway Park

Calgary Fire Department

Calgary Flames Hockey Club

Calgary Police Association

Calgary Police Service

Calgary Zoo

Clique Hotels and Resorts

Holt Renfrew Calgary

Shaw Communications

Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

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