The only police rodeo in Canada, the Annual Calgary Police Rodeo, will be held on Saturday August 20 at the Airdrie Pro Rodeo Grounds.
Contestants in the 29th annual event come from across Canada and the U.S.A. Riders will come from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and well as some American cowboys from Idaho and Nevada are expected to compete in this awareness and fund raising rodeo. Money raised at this event will go to the Missing Children’s Society of Canada: Project Reunite and the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund.
The day starts off with a free pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. and the rodeo begins at 1 p.m. There will be a Fantasy Adventure Bull Riding event at 6 p.m., and the barn dance will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Rodeo fans can expect to see bareback saddle bronc, ladies barrel racing, steer wrestling, bull riding, team roping and break away roping. Also, competitors will take up the challenge in chute dogging, steer scramble, wild horse race, wild cow milking, boys steer riding and finally, mutton busting.
Along with the rodeo, visitors are welcome to participate in the kids carnival which includes a petting zoo, exhibitions and concessions. During the evening hours, for the adults there will be a barn dance featuring country music entertainment. Justin Ament, a Nashville recording artist will be performing at the barn dance.
The Airdrie Pro Rodeo grounds are located about 10 Kms west of Highway 2 on Highway 567, on the north side of Airdrie. For more information, go to www.calgarypolicerodeo.com