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Calgary Police Rodeo Association supports the Missing Children’s Society of Canada for 12th consecutive year

The Missing Children's Society of Canada accepted a $10,000 donation from the Calgary Police Rodeo Association's 2015 event, Monday

Det. Cavilla (left) and Insp. Cliff O'Brien (right) present the cheque for $10,000 to MCSC CEO, Amanda Pick, Monday.

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Det. Cavilla (left) and Insp. Cliff O'Brien (right) present the cheque for $10,000 to MCSC CEO, Amanda Pick, Monday.

Time to giddy-up and give, Calgary.

The Calgary Police Rodeo Association’s (CPRA) 34th annual rodeo is just around the corner and for the 12th year they will be supporting the Missing Children’s Society of Canada (MCSC) as their main benefactor.

“All members of the public are welcome to come out and join us and support us during this event as we raise money for a great benefactor: the missing children’s society of Canada,“ said Det. Michael Cavilla, president of the CPRA.

Det. Cavilla

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Det. Cavilla

The rodeo will take place Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Cochrane Rodeo Grounds with CPS, EMS and Calgary firefighters taking part in the festivities to raise money for the cause.

Amanda Pick, CEO of MCSC said as an organization that depends heavily on community support, they’re incredibly grateful and excited for the continued support from CPRA.

“For 12 years we’ve been the recipients of the Calgary Police Rodeo Association funds and MCSC takes that very generous gift and use it to find missing children in Calgary. We keep our doors open with that money and it helps us operate our programs,” she said.

MCSC CEO, Amanda Pick

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MCSC CEO, Amanda Pick

Calgary police Insp. Cliff O’Brien said MCSC has been a game changer for law enforcement.

“MCSC’s innovative online search programs have been created to help law enforcement in keeping our children safe,” he said. “From our perspective at the police force, their collaboration really does make our community safer so we want to say thank you.”

Pick said without the support of CPRA their work wouldn’t be possible.

“Knowing that our partners raise money for us and really care so much about what we do and contribute means we’re able keep finding missing children,” she said.

Pick accepted a cheque for $10,000 from the CPRA’s 2015 event Monday. 

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