On February 23 Camrose Fire Services and Camrose Police Service hit the ice at the Max McLean Arena for the first ever Battle of the Badges in Camrose. The event raised $19,000 for Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta – Camrose.
It was an amazing game that was won by the Camrose Police Service. It was entertaining throughout and featured a frisbee toss and a mascot shootout that was won by the Firefighter’s mascot. Thank you to Boston Pizza for providing pizza for the event.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor Align Builders without you this event would not be possible!
On February 16 Wetaskiwin Fire Services and Wetaskiwin R.C.M.P. took to the ice at the Wetaskwin Civic Centre for the Battle of the Badges rematch. The event raised $10,000 for Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta – Wetaskiwin.
There was an incredible turnout for the event and Wetaskiwin Fire Service walked away with the victory. With the R.C.M.P winning last years match, this result sets up the trilogy match!
Thank you to our presenting sponsor Dyck Insurance without you this event would not be possible!
We want to thank everyone that supported our raffle and congratulate the following winners:
1ST PLACE 2018 HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD KING
Winner: Paul Ward from Grande Prairie, Ticket # 7762
2ND PLACE 2018 HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 1200 CUSTOM
Winner Glen Thomas from Calgary, Ticket # 624
3RD PLACE 2018 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET 750
Winner: Lindsey MacDonald from Edmonton, Ticket # 6623
Thanks to everyone that bought tickets to support Special Olympics Alberta, the amazing volunteers that spent countless hours selling tickets, and Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson for their incredible support making the Flame of Hope Raffle a big success. We look forward to your support again next year!
South West region was honoured to hold the 1st Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta Black Tie Gala on September 15th. Guests were treated to music by Trevor Panczak and one lucky guest won a trip to see Billy Joel in New York City. Thanks to all our great sponsors and guests that helped raise over $47,000 for Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta – Lethbridge.
On September 8th Law Enforcement and Emergency Personnel camped out on the roof of Walmart in Wetaskiwin to raise awareness and over $9,000 for Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta – Wetaskiwin.
Members of RCMP, City of Wetaskiwin Bylaw, County of Wetaskiwin Bylaw, Wetaskiwin Fire Services, Military Police, and Pigeon Lake EMS were on hand to interact with the public and demonstrate their resources.
Thank you to to our many Sponsors! Without you this fundraiser would not be possible!
Free Our Finest reverses roles where the public must free officers from the rooftop.
From August 18th until the 20th, Law Enforcement members camped out on scaffolding at Parkland Mall Walmart to raise awareness and over $18,000 for Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta – Red Deer.
Thank you to our Sponsors: E&D Scaffolding, Walmart Canada, Maple Leaf Foods and Little Johns.
From Friday, July 28th to Sunday, July 30th, the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta (LETR) raised over $8,000 in support of Special Olympics Alberta and Special Olympics Alberta – Airdrie.
Members from Airdrie’s and area Law Enforcement agencies camped out on scaffolding at the Walmart.
A BBQ was held and members of the public had an opportunity to stop by to meet Special Olympics athletes and hear their stories.
Thank you to the many Law Enforcement members and volunteers: RCMP, Alberta Corrections, Alberta Sheriffs, Airdrie Fire Department and all the Special Olympic Athletes and Volunteers!
A huge Thank you to our many Sponsors: Walmart Canada, Maple Leaf Foods, Mr. Lube, Eat Fit Quick, Fur-Ever Homes Rescue Society, Bear and Bear Photography, Canadian Brewhouse, Original Joe’s, Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch, Boston Pizza, Tim Hortons, Papa Johns and McDonalds.
On July 7th over 35 Law Enforcement members spent the day running the Flame of Hope throughout Medicine Hat to raise awareness for Special Olympics. Later in the day they ran the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games in Medicine Hat.
Follow the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta Flame of Hope journey here.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
On June 28th Lethbridge hosted their community Torch Run to bring awareness and support for the 2017 Special Olympics Summer Games that will take place in Medicine Hat in July. At 11:30 am the Run commenced at City Hall and ended at Galt Gardens (601 – 3 Ave S) where participants were treated to a BBQ. Over $1,100 was raised to support Special Olympics Lethbridge and Special Olympics Alberta.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: