Although Cochrane Classic Bull Riding is over, Cochranites will still be able to get their rodeo on, on August 13.
The Calgary Police Rodeo is bringing all the action of the rodeo to the Lions Club Rodeo Grounds for the first time.
Detective Mike Cavilla with Major Crime Section, Homicide Unit, and President of the Calgary Police Rodeo Association says the rodeo has been around for 34 years.
Cavilla adds the event is your chance to see those that protect us compete in a variety of rodeo events.
"The police rodeo is exclusively for law enforcement, as well as EMS, and Fire; what you're going to see is cops, fire fighters, and EMS personnel get launched from a number of animals in the arena."
Cavilla comments adding to the fun, most participants have no rodeo experience.
"Most do not have much rodeo experience at all so this is their chance to get on and earn the bragging rights of their agency and ride whatever it is they are on; whether it be a bareback or a bull for 8 seconds."
All seven major rodeo events will be taking place at the rodeo grounds.
"Bareback, bulls, saddle bronc, steer wrestling and then the roping events, same as any other major rodeo."
More than just good ol' country fun, the Calgary Police Service are using the funds to support a couple of great causes.
"Our major benefactor is the Missing Children Society of Canada and they receive all the proceeds from our rodeo, secondly we raise money for the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund two great causes we are really proud to support."
In 2015, the Calgary Police Rodeo donated $10,000 to Missing Children Society and $3000 to the John Petropoulos fund, Cavilla is hopeful to do the same this year.
Cavilla is excited the event is coming out to Cochrane and says the support so far has been great.
Gates open at 1 pm and tickets are available at the gate. For more information on the Calgary Police Rodeo you can check here.