Chuckwagon/Rodeo Boyz vs. Siksika Old Timers/Rez Boyz Charity Hockey Game
SPORTS – Shawn Calf Robe from the Siksika Nation well known as an Outrider with the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) invited family and friends from his home community and chuck wagon and rodeo family to participate in a Charity hockey game – Chuckwagon & Rodeo Boyz vs. Siksika Old Timers & Rez Boyz Charity Hockey Game – on January 25, 2014 to raise funds for the Siksika Flood Relief and Youth Programs.
The event raised over $6000 thanks to admission to event, 50/50, a silent auction which included autographed Montreal Canadians goalie Carey Price photos, Calgary Flames tickets, WPCA memorabilia and gifts cards from a variety of generous supporters including WPCA Chuckwagon driver Mark Sutherland and Encana. The event brought together a star studded line up including NHL player and fan favourite Theoren Fleury and legendary WPCA Chuckwagon Driver Kelly Sutherland who coached along side veteran Siksika coach Allen Running Rabbit for the well oiled and semi retired Siksika Old Timers & Rez Boys team who won the game in a close, nail biting lead of 16 – 8.
In June 2013 severe flooding in Southern Alberta forced 1,000 Siksika people from their homes in a community where a large portion of it hugs a stretch of the Bow River approximately 100 kilometres east of Calgary. To date a percentage of residents impacted remain homeless and live in temporary accommodations. Donations from surrounding communities has been overwhelming including this event. Shawn Calf Robe & family wish to thank everyone in attendance including hockey players, volunteers and those who could not attend but worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this event happen.