From Birthday Parties to Parades, Community Spirit is Everywhere


(Top pic) Cochrane RCMP celebrate 5 year old Ava’s birthday. (Bottom pic) Mom and son bang their pots in the community of Sunset Ridge in support of all essential workers.

(Top pic) Cochrane RCMP celebrate 5 year old Ava’s birthday. (Bottom pic) Mom and son bang their pots in the community of Sunset Ridge in support of all essential workers.

Although many of Cochrane’s Emergency Service workers are finding themselves in stressful and precarious situations, they are still doing their best to lift the spirits of residents young and old.

Community parade dates have been announced for each and every community now (full list below), and Cochrane RCMP has shared that if their schedule allows, they will try to drop by birthday parties for youth.

Corporal Troy Savinkoff says the amount of support they have been shown on some streets has been absolutely awesome. “It seemed like a third of the street was out banging on pots and holding signs. Also, the donations to the Food Bank have been great! Keep it up, Cochrane!”

While Cpl. Savinkoff says they can’t guarantee all requests; the local department will do their best. “Right now, call volumes are about 30% less than normal, and members do have some time to do these little extra things. Interested residents need to contact the local detachment at 403-851-8000, and it will obviously depend on operational availability.”

The next community parade will occur tomorrow evening (April 8) in the community of Riversong beginning at 7 p.m. As a reminder, Cochrane RCMP is accepting food bank donations in the last vehicle of the convoy as long as people maintain proper physical distancing space.

Below you will find a list of all the community parade dates coming up.

  • April 8 Riversong

  • April 9 Cochrane Heights

  • April 11 Riverview

  • April 14 Jumping Pound/ Bowridge/ Bow Meadows

  • April 16 West Valley

  • April 17 Glenbow

  • April 19 Fireside

  • April 21 East End

  • April 23 Heartland

While Cochrane Fire Services have also been approached to be at birthday parties, Inspector Jeff Avery shares they will consider the idea next month once the community parades are a wrap.

Written by
Marni Fedeyko

Marni is a community inspired individual who is always looking for better ways to serve and connect the community of Cochrane. She is also one of our Town Councillors and an upcoming real estate agent.

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Written by Marni Fedeyko