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School children with disabilitiesCreated to benefit the community, Northlands Park has worked hard to forge partnerships with various publicly minded volunteer organizations. 

Rodeo MagicMany service organizations are reliant on external funding for their operations and programming. As a result, a lot of energy is spent on fundraising activities that yield charitable donations which are highly appreciated. Northlands Park’s capacity to assist in producing hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for community organizations has been a significant part of its community service work.

Monday morning MagicFunds have been collaboratively generated through the sales of such things as dream home raffle tickets at the annual Klondike Days Exposition. Revenue generated through the Winning Tickets program has then been directed towards the support of such vital community resources as youth shelters, accessible housing initiatives, and school lunch programs.

With strong support from rodeo stakeholders, the Edmonton Rodeo Cowboy’s Benevolent Fund was created by Northlands Park in 1989, to assist injured rodeo athletes and their families. By addressing this reality of the sport, Northlands has provided tangible support and gone beyond the role of event host for the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR).

Edmonton EskimosRodeo Magic is another of Northlands' community service initiatives associated with the CFR. The program offers children with disabilities a specially-tailored bronco experience. Together with volunteers and professional rodeo athletes, Northlands Park creates an opportunity for some young people to actively participate in rodeo activities in a safe environment.

Assistance through raffle sales programA counterpart activity takes place as part of the summer fair. Monday Morning Magic was created by the organization to cater specifically to children with disabilities and their families. In partnership with Conklin shows, young people and their families are invited to enjoy Edmonton’s Klondike Days Exposition fun without the large crowds. The morning before the fair opens its doors to the public, these special guests are the first to ride the midway attractions.

Throughout its history, Northlands Park has initiated community service contributions with the help of its volunteers and partners. By creating fundraising events for service organizations and providing specialized activities for children, it continues to realize its vision of healthy and thriving communities.

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