“IN THE SPOTLIGHT” October Volunteer: Cathy Morrison


October Volunteer


Occupation:  Registered Nurse, Calgary Children’s Hospital

ROARR is fortunate to have committed and talented volunteers who donate their time, resources, and special gifts to help us out! This month, we’d like to introduce you to Cathy Morrison, in the spotlight for October! Cathy is a passionate and caring person who energetically volunteers  at our fundraisers and special events for underprivileged kids and seniors.

ROARR: Thank you for being such an enthusiastic volunteer! Could you share what you do when you aren’t helping us out?

CM: I am a Registered Nurse. I work at Alberta Children’s Hospital at one of the inpatient units. I also work in the Nephrology Clinic as one of the Pediatric Hemodialysis nurses.

ROARR: Where were you born?

CM: Guelph, Ontario

ROARR: What are some of your favorite activities?

CM: Horseback riding and spending time with my three horses: Bailey, Zan. And P.T., whether it is training, dressage lessons, Cowboy Challenge, or working with cattle.

ROARR: What is a favorite childhood memory?

CM: Learning to drive a tractor at age nine! It was then a pickup truck shortly afterward. I hadn’t yet learned how to shift gears, so I drove it down the road to our other farm—in first gear! I did figure it all out quite quickly, though….

ROARR: What might someone be surprised to know about you?

CM: I grew up on a dairy farm. One of my chores was to milk a herd of cows. A couple of those Holsteins was not the complacent “Bessie”…they were downright cranky. To this day, I do not believe there is a cow that I cannot milk.

ROARR: What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

CM: Some days, getting out of bed is hard, especially when it’s 5:30 a.m, with a 12-hour shift ahead of me. But, I get to work with children and families in a career that I love.

ROARR: Which ROARR event is the most memorable for you?

CM: All of the events that I have helped with are memorable, what was very special to me was when I met someone at RiverCross Ranch that I was then able to connect to the mother of one of my young patients at ACH. This person was then in turn, able to help this family in immeasurable ways. It had such an impact on his recovery from a devastating illness.

Kudos to you, Cathy, for your fierce determination to secure for ROARR a significant donation from the Calgary Regional Trail Riders. Thanks, Cathy for your support!








2017 Stampede Style

On May 28th, 2017 we hosted a ROARR “Raise the Barn” BBQ – a fundraising afternoon at RiverCross Ranch that provided an afternoon of fun, music, and entertainment for every age group. From Noon until 4:00, we had over 300 people come and join us for the barbecue with entertainment, a bake sale, a chance to bid on some great auction items, hayrides, and even an old-fashioned cake walk!

The Stampede Royalty and Indian Princess made an appearance and handed out cake at our fantastic cake walk!

The Calgary Fiddlers magical sounds filled the air!!

Music to our ears!

Enjoy the delightful sounds of the Calgary Fiddlers throughout the day.

Did you ever want to experience this wonderful music on an authentic western historical ranch?
This is your chance!

The delicious delicacies of All Beef Catering is included in the price of Admission.  Only $25 for adults and $15 for children (under 10) – get your tickets and get yourself a Beef on a Bun: Click here to buy!

Welcome to
Wild, Wild West!

With fast paced and hard-hitting action, these stuntmen will amaze and entertain you with the unsurpassed reality of their fight scenes and accuracy of their punches! With high falls and explosions so realistic you’ll hardly believe it when they get up after the show.
View more about their show »

Walk for Cake!

You can have your cake and eat it too! Join in the fun at the ROARR Cake Walk.  Entry is $10 per person, tickets available at the door.What’s your favorite type of cake? Tell us on our Facebook page »


Congratulations to Calgary Stampede Queen Meagan Peters, Princess Brittany Lloyd, Princess Lizzie Ryman, and Indian Princess Savanna Sparvier from the Siksika First Nations represents the tribes of Treaty 7 (Siksika, Tsuu T’ina, Stoney, Piikani and Kainai Nations), Indian Village and the Calgary Stampede.

Join the Calgary Stampede Royalty at our ROARR Event Sunday, May 28th! 

2016 ROARR Christmas – Subbing for Santa

This year, ROARR was so pleased to come together with Green Drop Lawns Inc. and gather items for the residents at Clifton Manor in NE Calgary.  Thanks to all of our Volunteers and sponsors for coming together to make this miracle happen!

2015 Stampede Breakfast

ROARR volunteers came together to create an authentic Stampede Breakfast! Not only could guests get pancakes and sausages, some guests even found a few extra eggs around!!

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2014 Christmas for Families from Inn from the Cold

What a wonderful event we were able to host, with help from Inn from the Cold, who identified a number of families that could use a little extra Christmas cheer this year!

Thanks to all of our volunteers for coming together to make this happen.