Building a Better Community | August Initiative | Salem’s Circle Poker Run in Support of Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families

The Salem’s Circle Poker Run is an exciting charity event where participants travel to five different locations and collect cards to create the best poker hand. It’s your chance to win prizes while supporting a great cause! Come join us on Sunday September 1st for your seat at the table. It doesn’t matter what you drive – all two and four wheeled vehicles are welcome!

Together with our event partner Calgary Harley-Davidson we’re going all-in for Cerebral Palsy (CP) Kids and Families. For children and families affected by CP, it can be an endless cycle of treatments, surgeries, medical bills and prognostic uncertainty. In addition to providing a family support system, CP Kids and Families gives children opportunities to experience the simple joys of being a kid.

The Salem’s Circle Poker Run is held in honour of Salem Freya, who has been fighting and conquering obstacles since the day she was born. Born with cerebral palsy, she has undergone more than 30 surgeries, multiple shunts, and a lifetime of pain no child should ever have to endure. Her father Willie organized the first Poker Run in 2011, and since then, the event has attracted around 70 participants per year. This year we want to double down on that number!

How can you buy in?

You don’t need to be a card shark or expert gambler to participate in this year’s event. It’s as easy as turning the key and driving to different locations in and around Calgary. Bring your friends and family and make a day of it! You can register online or at Calgary Harley-Davidson. Here’s the schedule of events:

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm – Register at Calgary Harley-Davidson for $25 per poker hand and $10 per passenger. They will be providing coffee and breakfast! Routes and information sheets will also be handed out.
  • 12:00pm – Wheels roll! Travel to the first location.
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Arrive at Big Sky BBQ to collect your last card. Food and drinks are available for purchase to celebrate completing your hand! Prizes will be handed out for best hand, worst hand as well as several other categories.

Special thanks to Calgary Harley-Davidson for their support and kick-off breakfast.

Ride, drive, and donate with us to support children and families affected by CP. All proceeds go to support CP Kids and Families. It’s a great deal all around!

If you have any questions about this event, please email

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