Cattle Roundup raises over $100,000

Urban cowboys raised $102,000 in Red Deer’s 18th-annual Cattle Roundup, a major fundraiser for the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation.

Urban cowboys raised $102,000 in Red Deer’s 18th-annual Cattle Roundup, a major fundraiser for the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation.

Started as a charity cattle sale with proceeds directed to the foundation, the roundup features an evening gala including a silent auction, raffles and plates full of the rancher’s most delectable treat — prairie oysters.

Canadian Country Music Awards winner Aaron Pritchett headlined the evening’s entertainment and donated his hat and shirt for the silent auction. Following Pritchett on stage were performers Dwain Sands of Innisfail and Brent McAthey from Calgary.

The annual roundup has now raised more than $1.5 million for the foundation, used to purchase high-end medical equipment.

This year, the money will be dedicated to buying equipment for seniors in local health care centres.