RCMP issued a notice to appear in court for the organizers of the “No More Lockdowns” rodeo rally that was held at the beginning of this month.
Alberta RCMP confirmed Tuesday that Ty and Gail Northcott were served a summons on Monday for a violation under Section 73(1) of the Public Health Act. The pair are scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on May 17.
According to a police news release, the investigation was conducted in cooperation with Alberta Health Services’ Inspectors and Olds RCMP.
Ty Northcott also confirmed the notice in a Facebook post early Tuesday.
“Yesterday I got served papers to go to court for doing the “No More Lockdowns Rodeo Rally,” a week ago, and they are rodeoing and doing carnivals in Montana, less than six hours away,” he wrote.
The rodeo rally took place on private land just outside of Bowden on May 1-2 and hundreds of spectators attended the event, defying public health measures.
Premier Jason Kenney strongly condemned those in attendance last week.
“It is disturbing and to see large numbers of people gathering this weekend at Bowden in flagrant violation of COVID-19 public health measures,” he said.