Law Enforcement Appreciation Retreat - Kananaskis, AB

Immediately following our CPCA ATS in Niagara Falls, my wife Sheryl and I were flown to Calgary and driven to the beautiful resort of Kananaskis Village. Merle Doherty (retired police officer now chaplain and Manager of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team) asked Sheryl & I and another couple to present during the two-day event. The keynote speaker was Naomi Paget - a Crisis Interventionist and Chaplain with the FBI and Red Cross in Texas. Naomi set the stage for all of us to follow from her amazing initial presentation – “Your Best Backup.”

The Retreat was attended by close to 50 couples with one or both serving as police officers in western Canada. We got to know and pray with several couples mostly serving either Calgary PS or Edmonton PS. The very informative sessions were preceded by worship led by a team from a church in Calgary. Everything about the retreat was exceptional: the worship, the presentations, the buffets, the accommodations, the host chaplain team of Merle (top photo), Holly,