Street Church Ministries
1740 25 A St SW
Vice-Chairman – Content
Stampede Parade Committee 2010
From: Artur Pawlowski
Date: 08/05/2010 11:16:00 PM
To: Huggard Susanne Subject:
Re: Calgary Stampede Parade Application
I do not know if you are aware that for this year’s parade we already spent over 20,000 dollars for outfits, costumes, etc. The carriage and horses are secured which are additional costs. For years our Christian organization which represents the homeless(poor) and Jesus Christ has been denied the right to be in the Calgary Stampede Parade. We see this as being discrimination against the name of Jesus Christ. In your letter you said that we did not comply with the rules. We disagree. We received permission before the parade to give away Christian pamphlets. We asked the parade organizers, on-site right before the parade, if there would be any future problems with giving away tracks. We were told (twice in front of witnesses) "not at all’.
We would like to meet to discuss this matter and we hope that you will reconsider your decision.
I can be contacted at 403-607-4434
God Bless you in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
On Behalf of Street Church Ministries
From: David Swanson
Date: 19/05/2010 4:15:08 PM
Subject: 2010 Stampede Parade Application
Dear Mr. Pawlowski …
as per your request for the Stampede Parade Committee Executive to review the decision to reject the Street Church entry in this years Parade I wish to advise you that the Executive meet today to consider your request and stand by our original decision. We have no record of any approval given to your group last year to pass out pamphlets along the route and wish to point out that this type of activity is strictly not permitted as stated in our Rules and Regulations. We also wish to note that by signing the application form entries agree to abide our Rules and Regulations. We regret that we have had to take this course of action but the Committee is obligated to insure that all applications and entries are treated in a consistent and fair manner.
Calgary Stampede Parade Committee