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‘Significant increase’ to offences during Big Valley Jamboree

Event was held in Camrose Aug. 3 to 6

The 30th anniversary of the Big Valley Jamboree, held in Camrose Aug. 3 to 6, was a busy one according to the Camrose Police Service (CPS).

CPS reported a “significant increase” in occurrences from the last jamboree.

CPS and partnering law enforcement responded to a total of 152 incidents, made 35 arrests and issued 122 tickets. There were seven impaired drivers and eight 24-hour suspensions.

Calgary Police Service, the RCMP and provincial sheriffs assisted in policing the event.

“The Big Valley Jamboree essentially doubles the population of Camrose from 20,000 to over 40,000 people over the August long weekend, including over 5,200 campsites,” stated CPS.