WPA members support the community, are involved in a variety of charity/community events, and coordinate a number of community initiatives including:
COOL 2BE KIND
The Cool 2Be Kind campaign is an initiative of the Winnipeg Police Association and focuses on teaching youth in grades K-8 the value of being kind. Entering our fifth year, this positive behavior initiative outlines the benefits of being kind to others and making good choices in school and in life. Students and staff are invited to create and submit a unique kindness proposal for their school with the opportunity to receive funding in the amount of $500 to see their program come to life. Off-duty police officers visit schools and community organizations throughout Winnipeg and deliver fun and interactive presentations.
WPA-STARS FORE SPECIAL O GOLF TOURNAMENT
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Glendale Golf & Country Club
To register visit: Stars Fore Special O
The WPA is the presenting sponsor for the Special Olympics Manitoba Stars ‘FORE’ Special O golf tournament. The tournament takes place at the beautiful Glendale Golf and Country Club. This golf tournament was developed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Manitoba and its golf program and at the same time, provide an entertaining and fun-filled day for participants. Each hole is hosted by a Special Olympics Manitoba athlete, with each team assigned a Celebrity golfer including Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bomber players and alumni and media celebrities.
Special Olympics Manitoba enriches the lives of Manitobans with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport. It has been proven that participation in sport will assist individuals in providing life-long skills that build their self-esteem and self-confidence, learn to compete, travel the world and discover their potential.
MANITOBA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD
Since 2008, the Winnipeg Police Association has led an amazing group of volunteers in the fight against prostate cancer – the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. The Motorcycle Ride for Dad raises funds for prostate cancer research and education through the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation (reg. charity 85133 3179 RR0001). It’s the biggest motorcycle fundraising event of its kind. 2017 marks the 9th year for the Motorcycle Ride for Dad in Manitoba, with over $1.5M raised to fight prostate cancer. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is the regional presenting sponsor and Telus the national sponsor. Funds raised in Manitoba stay in Manitoba. To register or make a pledge, visit: www.ridefordad.ca/manitoba
94TH ANNUAL WPA CHARITY BALL
Maurice (Moe) Sabourin, President, Winnipeg Police Association (WPA), is pleased to announce proceeds from the 2017 WPA Charity Ball totalling $40,000 have been donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Joining Sabourin for the cheque presentation today were WPA Vice-President, George Van Mackelbergh; representing the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, Gary Rozak, Acting President & CEO; and 2018 Champion Child, Abigail Stewart.
“This is the third year in a row the WPA Charity Ball has raised $40,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, bringing our donation total to date to over $600,000 for children’s health,” said Sabourin. “Our members are proud to support the important work of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.”
“When you think of the members of the Winnipeg Police Association, one word always comes to mind – dedication”, said Rozak. “Dedication to their jobs, to the community, to the people they serve. But their dedication goes beyond that in the way they support the community, raising money for many worthy causes – especially the sick and injured children here at the Children’s Hospital. Thank you from the families, the staff, and most importantly the children you continue to serve and protect.”
The 94th Annual WPA Charity Ball takes place Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Canad Inn Polo Park. The WPA Charity Ball is the longest running annual charity function of its kind in North America. The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba has been one of the WPA’s charities of choice for 32 years.
To purchase tickets call the WPA at (204) 957-1579.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN & POLAR PLUNGE
The WPA participates in both the Manitoba Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Plunge events in support of Special Olympics Manitoba. The LETR includes participation from all major accredited federal, provincial and municipal police agencies, Provincial and Federal Corrections, as well as other federal and provincial enforcement agencies. The Manitoba LETR has raised in excess of $2 million for Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge takes place in venues throughout Manitoba including Churchill/Hudson’s Bay and Winnipeg. All monies raised in Manitoba are in support of Manitobans with an intellectual disability who benefit through participation in sports under Special Olympics programs and activities.
6th ANNUAL WINNIPEG CRIME STOPPERS
T-Off fore TIPS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Hosted by Jeff Stoughton
Register online at winnipegcrimestoppers.org before May 20, 2017 tp automatically be entered into the Early Bird Draw!
WINNIPEG YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB, PRESENTED BY THE WINNIPEG POLICE ASSOCIATION
As the major part of a community partnership with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the WPA is the presenting sponsor of the Winnipeg Youth Football Club. Starting in January, each Thursday for a 10-week period, 200 inner-City youths attended this flag football skills camp at the U of W RecPlex in a fun-filled and inclusive atmosphere. Boys and girls from a variety of ages and football skill levels gathered together with Blue Bomber players, University, Junior and high school football coaches and WPA members to learn about football, fitness and fun. Participating WPA members include former Blue Bombers Shawn Gallant and Errol Brown; former CIS players Lindsay Stevens, Rob Thimm, Riley Clayton, Justin Malek as well as Ward Gordon, Moe Sabourin and George Van Mackelbergh.