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Winnipeg, MB - June 14, 2022 – Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) President Maurice ‘Moe’ Sabourin today released the following statement on reports that Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Chief, Danny Smyth, has been nominated for President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police:

"The WPA and its members are extremely troubled by recent reports that WPS Chief, Danny Smyth, is actively seeking to be appointed President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

WINNIPEG, MB: Today, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) celebrated its 14TH Ride and attracted over 1,000 registered riders. The record of 1,547 riders set in 2019 is safe for another year. Funds raised from today’s Ride will total close to $350,000 bringing the 14-year fundraising total to over $3.2 million dollars. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

All Ride for Dad prizes and 50/50 were claimed at the Wind-up on May 28, 2022.

The 50/50 total sales were $5,774 and the winner took home $2,887.


Jacquelyn Schwartz - ticket number 0139711 - winner of the 2022 Winnipeg Police Association 50-50 in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. The jackpot was $40,390 and Jacquelyn receives half – $20,195. Thank you and everyone who kindly purchased tickets. See you next year.



The Cool 2Be Kind project submission deadline has been extended to January 31, 2022! Students and educators are encouraged to submit their Kindness project proposal online at

Cool 2Be Kind was created by the WPA and helps to teach students in grades K-8 the value of being kind to others and making positive choices in school and in life.

Students and educators are invited to submit a Kindness project proposal for their school with the opportunity to receive funding in the amount of $500 to see their project come to life.

Over the past nine years, the Cool 2Be Kind campaign has funded 223 school Kindness projects totaling $111,500. The Winnipeg Police Association believes teaching students the benefits of kindness is a positive, pro-active approach.

Funding for Cool 2Be Kind school Kindness projects is provided by the Winnipeg Police Association and generous corporate sponsors. For a complete sponsor list visit:

Students and educators from Winnipeg K-8 schools may visit and submit their Kindness project proposal online. The extended deadline for Kindness project submissions is January 31, 2022.

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson celebrates the WPA’s Cool 2Be Kind campaign together with WPA president, Moe Sabourin, vice president, Jeremy Cull, and the WPA Board of Directors. Premier Stefanson has been the Cool 2Be Kind campaign honorary co-chair since 2016.

WINNIPEG, MB: With no one ‘Ride Day’ this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitobans were again asked to ‘Ride Alone Together’ in support of the 13th Annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD). Riders registered online, collected pledge donations and enjoyed their ‘RAT Ride’ on the days and routes of their choosing – all in the fight against prostate cancer. Today, Saturday, October 2, was the last day for ‘RAT Rides’ and over $115,000 was raised for the cause with pledge donations continuing to come in.

WINNIPEG, MB: Maurice (Moe) Sabourin, President, Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) joined by co-Chairs, The Hon. Heather Stefanson, MLA, Tuxedo; Kevin Klein, City Councillor, Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood; Brody Jackson, host, QX 104 FM; and Jeremy Cull, acting Vice President, WPA are pleased to announce the 10th annual Cool 2Be Kind campaign is now underway. 

The WPA was the official Game Sponsor of the Winnipeg Goldeyes game on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The opening pitch of the game was delivered by Special Olympic athlete, Jordyn Hiebert, accompanied by WPA President, Moe Sabourin and friends. Fans received free Cool 2Be Kind sunglasses and sticker sheets from WPA member volunteers. A great day all the way around… GO GOLDEYES!