Winnipeg Police Association

Protecting What Matters

The WPA is proud to introduce the WPA 50/50 Raffle in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Buy your tickets online at for your chance to win half of a minimum guaranteed $50,000 POT! The pot will continue to grow after the $50,000 in ticket sales has been surpassed. The draw is July 1, 2021.

WINNIPEG, MB:  Respecting provincial health guidelines, the 2021 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) format will again be RIDE ALONE TOGETHER. Registered riders are asked to collect pledge donations to fight prostate cancer in Manitoba and ‘Ride Alone Together’ on the days and routes of your choosing from May 1 to October 2, 2021.

Vaccine Priority

The WPA and the WPS are extremely excited and relieved to announce that the Province of Manitoba has included Police officers in the list of eligibility for vaccination priority. In the Winnipeg town hall meeting on vaccination April 15, 2021, Minister Stefanson made the announcement. The WPA would like to thank Minister Stefanson and Dr. Reimer for their efforts in making Police Officers a priority.

Maurice (Moe) Sabourin
Winnipeg Police Association

Public Safety Communicator

The Winnipeg Police Association proudly salutes all 911 operators and public safety communicators who work tirelessly to ensure police and first responders are mobilized efficiently and effectively 24 hours a day.

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad 2020

WINNIPEG, MB: Beginning August 21, 2020 Manitobans were asked to ‘Ride Alone Together’ in support of the 12th Annual TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD).


Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM) Champion Child Brady Bobrowich, and CEO, Stefano Grande, accepts a $45,000 cheque from Winnipeg Police Association president Moe Sabourin (second right) – proceeds from the 2019 WPA Charity Ball. On hand for the presentation was Brady’s sister Brooke (left), mom Corinne and father Brad (right). This brings the total raised from North America’s longest running Policeman’s Ball to $695,000.

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD), originally scheduled for May 30, has been moved to Saturday, October 3. "The health and safety of Riders, volunteers and sponsors is our first priority," said Kirk Van Alstyne, Co-Chair, MRFD. "We are hopeful the current necessity of social distancing will be a distant memory by Fall. This is our 12th Ride for Dad in Manitoba and we know once we defeat this virus our pledge donors and supporters will come through to fight prostate cancer as they have done year after year."

WINNIPEG, MB: Maurice (Moe) Sabourin, President, Winnipeg Police Association (WPA), is pleased to announce proceeds from the 2019 WPA Charity Ball totalling $45,000 has been donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM). Joining Sabourin for the cheque presentation today were, George Van Mackelbergh, Vice-President, WPA and Stefano Grande, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

WINNIPEG, MB: The arbitrator hearing the Winnipeg Police Association’s (WPA) grievance against the City of Winnipeg regarding Mayor Bowman’s plan to unilaterally cut pension benefits has just issued a decision upholding our position, faulting the political leadership of the City, and awarding the WPA $40,000 in damages, as well as an additional $400 in damages to each of our members.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help contain the virus, the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) has cancelled the 2020 WPA Charity Ball in Support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM), originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25. The official announcement will be made Monday, March 30 in a news release detailing a donation of $45,000 to the CHFM from the 2019 WPA Charity Ball.

We are all hopeful for a successful end to this pandemic in the short-term.

Next year’s WPA Charity Ball will take place, Saturday April 24, 2021.