Winnipeg, MB: Together with the Playing 4 A Purpose Foundation, City of Winnipeg Councillor, Markus Chambers, Staples Canada and other community partners, the Winnipeg Police Association is supporting the launch of the Backpacks & Badges initiative.
Backpacks & Badges focuses on strengthening the bonds between youth in our community and members of law enforcement. On September 9, 2019, fifty students from Victor Wyatt School and Acadia Junior High School will team-up with members from the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA), Winnipeg Blue Bombers, athletes from the University of Manitoba and Playing 4 A Purpose volunteers to go shopping at Staples (Pembina Hwy) for school supplies.
“The one-on-one interaction between students and WPA members, participating athletes and volunteers will be a memorable and valuable experience for them,” said Maurice Sabourin, President, Winnipeg Police Association. “Vulnerable young people need to know there are people in the community who care about them and that police officers are there to help. Our members are proud to be part of the Backpacks & Badges initiative.”
The Playing 4 A Purpose Foundation brings the community together and creates opportunities to help vulnerable youth in Winnipeg to help them better understand and take control of their individual situations.
Winnipeg Police Association
Playing 4 A Purpose Foundation
Deputy Mayor & City Councillor, St. Norbert-Seine River