WINNIPEG, MB: The Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) has released two new public service announcements (PSAs) for television and online placement to enhance awareness of the important role police officers play while ensuring safety and security for Winnipeg residents.
Maurice (Moe) Sabourin, President, Winnipeg Police Association (WPA), is pleased to announce the WPA has donated $5,000 to the St.Amant Foundation. The presentation took place today, July 18, 2018, at St.Amant’s head office in St Vital. Joining Sabourin for the presentation and a tour of the facility were executive members of the Winnipeg Police Association.
On Saturday, June 16, 2018 The Children's Hospital Champion Abigail Stewart will be hosting a bake sale and silent auction with all proceeds going to the Oncology Unit that saved Abigail's life.
Stop by from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, 547 Kildare Ave. E and help support Abigail.
WINNIPEG, MB: Today, the TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) celebrated its 10TH Ride and attracted 1,433 registered riders. The record of 1,510 riders set in 2017 is safe for another year. Funds raised from today’s Ride will exceed $350,000. This brings the ten-year fundraising total to over $2.2M. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.
WINNIPEG, MB: The Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) launched the inaugural Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad in 2009 which attracted 487 registered riders and raised $70,000 for prostate cancer research and education. On May 26, 2018, the tenth Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad will now see over 1,500 riders raising over $355,000 in the fight against prostate cancer.
More than 1.2 million men in Canada have prostate cancer and 80 per cent of them don’t know it. The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) continues to fight prostate cancer and is celebrating 10 YEARS in 2018. The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised over $1.85M in the past nine years and with the help of Riders and pledge donors will surpass $2M this year. All proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.
WINNIPEG, MB: 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.
WINNIPEG, MB: On Thursday, January 25 at 4:30 PM the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Winnipeg Police Association (in partnership with the University of Winnipeg, Sport Manitoba, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, and Spence Neighbourhood Association) kicked off the 5th annual Winnipeg Youth Football Club – an after-school flag football program for youth in downtown Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG, MB: An arbitration process has confirmed the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) is providing its members insufficient respiratory protection from exposure to synthetic opiates such as fentanyl and carfentanil. In late 2016 and through 2017, as the fentanyl crisis exploded in Winnipeg, the WPS issued members with N95-type face masks for use in incidents where they might be exposed to airborne or powdered forms of these dangerous synthetic opiates. The Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) raised concerns the N95 masks were not sufficient for the realities members face in performing their duty on the streets of Winnipeg. An arbitrator has agreed with these concerns and ordered the WPS address these concerns properly.
Another serious incident involving an off-duty member of the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) outside of the downtown WPS headquarters highlights the continued risks faced by Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) members by a lack of secure parking at WPS facilities. Inaction by WPS leadership, Mayor Brian Bowman and City Council has prompted the WPA to write to the Provincial Government about the situation.