Winnipeg Police Association

Protecting What Matters

Winnipeg Police Association teams-up with David Foster Foundation and the Miracle Gala & Concert.

WINNIPEG, MB: Maurice Sabourin, President, Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) is pleased to announce a volunteer partnership with the David Foster Foundation’s Miracle Gala & Concert – September 24, 2016, 9:00 PM, MTS Centre – resulted in 950 person-hours of security saving the Foundation over $47,500 in services.
“The WPA provided volunteers for a variety of tasks throughout the event including driving and escorting celebrities and VIPs safely around Winnipeg,” said Sabourin. “Children’s charities are a priority for WPA fundraising and volunteer activities and the David Foster Foundation is all about assisting families with children undergoing life-saving organ transplant surgery.”

Each year, the David Foster Foundation hosts an annual fundraising Gala in Canada which, in addition to raising much needed funds, builds awareness of the need for increased organ donor registration. The Winnipeg Gala raised over $3.2 M for the Foundation.

The David Foster Foundation is hoping the Gala encourages more Manitobans to register as organ donors. Currently, only about two per-cent of the population of the province are registered as organ donors which is low compared to other provinces. Children in Manitoba, who require an organ transplant other than for a kidney, must travel outside of the province for treatment, adding significant non-medical expenses for families.

Celebrities attending the Winnipeg Gala included 16-time Grammy award winner, David Foster; three-time Juno Award winner, Carly Rae Jepson; multiple Grammy winner, Michael Bolton; international recording star and Grammy winner, Seal; Canada’s own, The Tenors; America’s Got Talent star, Jackie Evancho; and comedian, Sinbad.

The David Foster Foundation has assisted more than 1,000 Canadian families and provided millions of dollars in direct family support for non-medical expenses for children’s organ transplants. The average cost to support one family is $10,000 annually.


Maurice Sabourin
Winnipeg Police Association (WPA)
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