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5th Annual Canadian Walk for Veterans – September 24 & 25, 2022

After two years of COVID-19 social isolation and walking virtually shoulder to shoulder in 152 cities across the country, the 2022 Fifth Annual Canadian Walk For Veterans is finally able to return to in-person events over the weekend of September 24th and 25th in cities across the country and virtually. Working in partnership with the The Order of St. George Grand Priory of Canada and the Americas and True Patriot Love, the 2022 Canadian Walk For Veterans will raise awareness of the plight of translators, interpreters, cultural advisors and other locally employed people who were essential to Canada’s missions in conflicts throughout the world such as the Balkans, Somalia, Rwanda and Afghanistan.

80% of net proceeds from the Canadian Walk For Veterans goes to organizations that are working hard for the benefit of Canada’s veterans and first responders. A major portion of net funds raised in the 2022 Canadian Walk For Veterans will go to the True Patriot Love Afghan Resettlement Fund. A portion of this year’s net proceeds will also go to those organizations that form a team and hold a Canadian Walk For Veterans event in their respective towns. Learn more about True Patriot Love at truepatriotlove.com.

Everyone who registers for the Canadian Walk For Veterans will receive a 2022 pewter Challenge Coin hand crafted right here in Canada by veteran-owned Dracks Military Plaques.

Register now at canadianwalkforveterans.com/register.

To learn more about the 2022 Canadian Walk For Veterans please visit canadianwalkforveterans.com.

Motors & Music Benefit – August 20, 2022

Bristol Records and Hagerty are proud to present the Motors and Music Benefit Series, with the first benefit supporting the Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society. The Memorial Ribbon Society supports the families of fallen officers through scholarships, assists in dealing with grief, and provides other assistance and support to families.

  • Date: August 20, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT
  • Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC

For more information, go to https://www.motorsandmusic.ca/.

Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament – Still Time to Register!

There’s still time to register for the Memorial Ribbon Society’s annual fundraiser golf tournament! The Society will be holding its annual Memorial Ribbon scholarship golf tournament on August 12, 2022 at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, with all proceeds supporting scholarships for the children of fallen officers. The tournament promises to be a great time, with lots of prizes and a silent auction, with the goal of raising $25,000. There’s still time to register, whether you are an experienced golfer or a beginner, but time is running out!

For complete information and to register, visit https://www.memorialribbon.org/golf/.

Steamworks Brewing Company Makes Donation in Support of Golf Tournament

The Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society would like to thank Steamworks Brewing Company or their generous donation to the 2022 Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament. We greatly appreciate their contribution towards raising the $25,000 required to support five children of fallen officers to attend post-secondary education in 2022.

For more information on the tournament, visit https://www.memorialribbon.org/golf.

Play Golf & Help Raise Funds

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament has unfortunately been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The annual Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament is now open for registration. This year’s fundraiser is set for the beautiful course at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam. There will only be space for 144 golfers plus up to 50 seats for dinner only.

The goal is to raise $25,000 to allow five children of fallen officers attend a post secondary institute anywhere in Canada in 2021. You can help – register today!

We will have both an on-line auction as well as a live auction in the evening. More details will be forthcoming.

For registration or more details please go to https://www.memorialribbon.org/golf/.

If you are unable to attend the tournament but wish to support this great cause, you can make a donation at https://www.memorialribbon.org/donate/.

Memorial Society President Shawn Coady Interviewed on Team Ten Eight Podcast

The Founder and President of the Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society recently sat down for a conversation with Christian Lane on the Team Ten Eight podcast (https://teamteneight.com/). Team Ten Eight is dedicated to the people who serve and sacrifice to keep us healthy, safe and secure. The podcast conversation covered the Memorial Ribbon Society, the Vancouver Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit, as well as Shawn’s journey with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Listen to the podcast at https://teamteneight.com/podcast.

Révision de Programme de subvention commémoratif pour les premiers répondants de Sécurité publique Canada

Le Programme de subvention commémoratif pour les premiers répondants de Sécurité publique Canada accordera un montant forfaitaire unique non imposable, au maximum de 300 000 $, versé directement aux familles des premiers répondants décédés dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions.

Le 21 décembre 2020, le gouvernement fédéral a annoncé un élargissement pour inclure les familles des agents correctionnels, des agents de libération conditionnelle et des agents de probation. Les familles admissibles pourront présenter une demande dès le début de 2021. De plus amples renseignements seront disponibles bientôt.

Pour en savoir plus, visitez https://www.securitepublique.gc.ca/cnt/bt/mmrl-grnt-prgrm/index-fr.aspx.

Updates to Public Safety Canada Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

The Federal Government’s Memorial Grant Program for First Responders will provide a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000 to the families of first responders who have died as a result of their duties.

On December 21, 2020 a planned expansion to include the families of correctional, parole and probation officers was announced. Eligible families will be able to begin applying in early 2021. More information will be available soon.

Please visit https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/bt/mmrl-grnt-prgrm/index-en.aspx for details.

New Memorial Ribbon Morale Patch

The Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society has created the Memorial Ribbon Morale Patch, now available through our online store at https://www.memorialribbon.org/store/. The patch can be warn on an external carrier, duty bag, field book, or anywhere you wish to show your support for fallen officers. We have tried to keep the cost low with all proceeds going towards the Society’s six main objectives:

  • To promote the effectiveness and efficiency of Police and Peace Officers by having a ribbon campaign to raise awareness about fallen Police and Peace Officers.
  • To assist the families of fallen Police and Peace Officers in dealing with their grief, by recommending and coordinating the necessary social services.
  • To give donations for charitable purposes to qualified donees as defined in the Income Tax Act.
  • To help establish memorials for fallen Police and Peace Officers.
  • To provide scholarships to students.
  • To provide funds to needy families of fallen Police and Peace Officers.

Visit the Memorial Ribbon Society online store at https://www.memorialribbon.org/store/ to purchase your Memorial Ribbon Morale Patch today.

Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC Voice Full Support for Police

The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC have voiced their full support for all police officers, during these trying times where some police officers and departments / agencies have become the focus of very negative words / beliefs / social media. We thank the Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC you for their letter of support. Read the letter of support (PDF).

Le tournoi de golf 2020 de la Société du ruban commémoratif est cancellé

Le tournoi de golf 2020 de la Société du ruban commémoratif est cancellé dû à l’épidémie internationale du Covid-19. La société, par souci du bien-être des golfeurs, des volontaires, des employés et de leurs familles, a décidé de canceller l’évènement pour limiter la transmission possible du virus.

Avec l’aide de nos volontaires, de nos parrains et des golfeurs, la levée de fonds de l’année dernière fut un énorme succès, permettant à la société de supporter quatre enfants de nos héros tombés avec leurs études post-secondaire dans l’institution de leur choix. La levée de fonds 2020 avait pour but de renouer ce succès, supportant ainsi cinq enfants. Malgré l’absence du tournoi de golf cette année, nous apprécions votre aide; si vous voulez supporter le programme d’étude, veuillez faire don sur notre site web : https://www.memorialribbon.org/donate/.

Nous planifions déjà le tournoi de golf de la société du ruban commémoratif de 2021 vers la fin août, au même club de golf, Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club situé à Coquitlam. Nous aurons plus de détails disponibles vers la fin de l’année courante.

Merci infiniment de votre support et restez en sécurité.

Le Sergent Shawn Coady prend sa retraite de VPD

Après 30 ans de service de police de Vancouver (VPD), après 3 ans au sein du service de Corrections de la Colombie Britannique et 14 ans de réserve militaire, le Sgt Shawn Coady, président et fondateur de la Société du ruban commémoratif des policiers et agents de la paix, prend sa retraite bien méritée.

Shawn a travaillé à la patrouille, aux enquêtes et au niveau de support lors de sa carrière avec VPD. Il a passé 25 ans avec l’unité de sécurité publique, participant à la planification de nombreux évènements publics, dont quelques émeutes et les soirées de feu d’artifice annuelles (Celebration of Light). Il s’est également joint à l’unité de cérémonie, unité à laquelle il continuera de participer malgré sa retraite. Shawn a participé à la création de nombreux programmes et manuels au cours de sa carrière et a reçu plusieurs prix et accolades, incluant l’ordre du mérite policer et des éloges du chef de police.

C’est au début de sa carrière que Shawn, et son épouse Diane, ont eu l’idée de créer le ruban commémoratif, qui est maintenant reconnut comme le symbole Canadien de deuil lors qu’un policier ou agent de la paix meurt dans l’exercice de ses fonctions. Lorsqu’un agent meurt en protégeant sa communauté, ainsi que lors de la semaine commémorative en septembre, des milliers de personnes portent le ruban commémoratif. Shawn a dédié la plus grande partie de sa carrière afin que nos héros ne soient jamais oubliés et que leurs enfants puissent poursuivre leurs études post-secondaire, grâce au programme d’étude à la grandeur du Canada. Pour les prochaines années de retraite, Shawn continuera de se porter volontaire au sein de la société afin de poursuivre quelques objectifs courants et de porter quelques programmes à terme.

Lors de sa toute dernière journée au sein de VPD, Shawn a eu l’occasion de participer à la procession des premiers secoureurs honorant l’agente Heidi Stevenson, conduisant le véhicule de la société du ruban commémoratif des policiers et des agents de la paix.

La société du ruban commémoratif aimerait remercier Shawn pour ses nombreux services rendus au Canada, à la communauté des agents de la paix, aux citoyens du Canada ainsi que pour la création de la société du ruban commémoratif des policiers et des agents de la paix. Shawn a changé la manière dont les gens démontrent leur support pour nos héros et montrent leur deuil collectif. Tu as vraiment laissé un grand héritage Shawn, et nous te remercions de ta participation aussi présente dans tous nos grands projets.

La société du ruban commémoratif souhaite donc à Shawn bonheur dans sa nouvelle vie et espère sincèrement qu’il ait la chance de profiter de repos lors de sa retraite bien méritée.

Sgt. Shawn Coady Retires from the VPD

After 30 years in the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), following three years with BC Corrections and 14 years with the Military Reserve, Sgt. Shawn Coady, Founder and President of the Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society, has put in his papers for retirement from the force.

During his time with the VPD, Shawn worked in Patrol, Investigations, and Support. He spent 25 years with the Public Safety Unit participating in many of the crowd management situations over that time, including a few riots and most of the Celebration of Light evenings. He also joined the Ceremonial Unit; Shawn plans to continue participating with the Unit after retiring. Shawn wrote many manuals and programs throughout his career and received many commendations and awards, including the Order of Police Merit and the Chief’s Commendation.

It was near the beginning of his career that Shawn and his wife, Diane, came up with the idea of the Memorial Ribbon, which has since become the official Canadian symbol of mourning whenever a Police or Peace Officer dies in the line of duty. Whenever an officer is killed while protecting their community, and during Memorial Week in September, you can observe thousands of officers and civilians wearing the Memorial Ribbon. Shawn has spent most of his professional life working on ensuring that fallen officers are always remembered, and that their children are given the opportunity to attend a post-secondary school anywhere in Canada, through the Memorial Ribbon Scholarship. Now that he has retired, Shawn plans on continuing volunteering with the Society for the next couple of years to bring a number of current objectives and programs to completion.

On his last day of work with the VPD, Shawn was able to participate in the First Responders’ Memorial Motorcade in Honour of Cst. Heidi Stevenson, while driving the loaned Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society vehicle.

The Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society would like to thank Shawn for his service to Canada, the Law Enforcement community, the citizens of Canada and especially for starting the Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society. You have changed the way people express their condolences and show support for the fallen. You have created a great legacy and we would like to thank you for continuing this great project.

The Memorial Ribbon Society wishes Shawn the best in his post-work life and hopes he finds time to relax and enjoy his well earned retirement.

2020 Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament Cancelled

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament 2020 has been cancelled. The Society has chosen to cancel this year’s tournament with the goal of keeping golfers, volunteers, staff, and their families safe from possible exposure to this virus.

With the help of our volunteers, sponsors and golfers, last year’s inaugural fundraiser was a huge success, allowing the Society to support four children of fallen officers to attend a Canadian post-secondary institution of their choosing. The 2020 fundraiser was to expand on that success, with the goal of supporting five children. Although there is no tournament this year, we could still use your help; if you wish to support the Scholarship, please donate on our website at https://www.memorialribbon.org/donate/.

We plan on holding the 2021 Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament toward the end of August, at the same location of Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club in Coquitlam. Please keep an eye out for more information as we approach the end of this year.

Thank you for your support and stay safe.

La Société reçoit une généreuse donation du salon constabulaire du SPE

La Société du ruban commémoratif des policiers et des agents de la paix a reçu un énorme cheque du salon constabulaire du Service de Police d’Edmonton. Ceci est une surprise inattendue et le don ira directement au bénéfice de notre programme d’étude post secondaire pour les enfants de nos héros tombés, et ce dans l’institution de leur choix. Nous remercions donc le salon constabulaire et tous ses membres pour leur généreuse donation. Veuillez-vous référer au résumé joint ci-dessous pour la description de leurs efforts afin de supporter notre cause.

Durand les derniers dix ans, le comité exécutif du salon constabulaire du Service de Police d’Edmonton a organisé et fut hôte du tournoi de golf commémoratif en Alberta. Le tournoi est attendu par plusieurs golfeurs venant de tous les coins de l’Alberta et coïncide avec la journée commémorative pour les policiers et les agents de la paix de l’Alberta, qui a lieu le dernier dimanche en Septembre sur leur site de législature provinciale. Le tournoi réuni autant les policiers que les civiles pour commémorer nos héros tombés, et ce dans une ambiance qui favorise à garder le moral et une bonne camaraderie.

Évidemment, le tournoi est toujours à la merci de dame nature, comme plusieurs peuvent déjà y attester. Nous avons fait face à la neige, le vent, la pluie et parfois à de belles journées d’automne. Mais quoi que la température nous réserve, nous avons toujours un support inconditionnel de golfeurs qui viennent pour participer à cet évènement commémoratif important.

Dans les dernières années, le comité exécutif du salon constabulaire du SPE, qui comprend de membres à titre volontaire, s’est efforcé de continuer à supporter la journée commémorative des policiers et des agents de la paix de l’Alberta et valorise ce que cet évènement représente pour nous. La Société du ruban commémoratif, parfois appelée société bienveillante des policiers, est le récipient des donations obtenues lors du tournoi de golf.

À cause de la du dévouement et de bonnes décisions prises par les membres actifs et précédents, le comité exécutif du salon constabulaire du SPE, le tournoi recueilli des dons excédant toute attente dans les deux dernières années. Comme résultat, le salon constabulaire du SPE a pu présenter un chèque de $10,500 le 4 février, 2020 à la Société du ruban commémoratif. Comme vous pouvez le voir sur la photo ci-incluse, plusieurs membres du salon constabulaire du SPE, ainsi que le chef de police Dale McFee, étaient présents lors de la présentation du chèque.

Ce fut un évènement d’humilité pour les membres du comité exécutif de voir des années d’acharnement et d’idées innovatrices enfin porter fruit. Cette donation est la plus grosse jamais reçue par la Société du ruban commémoratif. Cet évènement et ce qu’il représente, tient à cœur de tous ceux et celles qui font partis de sa planification, de sa préparation et de son déroulement. Notre organisation n’est pas la seule à avoir connue l’expérience d’une telle tragédie et de voir un de nos collègues faire le sacrifice ultime. En tant que comité, nous croyons à l’importance de toujours se rappeler et d’honorer nos héros tombés.

Le comité exécutif du salon constabulaire du Service de Police d’Edmonton aimerait donc remercier les groupes ci-dessous, ainsi que leurs nombreux individuels, pour leur support et leur générosité ces dernières années. La fin de semaine commémorative, et le tournoi de golf Albertain commémoratif, ne pour pas avoir lieu sans leur soutient : Comité des chefs de police d’Edmonton; Régiment des sergents du Service de police d’Edmonton; Association de la police d’Edmonton; Fédération des associations de police de l’Alberta; le comité de planification de la journée commémorative policière de l’Alberta; Sergent d’état-major du Service de police d’Edmonton; les membres des policiers, des agents de la paix et membres militaires de l’Alberta; Association des vétérans de l’Alberta; le Club de curling et commémoratif de la garnison d’Edmonton; et tous les membres du salon constabulaire du service de police d’Edmonton.

Society Receives Generous Donation from EPS Constable’s Lounge

The Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society received a large cheque from the Edmonton Police Service Constables Lounge. This was a great surprise and will go directly to the Memorial Ribbon Scholarship which in turn will support the children of fallen officers attend a Post Secondary institution of their choice. We would like to thank the Constables Lounge and members for their generous donation. Please read the background of their work towards raising these funds.

For over the past ten years time, the Edmonton Police Service Constable’s Lounge Executive Committee has maintained the lead as the organizer and host for the Alberta Police Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament, which draws golfers from across Alberta, always coincides with the Alberta Police and Peace Officer Memorial day which takes place each year on the last Sunday in September at the Alberta Legislature Grounds. The tournament brings together Police and civilians alike to remember and honour fallen officer’s in a setting which lends itself to a good-time; boosting morale and comradery.

As one can imagine, or maybe even experienced; this weekend is always a mixed bag in terms of the weather. We’ve experienced everything from snow, wind, and rain to sunny warm fall days. Whatever the weather, we always have a turn-out of supportive and dedicated golfers partaking in this important Memorial weekend event.

Over the recent years, the EPS Constable’s Lounge Executive Committee, comprised of sworn EPS member volunteers, have endeavoured to continue to support the Alberta Police and Peace Officer Memorial Day and what this day represents to us in Law Enforcement. The Memorial Ribbon Society, sometimes referred to as the Police Officer’s Benevolent fund, is where our proceeds from this tournament are donated.

As a result of hard work and collective decision making by past and present members of the EPS Constable’s Lounge Executive Committee, the last two year’s of the golf tournament’s have resulted in significant overages. This has culminated in the EPS Constable’s Lounge presenting the Memorial Ribbon Society with a cheque for $10, 500.00 on February 4, 2020. As you can see in the attached photo, many of the EPS Constable’s Lounge Executive Committee members were in attendance for a cheque presentation, along with Chief of Police Dale McFee.

It was a humbling moment for members of the Executive Committee to see years of hard work and progressive ideas result in such a significant donation. A donation that is reportedly the largest the Memorial Ribbon Society has received to date. This event, and what it represents is held close to the hearts of all involved in the planning, preparation, and execution. Our service is not alone when it comes to experiencing tragedy, and seeing a colleague make the ultimate sacrifice. As a committee, we believe it is important and incumbent upon us to always remember and recognize our fallen members.

The EPS Constable’s Lounge Executive Committee would like to recognize and extend a thank-you to the following groups and individuals for there continuous support and generosity over the past several years. Memorial weekend, and the Alberta Police Memorial Golf Tournament would not be possible without your continued involvement: Edmonton Police Service Chief’s Committee; Edmonton Police Service Sergeant’s Mess; Edmonton Police Association; Alberta Federation of Police Associations; The Alberta Police Memorial Planning Committee; Edmonton Police Service Corps Sergeant Major; Alberta Police Service, Peace Officer, and Military members; EPS Veteran’s Association; Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club; and the Edmonton Police Service Constable’s Lounge membership.

Le tournoi de golf inaugural 2019 est un énorme succès

Le tournoi de golf inaugural de la Société du Ruban Commémoratif pour le programme d’aide à l’éducation fut un énorme succès. Nous avons non seulement réussi à se procurer plusieurs parrains et partisans corporatifs, mais nous avons également fait maison complète, avec 144 golfeurs participant à l’évènement.

La température de la journée, 26 degrés Celsius et ensoleillée, a permis des verts rapides. Tous se sont présentés à l’avance et l’enregistrement a procédé sans problèmes. Le départ fut sonné à 1 :15 pm et les prix sur le terrain comprenaient trois parrainages de trou-d’un-coup, dont une Harley Davidson Barnes 2019 HD Classique, un voyage toute dépense payée à Maui ou Kona de chez Travel Best Bets et Travel Brands, ainsi que $35,000 en argent comptant provenant de la compagnie de gants Millennium Logo. Malheureusement, personne n’a pu réclamer ces prix, alors il y a toujours espoir pour l’année prochaine, peut-être? La compagnie The Range a également parrainer des prix pour les plus longs drives (homme et femme) et les gagnants ont reçu $200 en certificats cadeaux de Range à Langley. Les golfeurs ont eu une merveilleuse journée sur le terrain et par la suite on eut droit à un buffet et des ventes aux enchères.

Notre hôte, John Daly, a commencé la soirée en vendant aux enchères les places en ligne pour le buffet, ramassant ainsi presque $800 (merci beaucoup !). Nous avions plusieurs items pour la vente aux enchères silencieuse ainsi que pour la vente aux enchères traditionnelle.

Nous avons accueilli trois orateurs pour nous parler de l’impact que la Société du Ruban Commémoratif et du programme d’éducation a eut sur leurs vies, suite à la tragédie d’avoir perdu une personne chère. Le chef de police d’Abbotsford Mike Serr a parlé en premier, suivi par Fay Davidson (fille de l’agent John Davidson, tué en 2017). C’était la première fois que Fay parlait de la tragédie et son témoignage fut vraiment touchant. Il n’y avait pas un œil sec dans la salle. Le troisième orateur était Kathy Maurice, la veuve d’un agent décédé. Tous les trois ont parlé de leurs tragédies, la perte de leurs héros et de comment la Société, ainsi que le programme d’éducation, leur a apporté une aide indispensable.

Cet évènement a permis à la Société de ramasser assez de fonds pour le programme d’éducation afin de permettre à quatre enfants de nos héros à payer pour leurs frais d’éducation à l’institut post-secondaire de leur choix, pour un an. Nous aimerions remercier nos parrains, nos partisans, ainsi que tous les golfeurs qui ont participés et nous ont ainsi aidé à relever les fonds lors de cet évènement inaugural. Nous allons donc essayer de répéter cet exploit en 2020, alors gardez l’œil ouvert pour les détails à venir.

2019 Inaugural Golf Tournament a Huge Success

The inaugural Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament was a huge success. We managed to obtain a large number of sponsors and corporate supporters as well as sell out, having a full 144 golfers come out and support this great cause.

The day was clear and a warm 26 degrees Celsius; which made for fast greens. Everyone showed up early and registration and assignments went with very few hiccups. The tee-off went out at 1:15 PM with three hole-in-one sponsors, including a Barnes Harley Davidson 2019 HD Heritage Classic, an all expense paid trip for two to Maui or Kona from Travel Best Bets and Travel Brands, as well as $35,000 cash from Millennium Logo gloves. Unfortunately, no one won these prizes; so maybe next year? The Range also sponsored the Longest Drive (Male and Female) contest, with the winners receiving $200 gift certificates to the Range in Langley. The golfers spent the afternoon having a great time on the fairways, and then came in for the amazing buffet dinner and silent/live auctions.

Our Emcee John Daly started the evening by selling spots in line to get the dinner, and managed to raise almost $800 (thank you very much!). We had many silent auction items as well as a few live auction items.

We had three amazing speakers talk about the impact the Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society and the Society’s Scholarship program has had on their lives after experiencing the tragedy of losing a loved one. Chief Constable Mike Serr of Abbotsford PD started, followed by Survivor Fay Davidson (daughter of Abbotsford Constable John Davidson, murdered in 2017). It was Fay’s first time speaking about the tragedy, and she spoke from the heart. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. The third speaker was Kathy Maurice, a Survivor and widow of a fallen officer. All three speakers talked of the tragedy; the loss of a hero; and how much the Society and Scholarship program has helped them.

Through this event, the Society managed to raise enough money under the Scholarship to support four children of fallen officers to attend a post-secondary institution of their choice for one year. We would like to thank our sponsors, supporters and especially the golfers for helping to raise an amazing amount of money for our first go-round on this fundraiser. We will be hosting a second golf tournament in 2020, so keep an eye out for details.