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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

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Public Safety Canada Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

The Public Safety Canada Memorial Grant Program for First Responders provides 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. The effective date for the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

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Inaugural Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Golf Tournament Set to Take Place August 15, 2019

The Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society is hosting their first fundraising golf tournament at the beautiful Newlands Golf and Country Club in Langley, British Columbia. The goal of the Society’s scholarship program is to lessen the burden on the families of Canada’s fallen heroes and

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Blue Lights Poster Available for Purchase

On November 6 2017 Constable John Davidson of the Abbotsford Police Department was shot and killed in the line of duty.  The Memorial Ribbon Society approached a number of local landmarks in an effort to turn their lights ‘blue’ to show support for John Davidson and the

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Ribbon Society Projects for 2019

The Society is working on a number of projects into 2019, including having the Memorial Ribbon formally endorsed by the Federal Government as the official symbol of mourning when an officer dies in the line of duty. We have received a Letter of Endorsement from the Presidents

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CBSA Creates Historical Exhibit as Part of 15th Anniversary

For its 15th anniversary, the CBSA has created a historical exhibit of panels that include its legacy organizations dating back to before Confederation, as well as an Honour Wall with the names of its 15 Fallen Officers dating back to 1876. The exhibit is an amazing tribute

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Society Year in Review 2018

The Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society was quite active in 2018. Read on for a summary of our activities the past year. “To Remember Our Fallen Heroes”: Four Line of Duty Deaths in 2018 Unfortunately, four Canadian peace officers were tragically killed in the line of

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Thank You for Your Donations

The Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society became a national charity in 2008. Since that time we have received many donations – large donations, small donations, monthly donations, and donations in memory of an officer / loved one. The Society held our first fundraiser in August,

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‘Blue Lights’ Poster Honours Abbotsford Cst. John Davidson

On November 6 2017, Constable John Davidson, of the Abbotsford Police, was shot and killed in the line of duty. The family was devastated, the Abbotsford Police Department was shocked, and the law enforcement community felt the loss of another officer killed protecting his community. This tragedy

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Presentations Made to Families & Agencies of Fallen Heroes

One of the goals of the Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society is to foster a continued relationship between a fallen officer’s family and that officer’s agency. In the past, when as officer was killed in the line of duty, the family was sometimes forgotten about

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Memorial Ribbon Society’s First Fundraiser a Huge Success

The Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society hosted their first fundraiser on Saturday August 18, 2018 at the Imperial Theatre in Vancouver. The Society partnered with Bristol Records, who brought in the Country Strong Tour with Top 20 Billboard country artist Rod Black and Top 40

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Thank You to Our Volunteers

As a charity, the Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society relies on volunteers as our presence at different events, memorial ceremonies and funerals, as well as to run the Society’s operations behind the scenes. Our volunteers often travel long distances and have weathered everything from heavy

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Memorial Ribbon Society to Host Country Strong Tour Gala Fundraiser

The Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society will be hosting ‘The Country Strong Tour Gala’, an evening of country music with artists Rod Black and Hillbilly Vegas, on August 18 at the Imperial Theatre in Vancouver. Monies raised will go towards the Memorial Ribbon Scholarship, which

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Gofundme Campaign for Society Translator Daniel Bedard

Over the last 15 years, the French translation of the Memorial Ribbon Society website has been performed by Daniel Bedard from Quebec. We recently received the sad news that Daniel is in the hospital with lung cancer and is not expected to survive the next few months.

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Fourth Annual Blaine “Honor Always” Memorial Ceremony – May 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual “Honor Always” Memorial Ceremony will take place in Blaine, WA on May 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The ceremony will take place at the Blaine Sector Headquarters of the US Border Patrol, 2410 Nature’s Path Way, Blaine, WA. Uniformed guests are expected to participate

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Memorial Ribbon Society Supports National Police Memorial TV Project

A national TV special is being produced to honour fallen police and peace officers in Canada. The title of the production is “Honour the Fallen” (“Nos Disparus” en francais) and is scheduled to air in mid-May. This will be an amazing special and a great awareness piece

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Weyburn Constable Runs Marathon for Mental Health

Cst. Jeff Bartsch of the Weyburn Police Service in Saskatchewan is an avid runner. He has taken his passion and runs road races, marathons and half marathons for mental health awareness. What is unique about Cst. Bartsch’s runs is that he does it in his full police

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Fishing For Fallen Heroes Raffle a Harley Davidson

This year the Fishing For Fallen Heroes fishing derby has partnered with the North American Game Warden Museum to raffle off a brand new Harley Davidson 115th Anniversary Street Glide Special! All proceeds from the raffle will be split between the Museum and the Police and Peace

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New Memorial Ribbon Society Website

The Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society today launched its redeveloped website, at www.memorialribbon.org. Fully bilingual, the site is dedicated to remembering all Police and Peace Officers in Canada who have died while serving their communities. The Society’s blue and black Memorial Ribbon has become recognized

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Support for Dallas Law Enforcement

On July 7, 2016 five police officers were shot and killed in Dallas Texas. This is the second worst tragedy where so many officers died, with September 11th 2001 being the worst. Although the Ribbon is a Canadian Symbol we have worn it for our Brothers and

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