Yes, you are seeing gold! The VPD Aviators have a new look, but a classic style.

You might be arrested for looking sooooooo good with our new style Aviators which hit the streets on August 9th. We are celebrating our fifth year of the Kops’ Shades for Kids campaign with a change to our iconic VPD Aviators, which help raise funds for programs that keep kids engaged, active, and away from high risk activities.[...] 

VPD Volunteers proudly participate in parades!

VPD and VPF Volunteers participated in both the Canada Day & Vancouver Pride Parades.  They dressed in bold, eye-catching, colourful t-shirts.  With the support of our donors, the Foundation is proud to fund the purchase of the t-shirts to show our appreciation to all the individuals who volunteer their time with the VPD and with the Foundation. They walk proudly alongside the participating executive team as well as the various VPD units (Motorcycle Drill Team, Ceremonial Unit, Pipe Band, Cadets, etc.).   Thank you to all the Volunteers who donate their time to the VPD, to the Foundation and our community. 

Are you interested in becoming our volunteer? Click the link below to learn more. 

Annual VPD Soccer Camp gives families in East Vancouver a safe place for their kids to play 

July 6th kicked off the Pee Wee Summer Soccer Camp, at Strathcona Park, and it was priceless!   There were 250+ enthusiastic children, along with proud parents and VPD volunteers. Also attending was Carl Valentine, an assistant coach and Whitecaps ambassador, and, of course, the Whitecaps Mascot, Spike! There was also great media attendance, such as CTV, City TV, Global, and Fairchild Media. 

This free event is truly a wonderful way for the children to engage with police officers in a mutually positive and beneficial way. It builds on the sense of community, as no matter the financial circumstances, no child is turned away from participating.

Special thanks to Bell Canada, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and the CIBC Wood Gundy BPS Group for their generous support, and to the Foundation’s Trustee, Praveen Varshney, who personally contributed to this worthwhile event.
Tough Mudder – Tough Team!

With the support of the Vancouver Police Foundation, 19 VPD members, mainly from the Recruiting Unit, competed and were thrilled to take part in this challenging event, socializing and meeting other groups and potential new recruits. The event itself was an overwhelming success. Way to go, Team VPD!!!!! 

Cops Giving Back in a healthy Way

District 3 is pleased to report their 5th Annual Project MESH (Making Everyone Safe and Healthy) Event was a success.

Project MESH was spearheaded by Deputy Chief Constable Steve Rai, Detective/Constable Tajinder (Terry) Parmar, and Constable Hardeep Sahota to deter young persons in South Vancouver from being negatively influenced by older crime-prone peers. With the support of the Vancouver Police Foundation, MESH engages youth with VPD police leaders through recreation and personal contact.

This year, more than 70 kids from four D3 schools rotated through the event’s eight different activities, striving to win one of over 50 prizes. Every participant went home with a MESH medal. For the first time, VPD partnered with the Red Fox Healthy Living Society, which serves Indigenous and inner-city children, youth, and families.
D3 would like to thank the members who showed up for the kids: Constable Warren Butterman came with PD Hawk to have a good chat with the kids about patrol dogs and their purpose; Constable Ben Wong-Moon and Constable Julie Birtch from the Recruiting Unit spent the whole day interacting with the kids in activities; District 2 Constable Prince Carino and Constable Jennifer Cousineau also swung by to join the games.  This article - written by Constable Hardeep Sahota, co-founder of Project MESH.

A very special thank you to the VPF Trustees Salim Karim and Joel Dumaresq who personally sponsored the event. 
A journey to new friendships, family…and understanding

July 5th marked the start of this years Pulling Together Canoe Journey. Canoe families arrived in Sechelt to start their journey, including 34 members of the Vancouver Police family.

It was a special trip for eleven of the VPD Cadets, as this was a chance to connect with their surroundings and listen to other people's experiences. VPD mentors noted this trip gave many Cadets new found confidence and respect of their culture, their elders and their own surroundings.

They travelled down the Georgia Straight and finished at Dead Man’s Island in Stanley Park on July 15th. This year’s route took paddlers through some of the traditional territories of the local Coast Salish people, including the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

This year, members of the journey had a special guest, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, who joined them for a portion of the trip. 

Thank you so much for the Vancouver Police Foundation Nchu-7mut shirt. It will remind me of all the great times that I had spent with the Vancouver Police Department and of the dedicated people who do so much on behalf of their community.”

– The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

Upcoming Events
VPD Family Day
You are invited to attend a fun-filled afternoon for families to  experience close up the many  aspects of the VPD.
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3585 Graveley Street
Please RSVP with your full name and number of guests by emailing by Thursday, August 31st.
Kops’ Shades for Kids Campaign
You can purchase your sunglasses on our website, at our office, and at participating Community Policing Centres.
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