Events and News for the VB Police
Picture of our 2007 Drug Seizure
Reports in the Press
Some clipping from a Free Press report from Stewart MacPheson starting as new Chief Constable from the Vctoria Beach Police.
2006 Children's Wish Ride
In 2006 the Victoria Beach Police wanted to do something significant for the community so we decided to team up with the Winnipeg Police Bicycle Relay team and Childrens Wish Foundation. Our focus was to fund raise and then ride our bicycles 130 kms from Victoria Beach to Winnipeg.
Why bicycles? becuase we ride on patrol all summer long. Why Childrens Wish? becuase we are so fortunate to have our health and some children are robbed of their childhood due to illness. We felt it paramount to give something to one of them. Our 2006 child was "stormy" STEVENSON.s 5yr old girl, who has endured much pain and hardship due to her illness which has required her to undergo 15 major operations since birth. When asked as to the long range prognosis for Stormy. mom replied... "it's like running a race.... one hurdle at a time. Every time we fix one problem, another one looms in the distance."
The Victoria Beach Police raised $13,500.00 that first year.
2007 Children's Wish Ride
2006 was a ride for VB police officers only, but in 2007 we partnered with Winnipeg Police Service bicycle riders.
On 2007-August-09 the "klicks for Kids" ride took place. Our "Wish Child" was 4 year old Tyler RISLUND from East Selkirk. Tyler had already undergone 8 major heart surgeries to date and still has more in the near future. Tyler's wish was to go to Disney World with his parents. Tyler's father, James,wanted to ride with us for his son, and rode the distance on an old Sekine road bike. James was very tired at the end of the ride, but we were all very proud of him.
We ended our ride at the Fork's in Winnipeg where we presented the Children's Wish Foundation with a cheque for $10,000.00.
2008 Children's Wish Ride
On 2008 July-23rd Victoria Beach Police rode again to Winnipeg to raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation. This year we rode for Kayla HODGINS who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Kayla and her sister went to Disney World with her parents and grandparents.
Anyone wishing to make a donation/ pledge for next year can do so by contacting either the children's Wish Foundation or the Victoria Beach Police.
VP Police Serve at Idle Thyme Restaurant
As part of the Children's Wish sponsorship the Victoria Beach Police spent a whole day serving customers at the Idle Thyme Restaurant in Traverse Bay on July 12th.
Sponsors and Friends of our Ride
2009 Victoria Beach Junior Police get t-shirts
2010 Children's Wish Ride
On 2010-July-15, Victoria Beach Police and friends rode to Winnipeg for Joshua BANGERT. Joshua suffers from Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy.
Fundraising partners were
Wal-mart in Selkirk had a hotdog day fundriaser for Joshua raising approximately $800.00.
Idle Thyme resturant
South Beach Casino
Alter Ego bicycle shop
2010 “Ride-Along” student speaks with RCMP Officer in Powerview detachment.
2012 Children's Wish Ride
Sgt. Raven awards Cheryl Davis from the Idle Thyme Restaurant for her fundraising efforts, and gave cheque to Children's Wish Foundation for $18,500.00 raised. Riders stopped at Skinner's in Lockport where they enjoyed a lunch and continued on their ride.
Wish Child was 4 yr old Alexander "Sacha" ISAAC-PENNER who suffers from congenital heart disorder. Sacha and parents went to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
2014 Children's Wish Ride
On Wednesday 2014-August-20 at 7am, 24 riders set out on the 6th annual "Pedalling for Wishes" ride. This year we rode for 7 yr old Amara HEES who suffers from Down's Syndrome, Vesicular Septal Defect ( VSD ) and Patent Ductus Arteriosus ( PDA ). Fundraising for 2014 topped out at just under $33,000.00.
The 2014 riders.
Constable Christopher FLOOK from Morden Police with the escort vehicle in the company of Police Chief Stewart MacPHERSON from Victoria Beach Police.
Poice Chief with Pastor Alex CROSS in the background. Pastor CROSS has sent us off on all of our rides with a " Wish " and a prayer.
2015 genesis 2 multi directional radar
VBP are successful in getting funding for 2 new radar units, thereby improving our ability to monitor speeders. (Both coming towards or going away)
2015 Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society
Medical helicopter lands behind Sailing Club and safely transports patient to Winnipeg hospital.
2015 We also were given an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
They will greatly improve our effectiveness when involved with a cardiac emergency.
AED's are located at:
New VB Sports club
VB Fire Paramedic Unit
2016 Children's Wish Ride
Victoria Beach Police was on CTV News.
Ride for Childern's Wish Foundation
2016 Nuisance Bears Get Relocated