IPA Canada Region 2

Servo per Amikeco - Service through Friendship

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** Feb. 7, 2018 **

Weather Cancelled

Mar. 7, 2018 AGM

Apr. 4, 2018


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(west of Yonge St.)

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Membership Renewals;

 We are producing the 2018 Membership Cards now. Please forward your $35.00 2018 membership fee or $70.00 for 2018 and 2019 now. 

You may pay by Interac etransfer to barratt323@gmail.com or send a cheque made out to IPA Canada Region 2 to Membership, IPA Canada, Region 2, 14 Sphinx Crt, Orillia, Ont, L3V7Y4

If you unsure of your membership status please contact Dave and Debbie at ipar2adm@rogers.com and they will be glad to help you out.

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News and Events

Police Leadership Award

The Blue Line Leadership Award recognizes and encourages a standard of excellence that exemplifies “Leadership as an Activity not a Position,” and pride in service to the public. Its goal is to increase effectiveness, influence, and quality of police situational leadership from both an organizational and community perspective.

The Blue Line Police Leadership Award is open to active Canadian police officers below the rank of senior officer who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to service through deeds resulting in a measurable benefit to their peers, service and community.

*Note: the senior officer rank includes personnel who have obtained senior officer status, normally at the rank of lieutenant or higher, such as chiefs, deputy chiefs, staff superintendents, superintendents, staff inspectors, inspectors, lieutenants and other equivalent ranks.

Blue Line Magazine solicits nominations annually for consideration. Each candidate must be nominated by two senior or commanding officers participating in the nomination and endorsed by the agency head. Nomination packages must be received by February 16, 2018 and can be emailed to: leadership@blueline.ca

To be considered for the Blue Line Magazine Police Leadership Award, submissions must meet the following:
  • Application Form: Completed and signed by the two senior or commanding officers and the agency chief, commissioner, or deputy commissioner participating in the nomination.
  • Synopsis: One typewritten page (not to exceed 500 words) summarizing the nominee's demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to their peers, service and community.
  • Detailed Description: This section is not to exceed 8 single spaced pages and must detail the nominee's measurable and exemplary leadership contribution to their peers, service and community.
  • Supporting Materials: Any newspaper clippings, magazine and trade articles or any other material in support of the nominee's application may also be submitted. Items that are not transmittable via electronic means must be received by the February 16, 2018 deadline to be considered.
Any application not fulfilling these requirements will be disqualified.

Applications must be received February 16, 2018 and can be emailed to: leadership@blueline.ca

The panel members and Blue Line Magazine reserves the right to veto any nomination that does not subscribe to, or demonstrate the stated mission, or meet the eligibility requirements. The panel members and Blue Line Magazine reserves the right to, if necessary, not bestow the Leadership Award for any given year.

Final decision will be made by group consensus or majority vote.

All applications will remain in consideration for a period of two years after the initial submission unless withdrawn

An independent panel of up to 6 current and former police practitioners will review the submissions and declare a recipient for each calendar year. The panel members will be selected by Blue Line Magazine in consultation with current and former police practitioners and will reflect the diversity of Canadian policing.

The winner of the Leadership Award will be honoured during Blue Line Expo.

  Festivities were enjoyed by one and all who attended the

 Region 2 Christmas Dinner, Dance and Awards Night Saturday, 

December 9, 2017

A great vote of thanks to the organizing committee for another successful social event.

Stay tuned for photos!!!

Hiking on Nassfeld in Austria

June 16 - 23, 2018

IPA - Austria  Oberkärnten

Nassfeld or Naßfeld is a town and ski resort in the district Hermagor of the Austrian state of Carinthia. It is located below the Nassfeld Pass. Lake Pressegg is nearby. 

Training Opportunity

July 8 -12 2018


Green Bay, Wisconsin

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas to all our members, 

family and friends of the IPA.

We wish you all a Safe and Happy New New Year.

Region 2 Members volunteer at Toronto Children's Breakfast Club Christmas Gala

Jim and Lorna delighted the youngsters as Mr and Mrs Claus.

For the sixth year our members have enthusiastically assisted at the Caring and Sharing event organized by the Breakfast Club. Over 1100 children who attended received toys donated by Spin Master International and a lunch provided by the Liberty Grand  Entertainment Complex at the CNE. 

This year Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended as a surprise guest.


To see more photos, check out the gallery link above.


Past President Receives Seneca College Tribute

Seneca's 50th Anniversary Celebration publication features an article on  Marv Southcott, past President of Region 2. 

The following is an excerpt.

MARV SOUTHCOTT IS THE OWNER of some notable Seneca “firsts,” including first student recipient of the Seneca Cup (the highest student honour available) and the first elected president of the student government (now Seneca Student Federation). In that role, he also spoke at Seneca’s first convocation ceremony for Fashion Arts students in 1968. 
Congratulations Marv.

To view the full article, visit the following website of the Seneca RED magazine.






13 – 18 MAY 2018


Activities - Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Volleyball, Running and Air Pistol Shooting

Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty

On Monday November 6, 2017  Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford, British Columbia, died in a gunfight as he responded to a vehicle theft complaint.  Officer Davidson worked in policing for 24 years, ultimately with the  Abbotsford Police Department.

They described Davidson as an "amazing colleague and friend" and "a dedicated police officer." He began his law enforcement career in the United Kingdom and was hired by the Abbotsford force in 2006. He leaves behind his wife and three adult children.

Region 2 extends heartfelt sympathies to the Davidson family, friends and colleagues at this most difficult time.  

Region 2 Member attends Tribute for Veterans Event

The attached article from The Guardian, in Charlottetown on Ed Prebinski's exploits (abbreviated) is based on his Military Service. He was invited to the PEI Tribute for Veterans on November 9th, 2017 where the guest speaker was L.Gen Romeo Dallaire.   Dallaire spoke about his experiences in Rwanda as a head of the United Nation Mission. Ed is a friend of Dallaire and a 35 year member of the IPA. 

Sri Lanka Friendship Week

July 7 - 14, 2018 

International Youth Gathering

August 6 - 19, 2018 

United Kingdom Section

Every year young people from around the world, children and grandchildren of IPA members of between the ages of 16-18, are invited to visit another country and participate in an event that many will never forget - the IPA's International Youth Gathering (IYG). In 2018 the United Kingdom will be the host. The deadline for approval by IPA Canada is December 31, 2017, please ensure the Application and essay are submitted no later than December 10, 2017, to Region #2’s Board at barratt323@gmail.com

Dubrovnik, Croatia 

Friendship Week

April 28 - May 12, 2018

Bork, Germany 



August 10th to 19th, 2018

Fall Fun Handgun Shoot

R2 held another succesful event

Stay tuned for Next Spring's Shoot

Visits by IPA Members

Parisienne IPA Visitor 

Jim Dallimore recently accompanied visiting IPA  member Sgt. Matthieu Le Garrouy of the French National Police on a tour. 
After visiting the Georgetown Police station, Halton Regional Cst. Dimitroff took Jim and Matthieu to their Headquarters. There they visited the communication center and the Oakville safety village. 

Italian IPA Visitor

In August, I met a visiting IPA member Ivan Samori, his wife and two daughters from Faenza Italy. He is the assistant to the Commander of the Police Force in that city, located near Bologna. 

In his spare time, Ivan is a flag thrower with an award winning troupe that performs all over the world. His troupe was invited to participate at the Italian Festival in Mississauga this year. The group, called Rione Bianco, performing since 1959, consists of 20 members. Ivan as Captain, leads a group of throwers, who are accompanied by drummers and trumpeters, and other members in period costume. The history of flag troupes dates back to medieval times where "Boroughs" competed in the Palio horse races, (still being conducted today) in many historical cities such as Siena. Flag troupes represent  various Boroughs and accompany teams of riders at medieval festivals, displaying coats of arms, and colourful period costumes. 
Ivan and his troupe have performed in Hawaii, Australia, the U.S. and many other places around the world. They have won gold medals and numerous awards for their performances. Ivan has two young daughters who currently perform with the group. There is a tremendous amount of effort and dexterity required to keep the flags flying in the air. Each flag contains a lead handle and weighs over 20 lbs. Juggling them requires skill and coordination with other performers. It was a fabulous performance enjoyed by the thousands of spectators that turned out at the Mississauga City Centre to watch the event. 

I was pleased to have met Ivan during their stay in Toronto and escorted him and his family to Toronto Police H.Q. to see the historical muesum. Ivan is a an avid collector of police memorabilia and was delighted with souvenir items he received during his visit. A big thank you to Norina D'Agostino, curator of the museum for her kind assistance.

Rione Bianco performing at Mississauga City Centre


Mustafa's Report 

Earlier this year Region 2 member Mustafa Popalzai was chosen to be one of two IPA Canada representatives at the 2017 IPA World Young Officers Seminar held in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA,  June 11 - 16, 2017.

Attached is his very favourable report on the event.

2017 BBQ

Many thanks to Marie and Joe Rizutti for opening their home to more than 100 participants in this year's Region 2 BBQ. The food was delicious and plentiful, the weather warm and the friendship warmer. 

Special thanks to Elaine Hawkes for the custom made marvellous cake. 

See more pictures under the Photo Gallery tab.

Ontario Police Memorial March

IPA Ontario Regions 

pay tribute 

to fallen comrades at 

Queens Park, Toronto

At the Blue Line Expo

Our Region once again participated at the Expo's new venue at the International Centre. Our members staffed a display promoting the IPA.


Region 2 supports the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation

Cheque presentation to founder Rick Gosling 

in support of ongoing initiatives assisting youth.

Visit their website for more information...

Tema Conter Memorial Trust Gala

Region 2 President presents a cheque for $1000.00 to Vince Savioa. The funds raised from sales of our sesquicentennial coin, will be used to raise awareness about PTSD for First Responders and Military Personnel in Canada.  

Life Long Volunteerism Recognised

Colin Wackett, Life Member of IPA Region 2, IPA Canada National Vice President 1962 and National President 1963 - 1966 has a long history of volunteerism. The following article and picture is reproduced from the Orillia Packet and Times, December 31, 2016 issue.

A love for the community, a tireless ability to give time and effort without expecting anything in return, and an aggressive streak for getting things done for a good cause – common qualities of previous Orillia citizens of the year and ones that are personified by this year’s winner.

Colin Wackett is the Packet & Times’ 2016 Citizen of the Year.

Wackett has nearly 50 years of community service under his belt from being involved in various campaigns in cities where he’s lived.

Before moving to Orillia, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) benefited from 25 years of his dedication with the Ontario and Canadian gymnastics federations, for which he served as president and vice-president, respectively. For seven years, Wackett was on the committee of the Ukrainian Festival in Barrie, serving as chair for three of those years.

He has also volunteered as president of the Orillia Channel Cats swim club and, as part of the local perch festival, he has helped with the OPP Kids’ Day, an event he still participates in.

“He has even done it with me after I retired in 2012, so we are both still active in this event, having again participated this past spring,” Frank Kreisz wrote in his nomination letter.

With extensive volunteer hours put in at the Orillia branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, as president and, later, media officer, Wackett has been involved in many of the events organized by the legion, including the updating of the monument at Veterans’ Memorial Park to include the names of local Second World War vets to go along with those of local residents who served in the First World War.

He has represented the legion at the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce for four years, and he has made sure all participants of the Santa Claus parade are fed.

A military veteran, Wackett has also marched in Remembrance Day parades as part of the legion’s colour party numerous times.

He also formed a local prostate cancer awareness group. He battled the disease years ago, an experience that drives his passion for the cause – he heads up the Huronia Motorcycle Ride for Dad, which has raised more than $1 million for prostate cancer research.

“He has been at the forefront of this for a long time,” wrote Kreisz. “He had his prostate removed a long time ago, so he has lived it and immersed himself into this totally and unequivocally.”

Wackett organizes guest speakers for the awareness group and the ride, bringing in doctors and researchers to speak about progress made in the fight against prostate cancer.

More than 600 people took part in the 2016 Huronia Motorcycle Ride for Dad, raising more than $100,000.

He also chaired a legion committee that took part in talks with the city regarding the downtown waterfront revitalization plan.

For all of his community service, Wackett was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.

“Colin is a decent fellow,” wrote Kreisz. “His heart is in the right place, and he has done way, way more than most do in the field of helping others and supporting.

(Article and photograph courtesy of the Orillia Packet and Times)



IPA International Video Competition

For those who enjoy Video as their creative media IPA Canada needs video submissions from as many members as possible and a Volunteer National Video Editor so we can enter the International Video competition. Submissions from IPA Canada members should include IPA activity in their Region, National, Provincial or Municipal Policing activity, images of the Canadian landscape or historical location(s) and people or folklore of the Canadian people.

All material needs to be submitted by digital media (MP4 or similar) to our Volunteer Video Editor.

Entries to the IPA Canada Editor need to be by December 1st, 2017.


The aim of the competition is to collect video material from all IPA sections around the world and to create an international IPA movie data bank. This will enable us to produce an international IPA film that will show IPA activities around the globe.

The intended outcome of the project is to obtain high-quality videos from a wide variety of sections, and then use selected parts of the competition videos to produce an information video about the IPA. The resulting video can be distributed to all IPA sections to be used as a promotional and recruiting aid, and will also feature on the IAC website as well as national websites.

In friendship Chris Barratt – IPA Canada , VP Central Region


Region 2 scores 2

Congratulations to R2 members Rebecca Boyd and Mustafa Popalzai!! 

Rebecca has been chosen as the 2017 Arthur Troop Scholarship winner for North America. The Arthur Troop Scholarship  is awarded to an IPA member from each continent in which the IPA have member sections – Africa, America, Asia, Australasia and Europe. Each scholarship consists of a bursary of up to 2500 €, to be used for a seminar at the International IPA Conference Centre IBZ Schloss Gimborn, Germany or at a comparable institution. Applications for the 2018 year will be taken after January 1st 2017 to the deadline of June 1st, 2017. Apply through your Regional President.

For the rules and further information see..http://www.ipa-iac.org/content.php?pageId=43

Mustafa was chosen to be one of two IPA Canada representatives at the 2017 IPA World Young Officers Seminar being held in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA,  June 11 - 16, 2017.  The IPA World Young Officer Seminar is organised every two years, this is the 4th. Other venues have been Netherlands, Australia and Poland. For further information see..http://www.ipa-iac.org/content.php?pageId=50

Accommodation Discounts in Region 2

We have just negotiated significant accommodation discounts at the following establishments...For more info click on "R2 Accommodation Discounts" under the "Things to See and Do " tab above..

Toronto Downtown Centre

Vaughan and Markham Suites

Kruger's B&B - Muskoka

 Commemorating Canada's 150th.

Order your Limited Edition

Collector's Coin now and 

support Front Line and 

Military personnel dealing 

with PTSD. Send order to 


50 Year Members

In the last couple of weeks I have had the honour and privilege to present two Region 2 members with a certificate of appreciation for their 50 years of membership. Congratulations Bob and Jim...in friendship Chris 



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