Events by Emma partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg to host the second annual Top Cop Community Volunteer Awards & Gala on November 8, 2013, at The Fairmont Winnipeg. After the great success of the inaugural event in 2012, we were thrilled to jump on board as the planning and decor sponsor for a second year in a row.
When the event was initiated in 2012, the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg had a vision of putting together a night dedicated to honour and celebrate police officers who were making a positive difference in our community through volunteerism. We are so thrilled to have been able to work with the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg to turn this event concept into reality, and to play a special part in thanking the men and women who serve in the WPS who are so dedicated to bettering our community.
This year, our four finalists P/Sgt. Nicholas Paulet, P/Sgt. Nicole Sabourin-Friesen, S/Sgt. Bud Guest and P/Sgt. Kirk Van Alstyne are true examples of local heroes. Nicholas, race director and founder of the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon is going for the $1 million mark for the race’s 10th annual next May. All funds raised are donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Nicole has spent hours at the Panthers Gymnastics Club as both their President, volunteer coordinator and even mural painter! Today she keeps busy with countless of other causes and initiatives. Bud is the director of the Winnipeg Police Service Community Golf Challenge, and established The Winnipeg Police Service Opportunity Scholarship in Memory of Injured and Fallen Officers at The University of Winnipeg. Finally, Kirk is the co-chair of Manitoba’s Motorcycle Ride for Dad and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the fight against prostate cancer.
Congratulations to all our finalists, and to Winnipeg’s Top Cop for 2013 – Nicole Sabourin-Friesen! Enjoy our favourite photos from the wonderful night.
HUGE thank you to our photographer sponsor, Robert Lowdon Photography, for capturing the evening!
Also, thank you to our Design & Production Sponsors:
Planning & Decor: Events by Emma
Vendor and Dinner: The Fairmont Winnipeg
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Lighting: Elite Lighting
Florals: Academy Florists
Photography: Robert Lowdon Photography
Entertainment: Folklorama Talent
Dessert: Chocolate Zen Bakery and High Tea Bakery