In May, the Foundation was pleased to play a big role in helping the VPD celebrate its 125th Anniversary – by funding commemorative medals for serving and retired officers.
At an anniversary ceremony at Seaforth Armouries on May 10th, Premier Christy Clark presented the first medals to VPD members on parade. She was accompanied by Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chief Const. Jim Chu, and Past VPF Chair Peter Armstrong.
In most cases police officers do not receive their first medal until they reach twenty years of exemplary service. Now, thanks to our donors, all full-time staff and long-serving retired officers have a medal to wear.
According to Chief Chu, they have been well received and they “look sharp”!
View a video of the Seaforth ceremony here.
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