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BC’s Biggest Names to Support Safer Communities

VANCOUVER– Premier Christy Clark, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Sarah McLachlan will join the Chief of Police and the Vancouver Police Foundation on Tuesday, February 25 to raise money for essential policing services & community outreach programs. Highlights will include McLachlan joining the legendary Vancouver Police Pipe Band in a performance to mark its 100th anniversary.

Night Patrol Gala sold out weeks in advance, with a guest list that includes the city’s most philanthropic and illustrious personalities. Attendees will be treated to an essential Vancouver Police patrol experience.

The evening is being co-chaired by Peter and Joanne Brown, and Ryan and Cindy Beedie. Funds raised will support the new VPD Cadet Program and the Vancouver Police Pipe Band centennial events and activities.

WHAT: Vancouver Police Foundation Night Patrol Gala 2014
WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6pm
WHERE: Vancouver Convention Centre (West), 1055 Canada Place

Note to media: We are aiming to line up key interviews for you at 6:30pm.
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Tweet it: #NightPatrolGala, #VPD and @VanPoliceFnd

Media Contacts:

Renu Bakshi
Mobile: 604 787 1873

Martina Meckova, Executive Director, Vancouver Police Foundation
Direct: 604 717 3700, Mobile: 604 836 5344

About the Vancouver Police Foundation
Since 1976, the Vancouver Police Foundation has been funding a wide range of essential policing and community outreach programs not included in the annual operating budget of the Vancouver Police Department. The Vancouver Police Foundation is a registered charitable organization as well as a non-profit Society.

About the Vancouver Police Pipe Band
Currently under the leadership of Pipe Major Cal Davis, the band was formed in 1914 by the Chief of the day, Malcolm McLennan, to play for the new Police Headquarters. The "Official Band of Vancouver", the Band is the oldest non-military Pipe band in Canada and ranks among the oldest police pipe bands in the world.

For more information about the VPD Pipe Band, please visit

The Vancouver Police Foundation supports programs and initiatives that fall under one of four pillars: Youth Programs, Mental Health & Addictions, Community Outreach & Engagement, and Technology & Special Equipment. You can help build a safer Vancouver by donating to the Vancouver Police Foundation.

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