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Summer 2015 - International Police Association
International Police Association
National Newsletter
Journal National
Volume 2015/3
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Denis NADEAU
[email protected]
Secretary General / Past
President:
Larry SHEPPARD
[email protected]
National Treasurer / National I.P.A. Canada Founder:
Supply Officer:
Rev. Charles WRIGHT
Stuart RINALDO
[email protected]
[email protected]
Vice Pres. - West / Editor
Barry BOS
[email protected]
Vice Pres. - Central:
Allen WELKE
[email protected]
Vice Pres. - East
Christian PARENT
[email protected]
Member International
Internal Commission:
Denis NADEAU
[email protected]m
Region 1
Pres: Karen OSTERWALD
[email protected]
Region 2
Pres: Chris BARRATT
[email protected]
Region 3
Pres: Tom CHRISTIE
[email protected]
Region 4
Pres: Steve SMEDLEY
[email protected]
Region 5
Pres: Gerry VERCAMMEN
[email protected]
Region 8
Region 7
Pres: Gilles DROLET
Pres: Gilles THÉBERGE
[email protected] [email protected]
Region 10
Pres: Neil STEPHENSON
[email protected]
Region 11
Pres: Rae MORRELL
[email protected]
President:
I.P.A.
Canada
National
Executives
Exécutifs
National
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Region 9
Pres: Jack RAE
[email protected]
Region 14
Region 13
Pres: John REGIER
Pres: Kevin WORTH
[email protected] [email protected]
Region 16
Region 15
Pres: Bernie BERGEVIN
Pres: Christian PARENT
[email protected] [email protected]
National Travel
Secretary:
Harry SUMMERTON
[email protected]
National Historian:
Linda BIRTWISTLE
[email protected]
National Travel
Secretary Assistant:
Guy BABIN
[email protected]
National Webmaster:
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Aide traduction en français : Claudia COUTURE, Christine Marie GLADU et Bernie BERGEVIN
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I.P.A. Canada
Official address Adresse officielle
Secretary General:
Secrétaire Général:
President’s message
Larry Sheppard
179 Great Oak Trail
Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0
Ph: (289) 286-0141
[email protected]
National Editor- Éditeur National:
Barry Bos
[email protected]
In this edition:
Dans cette édition:
IPA Canada National Executives
IPA Canada Exécutifs National
President Message
Message du Président
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3,4
Donation NAMMO Canada
Don par NAMMO Canada
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IPA Membership Adhésion d’IPA 7,8
Officer killed on duty
Officier tué en devoir
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News from regions11,13 and16 10-13
Actualités de Régions 11,13 et 16
Visit to Belgium / Switzerland
Visite en Belgique / Suisse
14-17
News from regions 9 and 14
Actualités de Régions 9 et 14
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Dubrovnik Friendship week
Dubrovnik semaine de l’amitié
19-21
News from regions 9 and 15
Actualités de Régions 9 et 15
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Visiting Boston
En visite à Boston
24-25
IPA member from Arizona visits
Toronto
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IPA Travel Information
IPA Information de Voyage
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House for rent
Maison à louer
29-30
It is with great pleasure that I can announce some
good news for IPA Cana- da. Yesterday morning, I
received the last vote supporting the reactivation
of Region 6 Ottawa making it unanimously in favor. Indeed IPA Canada’s NEB and all 14 regions
just voted in favor of reinstating Region 6 in Ottawa. For the last year, Mr. Len MacPherson and his
team have been working hard, canvassing existing and future IPA members in our Nation’s Capital to see if Region 6 could be brought back to
life after closing its books in 1981. The interim committee will now prepare a first official meeting set for September 12th in Ottawa, venue and
time to be confirmed. We hope for a great turnout as this will confirm
their formation. Appreciation for a great job also goes to Region 2 Toronto’s President M.
Chris Barratt (sponsor region) and VP Central Mr. Allen Welke for their guidance and support on this project. This new region will be confirmed at the 2016 AGM in Longueuil Qc
(R-15). Bravo guys, great news for IPA Canada and all its members. Welcome back to the
IPA family, Ottawa.
I want to thank everyone who contributed to the AGM in Niagara Falls in May 2015; we
had a positive meeting and although very busy, this trip was well worth it. Everyone worked
with a common goal of making things better for IPA and its members. Thank you Neil Stephenson and your team for making this venue and the meeting what it was for us all.
Again a special note to salute our Founder, who was honoured by his colleagues for his
contribution towards IPA for more than 55 years. I presented Charles with a certificate of
appreciation, signed by International President Pierre Martin Moulin and International Secretary General, Mr. Georgios Katsaropoulos to honour Charles for his accomplishments. Charles’ 90th birthday was also celebrated with a beautiful cake to be shared by all
who attended. Thank you to our International visitors from Europe and the USA especially Mrs. Viola Powrie, the US Section National Treasurer, who sat in our meeting as an observer. Your presence made this gathering a true IPA event based on friendship and camaraderie.
A special thank you goes to Mr. Graham Lenton, President R-3 Calgary Ab, for his cooperation over the years. Graham announced he would soon retire from his duties on the executive and that this was his last AGM. Your support and good sense of humour were always
appreciated; good luck Graham in your future endeavours. We will always be happy to see
you in any IPA event. Good health to you my friend.
Special birthday wishes go to our National Travel officer Mr. Harry Summerton who recently turned 88 years of age . Thank you
Harry, for your continuous great work at our National travel ‘desk’ for over 25 years.
Good health to you and dear Lorna.
Finally, I will be your delegate at the World Congress in Limassol Cyprus in October. This
year’s meeting will be important as IPA holds International elections for a new IEB. I have
been approached to continue as a member of an International Commission s o I did submit
the proper application in time for a fifth term as a member of a Commission. I submitted
my candidacy for the new ISCC (International Social and Cultural Commission).
I wish you and your families a great IPA summer. As you travel abroad or within our great
country, do not forget to inform Harry or Guy from our travel office and enjoy IPA camaraderie. Be safe!
Servo Per Amikeco!
Denis Nadeau
National President IPA Canada
July 22nd, 2015
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Message du Président
C’est avec grand plaisir que je peux annoncer une bonne nouvelle pour IPA Canada. En effet, hier matin j’ai reçu le
dernier vote permettant la réinstallation de la Région 6 à Ottawa. Tous les membres du Bureau national et les 14
régions ont voté unanimement en faveur de réactiver cette région qui était dormante depuis 1981. Depuis approximativement un an, M. Len MacPherson d’Ottawa et son équipe ont travaillé d’arrache-pied pour retracer les membres existants dans la région d’Ottawa et en recruter de nouveaux afin de pouvoir rapporter IPA dans la capitale nationale. Un comité exécutif intérimaire est maintenant à organiser la première réunion officielle le 12 septembre,
l’endroit et l’heure seront confirmés plus tard. Je veux remercier le président de la Région 2 Toronto, région qui
parraine ce retour, M. Chris Barratt et le Vice président du centre du Canada, M. Allen Welke pour leur travail d’équipe en support à M. MacPherson. Cette nouvelle région sera confirmée lors de la tenue de notre prochaine Assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) qui aura lieu à Longueuil Qc (R- 15 Montérégie) en mai 2016. Bravo à tous ceux
qui ont travaillé pour ramener cette région dans la famille IPA. C’est une excellente nouvelle pour IPA Canada et ses
membres. Ottawa je vous dis ‘bienvenue dans la famille IPA’.
Je veux remercier tous ceux qui ont contribué à l’organisation et la tenue de notre AGA en mai 2015 à Niagara Falls
On. Nous avons eu une rencontre productive bien que très chargée, tout le monde a bien travaillé afin de rendre IPA
meilleure pour ses membres. Merci à Neil Stephenson et son comité qui ont su rendre l’occasion enrichissante et
agréable.
Une note spéciale pour notre fondateur, le Révérend Charles Wright, qui fut honoré lors du banquet de fermeture
de notre AGA. En effet, j’ai remis à Charles un certificat d’appréciation signé par le Président international M. Pierre
Martin Moulin ainsi que par le Secrétaire général international M. Georgios Katsaropoulos pour ses 55 années de
travail acharné pour IPA et ses membres. Un gâteau d’anniversaire fut aussi partagé par tous en l’honneur de Charles
qui célébra ses 90 ans en ce mois de juillet 2015. Merci à nos visiteurs étrangers, venus d’Europe et des États Unies,
tout spécialement Mme Viola Powrie, la trésorière nationale de la Section américaine qui a siégé comme observatrice
à notre réunion. Votre présence a confirmé l’esprit d’amitié et camaraderie typique à IPA.
Un merci spécial à M. Graham Lenton, président de la R-3 Calgary Ab, pour sa bonne coopération depuis plusieurs
années. En effet Graham nous a annoncé qu’il prendrait sa retraite de l’exécutif de sa région cette année et qu’il
s’agissait de sa dernière AGA. Son sens de l’humour et son support nous manqueront. Je lui souhaite une bonne
santé et j’espère le revoir dans d’autres activités IPA.
De bons souhaits d’anniversaire et bonne santé vont à M. Harry Summerton qui a atteint l’âge de 88 en juillet. Harry
se dévoue pour IPA au bureau national des voyages depuis plus de 25 ans. Il fait un travail fantastique pour les membres qui sortent du notre pays et ceux qui viennent nous découvrir. Merci Harry, bonne continuation à toi et ta chère
Lorna.
Finalement, sachez que je serai votre délégué au prochain congrès mondial à Limassol, Chypre en octobre 2015. Ce
sera une réunion importante puisque c’est une année d’élections à l’international et qu’un nouveau bureau de direction y sera proclamé. On m’a approché pour que je soumette ma candidature pour une Commission internationale. J’ai donc postulé pour l’ISCC soit la Commission internationale sociale et culturelle. Ce sera mon 5ième mandat au sein d’une Commission si ma nomination est confirmée.
Je vous souhaite à tous et toutes ainsi qu’à vos familles, un bel été. Si vous voyagez, autant au Canada qu’à l’extérieur,
svp ne pas oublier d’aviser nos officiers de voyage Harry et Guy afin de profiter de la camaraderie de notre grande
famille. Soyons prudents!
Servo per Amikeco!
Denis Nadeau
Président national
IPA Canada
22 Juillet 2015
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Donation by NAMMO Canada / Don par NAMMO Canada
A special thank you to our first National Sponsor: Nammo Canada and its Canadian Director Mr. Yves Pelletier,
member of R-7 for their donation of $1,000.00 to IPA Canada. This donation is very welcome and we hope have a
long partnership with Mr. Pelletier and Nammo. We hope Mr. Pelletier will attend our next AGM in May 2016 when
host our American brothers and sisters in a Joint NDC-AGM in Longueuil Qc (R-15 Monteregie).
On the photo taken at the 2015 AGM in Niagara Falls, from left to right, Mr. Neil Stephenson President R-10 and
chairman of the organizing committee for this AGM, Denis Nadeau National President, Mrs Viola Powrie USA Section
National Treasurer and observer at our AGM, Barry Bos
VP West and Canadian Newsletter editor and Christian
Parent, VP East and President
of R-15.
Un gros merci à notre premier
commanditaire national: Nammo Canada et son directeur
canadien M. Yves Pelletier
membre de la R-7 pour le don
de $1,000.00 fait à IPA Canada.
Ce don tombe pile et nous
espérons un long partenariat
avec M. Pelletier et Nammo.
Nous souhaitons sincèrement
que M. Pelletier pourra assister
à notre prochaine AGA alors
que nous recevrons nos confrères américains en mai 2016
à Longueuil Qc (R-15 Montérégie) lors d’une réunion générale annuelle conjointe (AGM-NDC).
Sur la photo prise à l’AGA de Niagara Falls, de gauche à droite : M. Neil Stephenson
président R-10 et responsable de l’organisation de l’AGA de cette année, Denis Nadeau
président national, Mme Viola Powrie Trésorière nationale de la Section américaine et
observatrice à l’AGA, Barry Bos, VP pour l’Ouest canadien et éditeur de notre bulletin
national, Christian Parent VP pour l’Est du Canada et président de la R-15.
Denis Nadeau
National President / Président national
IPA Canada
Info Region 3
Please note: that Tom Christie ([email protected]) is taking over as President of
Region 3 on August 1, 2015 as I am having knee surgery on the 11th. so will be out of action
for a while.
I will still be travel secretary for the region.
We also have no longer a Red Deer liaison member.
In Friendship
Graham Lenton
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Some pictures of the 2015 AGM Niagara Falls
Quelques photos de l’AGA de 2015 Niagara Falls
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IPA Membership Eligibility
IPA membership is open to any serving police officer, Canadian Armed Forces military police officer, Canada Border
Service Agency officer, Auxiliary police officer and any full time civilian employee of a police service who have completed 5 year service and work directly with frontline officers dispatching and/or receiving calls for service or on
scenes of crime and forensic investigations, or
Any retired or former police officer, Canadian Armed Forces military police officer or Canada Border Service
Agency officer who served for a minimum 5 years and left the service in good standing, or
Any retired or former Auxiliary police officer who served for a minimum 10 years and left the service in good
standing, or
Any retired or former full time civilian employee of a police service who worked directly with frontline officers dispatching and/or receiving calls for service or on scenes of crime and forensic investigations for a minimum of 10 years
and left the service in good standing.
Locations IPA regions in Canada
Region 1 - London, Ontario,
Region 2 - Greater Toronto Area and North Eastern Ontario,
Region 3 - Calgary, Alberta,
Region 4 - Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Nunavit,
Region 5 - Edmonton & Northern Alberta,
Region 7 - Montreal, Quebec,
Region 8 - Quebec City, Quebec,
Region 9 - Vancouver & Mainland British Columbia,
Region 10 - Hamilton, Ontario,
Region 11 - Windsor, Ontario,
Region 13 - Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
Region 14 - Lethbridge & Southern Alberta,
Region 15 - Montérégie, Quebec,
International
Police Association
A worldwide Law Enforcement
Friendship & Social Organization
Canadian Section
For further information and
Membership application go to:
www.ipa.ca
Region 16 - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
Cost of Membership is just $35.00 Yearly
Come and join the family.
In 1950, the founder Arthur Troop, a police sergeant in Lincolnshire England, had a vision of a worldwide
society of cooperation and friendship amongst police officers. The idea resonated globally and today the IPA
has exploded internationally.
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In Canada the IPA is an independent body made up of sworn members of a police service, auxiliary police service,
military police and the Canadian Border Services Agency whether on active duty or retired, and without distinction
as to rank, gender, race, colour, language or religion.
The IPA is not a labour organization and does not involve itself in the advancement of politics, religion, racial matters,
discussions involving employment codes of discipline, working conditions, pay or pensions.
Volunteers administer the governance of the IPA regionally, nationally and internationally.
Advantages of Membership
Travel… IPA is in 66 countries with over 450,000 members When visiting a foreign land where there is an IPA
Section you always have a friend,
Accommodation…IPA owns or has access to about 70
accommodations throughout the world, mostly in the downtown areas of major centres and these facilities are rented
to members at favourable rates,
Scholarships… available for serving members,
Timour Hall Villa - IPA House South Africa
Contests… with cash prizes - Photography and Poetry at
the National and International level,
Educational opportunities…International Young Officer
Seminar,
Hobbies… Police Patch and Memorabilia trading, Ham
Radio Club...contacts all over the world,
Youth Holiday Exchange program…facilitates short
period youth exchanges between IPA member families,
Youth Travel opportunities… International Youth
Gatherings,
Social events…Christmas Dinners, BBQs etc., that bring
together members, local meet and greet breakfast and dinners among Region members,
Employment opportunities… from time to time private
companies look to employ our member’s expertise,
Friendship Weeks… members gather from all over the
world to partake in guided travel by the host country/region,
Cultural Exchange…Chance to meet International IPA
members when they visit Canada, learn through their experience about International policing and what its like to live in
their country.
Compiled and submitted by Chris BARRATT, Region 2
Jesolo Italy Friendship Week
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Edmonton Police Officer killed on duty .
An Edmonton police officer has been killed and another injured while
trying to arrest a suspect at a home Monday evening, June 8th, 2015.
Const. Daniel Woodall died of his injuries at the scene, said Edmonton
Police Chief Rod Knecht in a late-night news conference.
Woodall, 35, was one of several officers who were executing an arrest
warrant for criminal harassment as part of a hate crimes investigation.
Shots were fired from inside the home at 186 Street and 62A Avenue,
said Knecht.
Woodall, an eight-year veteran of the force who worked in the hate
crimes unit, was shot several times. Originally from Great Britain, he
leaves behind a wife and two young children.
"This is a tragedy of unspeakable proportions," said Knecht.
"Const. Woodall gave his life tonight to the service of the citizens of this
city and this country.... His job was to protect all of us from harm and
victimization and from criminal activity. We will forever be in debt to his
actions this evening."
Sgt. Jason Harley, 38, was shot in the lower back but is expected to make
a full recovery, said the police chief.
The last Edmonton Police Service officer killed on duty
was almost 25 years ago. Ezio Faraone was shot on
June 25, 1990 while investigating two suspects in a bank
robbery.
This is the second police officer to be shot and killed in
the Edmonton area this year.
RCMP Const. David Wynn, 42, died in January at a casino in St.
Albert, north of Edmonton, while trying to track down the
driver of a stolen truck. Auxiliary Constable Derek Bond was
seriously injured but survived.
EDMONTON - July 26, 2015
Police officers squared off against a team of British expatriates
for a soccer match to honour slain Edmonton officer Daniel
Woodall.
The first annual Woodall Cup was held Sunday, July 26,2015
and drew close to 1,000 people.
Corporal Danny Greenwood, an Edmonton police officer who helped to organize the soccer game, says it was a
chance to do something special for Woodall and his family. Greenwood says Woodall was a massive football fan, big
Arsenal fan and a proud Englishman.
"He'd probably be a little bit embarrassed such a big deal made out of him," Greenwood said.
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IPA 2nd Annual R16 Summer BBQ
On Saturday the 27th of June, the Shediac Bay Yacht Club was host to the IPA R16 2nd Annual R16 Summer BBQ.
Again this year we were fortunate to have glorious weather, and with the back drop of Shediac Bay and the many
yachts, the setting was perfect for our summer celebration.
The attendance of approximately 110 members, family members and friends far exceeded last year’s total. Then, following some welcoming comments and the presentation of several long service pins, a formal announcement concerning the May 2017 plans to hold the IPA Canada AGM aboard a Celebrity Cruise Lines ship was made by VP Nova
Scotia Rick Irving. The cruise itinerary begins in New York City and will then take participants to the island of Bermuda. There was even a hint that Bermuda’s IPA members may be absorbed by our region. This event will undoubtedly
be a sell-out, based on the reaction at the BBQ. The cruise will also coincide with the 10th anniversary of R16.
Music for the event was provided by Janice Gautreau and Alice Robichaud in traditional Acadian costumes, followed
up by ‘Ti-Blanc Morin’s wide selection of popular tunes. Food service continued for the afternoon, as attendees mingled, reacquainting with old friends and making some new ones.
We were joined for this event by IPA members from all provinces in the Atlantic Region as well as some
from R15 Montérégie. This trend may lead to similar social events being held in another venue next summer. We
were even joined by a visiting IPA member from Melbourne Australia who just happened to have spent a day sailing
on Shediac Bay. Upon hearing that the gathering was an IPA event, he and his wife joined in the celebrations.
2ième BBQ Annuel
de la Région 16
Le samedi 27 Juin dernier, le «
Yacht Club de la Baie de Shédiac»
était l'hôte de la 2e édition du
BBQ annuelle de la région 16. Encore une fois cette année, nous
avons eu la chance d'avoir une
belle température. Il y avait de
nombreuses embarcations et
yacht sur la toile de fond de la Baie
de Shédiac et ce fut un cadre parfait pour notre fête estivale.
Nous nous sommes réjouis de la
présence d'environ 110 personnes
(incluant famille et amis), ce qui a
fait en sorte que nous avons
dépassé le total de l'année
dernière. Après quelques mots de bienvenue et la présentation d’épinglettes de service à certains membres, nous
avons procédé à l’annonce officielle concernant notre intention de tenir l'AGA d’IPA Canada en mai 2017 à bord
d'un navire de «Celebrity Cruise Lines». Le VP de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Rick Irving, a fait l’annonce de l’itinéraire de la
croisière qui commencera à New York et transportera les participants vers l'île des Bermudes. On a même laissé
sous-entendre que certains policiers des Bermudes pourraient être absorbés par notre région. Cet événement sera
sans aucun doute un «sell-out», basée sur la réaction des gens au BBQ. La croisière va également coïncider avec le
10e anniversaire de la R16.Janice Gautreau et Alice Robichaud ont joué de la musique acadienne en début d’aprèsmidi et elles étaient habillées en costumes traditionnels de l’époque. Ti-Blanc Morin a suivi en soirée avec plusieurs
chansons d'airs populaires. Les participants ont mangé autour du BBQ et ont profité de l’occasion pour renouer
connaissance avec de vieux amis et en ont rencontré quelques nouveaux.
Nous avons eu la chance d’avoir parmi nous, des membres IPA de toutes les provinces de la région de l'Atlantique
et même quelques membres de la Région 15 - Montérégie. Nous espérons que le succès de cette journée
va mener à une autre rencontre similaire, à un autre endroit, dans notre région l'été prochain. Il est important de
noter que nous avons même eu la visite d’un membre IPA de Melbourne Australie qui était de passage après avoir
passé une journée de voile sur la Baie de Shediac.
Bernie Bergevin - Region 16 / Région 16
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Investigation: Ljubica Topic – Windsor's ‘Jon Benet’?
WindsorOntarioNews.com April 28 2015
By Will Toffan, Treasurer Region 11, but also Guest Writer for WindsorOntarioNews.
Every five years or so, for the past forty years, the Ljubica Topic case, one of Canada’s most brutal, unsolved child
homicides, is assigned to a new detective followed by a two day print and electronic media blitz regurgitating the
same old well-worn facts of the Topic case in the sincere hope that someone from the general public will come forward with new information.
In 2009, Detective Burkowski revealed new DNA evidence, unavailable in 1970, had provided investigators with a
tool which may finally solve the Topic case.
Unfortunately, no information about the DNA evidence, or how it could refocus the public’s attention in a direction
which might resolve the case was provided. In short, we learned nothing new.
Today, the ritual is again repeated, restating the well known case details with the traditional appeal for any new information. Windsor Police have now revealed that a male incisor, apparently broken off at the gum line was found in the
area of the crime scene and believed linked to the killer .
Believed to be linked? Have the police matched the DNA evidence reported in 2009 with DNA from this tooth they
claim was found at the crime scene back in 1970?
Unlikely, as tooth enamel carries no DNA markers and any dentyne residue would have degraded by now, as DNA
only became available to police agencies as an investigative tool in the 1990s.
We, the citizens who experienced those days of terror, now in our sixties and seventies, are now asked to think back
a half century for someone missing one of eight possible incisors, a task made more difficult as police don’t state
which incisor or its location in the mouth.
Further, the original autopsy report by Dr. Aisey on the tooth’s identification was a disputed issue in 1970, but even
the possibility this tooth could have belonged to Topic’s killer would have been immediately released by the original
investigators, asking the public to report anyone missing a front tooth at a time when the entire city was terrified for
their own children and in a state of extreme vigilance.
I know I would have been looking at everybody’s front teeth, reporting anyone who refused to smile!
Det./Sgt. Jack Shuttleworth, later Chief of the Windsor Police Dept., led the original investigation and would confirm
as much, if asked. Unfortunately, Windsor Police incorrectly assumed he, and other detectives from the original investigative team are no longer alive, an error easily rectified by consulting a telephone book.
Whether the recently released broken tooth evidence is relevant evidence or not, and we certainly don’t want to
start a ‘magic tooth’ controversy, what the public needs to help Windsor Police solve this crime is a professional
criminal profile of the type of person who committed this crime, the probability the killer lived in the area and committed the crime within his comfort zone, his post-offence behavior, personality quirks, and the nature or his social
interaction with others. We could also reinstate and increase the reward monies offered for information leading to
the apprehension of the killer, and advertise it, repeatedly. Money loosens tongues! Most importantly, speak to the
original investigators again. Now in their eighties and aware of their mortality, these tough men have told me they still
have nightmares relating to the Topic homicide, and more than anything, want to see Ljubica Topic’s killer identified
and brought to justice before they leave this world. Of all the people I’ve interviewed about this case these past three
years, no one has ever been contacted by the cold case unit of the Windsor Police. I am not suggesting the police
have been idle, but perhaps they should refocus their attention.
Lastly, don’t be cagey by withholding noncritical information to a general public who you are asking to help you.
There are plenty of other sensitive case details correctly withheld from the general public which only the killer of
Ljubica Topic would know. If the ‘tan jacket’ the killer was reported to be wearing the night of the crime was made of
‘corduroy,’ a popular material with the youth of the period, then release this information.
The Windsor Police can take the public more into its confidence without jeopardizing this case.
Windsorites will help any way they can if they feel they are respected.
That is one fact I know I’m right about.
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Hello to all IPA members around the world
In October 2014, the IPA Quebec region, Canada section inaugurated the wine bottle holder also
known as the "ambassador". The wine bottle holder was conceived and fabricated by the executive committee of the IPA Quebec region Canada section. The wine bottle holder is constructed of metal chain
links welded together, representing the primary goal of the I.P.A, that is, friendship. The chain links have
been assembled on a wooden base of carved pine.
The objective of the "ambassador" is to visit each and every chapter of the I.P.A., throughout the
world. We would like it to travel around the world, as a symbol of the friendship that we all share.
All members who travel with the "ambassador" confirm that they have been very warmly received
by every chapter visited: so why not bring as a visitor gift, the "ambassador" with a bottle of wine from
your country. All members of the I.P.A can request the wine bottle holder to bring it with him/her and
remit it to the chapter being visited.
And good news, at its inaugural, the "ambassador" was taken by Mr. Robert Boulanger of the
Montérégie, Québec, Canada. The visit was short because a few weeks later, the "ambassador" left for the
Ontario, Toronto, Canada with Mr. Robert Pyefinch. We would ask each member who travels with the
"ambassador" to send us an e-mail with a photo, if possible, so that we can follow its trail. Thus, we will be
able to send an update to all chapters of the I.P.A around the world. Further, if a member wishes to travel
with the "ambassador", we would know its current location. The goal of the "ambassador" is to unite us; if
it is to promote friendships, it must not sit on a
shelf.
Don't forget to affix your logo on a tag!
Ask the "ambassador" at your region!
Thank you for your participation. We are all aware, of your continued implication and commitment.
The members and the executive committee of I.P.A Quebec region 08,
Canada section.
Starting from Quebec,
Canada December 2014.
Conceived and Designed
by
IPA Quebec, region 08
Underneath Plaque:
CHAIN OF FRIENDSHIP
The chain of friendship is meant to bring people together that form our association.
It represents the camaraderie that links us by the connections that we form.
It is a sign of trust that symbolizes strength , brotherhood , hope and peace.
It assures within us all a deep value, friendship.
In presenting the chain to another member of the IPA , you will contribute in its mission to meet people who share the same ideals as us.
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IPA Ambassadeur—Ambassador
Bonjour à tous les membres IPA du monde entire.
En octobre 2014, IPA Québec (région 08) Canada, présentait le porte-bouteille,
que l'on appel aussi l'ambassadeur. Ce porte-bouteille fut pensé et réalisé par le
comité exécutif de IPA Québec, Canada. Le porte-bouteille est fait de véritables maillons de chaîne soudées ensembles, représentant le but premier de IPA soit celui de l'amitié. Nous avons
monté la chaîne sur une morceau de bois sculpté dans du pin véritable.
Le but de cet ambassadeur est de lui faire visiter chaque région de tous les IPA, et ce dans le monde
entier. Nous aimerions qu'il fasse le tour du monde, comme l'amitié que nous avons tous les uns envers
les autres. Tous voyageurs de IPA disent être toujours extrêmement bien reçu par les régions visitées,
donc pourquoi pas apporter comme cadeau de remerciement, l’ambassadeur avec une bouteille de vin de
son pays. Tout membres IPA peut demander le porte-bouteille, afin de l'apporter avec lui, ainsi il pourra le
remettre à la région visitée.
Et bonne nouvelle, déjà lors de sa présentation en octobre 2014, l'ambassadeur a trouvé preneur soit
M. Robert Boulanger de la région Montérégie, Québec, Canada. Son séjour à été court puisque quelques
semaines après, l'ambassadeur est partie immédiatement avec M. Robert Pyefinch vers Toronto, Ontario,
Canada. Nous aimerions que chaque région faisant faire un petit bout de chemin à l'ambassadeur, nous
envoie un petit émail avec photo si possible, afin que nous suivions son périple. Par cette action, nous enverrons le suivit à tous les IPA du monde. De plus, si quelqu'un voudrait le faire voyager, nous serons ou
l'ambassadeur se trouve. L'ambassadeur a le rôle de nous unir, donc tout comme l'amitié, il ne doit pas
demeurer sur une tablette.
N'oubliez pas d'y Attacher votre logo sur une plaquette.
Demandez l'ambassadeur à votre région!!!
Merci à vous tous à l'avance pour votre participation, que nous connaissons bien, pour avoir toujours été
très active et fidèle.
Les membres et le conseil exécutif de IPA région 08 Québec,
section Canada
CHAÎNE DE L'AMITIÉ
Départ de Québec, Canada
décembre 2014.
Pensée et conçue par IPA
Région 08 Québec
La chaîne de l’amitié a pour but de réunir les personnes formant notre
association. Elle représente la camaraderie liée par les maillons que nous
formons. Elle est une marque de confiance qui symbolise la force, la fraternité, l’espoir ainsi que la paix. Elle assurera la transmission entre nous
tous d’une valeur profonde, l’amitié. En remettant la chaîne à un autre
membre IPA, vous contribuerez ainsi dans sa mission qui est de voyager
à la rencontre de personnes partageant les même idéaux que nous .
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Une visite en Belgique pour le 40è anniversaire de Charleroi.
Du 15 au 21 juin2015. Organiser par Michel Loquet, Secrétaire de IPA Charleroi.
Trip to Belgium for the 40th anniversary of IPA Charleroi. From the 15 th to the 21st
of June 2015. Organized by Michel Loquet, Secretary of IPA Charleroi.
De gauche à droite: Christian Parent président, Région 15
et VP Est, IPA Canada, Michel Loquet et Gilles Couture
membre IPA Région 15.
From left to right: Christian Parent Président, Région 15 et
VP East of IPA Canada, Michel Loquet et Gilles Couture
membre IPA Région 15
École Fédérale de Police en compagnie de Monique Maréchal
et Bernadette Hellin, membres IPA Bruxelles
Federal Police School; accompanied by Monique Maréchal
and Bernadette Hellin, Brussels IPA members
École Fédérale de Police
Démonstration du Camion à eaux pour contrer les
manifestations
Federal Police School
Demonstration of the water cannon for crowd control
Visite du nouvel Hôtel de Police de Charleroi à l’entrée de
l’École Fédérale de Police
Visit of the new Police Headquarter of Charleroi at the entrance of the Federal Police School
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Photo du groupe, sur le parterre du Nouvel Hôtel de Police de
Charleroi
Picture of the group at the entrance of the New Police
Headquarter of Charleroi
Christian Parent VP Est IPA Canada avec Rose Lourme,
Présidente de IPA France lors du Gala anniversaire de IPA
Charleroi, le 21 juin 2015.
Christian Parent VP East IPA Canada and Rose Lourme,
President of IPA France at the Banquet anniversary of IPA
Charleroi on the 21st of June 2015.
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Réception à l’Hôtel de ville de Charleroi et discours de notre
Président International P.M. Moulin, en compagnie du Chef de
Police et de la Mairesse suppléante.
Welcome to the City Hall of Charleroi and speech of our
International President, P.M. Moulin accompanied by the Chief
of Police and Substitute Mayor.
Photo de groupe de tous les membres IPA participants
devant l’Hôtel de ville de Charleroi en présence de la
mairesse suppléante.
Group picture of all IPA members participants in front of
the City Hall with the Substitute Mayor.
Tous les membres IPA présent ont été invités à signer le
livre d’or de la Ville de Charleroi.
All IPA members were invited to sign
the City Golden Book of Charleroi
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Après la Belgique, une visite en Suisse à Genève, le Canton du Valais et Lucerne, du 22 au 29 juin 2015.
After Belgium, a visit in Switzerland to Geneva, Canton of Valais and Luzern, from the 22nd to the 29th of June, 2015.
Souper à la marina avec Jean-Pierre Beaud, Président de IPA
Geneve et son épouse.
Dinner at the marina with Jean-Pierre Beaud, President of IPA
Geneva and his spouse
Ristorante Du Lac (very good idea)
Restaurant partagé entre IPA Section Italie et IPA Suisse Région du Valais. Instauré par Benoît Senggen, Président de IPA
Région du Canton du Valais.
Restaurant shared between Italian IPA Section and IPA Region
Valais, Switzerland. Establish by Benoît Senggen, President of
IPA , Canton of Valais Region.
Visite du bureau de P.M. Moulin au Bureau chef de la Police
cantonale à Sion. Son bureau est un vrai musée
Visit to P.M. Moulin’s office at the Headquarter of the
Canton of Valais, at Sion. His office is a real museum.
Durant le souper à la marina, nous avions une magnifique
vue sur le Mont Blanc au soleil couchant
During the dinner at the marina we had a splendid view at
the Mont Blanc at sunset.
Visite à la résidence de P.M. Moulin, Président International
de l’IPA.
Visit at the residence of P.M. Moulin, International President of IPA.
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Rencontre avec le Commandant Christian Varone de la
Rencontre au local de IPA Région Valais à Sion.
police cantonale du Canton du Valais.
Meet at the club of IPA Region of Wallis at Sion.
Meeting with Christian Varone, Commander of the
Canton of Wallis Police.
Visite d’une cave à Whisky et dégustation, appartenant à un
policier du Canton du Valais
Visit and tasting to a whisky cellar; belonging to a police
officer of Canton of Wallis.
Un voyage formidable accompagner de gens formidable dans un
panorama merveilleux qu’est la Suisse et surtout la Région du
Canton du Valais.
A gorgeous trip, accompanied by fantastic peoples in a marvelous panorama of Switzerland, especially in the
region Canton of Wallis.
Christian Parent
Vice president East/ vice-président pour l'est
IPA Canada
OTTAWA -RCMP members stood sentry at
Canada's National War Memorial on Sunday,
July 5th, 2015, to mark the anniversary an officer who received the Victoria Cross for
bravery during the South African War.
Sgt. Arthur Richardson earned the honour in
July 1900 after he rode through heavy crossfire to rescue an injured Canadian trooper
whose horse had been shot.
The Victoria Cross was introduced in 1856
and is considered the most famous British
military valour decoration.
Richardson first became a member of the North-West Mounted Police when he came to Canada from England in
1894. He then listed in Lord Strathcona's Horse when the South African War began in 1899.
After the war, Richardson returned to the police force. He was eventually discharged in 1907 due to poor health.
"It is an honour for the RCMP to be asked once again to stand sentry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier," said
Chief Supt. Marty Chesser, who is the commanding officer of the RCMP's national headquarters in Ottawa.
"It is particularly special to the force because of the anniversary date and the opportunity it affords to highlight Sgt.
Richardson's Victoria Cross."
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2015 BBQ of Region 14
IPA Region 14 members, together with members of the Lethbridge division of
the RCMP Veterans Association, enjoyed the yearly BBQ on Friday, June 19th,
at the Vimy Ridge Armoury in Lethbridge, AB.
A great meal was served, this time organized by Region 14.
With 44 guests attending (several being member of both organizations) it was a
great opportunity to get acquainted and listen to so many stories.
For sure all of us will be looking forward to attend next year’s BBQ.
The Vimy Ridge Armoury, situated just next to the Lethbridge Airport, is the base of the 20 th Independent Field Battery RCA, a Reserve Force artillery unit based out of Lethbridge, Alberta. Lethbridge is the birthplace of all of the
artillery batteries currently embodied in 41 Canadian Brigade Group artillery units.
The 20th Independent Field Battery, RCA originated in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 1, 1908 when the 25th Battery, was authorized to be formed. The battery was reorganized as a regiment and designated 18 th Air Defense Regiment, RCA on November 10, 1992 and lately, in 2011 re-designated as 20th Independent Field Battery, RCA.
Since April this year, the Armoury also houses the Lethbridge Military Museum, showcasing Southern Alberta‘s rich
military history.
Left to right:
Lynn SPRING, member R14 and past president RCMP Vets
Barry BOS, past president Region 14
Don VINCENT, President RCMP Vets
John REGIER, President Region 14
Region 9
Presentation of the IPA Canada
2015 John Minarik Award
The 2015 John Minarik Award being presented by
Jack RAE (left), President Region 9 and Karen
FROST (centre), VP and Secretary / Webmaster
Region 9 to:
Larry YIP (right) , Travel Secretary of Region 9, in
appreciation for his outstanding devotion and services towards the Canadian Section of the International Police Association.
Congratulations, Larry.
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The IPA Dubrovnik Friendship Week 2015
The IPA Dubrovnik Friendship Week, held from 25 April to 02 May 2015, was attended by some 50 international
guests - from Canada, England, Spain, Scotland and the USA.
The Canadian contingent consisted of Chris and Tracy from Region 2, Ken and Lucina, Peter and Young Sook and
Allan and Kay from Region 9 along with Bruce and Debbie and Kevin and Janice from Region 16.
The itinerary saw us visiting not only Croatia, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, but also Montenegro and Bosnia/
Herzegovina.
Guests were greeted at the Dubrovnik airport and transported to the four star Hotel Albatross, in the nearby small
seaside town of Cavtat, where they were welcomed by Vlaho Lujo, Secretary of IPA Dubrovnik. During the opening
reception IPA guests intermingled and some ‘old friendships’ were renewed and new ones made. Cavtat, with its clear
blue waters, sea front cafes, easy to walk around and distant views of both old and new Dubrovnik, was an excellent
choice for a base.
The following day was a guided tour of the walled city of old Dubrovnik, a well-preserved example of a latemedieval walled city with its narrow streets and historic buildings. En route the bus took us along the road high
above the city giving us a spectacular view of this ancient city and the many islands nearby.
We had time to see sights on our own before taking the cable car from just outside the old city to the top of Mount
Srd (known as Napoleon’s Fort Imperial) from where the views were incredible. Vlaho had arranged for one of the
few defenders who were present in
the fortress on the 6th December
1991 during the siege and most intensive day of shelling of the Homeland
War, to give us a guided tour of the
Dubrovnik Homeland War Museum.
Monday saw us in the town of Ston
from where we were able to view the
‘Great Wall’ similar to that of China.
The wall, today 5.5 kilometer long links
Ston to Mali Ston, and is in the shape
of an irregular pentangle. It was completed in the 15th century, along with
its 40 towers (20 of which have survived) and 5 fortresses. Ston is also
famous for its Salt pans and their production of salt is done today the same
way as in the 15th century. Before refrigeration salt was used to preserve
and cure food, it was as precious as
gold.
We then took the ferry across for a guided tour of the medieval city of Korčula, purported to be the city of Marco
Polo’s birth. On our way home we visited a local winery to enjoy its excellent products.
Tuesday we traveled to Mostar, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, in Bosnia/Herzegovina, via Pocitelj a medieval
town with its Turkish influence. Mostar is better known for its historic Old Bridge, a tourist attraction added to by a
young fellow who leaps from the middle of the bridge into the waters below. We also stopped at the remains of the
Roman city of Narona in the village of Nid. The Archeological Museum Narona is built on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to the first Roman Emporer Augustus and has a unique collection of marble statues from the 1st Century BC.
Wednesday we were in Montenegro visiting first the exclusive Aman Sveti Stefan hotel – a hide-away for the rich and
famous – built on a small islet. Then we made our way to Budva and then the medieval city of Kotor. Kotor is encircled by walls and fortresses and also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We ended our visit to Montenegro
with a stop in the town of Perast, dating from 168 BC, and from where we were ferried to Our Lady of the Rock
Church on a very small island which is the only artificially built island in the Adriatic.
Thursday we spent exploring Cavtat’s 16th C. buildings, its scattered ruins of an amphitheater, several Roman tombs
and the Račić Mausoleum, the work of the famous Croatian sculptor, Ivan Meštrović.
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That evening the guests were taken to Poljice, a small village in the Konavle region that dates back to the Middle Ages, for the closing banquet. This gala affair was held in the home and the country estate of the Glavić Family, which
has lived here for many generations. We enjoyed a delicious homemade dinner prepared in the traditional way, with
local wine and accompanied by local musicians entertainment all in the atmosphere of IPA friendship! Following the
dinner gifts of appreciation were exchanged between the guests and our Friendship Week hosts who included members of the IPA Split, Bosnia/Herzegovina and Montenegro.
2014 was Dubrovnik’s 10th year anniversary of IPA membership A memorable moment was the presentation of 10
year Membership Plaques to several IPA Dubrovnik members plus recognizing their 200th regional member.
Friday, being a National Holiday, we visited three of the eight Elaphite islands, Koločep, Šipan and Lopud, to the
north west of Dubrovnik, traveling there on a ‘pirate’ ship. Many of these islands are uninhabited but are ‘a wonder
of nature’.
Our heartiest congratulations must go to Vlaho Lujo, his wonderful wife Ana and his IPA team for the excellently organized Friendship Week. Most of the guests
were in awe of what they experienced, many not
having realized how incredible the history, landscapes and beauty of Croatia are.
Some of us took the opportunity, after the
Friendship Week, to further explore more of
Croatia and can only say that towns such as Trogir, Rastoke, Zagreb and the Plitvice National
Park, with its lakes and incredible waterfalls, are
places for your “bucket lists”. Many Croatian
people speak English and are very welcoming. The
restaurants and cafes are excellent along with the
food and in my opinion the country has the best
ice cream in the world.
In friendship
Ken Perkin (Region 9) & Chris Barratt (Region 2)
La Semaine de l’Amitié IPA 2015 Dubrovnik
A Dubrovnik, du 25 avril au 2 mai 2015, la Semaine de l’Amitié IPA a réuni 50 invités provenant du Canada, de l’Angleterre, de l’Espagne, de l’Écosse et des États-Unis.
Du Canada, Chris et Tracy (Région 2), Ken et Lucina, Peter et Young Sook ainsi qu’Allan et Kay de la Région 9 de
même que Kevin et Janice de la Région 16 ont participé à ce voyage.
L’itinéraire nous a menés non seulement en Croatie à bord de la Perle de l’Adriatique, mais aussi au Montenegro et en
Boznie-Herzégovine.
Les invités ont atterri à l’aéroport de Dubrovnik et conduits à l’hôtel quatre étoiles l’Albatros, près de la ville de
Cavtat où ils furent accueillis par Vlaho Lujo, Secrétaire de l’IPA de Dubovnik. Lors de la réception d’accueil, de vieux
amis se sont retrouvés et de nouvelles amitiés se sont formées. Cavtat, située au bord de la mer, avec ses eaux
bleues, ses cafés et cette vue imprenable sur le vieux et le nouveau Dubrovnik, offrait un emplacement de choix pour
séjourner là-bas.
Une visite commentée de la vieille ville de Dubrovnik nous a laissé voir les allures médiévales de cette cité murée
dont les rues étroites abritent des immeubles historiques. La balade en autocar nous a amenés sur une route élevée
d’où l’on pouvait avoir une vue spectaculaire sur cette ancienne ville et sur les îles qui l’entourent.
Nous avons profité de quelques heures de temps libre avant de faire l’ascension, par funiculaire, du mont Srd (connu
sous l’appellation de Fort Impérial de Napoléon) et d’où la vue était imprenable. Vlaho avait organisé une visite guidée du musée de la guerre de Dubrovnik, commentée par des combattants de la guerre civile, présents lors du siège
du 6 décembre 1991.
Le lundi, nous sommes allés voir le grand mur de la ville de Ston, un mur semblable à la muraille de Chine. Mesurant
5.5 km, ce mur relie les villes de Ston et Mali Ston, en serpentant comme un pentagone. Sa construction est datée du
15e siècle, est ponctuée de 40 tours dont 20 sont toujours debout, et de 5 forteresses.
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Ston est aussi reconnue pour ses bans salins et le sel y est produit aujourd’hui encore, comme au 15 e siècle. Avant
que la nourriture ne soit réfrigérée, le sel était utilisé pour la préserver . Le sel était précieux comme de l’or!
Nous avons pris un traversier pour aller visiter la ville médiévale de Korcula, soi-disant le lieu de naissance de Marco
Polo. Au retour, la visite d’un vignoble nous a permis d’apprécier ses produits!
Il fallait voir la ville de Mostar en Bosnie-Herzégovine , qui est reconnue par l’Unesco comme joyau du patrimoine
mondial. Nous y sommes allés en passant par Pocitelj, une petite cité médiévale sous influence turque. Mostar est
connue pour son vieux pont historique, une attraction touristique où l’on peut voir un jeune homme s’élancer du
haut du pont vers l’eau ! Nous nous sommes aussi arrêtés dans la petite cité romaine de Narona, dans la ville de
Nid. Le musée archéologique de Narona est construit sur les ruines de l’ancien temple dédié à l’empereur romain
Auguste, et abrite une collection unique au monde de statues du 1e siècle a.v. J.-C.
C’est le mercredi que nous sommes allés au Monténegro pour y visiter le premier hôtel Aman Sveti Stefan. C’est un
hôtel de grand luxe construit pour les gens riches et célèbres de notre monde! Il est construit sur une petite presqu’île. Nous sommes ensuite allés vers ver Budva et vers la cité médiévale de Kotor. Cette cité est encerclée de murs
et de forteresses et fait partie elle aussi du patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco. Nous avons terminé cette visite du Monténegro par un arrêt à Perast, une
ville dont la fondation remonte à
168 a.v. J.-C. Nous avons ensuite
emprunté un traversier vers la
seule île de la mer Adriatique qui
soit construite de main d’homme :
le sanctuaire Notre Dame du Rocher.
Jeudi, retour à Cavtat et à ses immeubles du 16e siècle. Ruines d’un
amphithéâtre, tombes romaines et
mausolée Racic, une œuvre du fameux sculpteur croate Ivan Mestrovic, étaient au menu.
Ce soir-là, pour le banquet d’aurevoir, les invités furent conduits à
Poljice, un petit village dans la région du Konavle, lui aussi datant du
Moyen-Âge. Cette soirée fut tenue
sur le domaine de la famille Glavic,
qui y vit depuis plusieurs générations. Sur la musique d’artistes
locaux, un repas traditionnel nous
fut servi, accompagné d’un vin de la région. Ce fut une fête typique de l’amitié IPA et en fin de soirée, des cadeaux
furent échangés. Des membres des régions IPA des villes de Split, de la Bosnie-Herzégovine et du Monténégro
étaient présents.
En cette occasion, Dubrovnik célébrait son 10e anniversaire de participation IPA et ses membres reçurent des plaques
commémoratives en plus de reconnaître le 200e membre de cette région.
Vendredi, journée de fête nationale, nous sommes allés visiter trois des huit îles Elaphite : Kolocep, Sipan et Lopud, au
nord-ouest de Dubrovnik. Nous y sommes allés à bord d’un bateau-pirate! Plusieurs de ces îles sont inhabitées mais
sont de véritables joyaux de la nature.
Nos plus chaleureuses félicitations à Vlaho Lujo, à sa formidable épouse Ana ainsi que leur équipe IPA pour cette
mémorable semaine de l’Amitié IPA. De nombreux invités sont demeurés bouche bée devant la beauté démesurée et
l’Histoire de la Croatie.
Certains d’entre nous sont même restés quelque jours de plus en Croatie pour visiter quelques autres villes telles
que Trogir, Rastoke, Zagreb et le parc national Plitvice, avec ses lacs et ses chûtes d’eau à couper le souffle. Plusieurs
Croates parlent l’anglais et sont très accueillants. La nourriture servie dans les cafés et les restaurants est excellente,
et je continue à dire que c’est en Croatie que l’on trouve la meilleure crème glacée du monde!
En toute amitié,
Ken Perkin (Région 9) et Chris Barratt (Région 2)
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IPA member from Germany visits the West Coast
Kindness. Beauty. Wilderness.
These three words can express what my girlfirend Linda and I
experienced on our 25 day trip through British Columbia and
Alberta. We started in Vancouver on 10th of June where we met
Larry Yip (IPA region 9), who arranged a very welcoming meeting
at the Granville Island Hotel. After we had lunch, he drove us to
Stanley Park where we visited the RCMP stables, as well as other
interesting spots.
Equipped with a GPS Larry lent us, we started our round trip
with an RV on 13th of June. The Okanagan Valley offered us a
variety of fresh fruits, so we tried some cherries and peaches.
Heading towards Banff National Park, we crossed Mount
Revelstoke and Yoho Provincial Park. We had never seen those
intense blue lakes, which exist in the Rocky Mountains.
On the Icefield Parkway and in Jasper National Park, we saw
some wild animals we don’t have in Germany: black bears, Elk, a
grizzly and many of tiny squirrels. In Wells Gray Provincial Park
we tried Canoeing on the Clearwater lake and had a rafting tour
on the Clearwater River. What a great experience!
After crossing Kamloops and Whistler, we took the ferry from
Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons. We enjoyed driving the sunshine
coast for two days and took the ferry from Powell River to
Comox.
On Vancouver Island our last week of the trip began. Telegraph
Cove and Ucluelet offered us great kayaking conditions, as well as
delicious fresh seafood! Around Tofino we experienced the
beauty of the Pacic Rim National Park with its big beaches and
incredible rainforest: First we were hiking and then we arranged
a sea plane tour starting in Tofino, so we saw everything from
the ground and from above.
The last two days we spend in Victoria, where we met Bill
Rothery and his wife Margaret. He picked us up at our campsite
at Westbay Marina RV Park and drove us to the Parliaments
Building to have breakfast in the dining room. There were also
two IPA women from Amerika, as well as Kevin Worth
(president of IPA region 13) and some other IPA member.
On July 4th Linda and I unfortunately took our flight back to
Germany. I could have stayed some more days or maybe weeks in Canada. I fell
in love with the country and the welcoming people!
It is great to get in contact and communicate with IPA members all over the
world. This was my first IPA experience, but it definitely won’t be the last. I only
have to criticize, that there are so few younger colleagues who enjoy the benefits
of being an IPA member. But that’s not a Canadian problem, it exists in Germany
as well. So my experience in
Canada is a great basis to
make advertisment for
recruiting new IPA
members of my age (25).
Thank you to region 9 and
13, especially Larry Yip, Bill
Rothery and his wife
Margaret.
Mathias Sunke
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Visitors to Region 9
On a 2015-06-15 sunny 29.5C afternoon, IPA Canada Region 9's Reception Secretary is showing off the Vancouver
city centre area to Jimmy Sakoda
(LAPD ret.) and Claus Staerk, Denmark Police.
Claus had enjoyed touring Calgary and hiking the Canadian
Rockies prior to coming out to the West Coast. He was
flying back to Copenhagen that evening where it was 5C
degrees.
Larry Yip
From Left to Right:
Jimmy Sakoda, former Lieutenant i/c Asian Task Force,
LAPD whom I knew from way back in the 80’s;
Claus Staerk, IPA Denmark visitor;
Larry Yip, IPA CAN Region 9
Message Important
Monsieur le Président, membres et amis d’IPA Canada,
La présente est pour vous informer que c’est avec une immense joie et aussi un peu de regret que nous allons quitter
la belle province de Québec. En effet, nous avons acheté une magnifique maison à quelques mètres de la Baie
Georgienne dans la ville de Wasaga Beach au nord de Toronto (55 km), en Ontario.
Cet endroit touristique à cause de sa plage qui s’étend sur 14 km de longueur en beau sable fin et, qui se veut la plus
grande plage d’eau douce au Canada. Nous allons prendre possession de la maison le 20 Octobre 2015 afin de s’y
installer pour une retraite confortable pour nous deux.
Cependant, je vais demeurer membre organisateur de l’AGM-NDC 2016 et ce, tout en poursuivant mes obligations
soit par IPhone, IPad, Skypes et par ordinateur afin de répondre à toutes les demandes des canadiens, américains et
autres. De plus, nous serons présent sur place pour administrer et gérer toutes les opérations de l’AGM-NDC 2016
tout au long du déroulement des évènements à l’hôtel Sandman à Longueuil.
Donc, il est important de garder en mémoire qu’il nous reste environ trois mois pour finaliser cet évènement de
prestige qui nous tiens grandement à coeur, par la suite il va rester les demandes d’inscription qui vont commencer à
rentrer durant les mois suivants jusqu’en début de Janvier 2016.
Tel que le prévoie la Constitution IPA, je désire toujours faire partie de la région 15 Montérégie et, toutefois je serai
surement présent à certains évènements des régions de Toronto et London à l’occasion. Espérant avoir l’occasion de
vous revoir tous et chacun avant le mois d’Octobre car c’est toujours un plaisir de se rencontrer lors d’évènements
de soupers, de réunions de comités, de réunions d’exécutifs régional et national.
Dear IPA Friends,
I wish to inform you that its with great joy and also regret that we are moving from the Belle Province of Quebec. Valerie and I have Purchased a home in Wasaga Beach Ontario with a projected date of closing at October 20,
2015. I wish to reassure that I will continue to be a part and participate in the organization and operations for the
AGM/NDC 2016.
I would like to always be a member of Region 15 and look forward to participating in events with the Toronto and
London Regions.
Gerry Desève
Président fondateur de la région 15 Montérégie d’IPA Canada
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Visiting Boston
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Following a recent tour of Boston, USA and utilizing the IPA for assistance, I was encouraged to prepare this article
for distribution.
I have been a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for almost 18 years. My only experience with the IPA
previously was to escort a German Inspector and his wife throughout
Ottawa when I was posted there in 1999. My father, a retired D/
Inspector has described his travel of Europe and enjoying the comforts of IPA houses. I was strongly urged to join and made the commitment after my girlfriend and OPP Auxiliary Constable, Tammy
Whitehead qualified for the 2015 Boston Marathon. Neither of us
had been to this area and we were hoping to receive suggestions for
accommodation, sights of interest and Marathon tips prior to our
arrival on April 17, 2015.
Prior to arriving in Boston, I had received several phone calls from Joe Teta. I learned that he was a retired Patrolman
from Boston PD and an active member of Region
12. Our phone calls verified arrival and departure
times and that our accommodation at the Royal
Sonesta hotel along the river was a "great choice".
He inquired as to our itinerary and tentative meeting times were discussed so that we could meet and
he could provide a personal tour of his City. Tammy
and I were nervous and very excited about arriving
in Boston, but the phone calls from Joe eased any
apprehension.
April 17 was arrival day as explained. We landed
early morning, grabbed a taxi to the hotel and settled into our river view room. A walk about of the
immediate area for familiarization was a good idea.
During our walking tour, we were contacted by Mr.
Teta to confirm that we were available this evening
for dinner. At 6:30pm, Tammy and I were picked up
Enjoying a beer at Cheers,
at the hotel by Joe and we headed to his favorite
toasting the IPA and our host Joe Teta
Italian eatery called Angelo's that was north of the
City. At the restaurant, we also met Joe's significant other, Lindsay De Mont. Following introductions, a fantastic dinner including cocktails and meeting the owners of this fine dining establishment, the tone had been set and any nervousness that we felt prior to leaving Canada, were gone.
Saturday morning, we made our way downtown to pick up Tammy's race kit and do some shopping. We made our
way back to the hotel to drop off all of our items before heading to Fenway Park for a baseball game. Following more
suggestions from Joe, getting to the ballpark and purchasing the ever important ball game beer went without incident.
Although the Red Sox lost the game, the history and lure of this ball park was well worth the price of admission.
Following the game, Joe contacted us to make sure we arrived to our destinations throughout the day and to make
sure we were available Sunday morning for a "proper tour" of Boston. So at 10am, Tammy and I were picked up by
Joe at the hotel and the tour commenced. We could have jumped on several tour buses, duck boats and taxi cabs. All
of the tour options would have been very expensive and not near as informative as Joe made it. The tour commenced
with travelling the river edge past MIT as Tammy had enquired about Heartbreak Hill. This is about the 21 mile mark
of the Marathon and quite the climb as we learned. We travelled a fair amount of the Marathon route which was currently open. Historical landmarks were pointed out along the way including Boston College, Boston Common (park)
and a photo op was taken in front of Cheers.
The tour continued to the USS Constitution Museum. This 1700's battleship is being prepared to be put into dry
dock for 3 years’ worth of maintenance. A current battleship could be seen from the shoreline and we were introduced to a Park Ranger which included receiving a patrol patch. Joe then took us to Bunker Hill. This is a historical
location in Boston history marked by a large memorial tower. Lindsay joined us then to tour "Old Boston". We
walked the cobblestone streets, went into the Old North Church and took in the Paul Revere Park. Taking in all of
this history made us a little hungry and Joe then treated us to lunch at his favorite, 89 year old bakery.
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Mouth-watering treats and the largest, meat filled sandwich I have ever dined on! After returning to our vehicle and a
viewing tour of more of Boston, Tammy and I were returned to our hotel to prepare for the Pre-Race dinner at City
Hall. Joe and I exchanged patches and a promise to keep him appraised of how our trip continues including Tammy's
race results.
Monday was RACE DAY and a very early start. Buses
transported the runners from Boston Common to the
starting area outside the City. Only runners were allowed
on the buses, so my self-guided tour of Boston around the
race route commenced. For obvious reasons, the security
was everywhere. As a police officer, I was proud to see
police, officers and tactical, security personnel, Firemen
and EMS working together to make everyone feel safe.
There were an estimated 30,000 runners and all ages and
abilities, which would then have many more family members, media and race officials, making it difficult to get a rail
side view of the
race. The energy along the
entire route
Tammy (in yellow) running the Boston Marathon
that I was able
to get through
was a feeling that I have not experienced since Canada hosted the Winter
Olympics. The weather was very wet and cold, but that did not deter the
cheering and bell ringing for the 4 hours that I stood at the 26 mile mark
waiting for Tammy. I was very proud as she finished the race in under 4
hours as she had hoped. It was hotel bound, hot showers and a Cheesecake Factory dinner for my tired athlete.
Our last day in Boston was Tuesday, April 21. We were not flying out until
8pm, so we enjoyed a beautiful day walking more of the City and ‘Cheers’
was our luncheon location. This was followed by more cobble stone
streets, a little more shopping, a follow-up phone call from Joe. A hot coffee at the river's edge rounded our day off before flying out.
The IPA locally and in the USA were prompt, informative and supportive of
our excursion to Boston. Joe Teta of Region 12 went above and beyond as
our host. The time and energy that he expended to make our vacation
enjoyable cannot be put into words. He is a sincere gentlemen and the best
ambassador that the City of Boston could ask for. Tammy and I have met 2
wonderful people and have lifelong memories going forward. Thank you to
the IPA at every level and to Joe Teta. Upon returning to work, I have proOur host Joe with Tammy
moted the IPA to my co-workers for their future travels.
A very proud IPA member of Region 2!!
Skeeter Kruger, IPA Canada
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Fellow Members:
At this year’s AGM, it was agreed to have R-2 member Stuart Rinaldo take over as our new National
Treasurer until next year’s elections. Stuart can be reached at e-mail: [email protected]
This will come into effect on July 1.
Any cheques made out to IPA Canada from July1, 2015 on should be mailed to Stuart.
Thank you.
In Friendship,
Larry Sheppard
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IPA member from Arizona visits Toronto
After retiring as a police officer in 2013, I accepted a position as a Judge
with the Maricopa County Justice Courts here in the Phoenix, Arizona
(USA) area. After taking office, my wife and I decided to go on a short
vacation.
I had met many retired Canadian officers while working, as an officer, at
the Peoria AZ Baseball Spring Training games. I was always impressed
with how polite and friendly they were. Some of them even sent me
items from their department like pins, patches and belt buckles. So, of
course, the country of Canada was my first choice for a vacation.
I contacted a friend of mine, Terry Blevins, who was also a police officer
in Arizona and member of the IPA and now lives and works in Toronto. I worked out the travel arrangements with Terry and then contacted
the IPA. Harry Summerton responded to my email and arranged for an
unforgettable trip to Toronto. He was able to put me in touch with
Sheila Richardson of the Toronto Police Service who arranged for an
incredible tour of the police museum and a private meeting with Chief
Blair who is a very interesting man and I enjoyed our conversation very
much. The Chief gave me a challenge coin that I have on display in my
court chambers. Sheila also arranged for a tour of the Toronto Police
Marine Unit with Richard Baker. My former department does not have a
marine unit so, I found this particularly interesting. Richard also gave me
a challenge coin which is displayed next to the one from Chief
Blair. Sheila also arranged for a tour of the Old Court House. This
building is magnificent. Roman Haruk gave us an unbelievable and informative tour of the OCH. We enjoyed the stories from Roman as
much as the architecture but in particular we enjoyed the ghost stories. I could have spent many more hours there. Lastly we received a
"special" pass to the CN tower. What a great way to see your beautiful
city!
To say the IPA rolled out the red carpet for us would be an understatement. My Brothers and Sisters to the north, you have so much of which
to be proud. This experience is why I am a member of the IPA and why
it is such an incredible organization. My personal thanks to Harry Summerton for getting all this started for us. If you are ever in Arizona feel
free to contact me.
Donald Watts
Justice of the Peace
Maricopa County Justice Court
Manistee District
[email protected]
Judge Donald WATTS
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NATIONAL POETRY CONTEST WINNERS
The results of the National Poetry competition were announced at May's National AGM in Niagara
Falls, Ontario.
Taking 1st place with a poem entitled “Once” was Steve Gibson from Region 9 and the Runner-up
with a poem entitled “International Police Association” was John Luckanuck from Region 10.
Their entries have been forwarded to the IPA's International Cultural Commission for entry into an International competition.
The winners of the International competition will be announced at the World Congress in Cyprus this
October.
Good luck Steve and John!
In friendship,
Chris Barratt - Region 2
July 28 - August 6, 2017
with participants of 70 countries.
www.wpfgmontreal2017.com
IPA Facebook Sites
International https://www.facebook.com/ipa.iac
National
https://www.facebook.com/IPACanadaSection/timeline
Region 1
https://www.facebook.com/IPACanadaRegion1
Region 2
https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Police-Association-Region-2Canada/133893276795253?fref=ts
Region 3
https://www.facebook.com/IPA.alberta
Region 15
https://www.facebook.com/pages/IPA-Monteregie/119062851468587?sk=timeline
Region 16
https://www.facebook.com/groups/131474483626167/
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Travel Information IPA Informations de Voyage
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Updated and complete information regarding the following events is available at:
Mises à jour et des informations complètes concernant les événements suivants est disponible à
l'adresse suivante : http://www.ipa-iac.org/event.php or / ou:
National Travel Secretary : Harry SUMMERTON ([email protected])
National Travel Secretary Assistant: Guy BABIN ([email protected])
or by contacting your regional Travel Officer / ou en contactant votre Assistance Voyage Régionale.
IPA Events Worldwide…
IPA manifestations dans le monde
08-08-2015 - 15-08-2015, SCOTLAND, Stirling U. K.: Friendship Week—A Taste of Scotland
06-08-2015 - 10-08-2015, HUNGARY, Sümeg, Medieval Event
21-08-2015 - 23-08-2015, GERMANY, IPA Vbst. Speyer , 16th International Biker Meeting
23-08-2015 - 31-08-2015, POLAND, Krakow, XV WISPA Football Tournament
06-09-2015 - POLAND, Pila , International Open Police Cup Half Marathon
17-09-2015 - 20-09-2015, ITALY, Grottammare, 5-a-side Football Tournament
19-09-2015 - SPAIN, Tortosa (Tarragona) , 4th Display of official Police Motorcycles and Emergency Vehicles.
20-09-2015 - 27-09-2015, AUSTRIA, IPA Hiking week in Nassfeld
26-09-2015 - 26-09-2015, SERBIA, Senta, 2nd Open Bowling Championship.
12-10-2015 - 18-10-2015, CYPRUS: XXI IPA World Congress in Limassol
12-10-2015 - 16-10-2015, The NETHERLANDS, Eibergen, 33rd World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament
23-10-2015 - 25-10-2015, ITALY, 10th Anniversary Celebrations of the Local Branch L’Aquila.
01-11-2015 - 06-11-2015, U.S.A. Alamo Texas , National Delegate Conference.
08-11-2015 - GREECE, Athens, 33rd Classic Marathon.
28-11-2015 - SPAIN, Barcelona , XV International Trader Show.
04-12-2015 - 06-12-2015, AUSTRIA, 27. IPA Krampuskranchen.
23-01-2016 - 30-01-2016, AUSTRIA, Nassfeld, AUSTRIA Skiweek 2016.
03-04-2016 - 10-04-2016, USA, IPA Trip Pacific Northwest and California.
10-04-2016 - 18-04-2016, USA, IPA Trip, Train, Wineries and Treasurers of Northern California.
20-05-2016 - 31-05-2016, CANADA, IPA Friendship Week 2016
11-06-2016 - 19-06-2016, SPAIN, Huelva, VI European Police and Fire Games.
Please forward any submissions for the next IPA Canada newsletter
before October 25th, 2015 in MS Word format
to the editor:
[email protected]
Till next and enjoy,
Servo Per Amikeco
Barry Bos
Please share your copy
of the IPA Canada newsletter with
friends and members of all
Law Enforcement Agencies.
Membership forms can be filled out through
the national website of
I.P.A. Canada at www.ipa.ca
Membership dues are $35.00 per year.
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HOUSE FOR RENT ACCESSIBLE TO IPA MEMBERS ONLY:
Daily or weekly. (Proof of membership required)
Duplex located in Dieppe, Moncton area, New Brunswick, a two bedrooms
house with one queen size bed available in one of the two rooms, equipped with
stove, pots, pans, fridge, basically every usual appliance a house has, clean bed
sheets (to be clean by owner after use). Bring your own face clothes and towels,
soap, shampoo etc.
Anything broken in the house will be the responsibility of the renters who will
have to replace it or pay the owner for damages done (receipts available).
MAISON À LOUER ACCESSIBLE AUX MEMBRES IPA SEULEMENT:
Quotidiennement ou Hebdomadairement. (Preuve d’adhérence requise).
Duplex situé à Dieppe, région de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick, une maison de
deux chambres à coucher avec un grand lit disponible dans une des deux
chambres, équipée avec cuisinière, chaudrons, poêles, réfrigérateur,
fondamentalement tout ce qu’une maison possède, draps propres (sera nettoyés
par le propriétaire après usage). Apportez vos propres débarbouillettes et
serviettes, savon, champoing etc.
Tout ce qui sera brisé dans la maison sera la responsabilité du locateur qui aura à
le remplacer ou à le payer au propriétaire pour les dommages encourus (reçus
disponibles).
To enquire about vacancy and to know the very reasonable fees suggested, please
contact the owner, Jean-François Leblanc, IPA member of Atlantic Region 16 via
email at [email protected] .
Owner is asking to have photos of his guests taken with them standing in front of
the house, to be put in a Souvenir Album he will keep in the leaving room of the
house.
Pour s’enquérir de la disponibilité et connaitre les frais très raisonnables suggérés,
s.v.p. communiquez avec le propriétaire, Jean-François Leblanc, membre IPA
Atlantique, région 16 via le courriel à [email protected] .
Le propriétaire demande d’avoir des photos de ses invités prises d’eux se tenant
devant la maison, à être placées dans un Album Souvenir qu’il gardera dans le
salon de la maison.
IPA Atlantic Region 16 Servo Per Amikeco
Région 16 – IPA Atlantique

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