• PROCEEDS OF BOOK BY POLICE WIDOW BENEFIT JPMF
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Pub Night Fundraiser: Sept. 29th

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Join us for a casual evening of food & beverages as we raise funds for the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF), a charity committed to creating a safer world for first responders.

The fundraiser coincides with the anniversary of the line-of-duty death of Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos, who passed away on Sept. 29, 2000. John died after falling through a false ceiling at an unsafe workplace during a break-and-enter call. A safety railing – one that was required by law to be in place – would have saved his life. {read more}

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Proceeds of Book by Police Widow to Benefit JPMF

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

With a new look and a few editorial revisions, the book A Widow’s Awakening is being released as a novel by BHC Press on Thursday, Sept 13.

All proceeds from sales of the first 1,000 copies sold will go to the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF), the Calgary charity that was started after the on-duty death of the author’s husband, Const. John Petropoulos of the Calgary Police Service.

The book provides a gripping account of a young woman’s struggle to find peace with one of the most difficult losses imaginable. It is based on author Maryanne Pope’s story of coming to terms with John’s death. {read more}

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Must-read for first responders illustrates why OHS matters

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Engaging, heart-wrenching, and at times humorous, Maryanne Pope’s powerful debut novel – A Widow’s Awakening – centres on a fierce young woman’s struggle to find peace with one of the most difficult losses imaginable.

The novel is a fictional account, based on the author’s own personal story of how she came to terms with the death of her police officer husband, who died while investigating a break-and-enter complaint. This honest look at the first year of a widow’s grief captures the immense difficulty of learning how to accept the unacceptable, while transforming loss into positive change. {read more}

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