The Howling Wolf
Just as our wolf logo symbolizes the leadership, loyalty, strength of character and sense of family that is displayed by emergency responders, The Howling Wolf serves as the voice of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. A wolf’s howl attracts other members of the pack, invites communication and creates a strong bond between pack members. We hope this blog will have the same impact on emergency responders, workplace safety professionals and traffic safety advocates, bringing us all together in the same pack and providing valuable information about workplace safety issues affecting first responders.
Check in frequently for updates on JPMF events and initiatives, interesting research and to add your own howl to our pack.
Maryanne Pope, the board chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund, received an unexpected honour recently.
Maryanne was invited to speak at a Calgary Police Veterans Association (CPVA) luncheon at the Cuff N Billy social club on Feb. 5th.
After telling the audience about Const. John Petropoulos and the origins of the Memorial Fund, she updated those in attendance about the JPMF’s safety efforts in the years since John passed away.
Following her presentation, CPVA President Mike Turcotte surprised Maryanne with a donation for the JPMF and an Honorary Membership in the associaton “in grateful recognition for your service to all first responders.” The gesture left Maryanne speechless, but we do have some photos from the event that we’d like to share:
Maryanne Pope (right) received a CPVA donation from association president Mike Turcotte (left).
Mike Turcotte (left) poses for a photo with Maryanne Pope (right) after she received an honorary membership with the Calgary Police Veterans Association.
Maryanne poses with her honorary CPVA member certificate next to a photo of John Petropoulos.