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Kiwanis Honours Officers Through Top Cop Program

Top Cop Award Finalists

Pictured above from left, Top Cop Award finalists Cst. Shaun Chornley, Sgt. Geordie MacKenzie and Cst. Kevin Gibson, who were joined by Chief Devon Clunis at the Top Cop Award Evening.

November 30, 2012 - Congratulations to the Cst. Kevin Gibson who was named Winnipeg’s Top Cop by the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg during a special event held Nov. 9.

Kevin is a frontline Uniform Patrol officer working out of the East District Station.

“Kiwanis is all about community, and we are here to acclaim members of our own police service, who not only serve our community as part of their job, but also give unselfishly of themselves and their time, off the job,“ said Mike Owen, President Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg Inc. “We are truly blessed to have these people doing double duty on our behalf, and it our great pleasure to host this event in their honour.”

Gibson Founder of Status4, East Winnipeg Youth Program

For the past 24 ½ years Cst. Kevin Gibson has combined his time and talent as both a musician and a police officer, volunteering as a performer for many charities. It wasn’t until a tragic shooting of thtree fellow police officers in 2006, that Kevin was inspired to create Status4 as a way to provide better opportunities for children, and as a form of crime prevention, to help change lives and prevent tragedies.

Kevin is Founder, President and CEO of Status4 Inc., a non-profit organization that provides free music and arts programming to youth 7 to 17 years old, providing education, and inspiration to those who would otherwise face barriers and challenges to such an opportunity. It is Kevin’s hope that every child will build their confidence, gain a skill, and to allow them to discover their own potential with an outcome of creating opportunities and improvement for their future. With his vision in mind, Kevin created the status4 motto, Be Yourself and Free Yourself.

Every year with the support of family and friends he continues to grow his organization in the

Two other finalists were honoured on this special evening. Cst. Shaun Chornely was recognized for all his work through the Patrolmen Hockey Club, while Sgt. Geordie MacKenzie was recognized for his ongoing efforts at the Norberry Glenlee Community Club and with the Bonivital Soccer Club.

Chornley, Patrolmen Raise More Than $325,000 for City Organizations

Constable Shaun Chornley has been a member of the Winnipeg Police Service since November 9, 1998. Over his 14 year career, he has been assigned to various areas and is currently assigned to general Patrol Duties in District 2 (West Winnipeg) .

Over the course of his career, he has volunteered, coordinated, created, and supported several of Winnipeg’s landmark charities and has helped to raise over $325,000.00 for our city’s organizations.

Being a current Board Member, with the Dream Factory of Manitoba, he holds his creation of the `Dream Child Police Officer for a Day’ initiative, near and dear to his heart.

At the Dream Factory, a Dream Child suffering from a life threatening illness is given the opportunity to be a Police Officer for a day, be sworn in by the Chief of Police, issued a uniform, a badge and later a ride in a Patrol car at the annual Santa Clause Parade. He is passionate about the organization, simply because the fact that, when the Dream Kids receive their dreams, they can feel like kids again. The fulfilled dreams are extremely special to the child and their families.

MacKenzie a Tireless Youth Sports Volunteer in our Community

Sgt. Geordie MacKenzie has been with the Winnipeg Police Service for 20 years, currently working in the Central Reporting Unit.

Having a passion for sports, Geordie believes it is integral to both the mental and physical well-being of Winnipeg’s youths to be involved in a team environment. For several years Geordie has been involved in helping create great opportunities for today’s youth by volunteering as a coach at Norberry Glenlee Community Club in hockey, soccer and basketball, as well as at Bonivital Soccer Club.

Most recently he has assumed the role as 1st VP at NGCC in charge of sports.

Geordie makes sure to be a role model for his children by volunteering at their school, Christ the King, as a volleyball, basketball, and badminton coach.

Geordie’s passion for sports continues as a founding member of the Cops for Kids Bike Ride and as a member of the Police Heat Hockey Team, Geordie has helped raise over one million dollars for these two worthy Winnipeg Children’s Youth Organizations.

Being involved with kids in our community is important as it gives them a positive experience and helps them grow into confident young adults.

“The recognition for this year’s three finalists is certainly well deserved. Their efforts are reflective of the broader efforts of so many of our members who, separate and apart from the day-to-day duties as police officers, also find the time to give back to the community in so many different way,” said Devon Clunis, Chief of the Winnipeg Police Service. “I truly hope that the efforts showcased this evening will serve as great examples of how committed individuals – in law enforcement and indeed the broader community– can have a positive impact on our community.”

About The Kiwanis of Winnipeg Inc.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteer dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas. Founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, Kiwanis International now comprises 600,00 members- men, women, boys and girls- worldwide, giving on average $70 million and 6.5 million volunteer hours for community service each year.

The Kiwanis mandate and primary priority is supporting children’s and youth programs in our community.

The six permanent objects of the Kiwanis Club through the succeeding decades, have remained unchanged:

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism.