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29 Day Safety Challenge Starts Sept 29

29 Day Workplace Safety Challenge Starts Sept 29



On September 29th, 2015 the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund will launch the 3rd annual 29 Day Safety Challenge – a public education social media campaign that encourages people to develop stronger safety habits.

For details on how you can help participate in the campaign, please visit the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund.

John & Maryanne on beach
Maryanne & John, White Rock Beach, British Columbia, 2000

Pink Gazelle Productions CEO, Maryanne Pope, was married to John Petropoulos and is the Board Chair of the JPMF, a charity that raises public awareness about workplace safety issues facing emergency responders.

Maryanne is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, a powerful creative non-fiction book that captures her experience of coming to terms with John’s on-duty death, including learning how to transform loss into positive change. More than 1700 copies have been sold.

John receiving badge from Chief Silverberg
Cst John Petropoulos receiving police badge from Calgary Police Chief Silverberg, 1997

Cst John Petropoulos died in the line of duty on Sept 29th, 2000. John was investigating a break and enter complaint when he stepped through an unmarked false ceiling and fell to his death. The JPMF was started shortly afterwards by members of John’s recruit class.



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