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Region 5: Alberta & NWT

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Executive Officers (Board of Directors)

President

Phil Bailey

 

Vice President – Social

Gerry Vercammen

 

Vice President – Membership

Neil Zurawell

 

Vice-President - Travel

Ed Kuzikowski

 

Treasurer

Steve Dowie​

 

Secretary

Ryan Katchur

 

Executive Committee Appointments

 

Supply Officer

Dave Black

 

Calgary Liaison

 

Lethbridge Liaison

Sandy Hunt

 

NWT Liaison

Lee Cazon

 

RCMP Vets Liaison

Jerry Plastow

 

Region Contact Info:

IPAR5membership@gmail.com

780-499-4958

Region Five Area

 

The Province of Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

 

About Our Region

 

The IPA has been active in Alberta-NWT since the 1960’s and in 2023 the three IPA Regions merged into one region designated as IPA Canada Region Five to serve all members in our geographical area.

 

We maintain open communication with our members through the forwarding of electronic information to ensure local, national, and international opportunities are not missed.  Informal and fun dinner gatherings are held several times a year.

 

Region Five has been proud to host such social activities as International bus tours, an International Youth Gathering, Fun Casinos, Police Insignia Swap Meets, a Bicycle Rodeo and BBQ's, to name a few.  Dinner socials are known to have the odd bake sale with our famous "Gerry the Auctioneer" to entertain.

 

Our members pride themselves with maintaining worldwide IPA contacts.  We have hosted police officers from around the world, and had similar hospitality extended to our own members when they traveled abroad.

 

Region Five is always willing to welcome qualified new members.  If you are a serving or retired police officer in our area, please contact us for further information.  Alberta Sheriff’s and law enforcement peace officers, who fall under the Alberta Peace Officer Act, as well as CBSA officers also qualify for IPA membership.

 

Alberta:

 

From towering Rocky Mountains, glistening lakes and sprawling grasslands, to the spirited city life and renowned festivals of Edmonton and Calgary, there's something for everyone in Alberta.  Canadian Rockies (Banff National Park and Jasper National Park) are the most popular destinations for visitors.  West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton is the most visited attraction in the province.

 

Alberta is the most westerly of Canada’s three Prairie Provinces, occupying the continental interior of the western part of the country.  To the north it borders the Northwest Territories, to the east Saskatchewan, to the south the international boundary with the U.S. state of Montana, and to the west the British Columbia, and the Rocky Mountains.  The province is about 750 miles (1,200 km) from north to south and about 400 miles (640 km) across at the greatest width.  The population of Alberta exceeds 4.7 million residents.

 

Northwest Territories:

 

The Northwest Territories, with a population of 45 thousand residents, include the regions of Dehcho, North Slave, Sahtu, South Slave and Inuvik. Their remote landscape encompasses forest, mountains, Arctic tundra and islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Dehcho's Nahanni National Park Reserve centers around the canyons of the South Nahanni River and 90m-high Virginia Falls. The regional capital, Yellowknife, is on the north shore of Great Slave Lake.

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