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News pertaining to the Regimental Association

The Canadian Armed Forces Service Benefits Act – A Zoom with Jean Charest

Hello Association Members,

Note: This Zoom meeting below is on Thursday June 2 at 6 PM where we may have our Association Meeting Online Zoom Call at 8 PM

The Canadian Armed Forces Service Benefits Act – A Zoom with Jean Charest

Good day,I am happy to invite you to join me and other Canadians, Veterans and Service personnel to hear the Hon. Jean Charest and learn how he plans to restore respect for our veterans by introducing a Canadian Armed Forces Service Benefits Act.

Under the Trudeau government, little has been achieved to support veterans meaningfully. His government has not improved benefits and supports for disabled and injured veterans despite broad promises in 2015 to do so. Our veterans deserve better.

Jean’s proposals include low-cost mortgages, loans to start new businesses, and grants for education. Jean Charest will commit to major investments in healthcare provision, including significant mental health supports.

Join him on this zoom to learn more and find out how you can help him improve the future of our Canadian Veterans

When: Jun 2, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-mgqz8sHtXvA-2yQwQ4STPafJ_s4Wtl

Look forward to seeing you there.

With thanks,

Christine

Update: CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors Day – Sat Aug 20 2022 – 10:30 Hrs

The Association is planning to march in this years CNE Warriors Day – Sat Aug 20 2022.- 10:30 Hrs.

Dress: 

Number# 2 Association Summer Dress – Green Beret with Royals Cap Badge, White Short Sleeve Shirt, Double Breast Pockets, Epaulets, Association Slipons, Ribbons, Name Tag, Association Lanyard, Grey Pants and Black Walking Shoes.
I have extra Association Slipons and Lanyard’s in stock, but you need to let me know that you need them.

I’ll bring them down on the day of the parade.

You need to purchase your kit from local army surplus stores and go to key places to get name tags made etc…

Timings: 

09:00 Hrs –  Arrive at FYA, Form up on the parade square, inspection and practice.

10:00 Hrs – Go across the road to form up in our designated spot to be ready for the parade at 10:30 Hrs.

I need to know if you’re intending to participate.

I’m the OPI for the Association.

http://www.thewarriorsdayparade.ca/

Please send me your confirmation asap to me at [email protected]

We have made an inquiry to see if the band will ne participating as well.

More to follow.

Any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,

Regards,

G.Moore

VP

Invitation – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Gala on Friday, June 17, 2022


Dear Sir / Madam,   

The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto will host The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Gala on Friday, June 17, 2022, in the Concert Hall at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, and we invite the members of your military community to celebrate with us.

This special evening celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years as Queen of Canada and Head of the Commonwealth will be a Black-tie event featuring a reception with hors d’oeuvres followed by a three-course dinner with wine.

Additionally, there will be pomp and pageantry with music and tributes to our Queen. Our keynote speaker for the evening will be the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ, who ensured Canada led the Commonwealth in the fight against Apartheid.

Tickets are $200.00 per person. To learn more about this exciting evening or to purchase tickets, please visit www.platinumjubileegala.ca. People wishing to sit together should consider tables of 10, which can be reserved by contacting me directly at [email protected].

We expect this event will be sold out. Please register soon so that you will not be disappointed.

Best regards,

Colin Saldanha

Dr. Colin Saldanha

Chair, Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto

[email protected]

Dieppe – Blue Beach Every Man Remembered Winter\Spring 2022 Newsletter

Hi again everyone!
I just wanted to mention – regarding the Dieppe newsletter I sent out this morning. If you didn’t receive it, please check your junk folder. As it has a link attached, sometimes it ends up not getting through.

Also, I realized once I had hit “send” that I didn’t include how you can order commemorative lapel pins. My sincere apologies…

Please email [email protected] to order. You can either pay by e-transfer or cheque. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks so much!

Jayne Poolton Turvey

CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors’ Day Parade – Sat Aug 20 2022

Attention: Association Members

Warning Order:

Mark the date in your calendar.

The Association is planning to participate in the CNE 100TH Warriors’ Day Parade on Sat Aug 20 2022.

Timings: Show up at FYA 09:00 Hrs Fall in\Pre practice – Parade 10:30 Hrs.

Dress: Association #2 (Summer Dress) – Green Beret\Regimental Cap Badge, White Shor Shirt Sleeve Shirt Double Breast Pockets (Name Tag), Ribbons, Epaulets (Regimental Association) and Regimental Lanyard, Grey Pants and Black Dress Walking Shoes and\or Parade Boots.

NOTE: I have extra Regimental Association Epaulets\Layards. We’ll idenify shortages and issue them out to Association Members who need them.

We’ll discuss this further and provide more details at a later date.

http://www.thewarriorsdayparade.ca/

Association Executive Election Update March 2022

Please see below Association Executive updates:

Association members,

Below are the results of the March 2022 vote for Directors:

Voted in:
Alan Nanders
Anthony Jones (CWO)
Russell Smart
Val Flynn

Appointed by President:
Kevin Kwan (Sgt)
Dan Joyce

I will continue on as the President until a new and committed executive can be formed in the coming months.

The Directors will form “Tiger Teams” in order to tackle specific goals (membership, recruiting, events etc). More to follow once the details are flushed out.

As always, a big thank you for your support to our organization.

Aly Hirji
President

Futhermore to the President’s update, I have decided to continue on as Vice President.

Here’s the updated Association Executive.

President

Aly Hirji

Vice President

Glen Moore

Secretary

To be confirmed

Treasurer

Mike Morello

Sgt at Arms

Dan Lawrence

Steward

Russell Smart

Directors

(4) Elected

Alan Nanders

Anthony Jones CWO

Russell Smart

Val Flynn

(2) Appointed

Kevin Kwan (Sgt)

Dan Joyce