Invitation to all Members of Post #20 Serving Members, Veterans, Cadet Corps, Family and Friends

All Members, Veterans, family and friends are cordially invited to attend Centennial Calgary Branch #285 Remembering D-Day Service on Sat 8 Jun 2019.


We will have both bars open, 2 beer stations and a buffet for $15.00 a person on Sat 8 Jun 2019.

For your information, we had our Key Players and Committee meeting last night at Centennial Calgary Branch #285 to finalize the Remembering D-Day Normandy Service for Sat 8 Jun 2019.


The Key Players for this Remembrance Service are:


·       Master of Ceremonies – Maj Kent Griffiths, MMM, CD

·       Western Hospitality Singers – Mr. Doug Gardiner with the Group of 25 members that will Sing O Canada and God Save the Queen along with a number of songs after the Service.

·       1st Special Service Force Re-enactment Group - Under the Direction of Mr. Greg Auch his group will be dressed in a number of WWII uniforms.

·       Valour Canada President – Mr. Peter Boyle will present a couple of clips from D-Day 6 Jun 1944 Normandy. LCol Peter Boyle is also the Commanding Officer of 41 Svc BN in Calgary.

·       Alberta Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums – Under the Direction of Pipe Major Mike Marshall

·       Centennial Branch #285 Colour Party – Sgt at Arms Stu McCann, has a permanent Colour Party consisting of 10 Members ranging in ages from 40 to 82 all proud members.


The Wreath Layers are:


·       On behalf of the Queen and the Government of Canada – The Honourable Colonel (Rtd) Don Ethell OC, OMM, KOStJ, AOE, MSC, CD, LLD (Hon) Former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (2005 – 2010)

·       On behalf of Canadian Armed Forces – LCol (Rtd) Richard W. Wright MBA, BFC, CD. and CAVUNP National President

·       On behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada –_______?_____________

·       On behalf of CNVA Navy and Merchant Navy - ___________?___________

·       On behalf  Provincial Government -Ric McIver Minister of Transport  ?

·       On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion - Comrade President Marie Illingworth Centennial Calgary Branch #285.


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As you can see I’ve added another attachment as Centennial Calgary Branch #285 is having aVeteran’s Appreciation Luncheon the next day Sun 9 Jun 2019.

Dress for the luncheon is casual, wear what you so wish to wear. Military or Association Dress not required, casual is the attire for the luncheon.

Sun 9 Jun 2019 is a Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon will be open to All VETERANS, from all Legion Branches, from all associations, CNVA, CAVUNP, ANAVETS, Airforce, RCMP Veterans, to all Military Units in Calgary, Medics, Sigs, Highlanders, KOCR, 41 Svc BN, HMCS Tecumseh, American Post #20, Airforce. Again to all Veterans you are welcome to attend. If I missed your Unit or Association and you are a Veteran, you are welcome to attend.

Please, registration is required soonest if you plan on attending, this will give our cooks ample time to order food for this Veterans Appreciation Luncheon.

RSVP by calling 403-516-6316.

NOTE: “Veterans Only” no wives, no girlfriends, no boyfriends, no kids, “Veterans Only”(caregivers will be able to attend)

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