Call for donations for our retreat

The time has come that we officially put the word out for donations for our retreat so if you can help us make this a reality then that’s great, below is a partial list that we will update as time goes on.

The property we are hoping to acquire is deep into the bush, we can only get there by a 4 wheel drive truck, ATV or snowmachine.

We also have to clear a trail into the property and clear a spot for our cabin.

We then need to build a small 4 season cabin.

Here is a list of items that we are looking to acquire if you can help out that’s appreciated.

  1. A four wheel drive pickup truck, condition does not matter, it does not even need to be roadworthy, we simply need one or two trucks to get into the land and haul materials around.
  2. ATV and Snowmachines. We can use a few of these as well, in order to bring in supplies and also for recreational purposes for our guests, what do you have that you can donate? We might even be able to do small repairs to machines that may need fixing up.
  3. Materials to build a cabin. We can build a 650 square foot cabin on this property, so if you are a builder, trades person or have anything that you can donate give it some thought and let us know! We also need all furnishings, dishes, etc… Anyone have a wood stove and pipe they can donate?
  4. Forestry equipment, we are in need of chain saws, skidder, bulldozer, and heavy equipment you can lend or donate. Anyone have a portable saw mill? Wouldn’t that be cool if we could mill our own lumber for the cabin!?
  5. People Power, yup now we get to the most important one of all we need YOU! We will no doubt have dozens if not hundreds of work parties to get the retreat built, so if you want to get outdoors and give back to our great Country then we can use you!
  6. Anything that you can think of that we have have missed or any questions you have for donations please drop us a message to : 

NET Resort Fundraiser with Optimist Club

This past weekend we where at the NET Resort in Pelham,Ontario for a fundraising event with the Optimist Club, many thanks to Anna and Kathy and also to The Pringle Project for live entertainment and our hosts  Robbie and Jim Davidson and all the good folks at the NET Campground.

The ongoing hunt for the Canadian Heroes retreat property

Enjoying all that mother nature has to offer on a local snowmobile trail.

As you know we have been looking for years now for that right chunk of land or cabin to serve as our retreat, a place that front line responders, veterans, active members and families can go to relax, share stories and experiences, enjoy mother nature and all of its healing qualities.

We have always said mother nature is at times the best doctor, trees, rock, water, and being with those that have shared what we have been through, throw in some fishing, snowmobiling and other outdoor activities and we have something that all can experience to help the healing of PTSD related issues.

We have been looking at one property for months now and just talked with the real estate agent that has the listing.

It has a lot of what we are looking for but we will need Canadians to come together and make it even better for our needs, so if you are a trades person or just willing to share a hand as we mentioned beforehand, we can use your help!

The asking price is more than what we have in the bank, so the agent is calling the owner to see if he will help us out in achieving our goal.

Cross your fingers Canada, wouldn’t it be nice if we could make the announcement on Canada Day!?

UPDATE JUNE 26 2017   No Joy Canada the seller would not budge on his set price.

UPDATE  AUGUST 4 2017  We have another piece of property that we are looking at, and have made an offer on it, cross your fingers!

Highway of Heroes Repatriation set for Nazzareno Tassone

A Highway of Heroes repatriation will be conducted for fallen hero Nazzareno Tassone this coming Wednesday June 21 2017.

All are invited once again to line the bridges between Toronto and Niagara Falls, wave your flags, and show your support to the family.

For those that would like to join the repatriation, form up is at MacKinnon & Bowes, 2 Meridian Road, Toronto, Ont.

Please have a Canadian window flag on your car to identify yourself for the repatriation.

If you are on a motorcycle please report to the road Captain of the North Wall riders that will be leading the procession.

The repatriation will be lead by the North Wall riders, followed by Canadian Heroes Memorial Vehicles, Hearse and Limousines, followed by members of the Kurdish Community and then the general public.

We will leave at 10am sharp.

Here is a picture of the route from the start in Toronto to the 401 westbound.

Route will be  via the 401, 403, QEW, 420 to St. Andrews United Church in Niagara Falls at 5645 Morrison Street.

Estimated times of repatriation are as follows:

Mississauga-10:15 am





St.Catharines 11:30am

Niagara Falls 11:45am.

These are estimated times for those that would like to line a bridge to show support for the family.

If you are in Niagara Falls, we will be coming on to the 420 to Stanley Avenue, then turning left to Morrison and left on Morrison to the church.

Service will be at 1pm in the church followed by burial.

A reception will follow, all are welcome.

This page will be the official page of the repatriation, and will be updated with any and all details.  Please make sure that you update your records to reflect same.

Coroner confirms identity of Nazzareno Tassone

We just received a call from the mother that the coroners office has confirmed the identity of her son.

We can now start to make plans for his repatriation to Niagara Falls from Toronto.

He will receive a “Highway of Heroes” repatriation from Toronto to Niagara Falls on Wednesday June 21 2017.

For those that would like to join the repatriation, form up at MacKinnon & Bowes, 2 Meridian Road, Toronto,Ont.

We will leave at 10am sharp.

Full details of repatriation can be found here:

Service will be at 1pm in the church followed by burial.

A reception will follow, all are welcome.