A very proud moment for all, as once again we are donating a memorial vehicle to a veteran.
The very first car that started our memorial vehicle programme has been donated to John McGrinder CD.
Canadian Heroes Memorial Vehicle #1 (CH#1) has traveled over 100,000kms across North America, it has been at the beginning of parades, taken soldiers to the Daytona 500, and stood guard over countless of ceremonies, funerals and other events.
CH#1, has been honoured to be driven by Silver Cross Mothers, and other family members of our fallen during parades, and so many other functions we could write a book about the duties she has seen.
John is honoured to be the recipient of such a gift and looks forward in carrying on her proud traditions and roles across Canada.
The students and staff of Assiginack Public School in Manitowaning, ON showing their support for Canadian Armed Forces Members on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Members of the Grade 2/3 class are holding letters to spell out Peace on Earth, in recognition that so many of our service men and women are serving away from their families this holiday season, and if there were Peace on Earth, they could be home!
Students in the Grade 2/3 class are currently partnered with CAF Members serving both at home and abroad through a program I call Op Flat Stanley, which sees members of the Army, Navy and Air Force agree to be penpals with a student for the entire school year. This year they have 23 “Stanley Handlers” serving in Canada, the Middle East and Europe. Their school community donated treats to ensure that each of the Stanley Handlers that are deployed away from home will receive an “Op Troop Support” box of goodies – a little “Merry Christmas from Manitoulin Island” to remind them that they are thought about every day by their Grade 2/3 friends.
A big thank-you to Heather Jefkins the Grade 2/3 Teacher of Assiginack Public School, all staff, volunteers, community and students for this great display of love of country and our soldiers.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!?
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!
Anything that you can think of that we have have missed or any questions you have for donations please drop us a message to : firstname.lastname@example.org