We are celebrating Victoria Day tonight by boxing up computer equipment that city councillor Betty Lou Purdon (Mother of Veteran of Afghanistan and Kuwait) from Iroquois Falls will be coming to pickup up in the morning and taking back home. Monitors, Mice, and Keyboards will all find a new home and be put to good use by the residents of Iroquois Falls, Ontario. Further donations will be ready for her next visit as well!
In just a few hours time ( 3am) the alarm will ring and away to the airport they go!
On Monday May 14 2018 volunteers will gather together and meet up with a guide that will take them to see a very promising property in Newfoundland that could serve as our next retreat property.
This is isolated and is exactly what the Doctor ordered!
Not only is it away from everyone, but I think it may be the only cabin on the entire lake!
We should know after this if it will suit our needs, cross your fingers everyone!
April 6, 2018 was a historic day for us and country, as we completed the acquisition of 160 acres of land in Clergue township in Iroquois Falls, Ontario. almost 10 years in the making, it finally came true and in a few weeks time the snow will be gone and we will be able to organize some work parties to get started with the land. As we have posted before the land will be for our Soldiers, families, front line responders, to go and relax, smell the fresh air, count the stars and get back to mother nature. Want to have a campfire? Want to explore the woods and land? With 160 acres of wilderness you can explore to your hearts content, this area has some very interesting rock formations, seems the glaciers left behind what some call ” pillow rocks” big pillow like rocks, wonder if we have any on our land. We can build a cabin of 500 sq feet, so we will need building materials and helpers to get this done. There is no hydro or running water, so we will have to get generators or solar to power things, maybe a drilled well at some point as well. For local residents of the area, if you can help us out then your Country thanks you, if you have anything to donate or suggest please let us know.
Okay Canada cross your fingers and toes, we are in a great position to acquire over 100 acres of land in the Timmins area in the next month!
This land will in turn be used for our camp/retreat, a place soldiers,veterans, front-line responders, families can go and relax, have a campfire, watch the stars, or anything one can think of on such a huge chunk of land!
Do you like snowmobiling?
The ski-doo trail goes right by the property, hows that for luck!
We need to start to to collect names of volunteers that would like to use the land and also help out with our never ending work parties to clear the land, build a cabin, trails, etc…
Donations of everything are needed as well, if you are interested in helping out please let us know by sending us an email.
Let the fun begin!
A week ago we started to look into the Afghanistan Interpreters that were with our troops and helped them out so much saving their lives along the way with out a doubt with their local knowledge and lay of the land.
A small group of them on the run from the Taliban have fled to other Countries leaving their families behind due to death threats.
Today I met with one that was shot by the Taliban but was fortunate enough to come to Canada. His wife though is still not here in Canada.
He told me of two more that he knew which are in hiding which brings the total to 6 now.
These men were “Honourary Canadians” the moment they signed up to help us out and it is imperative that we do everything in our power to bring them here to Canada.
We certainly do not want a world-wide reputation of turning our backs on those that helped us out in Afghanistan, this is quickly turning into a national and world-wide embarrassment.
Please share this story and ask your MP what they are going to do about it, we are compiling a dossier on the 4 that we know about, and will forward this to Federal Government M.P’s when completed.
They may be born in another country but they are “Canadian Heroes” for their actions.