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  • Battle of Passchendaele (N/A, Ontario ) - November 10, 2021 November 10, 2021
    Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada's First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917. […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Battle of the Scheldt (N/A, Ontario ) - October 2, 2021 October 2, 2021
    The Battle of the Scheldt was a military operation in northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands that took place during the Second World War. On September 12, 1944, the First Canadian Army was given the task of clearing the Scheldt of German occupiers. The first attacks began on September 13, with little success. Click here to […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Dieppe Raid (N/A, Ontario ) - August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
    The Raid on Dieppe, France, on August 19, 1942, was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. With virtually all of continental Europe under German occupation, the Allied forces faced a well-entrenched enemy. Some method had to be found to create a foothold on the continent, and the Raid on Dieppe offered invaluable lessons […]
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  • The 76th Anniversary of end of war in the Pacific - Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association (Ottawa, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    The Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association will be hosting a commemorative ceremony on on August 15, 2021 at 0930am, to honour the Veterans of the Defense of Hong Kong and to mark the 76th year of Victory over Japan and the end of the Second World War.   The ceremony will be held at the Hong […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • VJ-Day / End of the Second World War (N/A, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    August 15, 1945 marked the end of the war in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War. Click here to discover more on the Second World War: Second World War - Veterans Affairs Canada
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Veteran's Appreciation Golf Tournament (Milton, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    Come and show your appreciation and support for our Veterans! All veterans will have the entire day compliments of Granite Ridge Golf Club and The Albatross Restaurant. Non Veteran Fee is $75 (includes dinner and golf)
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Battle of Hill 70 (N/A, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    Canadian soldiers saw heavy action in the First World War and the names of some of their major battles—like Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele—still resonate today in our country's collective memory. An important chapter in our wartime history that is less well remembered, however, came at Hill 70 in France where the Canadian Corps won an […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
July 28, 2021

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Remember Everyone Deployed

A Tribute to Our Heroes: Aboriginal Veterans Day | Journée dans anciens combattants autochtones

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You can tell me what day is coming up you can tell me what day is coming up you can tell me what day is coming up soon in November dozen right when we soon in November dozen right when we soon in November dozen right when we talk about Remembrance Day that we talk talk about Remembrance Day that we talk talk about Remembrance Day that we talk about all the Canadians and all the about all the Canadians and all the about all the Canadians and all the different cultures of people who different cultures of people who different cultures of people who contributed to the wars in the past and contributed to the wars in the past and contributed to the wars in the past and even peacekeeping missions and things even peacekeeping missions and things even peacekeeping missions and things that are going on today I was born on that are going on today I was born on that are going on today I was born on the Six Nations reserve go out there the Six Nations reserve go out there the Six Nations reserve go out there left in 1948 went into the army 60 years left in 1948 went into the army 60 years left in 1948 went into the army 60 years back yeah you went see many of them back yeah you went see many of them back yeah you went see many of them frontline veterans I go to all the frontline veterans I go to all the frontline veterans I go to all the battles doings you know just to keep the battles doings you know just to keep the battles doings you know just to keep the thing going you know but what you should thing going you know but what you should thing going you know but what you should do I think is really important to serve I think is really important to serve I think is really important to serve regardless if you francophone Anglophone regardless if you francophone Anglophone regardless if you francophone Anglophone Aboriginal or not I wear my sash proudly Aboriginal or not I wear my sash proudly Aboriginal or not I wear my sash proudly and make sure that they know that’s and make sure that they know that’s and make sure that they know that’s Aboriginal people serve I think it’s Aboriginal people serve I think it’s Aboriginal people serve I think it’s good for female to go forward to put good for female to go forward to put good for female to go forward to put ourself on the map my father passed away a few months ago my father passed away a few months ago my father passed away a few months ago so remembered they will be a special day so remembered they will be a special day so remembered they will be a special day for me and my father was a Canadian for me and my father was a Canadian for me and my father was a Canadian Ranger he served with them for over 25 Ranger he served with them for over 25 Ranger he served with them for over 25 years like others of his ilk dedicated years like others of his ilk dedicated years like others of his ilk dedicated hard-working and truly believed in what hard-working and truly believed in what hard-working and truly believed in what they were doing they were doing they were doing he received the Canadian military order he received the Canadian military order he received the Canadian military order of merit so we’re very very proud of of merit so we’re very very proud of of merit so we’re very very proud of that First Nations were exempt from the that First Nations were exempt from the that First Nations were exempt from the draft but still First Nations people draft but still First Nations people draft but still First Nations people were the largest number of people who were the largest number of people who were the largest number of people who volunteered for the military it shows volunteered for the military it shows volunteered for the military it shows that they’re we care about the country that they’re we care about the country that they’re we care about the country they care about their communities my dad they care about their communities my dad they care about their communities my dad was a veteran and I want to make sure was a veteran and I want to make sure was a veteran and I want to make sure that my children all understand the that my children all understand the that my children all understand the importance of making sure that they at importance of making sure that they at importance of making sure that they at least pay their respects is very least pay their respects is very least pay their respects is very important that they acknowledge the important that they acknowledge the important that they acknowledge the service of our veterans that came before service of our veterans that came before service of our veterans that came before us I think it’s important for all us I think it’s important for all us I think it’s important for all Canadians and Ontarians as well to know Canadians and Ontarians as well to know Canadians and Ontarians as well to know the real history of the country and to the real history of the country and to the real history of the country and to make sure that we’re aware of all the make sure that we’re aware of all the make sure that we’re aware of all the different groups that made efforts in different groups that made efforts in different groups that made efforts in the wars as well as where my First the wars as well as where my First the wars as well as where my First Nation students to be proud of their Nation students to be proud of their Nation students to be proud of their culture and to to recognize the many culture and to to recognize the many culture and to to recognize the many heroes that come from their own culture you

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