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  • Candles of Remembrance (Groesbeek, ) - December 24, 2021 December 24, 2021
    On the 24th December at The Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek Holland, 2,619 candles will be placed in the cemetery where a small ceremony to remember the war dead will be held. One candle will be placed on every grave in the cemetery.
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  • Navan Remembrance Day Services (Navan, Ontario ) - November 11, 2021 November 11, 2021
    The Navan Remembrance Day Service at the Navan Cenotaph has been cancelled due to COVID19 restrictions. In its place the annual Remembrance Day services will be held online. You will be able to view a video of the services by going to the NCA website at www.navan.on.ca and following the link beginning on October 30th. In addition, wreaths […]
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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. […]
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  • Remembrance Day Ceremony (Thetford Mines, Quebec ) - November 7, 2021 November 7, 2021
    Veterans, serving members, cadets and the residents of the greater Thetford Mines region will attend a Remembrance Day ceremony on November 7 at 13:30.  
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Rucksack March for Remembrance (Arichat, Nova Scotia ) - November 6, 2021 November 6, 2021
    Rucksack March for Remembrance Charity fund raiser walk in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. Distances 3/5/8km Weighted Rucksack optional. Registration by Donation:  https://woundedwarriorscanada.akaraisin.com/ruckforremembrance/islemadame  
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  • Special Remembrance Service for the fallen soldier who died on Canadian soil (Cobble Hill, British Columbia ) - October 22, 2021 October 22, 2021
    Remembering is not just for November 11th.  On Friday, October 22, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #134 will specially honour those Canadian service men and women who perished while serving on Canadian soil. This date was selected to signify our respect to those who guard Canada, readily serving on a daily basis in the armed […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • 783(Calgary) Wing RCAFA Battle of Britain Commemoration (Calgary, Alberta ) - October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
    A virtual commemoration of the 81st Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
October 20, 2021

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Remember Everyone Deployed

BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES

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With more than 3,500 Canadian veterans experiencing homelessness across the country, there is an urgent need to provide housing solutions to the brave men and women who stood on guard for our country, and help them reintegrate into civilian life.

Building upon ATCO’s long and proud history of supporting the Canadian military, we partnered with the Homes For Heroes Foundation, the McCann Family Foundation and the Canadian Legacy Project to provide housing and a robust support system for veterans who are experiencing homelessness. We leveraged our expertise in modular housing to design, build, manufacture, deliver and place the 15 tiny homes on ATCO-supplied pile foundations. Each of these 275 sq. ft. full-amenity dwellings took 250 hours to build, and features ample natural light and an open, friendly feel. The homes are engineered for enhanced energy efficiency and environmental performance, and are designed to minimize operational costs for residents. The project also provides a home our military heroes can be proud to call their own – a small gesture when measured against their herculean sacrifice.

Located in Calgary, Alberta, ATCO Village was created specifically with veterans in mind. With a barrack-style composition, the community is designed to replicate the living arrangement that veterans would be familiar with from their time in the armed forces. With wrap-around support services, the community features 15 tiny homes, a resource centre, counsellor’s office, family suite, community gardens and memorials to Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan.

With ATCO Village in Calgary now complete, we are proud to work with the Homes For Heroes Foundation to build another village in Edmonton. This village will contain 18 tiny homes, two accessible homes, one office and an amenity building, and is scheduled to open in 2021. 

To learn more about the project and to donate to the Homes for Heroes Foundation, please visit ATCO.com/h4h

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