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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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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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
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  • 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 […]
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July 27, 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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