CANADIAN GUARDS ASSOCIATION
10 MAY 2018
Dear fellow guardsmen and spouses. I hope this letter finds you all well after the long winter we have had. This is shaping up to be a busy year for us. The Spring Bar-B-Q is coming up June 9th.and the Canadian Guards Reunion 2018 will be this Oct. 12 – 14 at the Warrant Officers and Sergents Mess at Garrison Petawawa. The committees for these events have been working hard and putting a lot of thought into it. The Registration Kits will be sent out in June or earlier. Initial registration will be for Guardsmen & Spouses. Guests accepted after 27 Aug. if 200 number not reached.
We hope to see you at the Bar-B-Q June 9th. Petawawa Legion. Bring your questions and appetite. Anyone having questions please contact any of the committee member listed in the newsletter.
As Norm noted in his message the Summer BBQ will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa on June 9th. 2018 – Meet & Greet 3-4 P.M. BBQ to follow. This year it will be held in the main hall of the Petawawa Legion so no stairs to worry about. Cost per person will be $10.00; please call any of the following by June 4 if you plan on attending to help them plan the food quantities required. Contact: Norm McBride 613-735-2363; Joe McLaughlin 613-687-4070; Herb Malloy 613-687-6713; Bob Pierce 613-687-8223; Junior Warrington 613-687-4948.
DRESS – CASUAL
MENU: BBQ HAMBURGERS, OCTOBERFEST, SAUERKRAUT, SALADS.
Atlantic Branch is hosting their annual reunion in Oromocto N.B. this year at an earlier date to accommodate those wanting to come to Petawawa Reunion.
For general information since our last newsletter a very nice Roast Beef dinner was held at the Legion in Pembroke followed by the annual branch general meeting and elections. Percy Price ran the elections and the present executive were all re-elected by acclamation. Percy felt this was good to keep continuity within the branch for the 2018 reunion. For those that don't recall here is your executive list. President Norm McBride, Vice President Bucky Buchanan, Treasurer Jean Clark, Membership Henry Campbell, Secretary Jean Campbell.
In April the full committee for the 2018 Reunion held a planning meeting, plans from this meeting will be sent out with the registration package. Members on this committee were Al Johnston our Ottawa Rep. , Pet. Branch President Norm McBride, Bucky Buchanan, Joe McLaughlin, Chris Thorbourne, Howard Clark, Herb Molloy, Bob Pierce, Jean Campbell, Earl Jones. (Unable to attend Mary McBride)
Also in April our regular executive held a meeting to make plans to assist those working on the annual BBQ.
To all who lost loved ones since we last gathered our sincere condolences, “We Will Remember Them.”
For now this is all news I have, maybe we will have more in June, hope to see a lot of you at the BBQ on 09 June 2018.
A MARI USUE AD MARE