Invitation to all Members of Post #20 Serving Members, Veterans, Cadet Corps, Family and Friends
All Members, Veterans, family and friends are cordially invited to attend Centennial Calgary Branch #285 Remembering D-Day Service on Sat 8 Jun 2019.
We will have both bars open, 2 beer stations and a buffet for $15.00 a person on Sat 8 Jun 2019.
For your information, we had our Key Players and Committee meeting last night at Centennial Calgary Branch #285 to finalize the Remembering D-Day Normandy Service for Sat 8 Jun 2019.
The Key Players for this Remembrance Service are:
· Master of Ceremonies – Maj Kent Griffiths, MMM, CD
· Western Hospitality Singers – Mr. Doug Gardiner with the Group of 25 members that will Sing O Canada and God Save the Queen along with a number of songs after the Service.
· 1st Special Service Force Re-enactment Group - Under the Direction of Mr. Greg Auch his group will be dressed in a number of WWII uniforms.
· Valour Canada President – Mr. Peter Boyle will present a couple of clips from D-Day 6 Jun 1944 Normandy. LCol Peter Boyle is also the Commanding Officer of 41 Svc BN in Calgary.
· Alberta Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums – Under the Direction of Pipe Major Mike Marshall
· Centennial Branch #285 Colour Party – Sgt at Arms Stu McCann, has a permanent Colour Party consisting of 10 Members ranging in ages from 40 to 82 all proud members.
The Wreath Layers are:
· On behalf of the Queen and the Government of Canada – The Honourable Colonel (Rtd) Don Ethell OC, OMM, KOStJ, AOE, MSC, CD, LLD (Hon) Former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (2005 – 2010)
· On behalf of Canadian Armed Forces – LCol (Rtd) Richard W. Wright MBA, BFC, CD. and CAVUNP National President
· On behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada –_______?_____________
· On behalf of CNVA Navy and Merchant Navy - ___________?___________
· On behalf Provincial Government -Ric McIver Minister of Transport ?
· On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion - Comrade President Marie Illingworth Centennial Calgary Branch #285.