(Above: Photo by Barry Gray.)
The 4th Annual Ride for Disabled Vets event is a go for May 13, 2017.
In 2016, 300 riders and $11,000 for Wounded Warrior Canada (PTSD Recovery Program). The group has raised over $30,000 from the last 3 years.
In 2017, organizers hope to attract 400 riders and raise $12,000 for Canadian Veteran Service Dog Unit (PTSD Recovery).
For more information contact Adwin Gallant, Ride For Disabled Vets Cofounder/Coordinator, via www.ridefordisabledvets.ca
With Remembrance Day having recently taken place, “Forgotten Heroes: Mississippi Mills Valour Award Recipients of the Great War” will be the topic presented by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society November 19th, with guest speaker Brian Tackaberry.
Hundreds turned out today on a bright and blustery day for the annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony at the cenotaph in front of Johnny Leroux Arena. All photos by Barry Gray. Continue reading
(Above: Veteran Lonnie Burse at the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Stittsville Cenotaph. Photo by Barry Gray.)
Here’s what’s planned for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Stittsville on Friday, November 11.
- The parade from the Stittsville Legion (1481 Main St) starts at 1:45 pm and travels to the Cenotaph located at the Johnny Leroux Arena.
- Remembrance Day Service will commence at 2:00pm. The Sergeant at Arms and Parade Commander roles will be done this year by Mike Fenton.
- Silver Cross Parents are Richard and Claire Leger. Their son Sergeant Marc Leger died in Afghanistan in 2002.
- Following the service the parade will return to the Stittsville Legion via Main St where everyone is welcome for refreshments and entertainment.
(PHOTO: Shawna Church Roy with her second service dog, Loki.)
SHAWNA CHURCH ROY WAS WALKING BACK FROM SOME ERRANDS WHEN SHE SAW IT: flames shooting out the roof of her family’s house.
She dropped her bags and ran up to the driveway. That’s when her biggest fear was confirmed – her kids were still inside, screaming for help. The doors were locked and the windows too hot to touch. As the tower of smoke rose into the air and the screams became louder, Roy realized she was completely powerless to save them. Continue reading
PHOTO: Herb Wall in Sicily, 1944
Canada loses about 50 World War II vets per day. Two weeks ago, Stittsville’s John “Herb” Wall was one of them.
Wall passed away of congestive heart failure on August 1 in Toronto, the conclusion of 95 years of adventure, service and dedication to community and family. Continue reading
(Photo: Wreaths at the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremonial service at the Cenotaph on Warner-Colpitts Lane. Photo by Barry Gray.)
To mark this year’s Veterans’ Week, the City of Ottawa will offer special transit services to veterans from Thursday November 5 to Wednesday, November 11. The City will also commemorate Remembrance Day by flying flags at all City buildings at half-mast and by offering free downtown parking to veterans all day on November 11.
The City is proud to honour all the men and women who have served their country as members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Related: What’s open, what’s closed, and what’s planned in Ottawa for Remembrance Day Continue reading
Hundreds of motorcycles left Stittsville today on a 150 kilometre charity ride in support of disabled war veterans. Continue reading
(Above: Matt Muzzi on Juno Beach, June 2014.)
Stittsville resident Matt Muzzi is training to take part in his second Battlefield Bikeride, a fundraising bike tour to raise money and awareness for Canadian Armed Forces veterans who face challenges from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other injuries. Continue reading