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Canadian Armed Forces Day is this Sunday!

Jun 5, 2020 | 0 comments

This Sunday June 7, CFMWS presents CAF Day 2020 virtual concert powered by BMO, featuring Simple Plan, Claudia Bouvette, Kira Isabella, MOON Vs. SUN and Kardinal Offishall. Watch online at 7 pm EDT! Join us as we celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Day and recognize the immense dedication, selflessness and compassion demonstrated by those who answer the call to serve. PLAY Recreated is how we can rethink the way we participate in recreational activities. We have Recreated PLAY so you can be safe and find fun ways to get out, get active, learn something new, stay connected and live better. Introducing the PLAY with PSP Contest. Enter the contest for your chance to win up to $2,500 in prizes. Watch for a hidden code during CAF Day 2020 for your first entry to win. To celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Day on Sunday June 7th, you’ll receive 500 CANEX Rewards Bonus Points when you spend $50 or more online or in-store. Simply log-in to make your purchase on CANEX.ca, or show your CFOne card at a CANEX store. Views: 1

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2020 Support Our Troops Scholarships

Jun 5, 2020 | 0 comments

The attached letter from the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, announces details of the 2020 Support Our Troops Scholarship Program available to families of currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and veterans for the 20/21 academic year. This program is made possible through Support Our Troops, the official charitable cause of the CAF Community. Support Our Troops is supported by donations from individual Canadians, contributions from third-party events and external organizations and proceeds from the sale of Yellow Ribbon merchandise. This Program is intended to complement but not duplicate other scholarship programs offered to the CAF Community. This year (2020) represents the sixth year of the Support Our Troops Scholarship Program whereby eligible families of currently serving members of the CAF and veterans may qualify to receive a scholarship. At this time, a minimum of fifty (50) scholarships are available, ranging between $500 and $2500 in value. Registration for the 2020 Support Our Troops Scholarship Program opened on 21 May 2020. See details here. Applications must be submitted by 1 August 2020. Please read the details in the attached letter. Attachment: Letter from CEO Views: 1

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‘FACES OF OUR FALLEN’ PROJECT

Jun 3, 2020 | 0 comments

The non-profit organisation “Faces to Canadian War Graves Groesbeek”, as part of the Faces to Graves project in the Netherlands, aims to publish a short story of every one of the soldiers buried in Groesbeek. Here is the link to the Faces to Grave Newsletter. Their partnership with Holten and Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemeteries will eventually realize a database for all of some 2700 Canadian soldiers who are buried in the three Canadian War Cemeteries in the Netherlands or whose names are on the Memorial Walls. It is intended that all online stories will be available on https://canadianwargraves.nl, on rcsigs.ca, and on cmcen-rcmce.ca. The Graves of Our Fallen Project (http://www.rcsigs.ca/index.php/Graves_of_our_Fallen_Project) has identified 58 Signallers in these three War Cemeteries and we want to assist with telling their stories. In addition to locally displaying these stories for visitors, Groesbeek is well-advanced with their online “Digital Monument”, but few of our RC Sigs stories have been captured. In fact, to date only limited research has been done and stories posted on rcsigs.ca on two soldiers at Groesbeek (Capt Loughnan and Sigmn Rodrigues) and two at Holten (Lt Burslem and L/Cpl Taylor). Our hope would be to ultimately expand our efforts […]

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PRes Lead on Op REASSURANCE

May 22, 2020 | 0 comments

In February of this year, 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment (21 EW Regt) deployed nine members on a Technical Assistance Visit (TAV) to Op REASSURANCE on Roto 20-01 to support training and evaluation of the enhanced Forward Presence Latvia Battle Group in Camp Adazi, Latvia. Though this is a routine occurrence throughout the year for the Regt, this TAV was different in that it was mounted by the Primary Reserve (PRes) squadron (sqn) held within the Total Force (Reg F) unit. 214 Sqn is one of five sqn within 21 EW Regt, a total force unit comprised of both Reg F and PRes members. 214 Sqn was tasked in early September of 2019 to mount the February TAV in support of the Combat Readiness Evaluation for the current enhanced Forward Presence Latvia Battle Group. While some members of the TAV were placed on Class B (full time) contracts to prepare, others were in school or travelling for CISM sports before deploying. The tendency of 214 Sqn to keep its members operationally ready, even on Class A (part time) service, proved valuable and these members were able to jump from Class A service to an operational deployment with very little lead time. […]

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Emergency Community Support Fund Open for Applications

May 22, 2020 | 0 comments

Dear Stakeholders and Advisory Group members, The Government of Canada (GOC) continues to support Canadians, at risk populations, businesses, non-profits and others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing a range of financial relief programs. Additional information is now available on the Emergency Community Support Fund. The funding will be allocated through the three national intermediaries, United Way Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and Community Foundations of Canada to eligible organizations that are serving vulnerable populations, including Veterans. Community-based organizations from across the country can apply for funding to support a variety of activities that address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by the pandemic. Additional information on eligibility criteria is outlined in the Fact Sheet. Webinars are being organized to help organization understand how the funds will be distributed and how to apply. See below for dates and how to register: 2:00 pm EDT, May 21, 2020. English. https://communityfoundations.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__Hkjz1uMTASEwLMIswfa8w      11:00 am EDT, May 22, 2020. French. https://communityfoundations.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zzo6zvfERYS-f30Ay_nv7g    11:00 am EDT, May 25, 2020. English. https://communityfoundations.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4DzFxlNAS1SnYXizRhOfzA Information on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan is available here. The Veterans Affairs Canada website and social media channels continue to be updated with the latest information, and I encourage you […]

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