Please find attached Captain (ret'd) Kevin Walker's retirement message and announcement of his Depart with Dignity Ceremony to be held at the Bessborough Armoury on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023. A request for messages, stories and notes should be forwarded to his Retirement Function Coordinator, Sergeant Donato Calagero, at firstname.lastname@example.org
A group photo of all the serving members at the dinner has been posted. Check out the page here. Have you got some photos that I should add to the page? Send them to email@example.com
The Association President has received a nice letter from the RCN outlining that a Seabed Intervention System team aboard the HMCS Edmonton conducted a side scan survey in the Yorke Island area. Although the survey results were less than optimal, the team did find evidence of a suspected wreck site in the area where Gunner Brunt's skiff had sunk. They may be back in the spring of 2024. One of the 85VICS caught HMCS Edmonton while it was ocked at Campbell River.
A very succesful evening that saw a small team dust and wipe down all the furniture, clean the main floor area plus the bar and kitchen floor. The team also cleaned the bar including wiping down the main bar fridge. The kitchen area was also decluttered. Only one batch of dishes were washed as the industrial dishwasher was not operable. A big shout out to Carrie, Catherine, Doug and Tony for stepping up to the task.
The Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess was pleased to find the Officers' Mess so clean as they used it on Saturday night for their Annual Dinner.
The Mess brought back their Annual Dinner after a lengthy hiatus due to COVID. The dinner marked the dining out of CWO Rob Garrett, WO Goran Kurtagic, Sgt Dave Scott and Sgt Adam Coleman. A great meal was enjoyed by all in the Officer's Mess after the pre-dinner reception in the Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess. Great to see some past members present including Al Yelland, Richard Van Slyke, Tony Gee, Clay Harmon, Darwin Harmon and Darren Kostinuk. Check out the other photos in the 2023 yearbook.
A reminder about our social event tomorrow night. Drop on by and help with the cleaning or simply drop in and say hi!
The tender for the purchase of existing buildings at the York Island Battery was posted 20 May 1946 with a closing date of 28 May 1946. It would be interesting to find the tender file to determine the prices and the "use to which the building or buildings or materials contained therein will be used".
The Regiment deployed to the Yakima Firing Centre in April accompanied by members of the police Military Liaison Unit which was conducting interagency training with police services from the US and Canada. Photos are from Sergeant Jason Hiscock, Calgary Police Service whose grandfather Lance Bombardier Lance Bombardier Henry James Skilton was coincidentally a member of the 31st Battery, 15th (Vancouver) Coast Regiment, during World War II. Check out the remainder of the photos here. Have you got any in your collection to add to this page?
The September Social Event is confirmed for – Friday, 8 September 2023 at 1800 hrs. Should be a lot of fun. Bring a friend….