CALGARY NAVAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION
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The Sep 11 general meeting has been changed from in person to virtual. Go to "Events" for login info. It is hoped that the Club will re-open on Oct 30.
Thank You to all Merchant Navy sailors for your sacrifice and vital contribution to keeping supply lines open for our allies in WW II.
This morning (Aug 30), Bevan Slater took this photo of HMCS Calgary approaching Esquimalt Harbour at the end of her 7 month long deployment. Welcome home Calgary...the crew deserves a long break.
CNVA at Navy Day!
Bill Buchanan’s Celebration of Life.
Oct. 9 at 1300 ( 1:00 pm ) at McInnis & Holloway, 5008 Elbow Dr. Sw. Internment to follow at Union Cemetery
The Father's Day draw was won by Tom Conrick. Bob McCartney presented his prize at the otherwise deserted clubhouse.
Pictured below are the Cox'n and Buffer of HMCS Calgary enjoying the first care package sent to the ship by the CNVA.
The Mother's Day draw was won by Roberta MacIvor. Bob McCartney presented her prize at the otherwise deserted clubhouse today.
A message from HMCS Calgary to the CNVA:
We are definitely looking forward to visiting you and the amazing city of Calgary once this pandemic is over (as well as eventually hosting you here).
On behalf of the ship’s company, I wish you and all of the members of the CNVA a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Mark O’Donohue, CD
Commander/Capitaine de frégate
Commanding Officer – HMCSCalgary
Veterans Affairs Canada is now asking veterans or their relatives and friends to submit their names for the Second World War Tribute, a lapel pin and certificate recognizing Allied wartime service.
CNVA flag party at Field of Crosses sunrise ceremony Nov 2
Shipmate Bill Buchanan passed away on Nov 1.
Bill lead a very interesting life - read all the details at this link
The latest edition of the CNVA's national newsletter, The Yardarm, is out and can be viewed/downloaded at www.yardarm.ca
Please call the office (403) 367-8387 to signup. We are looking for 10 - 15 people each day from August 31st to September 4th.
COVID-19 Precautions will be in place. Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be made available.
THANK YOU for your on going support.
The government has lifted its restriction on AGMs. As a result, the Club needs to hold its 2020 AGM very soon. The specifics can be found in events to the right.
Click link to read article on the recent HMCS CALGARY change of command.
HMCS HARRY DeWOLF THE NEW OFFSHORE ARTIC PATROL SHIP
Request for Photos
Kathy Olinskie is looking for photos of time gone by or of the recent quarantine for Covid 19 for the upcoming newsletter.
If you have such a photo(s) please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include name(s), year and place if applicable.
HMCS CALGARY SALUTE AT SEA
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Spring edition of the Bosn's Call is available under "Photos/Documents"
FIVE STAR BINGO WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE RE: COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 virus, the CNVA Board has decided to close the Club until further notice. It is anticipated that the Club will re-open on 11 Apr. The AGM will occur one week after the Club re-opens.
The Board will review this in early April and it is possible that this closure could be extended.
WAREHOUSE HELP DESPERATELY NEEDED
March 14th. Director's meeting 10:00 hrs.
March 14th. ST. PATRICK'S DAY MENU
WEAR THE GREEN
IRISH STEW & BACON & EGGS
DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF INCLEMENT WEATHER TOMORROW, SAT MARCH 7th the Director's meeting is postponed to March 14th. and the AGM will be held on March 21st. The Corvette Club will be OPEN
DIRECTOR'S MEETING SAT. MARCH 7th. IN THE MAVERICK ROOM 10:00 HRS.
NEW AT REGALIA $45.00
On Sat 15 February at approximately 1100 there will be a short presentation from MGen (Ret'd) Paul Bury regarding a veterans program "Helmets to Hardhats".
Sad news to report. Al Hudak passed away on Jan 26. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
Seaspan Shipyards and many of it's more than 2800 employees gathered for a ceremonial keel laying event for the Royal Canadian Navy's future HMCS Protecteur in North Vancouver.
GENERAL MEETING JAN. 11th. 1100 hrs. DRESS OF THE DAY WILL BE #1'S OR BUSINESS ATTIRE.
FRIDAY EVENING AT THE OKOTOKS OILERS HOCKEY GAME THE 2020 STAMPEDE QUEEN AND PRINCESSES CAUGHT UP TO CAL ANNIS AT HIS KIOSK FOR A PICTURE.
NOTE-- DIRECTOR'S MEETING 1000 hrs
PLEASE BRING A NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR THE VETERANS ASSOCIATION FOOD BANK. THE MOOSE WILL BE LOOSE
Bravo Zulu to all the bingo volunteers for their efforts in working a record attendance for Monday Dec. 23rd. at Five Star Bingo. We were also recognized by management for being such a well organized and friendly group. Special thanks goes out to Al Hudak and Cal Annis for all their efforts.
NOTICE-- The Corvette Club will be closed December 28TH. See you at the Levee Jan 1, 1100 hrs. The Moose will be loose.
Many thanks to the Shirlaw group for not only the terrific job they do in the Galley but the great entertainment the Elves did performing for the members
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
REMINDER, THE CORVETTE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 28th. SEE YOU AT THE LEVEE.
MENU FOR DECEMBER 21ST.
THE SHIRLAW GROUP WILL BE MANNING THE GALLEY, WATCH FOR THE ELVES.
BACON & EGGS, BACON CHEESE BURGER
CONGRATULATIONS to Bill Bethell who will be turning 88 on Tues. Dec. 17th and is always willing to volunteer whenever called upon. Many happy returns Bill.
BANFF SPRINGS 2019 ANNUAL BRUNCH
REMINDER, THE CORVETTE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY DEC. 7th.
THE BUS FOR BANFF WILL DEPART FROM THE CLUB AT 0900 ( 9:00 am ) SHARP.
BZ to the decorating committee for the fine job they done in bringing the Christmas spirit to the Club room.
President Eric Kahler presenting Cameron Diggon, representing Home for Heroes a cheque from the CNVA.
Bravo Zulu to the great efforts of Dana, Ainsley and Ken for the fine job of serving in the Galley on Saturday, it was a large turn out and enjoyed by all.
A good video of Alberta Remembrance Day ceremonies.
Also available through Navy Calgary in left column.
GARMISTICE DAY AT THE CNVA 2019
CAPT. Bill was in attendance Nov. 1st. at the Heartland Retirement Home in Okotoks addressing the residents on past Military history.
Many thanks to Dee, Zoe and Rob Shirlaw for their great performance not only preparing the food in the Galley but for spending hours decorating the Club Room for our annual Halloween Spooktacular.
NAVY DAY AT THE MUSEUM
Sad to report Marie Bain passed away September 25/19. Her son Ted will be making arrangements for a service towards the end of October.
Pictured below is Lloyd Lomas a member of the CNVA and Christine his lady friend . Good to have them visit all the way from Victoria and enjoy the fellowship. . .
FIELD OF CROSSES NOW OPERATING AS A CHARITY ORGANIZATION.
Laura and Mike Vanderkruk ,members of the CNVA and also on the executive of the Veterans Association Food Bank were in attendance to explain how successful the Food Bank has been and plans for the future growth. Thanks to all the Shipmates for making this day a big success with your generous donations.
Crew from HMCS Calgary visiting the Naval Museum and presenting President Eric Kahler with a picture of HMCS Calgary to the CNVA. Another great turn out for the Tecumseh BBQ. Below Scott Hausberg promoting museum items for sale. BZ to the band and all who were responsible for making it a very entertaining day.
Ken Madrick and Art Jorgenson presenting a cheque to Maria Blackburn manager of the Veterans Association Food Bank . Also pictured below is Laura Vanderkruk, Secretary of the Food Bank who is the Daughter of the late George Bitman who originally ran the Poppy Fund.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PANCAKE BREAKFAST ENJOYED BY ALL.Another large turnout for the Belcher BBQ, thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen. Bravo Zulu to the Padre Lloyd Northcott and Bill Bethell for going above and beyond doing the cooking in the pouring rain, assisted by an umbrella.ing
Tribute to former Shipmate Bob Buchanan
Presenting Up Spirts for Shipmate Bob Buchanan
HMCS Calgary's new commander Johnny Kouwenberg and Coxswain Todd Jones visiting the Corvette Club.