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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.  Come out next Saturday and support the Veterans Association Food Bank.  Please bring a non perishable food item or some of that paper money, that works as well.   All beef hot dogs, beans and coleslaw will be complimentary. See you there. 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. 

                                 PARADE DAY

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

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.

 Cadet Liaison Ed Brown presenting CO Clan of RCSCC Furious in Drumheller a cheque at their ACR.


In Memory of Paris Sahlen HMCS Calgary is going to present this trophy at their annual Golf Tournament.






Another fine turnout  for the Battle of Atlantic remembrance.  A few of HMCS Calgary's Company were in attendance.




Art Jorgenson swearing in our new President Eric Kahler, congratulations Eric.



CONGRATULATIONS Bill Bethell and Padre Lloyd Northcott on  receiving their Quilt of Valour.


Pictured below is Philip Bethell who won gold in the western Canada division of the Special Olympics for 5 pin bowling, congratulations Philip.




It was good to see Bill Buchanan visit some Shipmates at the Corvette Club after a long absence, thanks to his daughter Brenda for bringing him down.  

New to Regalia,T's Sweats and Cardigans

assorted sizes 



Tom Conrick presenting Howard Leong from the Veterans Association Food Bank a cheque which will assist them in their efforts in assisting the Veterans in need.


Thank You

NLCC John A Hamilton thanks those CNVA members who donated to help them buy Santa hats.  They wore those hats for a Christmas concert at the Colonel Belcher.  





Very sad to report the passing of our President Paris Sahlen in the early morning of December 29th with his family by his side. He will be sorely missed as a long time and respected member of the CNVA and Naval community. Further details to follow when they become available.


Great job in the Galley on Saturday, Rob, Dee, Zoe and all the Elves, Bravo Zulu 

Thanks to the Entertainment Committee for the wonderful Christmas decorations, it sure brings the season to life. 



Photos have now been added to the Photos/Documents members only page.  Are you in one of them?


small stickers 50 cents, large 1.00

New supply of hats in Regalia  25.00 ea.

Hats $25











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