CALGARY NAVAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION
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MENU FOR JAN. 25th.
PANCAKES & SAUSAGES, HAMBURGER SOUP WITH CHEESE SCONES.
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.
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.
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MOTHERS DAY AT CNVA
Another fine turnout for the Battle of Atlantic remembrance. A few of HMCS Calgary's Company were in attendance.
ANOTHER WELL ATTENDED RED LEAD
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.
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.
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