following activities have been planned and/or scheduled as
Attached is a copy of the current club By-Laws which
were approved at the 2018 AGM. Suggestions, amendments,
recommendations or submissions to this document should be
forwarded to the undersigned NLT November 12th. This will give
sufficient time any submissions ready and available for the AGM on
Dave's Update 07 Sep 2020
COVID has over the past months put a halt to virtually everything,
including our club activities and events. Now that some of
these restrictions has been lifted to some degree the club
executive has recently got together and discussed some upcoming
planned activities which we hope our membership will take part in.
Even though we have plans for activities we must still adhere to
the health requirements, such as face masking, social distancing
and keeping our environment clean during any gatherings.
Below lists activities planned and/or scheduled over the next
while. Any changes to these will be announced as they occur.
ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY DEDICATION
1CAN PARA CAIRN, SIFFLEUR FALLS STAGING AREA
ceremony to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Dedication
of the 1CAN PARA will be held as planned at 1330 hrs 8th
Sep 2020, at the Siffleur Falls Staging Area, AB; rain or shine.
There have been no significant changes to the program since our
last update, and we will have participation by all previously
named dignitaries, veterans, guests, Royal Cdn Legion member’s,
and Regular Force personnel. The hard copy program has gone to
press and will be handed out at the ceremony.
It should be
noted that parking at the Staging Area will be somewhat
restricted, attendees are requested to please cooperate with AB
Parks personnel who will be controlling entry to the site. Social
Distancing at the ceremony will be maintained and attendees are
requested to bring and wear face masks when appropriate. There
will be a sign in roster set up at the site which all attendees
will be required to sign in.
REMEMBRANCE – SYLVAN LAKE, AB
This ceremony honouring past or present veterans or first
responders will take place Saturday, September 12th.
This year the club has sponsored this ceremony and it hoped to
have club participation to show the flag. Details have been
extracted as information as follows:
September 6, 2020 7:31 PM
Veterans Voices of Canada-Flags of Remembrance
If you are
receiving this email, you are an awesome sponsor of our Flags of
Remembrance and honouring a past or present Veteran or First
Responder hero through our 2020 Flags of Remembrance here in
Sylvan Lake. We thank you so much for that.
for 2020 is quite condensed and much smaller this year. We will
have sponsors show up no later than 11am on Saturday September
12th. We need everyone to be at the Centennial Park/East end of
the parking lot for no later than 11am. You will then speak
with one of our Reps at the gazebo to be informed of what to do
from there. That said, after meeting with the rep, we will
eventually need everyone in place for 12 noon exactly.
Because of the Covid Parameters, we need to tow the line.
Therefore we can only have two representatives per Plaque of
Honour on site to stand next to your plaque.
At 12 noon
exactly, we will have a Bagpiper play Amazing Grace and another
selected tune. Afterwards will be a group photo and then
that will be it for the ceremony.
apologies everyone. Those who have been to
previous ceremonies know this is not the norm for me. As we have
been hit with pretty much everything except for locusts
(Shhhh!) our 2021 ceremonies promise to be back to normal.
You will then
receive the plaque and flag after November 12th, once they all
come down. There will be some video taken as well as some
impromptu testimonials on our Flags of Remembrance tribute. I'd
appreciate your input if you are asked on site.
everyone so much. We still have approximately 50 Plaques to be
sponsored, so if you know of anyone please pass them onto me. If
we have all 128 sponsored, we will donate to the Sylvan Lake Food
Bank as well.
We still need
volunteers, so if you are able bodied and would like to volunteer
to assist with preparing the flag poles for the site ,then be
there for 9am please.
all, see you Saturday
Voices of Canada
Voices of Canada-Flags of Remembrance
CLUB MONTHLY MEETING. We
have not had a general meeting since February 2020. The next
scheduled meeting will take place at the St Albert Legion, 1100
hrs September 19th. The meeting time has changed
to 1100 hrs so that we can have somewhat of a social gathering,
even if a small one, immediately after the meeting. Minutes
of the February meeting are attached. Hard copies will be
available at the scheduled meeting for those who may not have
printed off their own.
CLUB BBQ/SOCIAL. A
“no-costs-to-membership” BBQ/Social has been scheduled to take
place at the Eagles Club, St Albert, Saturday October 3rd.
Details and timings are:
As said, this month we are hoping to
get back on track and continue on with our club life. Even though
we still must remember to “stay safe” and keep our health concerns
at the forefront.