Fallen Member

Gone But Not Forgotten

  When a RCMP Veteran passes away, their old colleagues pause for a moment to reflect on the good times they had and the memories they created. Despite the times that the deceased member was serving their communities and away from their families, the Veteran’s family members are extremely proud of the contributions made by […]

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Research on Veterans with PTSD

  Research on Veterans with PTSD at Sinai Health (Bridgepoint) The following email was received by the Vancouver Division from Justin Ryk, MSc, Research Coordinator, Bridgepoint Research Collaboratory: “Hello, I am a researcher working at the Bridgepoint Collaboratory at Sinai Health in Toronto and our group is in the early planning stages for research to […]

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Public Website Maintenance

Dear Members, Some housekeeping notes: Signal Flare will be working on the public website (www.rcmpva.org) over the next while to improve its serviceability for our needs.  There may be some service interruptions during the update. Part of the work will involve enabling the use of your existing credentials when using the membership management system (MMS) to […]

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Leaked 911 Recordings From N.S. Tragedy Cause Outrage

  Partial Recordings of 911 Calls during Portapique Massacre Released Dear Members, We have been advised by Nova Scotia Division that in a recent article in Frank Magazine, Paul Palango included portions of the 911 calls that were made during the rampage at Portapique, N.S. “H” Division’s Administration & Personnel Officer, Robert A. Doyle, Supt., […]

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Vancouver Division – May 2021 Newsletter

  RCMP Veterans’ Association Vancouver Division – May 2021 Newsletter   Click Here to Read the May 2021 RCMP Vets Vancouver Division Newsletter

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Topics of Interest

  A Variety of recent Material from The Association Dear Members, The following is a list of items that have come or been brought to our attention. The items have links to the particular narrative that you may be interested in. James Forrest Director of Communications FOR YOUR INFORMATION   Saskatchewan RCMP officer charged with […]

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News From The Association

  Recent News Dear Members, The following is a list of items that have come or been brought to our attention. The items have links to the particular narrative that you may be interested in. James Forrest Director of Communications Ottawa Division – Annual May 23 Commemorative Event at Beechwood Cemetery. Commission examining N.S. mass […]

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2021 AGM Overview

Overview 2021 AGM TO: RCMPVA FROM: 2021 AGM Committee 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Further to the Notice of AGM sent out on April 19th 2021, the following will provide an overview of the 2021 AGM process. For the first time ever, our membership from every division across the country has the opportunity to participate in […]

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Harold Searle at 102

  Nova Scotia Division Member, Harold Searle Dear Members, The family of Harold Searle, Regimental Number 14011, a treasured member of Nova Scotia Division, advised he is in declining health and is under ever-increasing levels of personal care. Harold is 102 years of age and the second oldest member of the RCMP Veterans Association. Please […]

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He who collects all things RCMP

He who collects all things RCMP My friend from Germany! Several years ago, I connected via e-mail with Tim Jöckel who lives in Germany and is a collector of all things RCMP.  I have become his advisor when he is interested in acquiring additions to his collection and is not sure of the item’s authenticity.  I have learned that in the world of […]

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April Message – Nova Scotia Division President

  Dear Members: Please find attached the April message from the President of the Nova Scotia Division. Your Communications Team Message – President, Nova Scotia Division   Copyright © 2021 RCMP VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION All rights reserved We are glad you are enjoying the information from the Association Our mailing address is: RCMP VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION P.O. […]

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Attendance Allowance Explanation

RE: Attendance Allowance Explanation Good day folks. Many of you will recall, this past Sunday I reached out to all of you asking if any had been denied the Veterans Affairs Canada Attendance Allowance, the reason being VAC representative incorrectly advising the RCMP (and our veterans) were not eligible for that program. I certainly appreciate […]

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North West Mounted Police in the late 1800’s

  North West Mounted Police in the late 1800’s Dear Members, Recently our newly-formed Office of Public Engagement was involved in some discussions regarding a project they are currently embarked upon. Gibson Glavin of that office mentioned that he had been interviewed at one time regarding the role of the Force in Canada from its […]

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Attendance Allowance Benefits Denial by VAC

  A Letter From The President   Greetings folks. Your Division Advocates will be receiving an important message from our National Advocate, Mike Duffy detailing important information related to our Attendance Allowance benefits. When I circulated the original message to Mike and others, including the RCMP Liaison to Veterans Affairs I included concerns that many […]

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Between Blade & Bullet

Tim Short is a member of the RCMP Veterans’ Association, Vancouver Division.  Tim’s wife, Margaret Franz, has just published a book “Between Blade & Bullet”.  It refers to the “41-hour Hostage Taking” at BC Pen in 1975. Mary Steinhauser, the only one killed that day, was Margaret Franz’s sister.   Mary Steinhauser is the only peace […]

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