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A Message From Our President

RCMP VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION On The Occasion of My Departure  Dear Fellow Members of the Association, As the time draws near for me to leave the office of President of the RCMP Veterans’ Association I would like to address all our Association Members. Tomorrow will be the last day of my two-year term as President of […]

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Golden Horseshoe Division – Food Bank Challenge

  The Golden Horseshoe Division Food Bank Challenge Dear Members of the Association Following on Golden Horseshoe Division President John Keddy’s challenge to support local food banks during this time of crisis a number of Divisions have risen to the challenge. London Division has joined Kingston Division in adding a new tack in supporting Women’s […]

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Photograph of RCMP Chaplain Jim Turner at Burnaby Detachment's memorial service (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles).

Updates on Vancouver Division Chaplain Jim Turner

Updates on Chaplain Jim Turner June 3, 2020 The following information was sent today from Jim’s wife, Shirley, to Robert Underhill, President. “Today is day 19 and it feels like an eternity in some ways.  There is much to be thankful for.  First and foremost Jim is still here with us.  A miracle in itself. […]

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Fairmont Barracks – Special Newsletter

Attached is a special newsletter regarding Fairmont Barracks.  Please feel free to pass this information along to serving and retired members and others who may have stories and photos of Fairmont Barracks. As we move into summer, stay safe and stay healthy. If you prefer to ready the newsletter in PDF format, click on the following […]

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Gone But Not Forgotten – February 2020 to May 2020

G   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 […]

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Faces of the Force

PILLARS OF THE FORCE: FACES OF THE FORCE In conjunction with the pending launch of Pillars of the Force, we are pleased to partner with The RCMP Heritage Centre to help “The Centre” deliver on its mission “to share the story of the RCMP with the world.” Faces of the Force: True Stories of C-1966/67 […]

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RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’

“Systemic sustainability challenges impacting the whole of the RCMP.” Dear Members of the Association, Many of you will have read this story in Frank’s Facts and Funnies. Given it’s focus on the core functioning of the Force and it’s abilities to provide adequate policing services it was felt that we should widen its distribution. The […]

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Golden Horseshoe Division – Food Bank Challenge

The Golden Horseshoe Division Food Bank Challenge Dear Members of the Association Following on Golden Horseshoe Division President John Keddy’s challenge to support local food banks during this time of crisis a number of Divisions have risen to the challenge. London Division has joined Kingston Division in adding a new tack in supporting Women’s Shelters. […]

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RCMP National Memorial Ceremony

RCMP National Memorial Ceremony Dear Members of the Association, On May 23rd the work of Ottawa Division of the Association in organizing an event in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic came to fruition. A ceremony to remember those members of the Force who have passed was arranged by the Division and held at the […]

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Golden Horseshoe Division – Food Bank Challenge

  The Golden Horseshoe Division Food Bank Challenge Dear Members of the Association Following on Golden Horseshoe Division President John Keddy’s challenge to support local food banks during this time of crisis a number of Divisions have risen to the challenge. London Division has joined Kingston Division in adding a new tack in supporting Women’s […]

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Plaque – The Golden Larchetridge

  RCMP Veterans’ Association, NOVA SCOTIA DIVISIONc c/o Communications Director, email: novascotia.communicationsdir@rcmpva.org Mailstop # H-025, 80 Garland Ave. Dartmouth, NS B3B 0J8 Date:            May 26, 2020 Subject:       Plaque – The Golden Larchetridge  The following was received from fellow Association member David Lambe and is being shared with his […]

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Who Created the NWMP?

THE VETERAN SOLDIER WHOSE IDEA WAS TO CREATE THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE On May 23, 1873, the Act of Parliament that would lead to the establishment of the North-West Mounted Police was given Royal Assent by the Governor-General of Canada. But whose idea was it to create such a police force in the first place? […]

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Royal LePage Information Letter – May 2020

  RCMP Veterans’ Association This information is being provided to all Association Members Royal Lepage Newsletter – May 2020 Dear Members of the Association, Please find attached the May Newsletter from our sponsor, Royal LePage. We are most appreciative of the support of Royal Lepage and thank them for their sponsorship of our Association. The […]

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Crisis Response Virtual Training

Crisis Response Training Dear Members of the Association, Further to the earlier note on the Crisis Response Training RCMP – VAC Liaison officer, Sgt. Kim Hendricken has added that while the actual physical classes are postponed until the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic is resolved, the virtual (over the internet) classes are in full swing. […]

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Crisis Response Virtual Training

  Crisis Response Training Dear Members of the Association, RCMP – VAC Liaison officer, Sgt. Kim Hendricken has provided a link to training programs that are now available to RCMP Veterans and their caregivers at no cost to them. This training is provided through a partnership between VAC and the Mental Health Commission of Canada […]

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