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Gone But Not Forgotten

  When an 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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The Fog of War!

The Fog of War! Like many members of Marine Services at the outbreak of WW II Robert Auburn Stewart MacNeil, OBE, arm raised, served in the RCMP Marine Services, Reg # 12199-Officer # 0.359, joining the RCMP in 1932.  He switched over to the Royal Canadian Navy at the beginning of WWII.  When the war […]

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Luncheon Postponement

Good Morning Everyone: Please be advised that the June Meeting of the RCMP Veterans Vancouver Division that was originally scheduled for June 13 has been postponed. The new date for the Chilliwack meeting is THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2024 at the same venue, the Chilliwack Curling Club.  Further details will be forwarded to you as the date […]

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FIRST RESPONDERS LUNCH

Please be reminded of the First Responders Lunch on May 23rd, 2024, for 1130, at The Old Spaghetti Factory Langley, located at 20077 91A Ave., Langley. VPD Sgt (RET) Brian Honeybourn, and his team of retirees do an excellent job of organizing the venue, and all the fun activities. WARNING: DO NOT PARK IN THE […]

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80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

To all Division Presidents. As we will not have an Assocation news letter for May, I an sharing this message with you to share with your Division membership as you see fit. Glen Glen SIEGERSMA Chief Administration Officer /Chef de l’administration Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans Association/ Association des vétérans de la Gendarmerie royale du […]

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The Quarterly – Publicity Campaign

The Quarterly – Publicity Campaign Good afternoon from Calgary where winter persists… This is Ted Sisk, a fellow veteran and member of The Quarterly’s editorial management committee. Once again this year, The Quarterly is going a country wide publicity campaign in the hope of increasing subscription numbers. In 2023, the various associations were fantastic in […]

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RCMP Veterans’ Association – Vancouver Division – June Luncheon

Date:      June 13, 2024 Time:     11AM – 3PM Place:    Chilliwack Curling Club, 45550 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack, BC NOTE: This event is open to your guests, spouse, best buddy, or whatever.  Please bring that person along and let them enjoy our social time together. We have confirmed our room and place for this date, set […]

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‘Our own poor Dave’: A seldom-told tale about the life, and death, of a teenaged mountie during the North-West Resistance

Below is a link to the Regina Leader Post article about the life and death of Constable David Latimer Cowan, Reg # 635, Honour Roll # 9.  The article certainly adds more, and corrects some previous errors, of his short life.   For ease of reading I transposed the article in the link to a Word […]

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Notice of Passing – Stephen Holotuk – Reg. #20167

Leslie Frederick Stephen Holotuk Staff Sergeant (Retired) Reg #20167 1938 – 2024 Years of Service: 1957 – 1983 Postings:  “E” Division RCMP Veterans’ Association Member Vancouver Division November 1, 1938 – March 12, 2024 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Holotuk on March 12, 2024 in Mission, after a long […]

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