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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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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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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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IMPORTANT – DATE CHANGE FOR UPCOMING MEETING

Due to the larger than anticipated numbers who have indicated that they will be attending our upcoming meeting, we found it necessary to change the date.  We have approximately 50 people booked to date and the room that the Legion originally had us using cannot accommodate that many people.  Vancouver Police SOA have their monthly meeting […]

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Coffee Klatch – Abbotsford – March 28 – 10:00 AM

Figure of an RCMP member holding a mug of coffee From: Hugh Meiklejohn ahmeiklejohn@telus.net Subject: Abbotsford monthly coffee klatch The last Thursday of the month is a week from today so let’s get together for coffee and a chat. Meeting place is the Crossroads Restaurant, 1851 Sumas Way, Abbotsford,BC Thursday March 28th@ 10.00 AM We […]

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Some Sad News and Updates

If you know of someone who is not an association member but could benefit from this email please feel free to share it forward. Passing of George Garrett George, an honorary member of the Vancouver Division passed away recently,  We have made contact with his family however a decision as to a service has not […]

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