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Next General Meeting – March 21, 2019

The next General Meeting is being held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, 18150 8 Avenue, Surrey B.C.  Doors open at 11:00 AM with lunch being served at 12 noon.  Cost for lunch is $30.00.  Please advise Social Director, Dorothy Martinson by Monday, March 18 if you are planning on attending – demartinson@shaw.ca or by phone: 604-261-4630.     

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Robbie Robinson – Celebration of Life

Passing of Reg # 17814, Ronald (Robbie) Harold Robinson (1931-03-04), 40 year member of the RCMP Veterans’ Association.     Robbie passed away on March 11, 2019.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 – 28 Avenue, South Surrey, B.C. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2pm.  The family advises that a […]

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Larry Burden’s This Day In The RCMP

The achievements and contributions of the Force have been built upon the individual contributions of many past Veterans. These contributions have largely been forgotten. Veteran Sgt. Larry Burden ( #35982), who served  in “E” Division for 20 years, has spent over ten years researching and summarizing these achievements by specific date. Nearly every day, Larry sends out […]

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Notice of Passing – Robert Knuckle, Author of Several Books on the RCMP

Passed peacefully on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. He was in his 85th year.  Bob Knuckle was the author of several books on the RCMP including “In The Line of Duty; The Honour Roll of the RCMP Since 1873”(1994); Beyond Reason, The Murder of a Mountie (1997); In the Line of Duty, Volume II, From Fort MacLeod to Mayerthorpe (2005);  A […]

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Night at the Races

To All Division Members: Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) has invited RCMP Veterans’ Association, Vancouver Division Members, to join the PRDA family at their upcoming “Night at the Races”.  The attached poster has the details for this event and tickets can be obtained by calling PRDA at 604-530-8717. 

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Long Service Badges and Bars for 2019

Ric Hall, Director – Membership, has been attempting to contact those members who qualify for their Long Service Badge and Bar, commencing with 30 years and up to 50 years, with the Vancouver Division of the RCMP Veterans’ Association.   Below is a list of those entitled to a Badge and Bar in 2019.  Those highlighted […]

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Pillars of the Force

PILLARS OF THE FORCE This is a major initiative of the Friends of the Mounted Police Heritage Centre and RCMP Veterans’ Association, dedicated to recognizing all Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) who have honourably served. Officers who, day in and day out, answer the call to duty often under difficult and challenging […]

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Larry Burden’s This Day In The RCMP

The achievements and contributions of the Force have been built upon the individual contributions of many past Veterans. These contributions have largely been forgotten. Veteran Sgt. Larry Burden ( #35982), who served  in “E” Division for 20 years, has spent over ten years researching and summarizing these achievements by specific date. Nearly every day, Larry sends out […]

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Who Is This Member? Part II

Over the past few years I have found some interesting photos of members of the Force.  Generally, they are of members doing some form of Red Serge duty.   I have sent them out to our readership, testing their memories and asking “Who is this Member(s)”? Often, I get back one or two responses or none at all. […]

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Fairmont Barracks Update

For those of you who do not receive the Quarterly, the attached article appears in the 2019 Winter Edition which has just been sent out to the readership.    Mike Duncan, Quarterly, sent Donna Morse, Past President of the Vancouver Division, the article (which Donna authored based on historical information provided by Ric Hall and […]

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