Welcome to Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 Winnipeg
Canadas oldest Veterans Organization
Established in 1840

MEMBERSHIP                                     Leo Barron
The membership to this date is 635 members.. The membership committee is pleased with the renewal response. All memberships are done on Saturday and may be picked up at the bar.

The following is the 2019 year end report. This is especially for the shut-ins who are unable to attend at the unit as often as they would like, however they maintain their membership.

The Unit had a total membership of 862 members. This number is much lower than the 2018 number which was 901

The unit membership is made up as follows
 Active 210     Affiliate 69
Associate 559                                      
Honorary 2
Life Members 22
For a total of 862
Unit 283 welcomes 7 members who transferred in. they were; Life member 1, Active 2, Affiliate 2, Associate 1,
This is included in the total number.
At the Unit Anniversary celebrated in July, we presented long service pins to eligible members. The pins start at 10 years and were given to our valued members. 150 members were eligible. They were awarded as fol-lows:
10 year pins 93, 15 year pins 12, 20 year pins 8,
25 “ 11, 30 “ 4, 35 “ 9
40 “ 7, 45 “ 2, 50 “ 3,
55 “ 1
If members were not in attendance, they were able to pick up their pins at the bar. Thanks to Elsie Fraser, Don Sutherland and Linda O’Brien for their hard work during 2019. Remember and give thanks to our Veterans.


 We will remember them.



The Act of Incorporation, By-laws, Rules and Constitution, of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS) directs that membership in the Association must be by membership in a unit of the Association. This means that someone wishing to become a member must join a unit or if a unit does not exist locally, may participate in forming a unit. Recently the Board gave its approval to establish members-at-large.


By joining you will be able to make a meaningful difference in your new unit, community, province and country. It is a win-win situation. You win because within The Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, you will have the opportunity to make new friends in a national organization stretching from coast to coast, become involved with your community, and to develop and share your leadership talent. ANAVETS will win because we will be enriched by your enthusiasm, energy and new ideas that you bring to us.

Social Activities - Most of the ANAVETS' units have recreational facilities and may have licensed lounges. Members can enjoy a wide variety of social events such as dances, barbeques, entertainment and a host of other special events.

Member Participation Sports - ANAVETS has sporting events such as darts, curling, cribbage, shuffleboard and golf, with competitions at the local & provincial levels.

Community Service - You can serve your community by assisting with the many ANAVETS programs in support of youth, veterans, seniors, the disabled and others. ANAVETS supports Canada's youth through the teaching of sportsmanship and high ideals by sponsoring such sporting activities as minor and midget baseball and hockey. We further support the country's youth academic development through our bursary and scholarship awards programs.

Leadership - ANAVETS is always in search of new members who can take on a leadership challenge. If this is where your interest lies you can become involved by serving on the local unit executive. You may even wish to go to higher levels such as provincial or national. One day, you could be President of one of the largest community service organizations in Canada.

The voice of a single person may not be heard, but the voice of thousands of members in the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada is heeded.


Application forms for Active or Associate membership in a unit may be obtained from our unit. Applicants for a Unit membership must be sponsored by two (2) members.

Please Click Here to download and then print out the form, filling it out and mailing it into Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 - Winnipeg. If you are a Member-at-Large, our newsletter will be mailed directly to your home, or you can see the door person or at the Bar for a paper copy

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Membership Application Form