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

SERVICE OFFICER/MORAL OFFICER                    Donna Hartie

I have been busy, volunteering, attending several Military events and have learned so much. I feel very humble after all these events. I must say, some were very difficult to hear the horror stories and the Death count. I have attended everything from carrying colours to attending Memorial events. This year alone, I attended 8 Military Memorials, 24 Funerals, 3 Cadet events, 2 classes at the base and getting involved with the M.F.R.C. as well as attending a RESPECT Forum and a follow up in 6 months. The Respect Forum is designed to en-courage ways to deal with what is happening in society and how we can begin to Share contacts, information and OSISS can help. We focused on the needs of ex-military and Military Families. Also looked in to how mental health is effecting everyone, Fire Department, R.C.M.P, and other community Service all have been experiencing. We are there to discuss an outreach approach and a contact list. Mental Health is a very im-portant role. Suicide is very and a big concern. Finally, I will be doing the Honour Roll for 2019 at Remem-brance Day as well as other tasks.
Funerals I can say, has been quiet this past year and has given me an opportunity to look at different areas for us to try, in order for our Military to be more involved and attractive to them.

By attracting the Younger Military Personal, we can also offer other actives to families. I can say the Sports Rep. is looking at starting under 50 year old teams but time is a restraint. We need the younger generation in-volved in order for our Unit survive.
On October 12 was our first Youth Sports Night, Len Cook, Linda O’Brien, Sharon Bugden, Rae Roberts were our first happy and energetic volunteers. We had a 15 year old joined, plus one military parent and one parent retired Military. We all had fun and our new student was spoiled with positive attention. I do know we will be having 5 students for sure on October 26, from 6-10. Please NOTE: NOVEMBER 9 CANCELLED but will be on November 23, December 14; January 11, 2020. Practises are booked from 6-10pm and depending on number of participants that come out, we may need to shortened time from 10-9 pm. Volunteers, who are members of 283, are needed. I do know this is the beginning of new membership and is encouraging to know more will join. Parents want to be involved in fun with their children and I do know very little is offer to this age group. MFRC, Cadets are very encouraged with what is being offered to their Youth.
This new venture the Unit is in full support of. Our Unit wants to continues growing and have new member-ship. We need all of you to support this venture, by experience, financial and your personal input into this ac-tivity for it to survive. Spread the word and get us out there. Every opportunity you have talk about, in a posi-tive light. Things we offer, if you need Lotteries ask Gord Watt, For Sports, talk to Rae Roberts; Bernice Kwasnicki is our knowledgable Entertainment woman, and for Services and Moral, Me. These people are great and we all know a little of each others jobs. If we can’t help, we will find someone who will.

Have a wonderful November, and let all of us take time and think about Remembrance Week November 4-10 and November 11 is Remembrance Day. We will be open for service at 10:30hrs, in the Stillwell Hall. Please note if you are not coming to the Service, the main doors will be open at 1300hrs and not before.Please be ad-vised and include:

NO YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE in the month of November.

We will play on December 14 6:30 to 9:30. Five Youth came for instruction on October 26. They had fun and look forward to our next meeting. January we will try for twice a month. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED.

                             “LEST WE NOT FORGET”

Health & Welfare - Donna Hartie


Gord Crigger

   Bud Casey
Tom O'Mally


Terry Abrahamson

NOTE: If anyone knows a Member in Hospital,Please let me know. Thank you Donna Hartie