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

SERVICE OFFICER                                              Donna Hartie

I hope you have an enjoyable summer. The service for Margret Rixen was held on July 30, 2018 and Alvin Kelher service on August 24, 2016. These services were very large and a great learning experience for me and I appreciated all Rae Roberts’ assistance. Rae is a living manual and helps when ever required. His knowledge invaluable and is being used to write an information package for future funeral services.

Those members who have passed during the summer and services that required our assistance performed:

1. Marie Sarah Peters, June 25, 2018

2. William Yewdell July 7, 2017

3. Margret Rixen July 30, 2018

4. Elvin Kehler August 18,2018

During these past three months I have had eight family meeting who were holding a Celebration of Life for members and non-members. A very busy summer for me.

A corn roast and BBQ hamburgers will be on sale, Friday, September 14, for $ 4.00 (is being organized). Brenda will bring a propane element to cook corn outside, Rae will cook Shirley will help husk the corn. This is going to be fun food so come out and enjoy.

I went to my first convention and learnt a lot. I am waiting for articles to be sent to me; Veterans Family Se-vices and their expansion, Last Post Fund and Commonwealth Graves; Homelessness; Veterans Ombudsman, Veteran Affairs Appeal Board s. Once these articles are received, I will make a few copies to share with mem-bers. I left a few hand outs and 3 CD to borrow and watch. Please return for others to watch. ( 2 Canada Remembers: 1.Remember our lasting Legacy; 2. Woman Who Have Served and Scarified and a video called A Debt of Honour)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his cabinet has included a Minister for Seniors; Filomena Tas-si, a Member of Parliament for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas. The hope is that she will develop a National Seniors Strategy to ensure that there is quality of care for all Canadian seniors across the Nation. (article came from the NAFR email).

I have submitted four articles of interest for your reading; 1. Conference 2018 – Moving Beyond Agism; 2. Ageism has slowed down, 3. Financial Fraud and Abuse. 4. Veterans Review and Appeal Board “Guide to Review and Appeal Hearings”.

I want to thank the Executive, 55+ members and others who stepped up and just to help. Your assistance is true comradeship and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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