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

United Nations Peacekeeping                         Charles Cameron

The past few Months have been very quiet for our Canadian Association of Veteran United Nation Peacekeep-ing Members, due to the onslaught of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

As was mentioned in the last Newsletter, we were very pleased that our Group had the opportunity to host the Meat Draw in February. It was an eye opener and a wonderful time...

With the closing of the ANAVETS, the Meat Draw for May was cancelled, we were looking forward to im-prove on our performance. Thanks to Donna Hartie, who has agreed to go 50/50 in the Work and Spoils.

The Month of April saw the Vimy Ridge Ceremony cancelled, as well and the Victory in Europe Ceremony in May. D Day in June, cancelled.

This August the 9th marked the 46th Anniversary of the shooting down of the United Nations Buffalo over Syria. Our Association had their Memorial Service at the Peacekeepers Cairn on Memorial Boulevard. 283 ANAVETS was represented by Donna Hartie and Gord Watt, along with Jon Reyes, Special Envoy for Mili-tary Affairs, Barry Burns, President Royal Military Institute and Joseph McKellop. Mrs Arlene Barry along with her Son, Dr Robert Barry from Boston Massachusetts. Armand LaVallee, President Jo.int Veteran Asso-ciation was in attendance.

Len Barnsley, Sgt at Arms and Charles Cameron, President attended the Memorial Service for Hong Kong Veterans at Brookside Cemetery o 15 August 2020. COVID 19 rules were followed...they dipped the Canadi-an Flag...
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Two of our founding members, Ron Grant and Bob Barry passed away in June and July, respectively.

We have 15 active members in our Chapter as of today.