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Remembrance Day in Vancouver, 2018

Thousands attended the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victory Square on November 11.

RUSI Vancouver President, Cam Cathcart, acted as Director of Ceremonies, keeping the program moving smoothly on a beautiful Vancouver fall morning. This is Cam's 15th year at Victory Square.

Vancouver Bach Youth Choir.

RUSI Vancouver Director Heather Garrison, accompanied by Past President Jim Stanton (wearing an RCL beret), placed a wreath on the Cenotaph at Vancouver’s Victory Square on behalf of
Royal United Services Institute.

Highlights of television coverage by Global TV may be seen here: https://globalnews.ca/news/4653241/vancouver-remembrance-day-2018/


RUSI President Receives Anavets Award

RUSI Vancouver President Cam Cathcart has received the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Association Medal and Certificate of Appreciation from Alfred Woo, President of Pacific Unit #280. The honour is in recognition of Cam’s voluntary contributions assisting with the many programs undertaken by Anavets Unit #280. The presentation was made at a brief ceremony in the 15 Field (RCA) Regiment Officers Mess on 14 November, 2018.



City TV Breakfast Television



RUSI Vancouver President Cam Cathcart (l) and Past President Jim Stanton (r) appeared with host Riaz Meghji on City TV Breakfast Television November 9, to discuss the 2018 Remembrance Day and significance of 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

The broadcast of the TV interview may be seen at (after a couple of commercials):

https://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/why-we-remember-2/



Canada’s Indigenous Veterans Recognized

The Chinese-Canadian Military Museum commemorated Canada’s Indigenous veterans recently. Attending (l to r) King Wan, President of CCMM, Hon Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Attorney-General of Canada, and Cam Cathcart, President, RUSI Vancouver.  



Lighting of the Burrard Bridge Memorial Braziers
In Honour of Our Canadian Veterans

Originally installed in 1932, the lighted braziers on each end of Vancouver's Burrard Street Bridge memorialize British Columbians who served in the First World War. The four lamps were originally designed to replicate the flickering charcoal brazier fires lit by soldiers in the field to stay warm.

Photo: Lazia Kretzel - NEWS 1130

Repairs to the braziers have been performed as part of the recent $35-million Burrard Street Bridge upgrade project, which restored and technically upgraded the fixtures with LED lighting systems.



Each one-storey-high lamp sits on top of a four-storey-high concrete pillar.

RUSI President, Cam Cathcart, led the project to have the braziers on the Burrard Street Bridge restored.

(Left)  Mayor Gregor Robertson speaks to the significance of the four Memorial Braziers and officially announces the lighting of the braziers.  (Right)  RUSI President Cam Cathcart acknowledges support of the City of Vancouver, assisted by Veterans Affairs Canada, on completion of the project.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and RUSI President Cam Cathcart following the unveiling of the commemorative plaque.

(Left)  Four members of the Vancouver Flag Party provided a ceremonial guard for the lighting and unveiling event.  (Right)  The official plaque commemorating the lighting of the Memorial Braziers is seen attached to the northeast pylon of the Burrard Bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS

RUSI Vancouver members gather for lunch on Wednesdays at 12:00 Noon at the Officers' Mess of the 15th Field Regiment (RCA) located in the Bessborough Armouries, 2013 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.