HOH- April 10, 1917- John Pattison

John Pattison of the 50th (Calgary) Infantry Battalion earns the Victoria Cross for his bravery this day at the Battle of Vimy Ridge; he single-handedly attacked and captured a German machine gun nest with grenades; will be killed in action June 3. Vimy, France.

 

John Pattison (PD-Canada)
John Pattison (PD-Canada)

 

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Introducing our new blog series… ‘Honouring our History’ our first “HOH” is about Vimy Ridge

“When death reigned, and the agony of pain.” –

 Private William Perover

 

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Have you heard of the Veterans Transition Network?

 

“The transition period from military to civilian life is often the most difficult and critical time for Veterans. The programs by the Veterans Transition Network are backed by 20 years of published research and have shown life-altering changes to Veterans’ mental health, personal relationships, and careers, many of whom have never sought professional help or who have been denied aid from the government.

About the Veterans Transition Network
The Veterans Transition Network is the only Canadian charity delivering mental health services to veterans from coast to coast. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Marv Westwood, their mission is to make sure no Canadian veteran is left suffering in isolation. Our programs are backed by 20 years of research and have a 98% successful transition rate, one of the highest in the world. For more information, see Click here to go to the Veteran Transition Network Website.”

 

 

Source- https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/03/27/1453958/0/en/Advertising-for-a-good-cause-Shaw-s-donation-enables-veterans.html

Canada announces plans to emphasize women in the upcoming Peacekeeping mission in Mali

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Canadian CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Up to six will be sent to Mali. PD-US Gov

 

“The Canadian military’s upcoming foray into Mali is expected to include a marked female presence as the Trudeau government looks to have Canada lead by example in the push to have more women on peacekeeping missions.”  -Global News

 

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Maclean’s Magazine just explained for us why DVA Clinics are a desperately needed resource for our Veterans: “The number of soldiers citing medical reasons for leaving the military is soaring”

  images-3.jpeg “The reason for the combined $800-million cash injection: the soaring number of troops exiting the CAF under what’s called “medical release” “

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