Monday, April 16, 2007

Special Events

Plaque honouring those that fought in Hong Kong during the 2nd WW

Diane Peterson Razos Manitoba Representative for DVA

Over the years Diane has been very active in ensuring that our veterans re remembered and honoured on special occasion a as this one honouring our Hong Kong Veteran

Ron Labbe addressing the guests at the unveiling of the Hong Kong Plaque at Brookside Cemetery

The unveiling of the Plaque dedicated to those that served in Hong Kong during the 2nd WW at Brookside Cemetery Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Colour Party of the Winnipeg Grenadiers at Brookside Cemetery

A member of the Winnipeg Rifles Rest on your arms reverse

Rev Gordon Shields CD Padre for Joint Veterans Parade Committee blessing the plaque of the Hong Kong Veterans Sept 2007

George Peterson President of the Manitoba Branch Hong Kong Veterans Association

Special guests attending the dedication of the plaque

Bob Tuck President Unit 76 KVA presenting a clock to George Peterson

Commanding Officer 17 Wing RCAF and Bonnie Korzeniowski MLS St James
For more information on events happening in different units across Canada go to the National web-site at

Barry Burns CD was the MC for the evening of 27 Jul 2007
Many different associations joined together as one on the evening of the 27 Jul 2007 at 4 Royal Canadian Legion to remember Korea and the 54 Anniversary of the Cease Fire in Korea which happened on the 27 Jul 1953

General Crabbe CMM, MSC, CD, BSc and Barry Burns CD 27 Jul 2007
General Crabbe CMM, MSC, CD, BSc guest speaker for the evening event presents a certificate of appreciation from KVA to Barry Burns CD for his service to the Korea Veterans Association over the years.

General Crabbe Presenting Certificate of Appreciation to Don Mackay CD

Over the year Don has worked very hard on keeping the memory of Tommy Prince alive and is very deserving of this award and recognition

Bonnie Korzeniowski the Local MLA for Winnipeg St James

Winnipeg Manitoba

She and her husband Gerald took part in the special event and presented the Proclamation to the President of Branch # 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion

Betty Zarney President of @ 4 RCL & Bonnie Korzeniowski

MLS St James

Betty Zarney President # 4 Legion receiving a copy of the Proclamation declaring the 27 Jul Korea Veteran Day in Manitoba. Bonnie Korzeniowski is shown presenting the Proclamation to Betty on behalf of the Manitoba Government. We thank Mr Doer and his Government for their support. We also thank Bonnie for her hard work and dedication to our veteran. Bonnie's father was also a Korean Veteran was also involved in the Canoe River Train Wreck in route to Korea on the 21 Nov 1950 via Fort Lewis Washington.

Scott Fielding the Winnipeg City Counsellor of Winnipeg St James

Scott attended and gave greetings on behalf of the city of Winnipeg. Scott was given a letter of request to the city re free parking in the City of Winnipeg for those veterans that have on their vehicles the Veterans licence plate.

Cpl Ryan Elrick of 17 Wing Winnipeg was a special guest

Cpl Elrick lost both of his legs in Afghanistan ans is residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ryan spoke of his service and we certainly appreciated having him in attendance . He was accompanied by his fiance. Cpl Elrick is posted with 17 Wing RCAF.

Special entertainment by the Korean Dancers of Winnipeg Manitoba
We were entertained by the dancers by the newly formed dancers of the Korean Community of Winnipeg Manitoba. They were greatly appreciated by all in attendance

Korean Dancers of Winnipeg Manitoba

Drummers of the Korean Dancers Winnipeg, Manitoba

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