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In Remembrance

November 11, 2014

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Several weeks ago I recorded In Flanders Fields as part of this commemoration. 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields by Guelph native Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. It is McCrae’s famous poem that made the poppy […]

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Lots to remember

November 6, 2013

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Several weeks ago I welcomed holocaust survivor Eva Schloss (Anne Frank’s stepsister and childhood friend) to Guelph.  The Beth Isaiah Synagogue had sponsored her visit to Guelph as part of her book tour – Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank. It was standing room only for the event. I was not able […]

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Inside Guelph

October 3, 2013

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Mayor Farbridge talks about  the moving memorial service for the leading Aircraftsman Theodore Bates,  Adopt-a-Tree and Farmer’s Market.

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Legion does us proud again

November 15, 2011

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Remembrance Day in Guelph is a significant event in our city’s calendar thanks to the efforts of the Legion.   Pre Remembrance Dinner November 10 2011 Head Table Guests Front Row – L to R – Lynn Borthwick (Spouse of Col. Frank Bayne) Legion Zone C2 Commander Lynda Hagedorn, MPP Liz Sandals, Dorothy Durnford lst Vice and […]

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Guelph Transit marks Remembrance Day

November 9, 2011


Guelph Transit will join the community in honouring veterans on Remembrance Day by bringing all buses to a safe stop at 11 a.m. for two minutes of silence. Riders will also notice hand-drawn Remembrance Day posters on all buses, provided by students from June Avenue Public School and Isaac Brock Public School. In Guelph, the Royal […]

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Yellow ribbons show support for veterans

August 17, 2011

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Our local Legion branch has yellow lapel ribbons available for a minimum donation of $1. Their goal is to cover Guelph in yellow during August and September to thank our veterans for their dedication to Canada, and welcome them home. You can pick up a yellow ribbon at the Legion’s new home at 57 Watson Parkway South (right […]

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Missing plane found

July 25, 2011

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In 2007, the Lost Airmen in Muskoka Project approached the City for financial support to find a lost plane that went down on a training mission in 1940. Ted Bates from Guelph was on that plane. The group continues to keep me apprised of their progress.  They have found the plane.  Here is a recent […]

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Decoration Day

June 7, 2011

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The 15th annual Decoration Day was held on Sunday at Marymount Cemetery and Woodlawn Memorial Park to recognize veterans  and Legion members who had passed away over the last year.

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Legion presents Certificates of Appreciation

May 31, 2011

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The folks at the Legion recently presented Certificates of Appreciation to individuals who had assisted with the Veterans’ Train Ride last year.  Really they should be getting the recognition for all they do to support and celebrate our veterans.

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Special Day for Korean Veterans

July 27, 2010

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I received this message today. Dear Mayor Farbridge Today marks a special day for our Korean Veterans, their families and the Bereaved Family Members of our 516 fallen Canadians in the Korean War. This year, is the 60th Anniversary of beginning of Korean War — and overwhelming thanks are extended to The Honourable Yonah Martin, […]

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