Cascadia Commandery’s First Annual Unsung Heroes Gala

Tickets:

Are now available (click on the link above) with the number restricted to 150, so book your place at the table sooner than later. Tickets can be ordered singly or as groups. If you require a rank or title on your place card, be sure to include it in your registration information. The only hard copy of a ticket will be the one you print up from your virtual ticket. If you prefer to pay by cheque, please contact operations@cascadiacommand-ostg.org for mailing information.

Cascadia Commandery of the Order of St George is gearing up for an annual fund raising and newsworthy Vancouver event celebrating the unsung heroes of British Columbia. The first event, taking place on 22 February 2020 at HMCS Discovery, will celebrate Commander Angus Hetherington Rankin, for whom the NLCC Rankin is named. The event will be hosted by Cascadia Command, HMCS Discovery, and the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC).

This annual event plans to celebrate a different unsung hero every year, current or from the rich and colourful history of British Columbia. The emphasis will be on those who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces, Regular, Reserve or Cadet Instructor Cadre, Rangers, as well as First Responders but any notable unsung hero from our local and regional history would certainly bear consideration.

This first of what we expect to become a popular Gala Event will include a presentation that showcases the individual being celebrated followed by a Formal Gala Dinner. This year’s uniformed keynote speaker is Rear-Admiral J. Robert “Bob” Auchterlonie OMM CD, Commander of Canada’s Maritime Forces Pacific.

We will be looking for volunteers to make this excellent event an annual success.

You’re Invited:

Chevalier Steven R. Mohns KCStG
Commander, Cascadia Commandery
Requests the pleasure of your company at the
First Annual Unsung Heroes Gala.
We ask you to join us to celebrate the memory of
Commander Angus Hetherington Rankin,
the Canadian Naval Officer for whom the HMCS
Discovery based Navy League Cadet Corps Captain
Rankin is named. Funds raised will go to the Homes For
Heroes Foundation and the NLCC.
We plan to recognize a different British Columbia
Unsung Hero every year with a focus on those who serve
or have served the region in the uniform of the Canadian
Armed Forces, the RCMP, Municipal Police, Firefighters
or First Responders.

Program

Master of Ceremonies
For the Order of St George – Knight Commander Steven Mohns
Commander, Cascadia Command

For HMCS Discovery – Chief Petty Officer 1st Class (Ret’d) Harry Fong

Host
Commander Bryan Price
Commander HMCS Discovery

Guests
Rear-Admiral J. Robert “Bob” Auchterlonie OMM, CD,
Commander of Canada’s Maritime Forces Pacific

Colonel (Ret’d) Andrew Nellestyn OStJ, CD, KGCStG, PhD Peng,
Grand Master the Order of St George

6:00 pm Meet and Greet Wardroom

6:45 Call to Dinner

Entertainment
The Hongjie Chinese Dancers

Dessert

Passing of the Port

Toasts
The Loyal Toast
The Toast of the Day
Toast to the Order of St George
Toast to the Fallen

Speeches

Tea and Coffee will be served just prior to speeches

Awards

Closing remarks and thanks

Dress
Black Tie and Tails: Orders; Miniature Medals National
Mess Kit: Orders; Miniature Medals
Dinner Jacket (Black Tie): Orders; Miniature Medals
Ladies: Appropriate to Gentlemen

Dinner Tariff:

$175 Per Person
RSVP by February 14th 2020
operations@cascadiacommand-ostg.org

Sponsors:

If you are unable to attend but would still like to help us launch this exciting annual event, please consider sponsoring. You can sponsor a guest speaker, an individual, a table or target your donation to Homes, For Heroes, Citadel Canine, the Navy League Cadets, Cascadia Commandery, or the Order of St George Foundation. We’ve made sponsorship easy too. If you go to the ticketing site there is an option to sponsor the event without ordering a ticket. Your generosity will be recognized (unless you prefer to make an anonymous gift) and thanked.

Tickets:

Are now available (click on the link above) with the number restricted to 150, so book your place at the table sooner than later. Tickets can be ordered singly or as groups. If you require a rank or title on your place card, be sure to include it in your registration information. The only hard copy of a ticket will be the one you print up from your virtual ticket. If you prefer to pay by cheque, please contact operations@cascadiacommand-ostg.org for mailing information.