Projects in Development
The Second Annual Unsung Heroes Gala
We are already in the planning stage for the second Annual Unsung Heroes Gala. Our hero for 2021 is Lt Gordon Flowerdew. The objective of an annual fundraising event celebrating the unsung heroes of British Columbia is threefold. First and foremost is fundraising for Cascadia Command of the Order of St George projects and programs to help Veterans. Second is to raise awareness of the rich and colourful history of British Columbians who serve or have served in in the Canadian Armed Forces, Regular, Reserve or Cadet Instructor Cadre, as well as First Responders. Third is to raise awareness of the important but often-overlooked role that our military has played in our history.
NOT ALL HEROES HAVE HOMES
The Homes For Heroes Foundation was developed in response to the growing number of military veterans returning to civilian life who are facing crisis. Over 3,500 veterans are homeless and living on the streets in Canada. These veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and now they need, and deserve, our support. With your help Homes For Heroes will provide them with housing along with the resources, services and training that will enable them to successfully transition back into civilian life.
Legion Veterans Village is working on a ground-breaking ceremony around April 21, 2019. At that time Cascadia Command members will be participating in the last parade in front of the old Legion Hall and cenotaph before an excavator starts demolishing the old hall. Participants include the City Council, Ralston MLA, Minister Defense, Minister Veterans, BC and Yukon Ministers of Housing, Cadets and Cascadia Command members will participate in opening ceremonies. Cascadia Members will also dedicate a new flagpole and plaque within the entrance way for the Hall when finished.
A project of Remembrance created and operated by the Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association.
(This project has qualified for funding from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Commemorative Partnership Program (CPP) Community War Memorial Funding)
The Primary purpose is to honour and remember:
1 The killed in action soldiers and our silver cross families of wars gone by.
2. The veterans who returned home.
The secondary purpose is to educate:
1) Our youth; because of our soldiers, many have never known war and have no concept of it.
2) Our citizens both old and new as to the sacrifices of so many from our region.
The tertiary purpose is provide a place of solace, healing and comfort:
1) For our silver cross families who miss their loved ones.
2) For veterans who miss their comrades.