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paris Fair

Paris Fair , Labour Day weekend

If you could help us from 12-6pm on one day, that would help us greatly. Even if you came for only 4 hours it would help.
Friday  Aug 29,      Sat aug 30,      Sun Aug 31 or    Monday, September 1st.
You would get a pass to get into the grounds.

Can you help us?

Thanks in advance,
Pat Cooke
(519) 805-4495 (new phone no)

Brenda and I will be selling our FSG items at the Air Show. We can both tend the tables.
Brantford Air Show,   Wed August 27th noon –6pm). Brenda and I will be selling our FSG items at the Air Show.

Have a great Canada Day weekend.


D Day Remembered

June 6th.....1944 On this day 70 years ago, Canadian Gunners were part of over 14,000 Canadians who participated in the D Day Landings. The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 ships and 10,000 sailors in support of the landings while the R.C.A.F helped prepare the invasion by bombing targets inland. On D-Day and during the ensuing campaign 15 R.C.A.F. Fighter and fighter bomber squadrons helped control the skies over Normandy and attacked enermy targets. On that day , Canadian suffered 1074 casualties including 359 KIA. We shall remember them.

Blues for the Soldier Event


Blues for the Soldier   June 22, 2014   Great Music, Food and Fun

12 noon - 8:00 pm  $10   Free Shuttle  Two venues...Gunners Club (Brantford) and Brandos (Brantford)

Tickets available at Gunners Club (519) 753-8128, Brandos (519) 720-6758),Cobblestone Public House (519) 442-1820, Stillwarers  (519) 302-3000 &  Robin Cooke (519) 805-4495

Poster to be added very soon.

National Day of Honour~ May 9, 2014


National Day of Honour

Waterloo Airport

It would be great to see the FOCISIA group attend the parade on 9 May 2014. Anyone is more than welcome to attend, as the parade is being conducted for Waterloo Region to show their appreciation to our local Afghanistan Veterans. Although we are planning for a few hundred people to attend this parade. Contact if attending:

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Brantford City Hall  1:15

City Hall Forecourt, 100 Wellington Square, Brantford. If inclement weather  ceremony will be held at the Brantford Armouries, 18 Brant Ave., Brantford.  

Hamilton City Hall  6:45 pm

The City of Hamilton will be having a special ceremony beginning at 6:45
PM at City Hall honouring our Canadian Armed Forces Veterans. The Chief
of Police, Commander of 31 Canadian Brigade, the Mayor of Hamilton,
Afghan Veterans (by unit) and other dignitaries will be in attendance.
Once the ceremony is complete, the parade of massed bands, dignitaries
and veterans will proceed to John Weir Foote VC DC Armouries, where they
will be dismissed.
All military families are welcome to attend.

Ottawa (website below is excellent and informative)

Grant Winners 2014

This year we have to Grant Winners to share the $500 Award.

The 56 Field Regiment Family Support Group awarded a grant of up to $500 to a dependent family member of an active soldier of the 56 Field Regiment to assist with an activity that will increase the quality of life for the family member of the soldier.

The criteria activity can be of a special interest, sport related, educational or recreational in nature promoting health, physical fitness and well-being.

Congratulations to:

Noah Martin, son of Sgt. J.D. Martin                            Pylin Christopher, daughter of Major R. Christopher

Brenda Langas, Sgt Don & Erica Martin,
Pat Cooke, Noah & Everley
Brenda Langas awarding grant to Major Christopher on behalf of daughter, Pylin