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Poppy Quilt Winner

The winning Poppy Quilt ticket was drawn at the Brantford Armoury.

Congratulations to 

Shirley Lawrence of Brantford

 who received this magnificent quilt.

Teresa Allman drew the winning ticket.

She created this gorgeous quilt and donated it to our 56 Family Support Group

as a fundraiser in October 2012. We have sold over 1000 tickets since then.

Brant News will have an article and pictures in their newspaper very soon.

A BIG THANK YOU to the following groups that displayed the Poppy Quilt and sold tickets to assist.

Thank A Vet Luncheon, Brantford,

Brantford City Hall

Brantford Military Heritage Museum

Royal Canadian Legion ~Dundson Legion, Brantford #461

Royal Canadian Legion~Simcoe Legion Branch #125

All friends and soldiers who assisted us.

Thank you to all of those who kindly purchased a ticket to support our Family Support Group help our families.  Thank you to Major Christopher, Honorary Colonel Pancoe, Former Honorary Colonel Wilkin and Sgt Philpott for your assistance in making this a special evening.

The Winner is: Shirley Lawrence, Brantford
Thank you, Teresa.....for your kindness

Photos taken by Tammy Gould Photography, Otterville. 519-879-9939

Drum roll....please!
Major Christopher begins the evening

An enjoyable evening
D. Wilkin, Major Christopher, Hon Col. Pancoe

St. Julien's Day Parade

Thank you to all who purchased fundraising items, Poppy Quilt Draw tickets and Sylvia Pecota"s 2013 calendar/paintings.

This Thurs, April 25th the winner for the Poppy Quilt will be announced.

10 Battery, St. Julien's Day 2013

Always Appreciated

It is always wonderful to get a warm message from one of our soldiers. Thanks Scott.

"Keep up the good work with the support group even if times are slow, I always find something cool in the emails that get sent out. And I will also take this chance to thank you, I know my parents both found comfort knowing the group was there while I was deployed." S.Puillandre

Congratulations to CWO Paul D. Elliott

56th Field Regiment Family Support Group is pleased to share with our members
CWO Paul D. Elliott, Regimental Sergeant Major of 56 Field Regiment RCA,
has been appointed by His Excellency Governor General David Johnson as a
Member of the Order of Military Merit. Investiture at Government House in
Ottawa will occur at a later date.  The Order of Military Merit recognizes
dedication, conspicuous merit and exceptional service performed by members of
the Canadian Forces.

Appointments to the Order take place annually and are limited to .01% of the
serving members of the Canadian Forces.  CWO Elliott joins a very select group
of professional soldiers, sailors and airmen who have unfailingly embraced
duty with honour while striving for excellence.

CWO Elliott also was awarded the General Campaign Star (Bar) for service in
Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group on
Task Force 3-08, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and Canadian Forces Decoration.
56 FSG congratulates CWO P.D. Elliott and his family on his appointment to the
Order of Military Merit.

Poppy Quilt Tickets

Teresa Allman has donated the magnificent quilt that she created.

On the reverse there is a dedication to Trooper Larry Rudd and Captain Richard Leary (see below).

Teresa Allman's quilt

The quilt was displayed at the Thank-A-Vet Luncheon on Nov 3/12 and will be on display in the Brantford City Hall.  

View this queen-sized quilt close up from 

Nov 13-26, 2012 at the Brantford City Hall.

March 31/13  South Brant Legion breakfast

March 1-30, 2013 at the Brantford Military Heritage Museum

April 6&7 at Simcoe Legion Convention

April 20 at St. Julien's Parade & Dinner (Lake St Armoury)

 $ 2 each or 3 for $5.00

Tickets are now on sale.

Draw will be April 23, 2013.


Quilt tickets are on sale NOW
69 Battery  Scott J
54 Battery  Grant P
10 Battery  Sal A.

Trooper Larry Rudd was a friend and worked with Teresa's son Matthew in Brantford. Teresa decided to create this gorgeous quilt and offer it to the 56 Family Support Group as a fundraiser. We were thrilled to receive this special quilt. At the Thank-A-Vet Luncheon last Saturday those who are quilters were very impressed with Teresa's handiwork. You will be too.

If you are interested in displaying this quilt and selling tickets, please contact Pat Cooke (519) 582-0782.... or email <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

dedication Zuidema__Leary

Helen Zuidema and Gail Leary  were admiring this quilt dedication to their sons at the Thank-A-Vet luncheon