Recent News

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.

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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
that
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).

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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.

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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.>

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

Thank You to American Meadows

American Meadows is sending the 56 Family Support Group a donation of Poppy Seeds. These will be planted in our Families' gardens in honour of family members who are presently serving in our Canadian Forces. Thank you American Meadows!

I shall be mailing those who requested them as soon as I receive them.

http://www.americanmeadows.com/red-poppy-seed-packet

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Supporting our Canadian family members who serve