Recent News

Paris Fair THANK YOU

Thank you to those 56 Family Supporters who assisted us at the Paris Fair this Labour Day weekend.  The weather was hot, humid, cloudy.....but the company was grand making the day go quickly.  With the profits from the sellling of our SOT merchandise we are able to host workshops, and gather donations towards the yearly $500 grant program (See APPRECIATION section of the this website)....


Thank you to

Trevor, Kat and Kim for helping Brenda and Pat with our FSG booth.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labour Day weekend.

The Brantford Military Heritage Museum

had a display to view as well. Check out their website.

A day of fun face painting before the young 'soldiers' head under the camnet into the dugout.  It was a great display again this year.

Get Set...and GO!

Get Ready.....

St. George Cenetaph re dedication

July 1, 2013 was a special day for St. George, Ontario.

The St. George cenetaph was re dedicated on Canada Day. Hon Col Ed Pancoe spoke. Dave Levac addressed the crowd.  Thank you to Don Wilkin for transporting the gun from St. Catharines to St. George!

Terry Kelly sang two amazing songs. One is 'A Pittance of Time" which he witnessed in a store encouraging him to write these words. The other "Portraits of Honour' which was sung to accompany the massive mural painted by Dave Sopha which was viewed by all in the park.

A very special day!

Canada Day @ Williams Cafe
RE Dedication of Cenotaph. Inscription by Terry Kelly

Terry Kelly sings " A Pittance in Time" & 'Portrait of Honour"


Hon. Col Ed Pancoe speaks
Firing of Gun

OCdt Sal Abbruscato


56 Field Regiment lost a Bombardier yesterday but gained a junior officer. OCdt Sal Abbruscato was promoted Saturday 15 June 2013 by Regimental 2IC, Major R.J. Christopher. We wish OCdt Abbruscato well as he travels to Land Force Atlantic Area Training Centre Aldershot in Kings County, Nova Scotia for a challenging 11 week army officers’ training course. OCdt Abbruscato is an Afghanistan veteran serving with D Battery, 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, Task Force Afghanistan 1-10. We wish him well.

Dragon Boating...Great Fun

Thanks so much to Kathy Abbruscato of arranging the Dragon Boat experience. We had a great time. We learned many skills (beginner!). It was so much fun. Met new people. We paddled along the old Welland Canal. NO! no ships....just kayaks, canoes and dragon boats of all sorts. You can bring your non motor boat and explore the Canal for no fee....It is at the end of Thorold Road East, turn left along the dirt road to the boathouse. If Kathy can arrange for Dragon Boat fun for next's is a MUST try. All equipment is provided. Thank you also to our amazing hosts and teachers:

South Niagara Canoe Club
108 Thorold Road East
Welland, ON. L3C 7A6
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Empty and ready
Kathy at the Rudder...standing the whole way!
A fun loving group lesson

10 Battery Display at Vets Club


The Vets Club in St. Catharines wishes to support our 10 Battery Soldiers. We made up a display of items being sold for the 56 Family Support Group. Thank you to the Vets Club for allowing us to display by your membership board upstairs.  Here is a pic of the display board.

If you wish any items please call Kathy Abbruscato at (905) 357-0432.

Other areas wishing to purchase Fundraising items, please view: