Veteran 100th Birthday Celebration Round-Up


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On October 14, 2018  the Squamish Branch #277 of the Royal Canadian Legion held a birthday lunch for the branch's oldest veterans. It was a proud day for all members of the Squamish Legion as well as the 56 invited guests, veterans and family members. Here is a content round-up of the event’s experience.  

The Honoured Veterans in Attendance


Ted Arsenault01

Ted Arsenault — 100 years (birthday Oct. 10)


Ted Gregoire

Ted Gregoire — 100 years (birthday Nov. 4)


Jim Crombie Veteran

James Crombie — 95 years (birthday July 15)


Oscar Runzer Veteran

Oscar Runzer — 95 years (birthday Sept. 16)


Dubbed “The Squamish Four” World War 2 Veterans

Reporters from the Squamish Chief were on site taking notes and gather stories. Read our veteran's comments below:

In-Depth Stories Straight from Squamish Branch #277

Read more in-depth, history of our veteran's experience directly from Squamish Branch #277.

Ted Arsenault Celebrated on Global TV

Ted Arsenault Global TV Veteran

Find more photos of the event on our Facebook page 

Thanks to Ken Ward and the Squamish Branch #277 for submitting this event, photos and news articles to us for sharing!