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Snapshots of Our Diverse Canada

Snapshots of Our Diverse Canada

Flipping through the BC/Yukon Command In Service of Canada Military Service Recognition Book, it is easy to see how Canada’s visible minorities contributed to the diversity in Canada we know today.

Here is a snapshot of a few veterans from the WWII era. All of these stories, and more, can be found in copies of the Military Service Recognition Book. You can find digital copies here.

Young Veteran Member Highlight

David Brideau is the newest President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #139 Williams Lake.

David was born in Montreal, Quebec, but spent most of my childhood in Beniot, New Brunswick. He has always felt a deep sense of pride and duty for his country, which urged him to join the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of eighteen. Recruited out of Bathurst, New Brunswick, David his basic military training in Saint-Jean, Quebec, and his trades training in Borden, Ontario. He was then stationed at the Edmonton Garrison.

Why Making an Impact doesn’t have to be Loud… Elliot Cristall: Pender Harbour’s "Quiet Carpenter"

Why Making an Impact doesn’t have to be Loud…

Elliot Cristall: Pender Harbour’s "Quiet Carpenter"

Elliot Cristall

Elliot Cristall was a member of the Pender Harbour Branch 112, quietly staying in the background for eleven years when he was called because some of their tables needed repair.

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