2nd Annual Veterans Rendezvous
July 7, 2012, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 124
Memorial Ride starts at 1100
Events in Niagara-on-the-Lake start at 1300
|What a year it has been! Its time to relax, enjoy the summer, and celebrate our victories!
Everyone has worked hard to get the message out -- from the Second Annual Canadian Veterans National Day of Protest, the months of advocacy and occasional protest against the proposed cuts to VAC in the Federal Budget, Operation Positive Review in support of Dennis Manuge urging the government to not appeal the favourable SISIP decision, and our most recent Vigil for Veterans on the 68th anniversary of D-Day – and considering certain decisions of the government it appears they are starting to hear our united voice!
Some have questioned if we have truly made a difference, and the answer is YES! Since our incorporation in July 2011 – only one year ago – we have been able to:
Our work is not over and we will continue to lend support to Mrs Sheila Fynes at the Military Police Complaints Commission into the suicide of her son, Cpl Stuart Langridge. We will also actively raise awareness about the Equitas Society and the proposed class action lawsuit intended to challenge the New Veterans Charter and the Lump Sum.
|The Canadian Veterans Advocacy looks forward to
welcoming you to Niagara-on-the-Lake to celebrate our Second Annual Veterans
Rendezvous. There will be something for everyone – bands, cars and
motorcycles, military vehicle displays, children's activities, BBQ and more.
Planning to Stay for the Weekend?
Niagara-on-the-Lake is truly beautiful in July and there are so many things to do! The CVA is in the process of negotiating special rates on accomodation for CF members and Veterans during the summer high season. Once the details are known, we will update the site and get the information out at our Facebook group and page.
Featured Events and Attractions
"War of 1812 to Afghanistan Memorial Ride" along the Niagara Parkway from Ft Erie to Ft George.
Special Musical Guests Julian Austin and MCpl Elton Adams
Fort George National Historic Site of Canada including Butler’s Barracks home to the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Museum
A Military vehicle display courtesy of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment, featuring the The Vimy Gun and WW2 vehicles
Art display including military paintings by Don Ward and stained glass by Jacques de Winters
Car and motorcycle show
Pool, playground and picnic area for kids
Visiting writers, Harry Watts, a WWII veteran and author of The Dispatch Rider
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation
View the event schedule.