November Lunch

November 30, 2018 was the 334th day of the year and many of our members came together to enjoy lunch at the Bradley Centre. As always, the Bradley Centre volunteers prepared and served a nutritious lunch. Thank you to all of those special people who are part of this wonderful monthly event.

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The Wrap Up

At the annual Wrap Up, Santa’s elves enjoyed a delish pot luck dinner before getting to work and wrapping up gift baskets for the annual Oceanside Stroke Recovery Christmas party scheduled for Friday, December 14, 10:30 a.m. at the Bradley Centre. There is a wonderful assortment of giveaways to choose from. The elves are looking forward to seeing everyone at this extraordinary festive occasion.  Thank you to the elves that helped with the wrap up – Kathy E, Marie, Bev, Bonnie, Anne Q, Anne V, Sandra D, Bernice, Suzanne and mj. Thanks to Kathleen for hosting.

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Celebrating 80

The Birthday Girl

To celebrate Bernice’s 80th birthday, her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren provided the supplies for a grand lunch for all of the members of OSRS on Friday. Members who assisted in the sandwich making, veggie tray and fruit tray arranging were Bernice, Suzanne, Bonnie, Beverly, and Kathleen. Delicious squares and pastries rounded out the lunch which was greatly enjoyed by all.

We enjoyed meeting Kelly MacKenzie, the new coordinator from the Comox Valley Stroke Recovery Group who joined us at our Friday meeting.

 

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Song Birds Sing

Kudos to Kathleen for organizing the Song Birds performance. The conductor of this wonderful choir is Lynn Beamond. Thanks to Lynn and the choir for providing a wonderful interlude at our Friday meeting.

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100 Years

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of Canada’s role in the First World War. When war was declared by Britain in 1914, Prime Minister Robert Borden offered Great Britain Canada’s support, Canada was at war! The Canadian Regular Force consisted of 3,110 men and a Navy. Within a few weeks of war being declared there were 32,000 Canadian volunteers headed for training. The first Canadian troops arrived in France in December 1914 and saw battle near Ypres Salient.

For a nation of eight million people, Canada’s war effort was remarkable. Over 650,000 Canadian men and women served in uniform during the First World War, with more than 66,000 giving their lives and over 172,000 more being wounded. Nearly one of every ten Canadians who fought in the war did not return.

It was the Canadian war record that won for Canada a separate signature on the Peace Treaty signifying the national status had been achieved. Nationhood was purchased for Canada by the gallant troops who stood fast at Ypres, stormed Regina Trench, climbed the heights of Vimy Ridge, captured Passchendaele and entered Mons on November 11, 1918.

For all of the sacrifices made by these brave Canadians, we are a nation who will never forget.

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