On August 10 Parkwood Hospital and it's various veteran support groups put on the Summer Carnival.
There were 80-100 volunteers with Branch 255 represented by four members. Jim Dunn, Zone A-1 Commander, Susan McAree, Secretary, Jim McAree, Mike Smith, Membership / Parkwood. The vets were brought from their rooms by many of the volunteers and some family members and enjoyed various carnival games, such as Crown and Anchor, Plinko and others. It was also very comforting seeing the number of young family members that were visiting with grand and great-grandparents. RCL 255 supports three veterans at Parkwood and George Staffen 96 yrs was in attendance.
What is OP VETBUILD?
Operation VetBuild is a peer to peer support program organized and implemented by Veterans for Veterans .
The program is run through the Royal Canadian Legion OSI Special Section, commonly known as BSL Legion OSI.
The program is hosted in Legion Branches across Canada and is 100% free to Veterans.
The objective is to incorporate hobby as a means of assisting Veterans to alleviate the symptoms commonly associated with OSIs and PTSD. The incorporation of hobby in a social atmosphere will give Veterans the opportunity to meet other Veterans in their area while working through their projects to provide mutual support and comradeship.
The RIVERSIDE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 255 is honored to be the first legion in Windsor to offer
OP VETBUILD thanks to Roger Miner.
SIGN ME UP! AT missionvav.com
The MissionVAV program is available to all veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The program uses simple and fun online challenges to get veterans exercising together.
This ensures that your motivation remains high, giving you a better chance of reaching your wellness goals.
MissionVAV has been PROVEN to work.
The health assessments accurately measure the most important elements of wellbeing and the online
challenges have been shown to produce the following benefits:Improvements in:
All Canadian Armed Forces Veterans may now apply for the new Veteran’s Service.
You may apply for your VSC either online or by mail.
For more information or print an application
Visit : Veteran’s service card - CANADA.CA
How to apply
You may apply for your VSC either online or by mail. We strongly recommend that you apply via the online application portal as it may expedite your request by at least two weeks. Because of privacy and security considerations, we are not authorized to receive or process any Veteran’s Service Card applications by email or by email attachment. We will make every effort to verify eligibility and fulfil requests for the Veteran’s Service Cards within a 90 day period of application.
Apply for your card online using the Veteran’s Service Card secure online portal.
Download the Veteran’s Service Card Application Form and fill out electronically before printing off. For handwritten submissions, print out the form and fill out using clear block letters.
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The Transit Windsor Board of Directors revised the War Veterans' policy to include
free bus service on any city bus (tunnel excluded) to persons in military uniform on
the following days:
- D.Day (June 6)
- Raid on Dieppe (August 19)
- Remembrance day (November 11)
Apply for your free lifetime transit pass.
The Transit Windsor Board of Directors approved a War Veteran Transit Pass program as a gesture of respect and acknowledgement of your personal sacrifice and commitment to our community and to Canada through your service in the armed forces.
War veterans are now eligible to receive a lifetime Transit Windsor transit pass for unlimited use on the conventional city service (Tunnel Bus services excluded) in the City of Windsor. The following veterans, residing in the City of Windsor, are eligible:
Canadian or Allied veterans who participated in active service during World War 2 (WWII), the Korean War or the Vietnam War.
Please mail, fax or drop off a completed application form to:
War Veteran Transit Pass Program
c/o Windsor International Transit Terminal
300 Chatham Street West
Windsor, Ontario N9A 0A8
Office Hours Daily: 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Application form is available at Legion, Air Force and Naval Associations. Allow up to 30 days for processing. Eligible veterans will be called personally to pick up their pass.
Get your FREE copy of the Veterans Benefits Guide 2022 today!
A value of $19.99
Free for CAF and RCMP members and veterans and immediate family.
By signing up, you will receive Canvet Publication’s FREE digital-download Veterans Benefits Guide 2022, a user-friendly electronic publication designed to help veterans and currently serving military personnel get benefits to which they are entitled.
The guide is an informative resource for veterans and those assisting them to answer questions and navigate the paperwork when applying for benefits. Included are helpful tips on eligibility, how to apply, coverage, historic background and up-to-date benefit rates.