Thanks to the blog: Tony, One Regular Guy Writing About Food, Exercise and Living Past 100.
Take a few moments today to think of the thousands of young men who took part in the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 (75 years ago today). Let’s not forget the members of Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service, known as Wrens, who did covert work. They maintained a 24/7 signal from which ships and planes could navigate without making radio or voice contact — technology that had proved crucial to the success of D-Day.
Canada’s impressive efforts in the Second World War remain a point of great national pride, even many decades later. The brave Canadians who came ashore on D-Day and saw action in the Battle of Normandy were among the more than one million men and women from our country who served in the cause of peace and freedom during the conflict. Sadly, over 45,000 of them would lose their lives. (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Total Allied casualties on D-Day reached more than 10,000, including 1,074 Canadians, of whom 359 were killed.
There is a reason they are called “The Greatest Generation”. We owe them a great deal and we should never forget.
To learn more about Canada’s military history follow this link: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance
Fantastic – Fun – Entertaining – Inspiring and a whole bunch of other things!
We had our largest turnout ever for this event (sold out) and I have had many positive comments on it.
The music was fabulous – it was great to see and hear “The Pikes” (two of them – Jay Semko and Ross Nykiforuk). They are great entertainers, both musically talented and funny. There is a reason that they are still touring!
Our speakers were all Globe Walk fans. They included our former Globe Walk ambassador Vera Pezer, Mayor Charlie Clark, Jeananne Klein with SCOA greetings and Richard Kilburn (of IG Private Wealth Management – our title sponsor) who always has a great message. Our guest speaker, Rick Stene spoke about the benefits of exercise. He was incredibly knowledgeable and very entertaining.
Thanks to all of those who worked so hard to make our annual windup a success. Special thanks to Ron, Sheldon and Dawna (the behind the scenes planners – Ron also acted as MC) as well as all of the Globe Walk volunteers and SCOA staff who worked the event.
For those of you who missed it – make sure you put it on the calendar for next year. You will not be sorry.
GLOBE WALK 2019 – FINAL STATISTICS
We announced the final numbers for this years’ Globe Walk. We had 2700 participants who finished in April. Collectively they logged 828,096 kilometres! We beat last years’ distance once again!
The numbers are not finalized yet – they are still coming in – but we will have made the distance required to visit all 47 National parks with kilometres to spare. Check back for the final numbers. Congratulations to all our Captains and participants. See you at our Celebration Luncheon.