Remembrance Day 2012 at the M.D.V.A. was witnessed and observed by one of the largest crowds in Markham for several years. Our Traditional Church Service observed at 10.00am was a standing room only affair with another 100 + people standing outside, eager to hear the service through a relay speaker.
Our Veteran's showed some mixed emotions at seeing such a large crowd, and as they paraded to the Cenotaph their pride and self esteem was clearly evident, as they were shown loving respect from the well wishers gathered. Many Veterans were escorted on our People Movers (Courtesy of Bennett Golf Carts Ltd)
The President, Veterans, and Members would take this occasion to express a very appreciative round of thanks to those members of the public for coming out and "Remembering".
It is very important that we make the effort to attend each year, and pay our tributes to those Veterans who are left, and also to those that paid the ultimate sacrifices.
"Lest We Forget"
The Aims and Objectives of the Association are...
To perpetuate the friendships, associations and memories of the Veterans of the Armed Forces of Canada, Her Majesty's Armed Forces, Allied Services, and Reserve Forces.
To promote just and righteous recognition of the memories of members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the execution of their duties and all living ex-members thereof, particularly those who are, or were, resident in the Markham area.
To promote just and righteous treatment by citizens and all levels of Government towards all ex-members of her Majesty's Armed Forces, Allied Services, Reserve Forces and their next of kin.
To encourage members of the community who support these Aims and Objectives to participate actively in their realization by joining the Association.
All members are expected to give of their time, expertise, and physical support to further these objects.
To provide members with social and recreational enjoyment.
To support wherever possible, worthy community projects.
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Membership has now become affordable to all
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If you like activities, we have five dartboards conveniently located in the clubroom with electronic score keeping panels.
Several Large screen T.V's to sit and watch your favorite sports on.
Pool Table for friendly play or weekly Tournaments.
Bid Euchre players come in on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and over thirty players compete for the glory of winning. Regular Euchre is played every Friday afternoon at 3pm
Pool Table contests every Wednesday evening 7.00pm
Veteran's join us every afternoon around 3pm
Dances and Social events round off the month.
Everyone is invited to participate
For details or tickets contact us at MarkhamVeterans@rogers.com
or at the club (905) 294-3159
If you are a Veteran and not yet a member of our club, let us add your name to our monthly mailing list for "Free" and keep you informed of what's going on at the M.D.V.A.
We believe in providing information and support to all of our Local Veterans.
If you would like some membership details, simply give us a call.
If you would like a ride to the club, just ask.
Simply drop by every afternoon around 3.00pm and meet a Comrade
Our World War II Veterans don't have any dues to pay