Friday, December 5, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The beautiful Cathedral Church of St. James
in Toronto hosted a most impressive display of the Chaplaincy
Services in the Canadian Military.
This picture hung for one hundred years in the Old Homestead
until we donated it to the Chaplain’s Memorabilia room and thence here.
The display stretched down both side aisles.
News of the Canadian win in 1900 in Paardeberg…
...and the announcement of the declaration of war in 1914.
Over two hundred people attended this opening of the exhibit.
As we strolled through the exhibit, drinks and hors d’oeuvres
were handed round and a superb trio played music.
David Appleyard gave me a splendid, though undeserved, introduction.
After which I spoke about the books in The Alford Saga
which dealt with the chaplaincy.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I was invited to the splendid Mess Dinner and celebration
of the 20th anniversary of the founding of
the Chaplaincy School at Camp Borden.
Capt Tom Hubley and Private Rob helped arrange
my participation, room and transportation.
Lieut-Col Paul Acton, Commandant of the Chaplaincy School,
and me with the program wherein I was the keynote speaker.
I shared the talking with Maj-Gen’l Eric Tremblay,
Commander, Canadian Defence Academy.
A band of volunteers provided the ample music.
Col Carl Doyon, Base Commander and Commander of
Cdn Forces Support Training Group, seen here between
Brig Genl Fletcher and Base Borden Chief Warrant Officer, CWO Godbout.
Then Paul Acton introduced me. One can see the enjoyment all around.
I spoke to the large gathering…
…and managed to sprinkle laughs throughout.
Brig-Genl John Fletcher and I have become good friends
the last couple of years, he having visited Shigawake.