Friday, April 29, 2011

Cpl. Glen Arnold Ave.

Canadian Heroes recently had the privilege of visiting the street named in respect for his sacrifice of Cpl. Glen Arnold.
Cpl. Arnold was born in Sudbury and was raised in McKerrow, On. Near Arnold’s family home down Levert Road in McKerrow, On is where you will find the sign in his honour.
He bravely served his country for 14 years, enlisting as a reservist in the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Regiment of Canada in 1992 at just 18 years old. In 1997 he trained as a medical technician at CFB Borden. That career took him overseas many times including tours in Bosnia.
Cpl. Glen Arnold, then a member of 2 Field Ambulance, was killed September, 18 2006 by a suicide bomber during a routine foot patrol in Afghanistan. It was a great privilege for Canadian Heroes to visit this remembrance in his name. If your ever out in the area of McKerrow, On take the time to visit Cpl. Glen Arnold Ave.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Canadian Heroes En Francais!

Our good friend Lise Charron from Quebec will soon have her car back to her better than ever. Lise dropped her car off at Trimline two weeks ago and Paul and his staff once again did a fantastic job! The car is Canadian Heroes third vehicle to be wrapped. Both passenger and driver side of the vehicle is in French and also has an image of Trooper Jack Bouthillier “Boots” who passed away March 20, 2009.

Bouthillier, 20, served with the Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. His home unit was The Royal Canadian Dragoons based at CFB Petawawa. If you recall Jack’s father Raynald had his son’s face painted larger than life on one of the big rigs from his transport company’s fleet. Jack’s face was part of a mural that wrapped all the way around the cab along with a list of fallen soldiers names displayed along the back.

We are extremely pleased with the end result, and for Lise who actually hasn’t seen her car yet, I’m sure it will be an emotional reunion.

The 3rd Canadian Heroes Car arrives for an early visit at HQ

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cpl. Yannick Scherrer, Laid To Rest

On March 27, 2011 Canada lost a hero. Cpl. Yannick Scherrer, 24, was on foot patrol with Afghan forces 15 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City when he was hit with an improvised explosive device. Cpl. Scherrer was the 155th Canadian Soldier to fall in the Afghan mission overall but the first in 2011.

March 30, Cpl. Yannick Scherrer was returned to Canada and was repatriated. On April 8, 2011 our hero was returned to his home town of Victoriaville, Quebec.

Lise Charron along with Kathie & Rod Comeau were there with the Canadian Heroes vehicles to pay our respects for this true Canadian Hero. We also had the privilege to be involved in the funeral procession that went from Victoriaville to Valcartier. "It was an honour" said Kathie, who met with Cpl. Scherrer mother.

"She was extremely humbled" and couldn't believe that we had travelled so far to pay our respects for her son.

Our hearts continue to go out to the Scherrer family and all people affected by a loss from the Afghan mission. We are truly grateful for all of their sacrifices.

Cpl Scherrer's Funeral at CFB Val Cartier

Canadian Heroes Car #2 in the procession

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Funeral For Cpl. Yannick Scherrer To Be Held April 8

Corporal. Yannick Scherrer funeral who died March 27 in Afghanistan, will be held on April 8 in Valcartier.

Corporal Yannick Scherrer was a native of Montreal and joined the Canadian Forces July 5, 2007.
He Served with 1 Batillion, Royal 22e Regiment, Battle Group in Afghanistan and was a member of 1 Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment. He was 24 years old and was on his first mission.

Friday, April 8, 2011 - at 2pm
Sainte Jeanne d'Arc Chapel (Valcartier Garrison)

Canadian Heroes will have both vehicles present to show support for this true Canadian Hero.
As more details come in we will forward them on.