Tuesday, November 27, 2012

We Would Like To Honour Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard, CD And Corporal Albert Storm, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard, CD
Age: 46
Home Town: Bouctouche, New Brunswick Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario)
Killed in Action: November 27, 2006

Corporal Albert Storm, CD
Age: 36
Home Town: Niagara Falls, Ontario Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario)
Killed in Action: November 27, 2006

First Cection Of The Park

 The first section of the park is underway, its a beautiful spot right by a creek and right off the main street, I cant wait till its completed.

Very Proud Mother

 One very proud mother and one incredible lady.

Canadian Heroes #1

 Canadian Heroes #1 in front of City Hall

Canadian Heroes #6

 Valerie and Canadian Heroes #6 in front of Orangeville City Hall tonight.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Canadian Heroes #9

CH#9 with Private Justin Jones Parents, Justin is the middle soldier on the car. Baie Verte, Newfoundland.

 The playground done in honour of their son, Private Justin Jones.


Cenotaph in Baie Verte, Newfoundland. A memorial sign was done in honour of their son. Mikes visit was done yesterday, which would have been Justins 25th birthday. It was also their wedding anniversary. A very emotional day for all.


My Old Base

At My Old Unit For Function

295 MacPherson

295 MacPherson Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Parry Sound.

This Weekend We Would Like To Honour Private Braun Scott Woodfield

 Private Braun Scott Woodfield
Age: 24
Home Town: Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Oromocto, New Brunswick)
Deceased: November 24, 2005

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Air Cadets

 These Air Cadets were our escort in the parade today! Note the speakers on the roof?? That is a customized stereo system we had made up so we can play our song during the parade!

Mayor of North Bay

 The Mayor of North Bay stopped by for a chat and to view the vehicles.

Local Air Cadets

 Local Air Cadets hamming it up for the camera!

Canadian Heroes Memorial Car #8

 As you know Canadian Heroes Memorial Car #8 has the 8 medics pictured on it that were lost in Afghanistan. Tonight we are honoured to have the parents of one of those heroes drive the car for us in tonight's Santa Claus in Sudbury. Below are the parents of Private Andrew Miller. Thank you for allowing us the honour!

Corporals Schroeder and Levesque.

Private Boudreau

 Private Boudreau, Corporal Lefrancois, Corporal MacLean and Wendy and Raymond Miller, in Sudbury for the parade.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Canadian Heroes #2 and 8 at 22 Wing CFB North Bay.

Canadian Heroes #2 and Canadian Heroes #8

 Canadian Heroes #2 and Canadian Heroes #8 on guard for Trooper Tyler McCrae's service 22 Wing CFB North Bay

Arnold and Byers Family.

 Earlier today with the Arnold and Byers family.

Fred Placing Our Wreath.

Canadian Heroes #2

Canadian Heroes #2 has arrived in North Bay from Hamilton, and will be joined shortly by Canadian Heroes #8 which was visiting with 2 families of the fallen today. The service starts at 7pm tonight.

Private Byers Grave

 Today Brent stopped by to pay his respects with the Arnold and Byers families at Private Byers grave.

PTE. Andrew

Friday, November 16, 2012

This Weekend We Would Like To Honour Private Michel Jr. Lévesque and Corporal Nicolas R. Beauchamp

 Private Michel Jr. Lévesque
Age: 25
Home Town: Rivière-Rouge, Québec Unit: 3 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Valcartier, Québec Killed in Action: November 17, 2007

 Corporal Nicolas R. Beauchamp
 Age: 28
 Home Town: Montréal, Québec Unit: 5 Field Ambulance, Valcartier, Québec
 Killed in Action: November 17, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Trooper Tyler McRae

It is with great sympathy that we bring to you the news of the passing of Trooper Tyler McRae.
Trooper Tyler McRae passed away at Gagetown, New Brunswick on Sunday November 11, 2012 at the age of 22 years. Tyler served in the Canadian Forces as an Armoured Crewman with The Royal Canadian Dragoons, C Squadron , Gagetown, New Brunswick.
Family receiving friends at HILLSIDE FUNERAL SERVICES, 362 Airport Rd., on Friday November 16th from 7 until 9 pm. Funeral service will be held on Saturday November 17th at Queen of Peace/ Christ the King Chapel , 22 Wing CFB North Bay at 10 am.
More information can be found here.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the McRae family at this time and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Test Illumination

A test illumination of the Canadian Heroes Garage at HQ, we will permanently install spot lamps into the ground we purchased tonight and light the garage up all night on eve of Remembrance Day.


 This is how the memorial will look on Saturday Night.

Remembering Linc: A Celebration Of Life

The Rotary Club of Hamilton and Caroline Place Retirement Residence invite the public to attend “Remembering Linc: A Celebration Of Life” an Open House on Friday November 9th, 2012 between 1-6pm at Caroline Place Retirement Residence, 118 Market Street, Hamilton, the home of Hon. Lincoln Alexander. Come and enjoy food and beverages from Denningers, one of Linc’s favourite spots and Caroline Place where he thoroughly enjoyed living. Reminisce on such a wonderful man and Honourary Rotarian that did so much for our community. Share your stories, pictures and memories and leave a written message in the special condolence book that will be presented to his beloved family. Enjoy a live Children’s Choir Performance from St. Michaels School Choir at 1:30pm followed by a moment of silence.

Trans Am Double Header In Atlanta

 This past weekend Ian Michael Patterson took his #74 Trans Am car down to Atlanta for a double header. We have first hand accounts from Ian on the races that we would like to share. Nov 3, 2012 The Canadian Heroes car was an amazing ride today, the motor was back in action and the water temps stayed right at 180F for the entire race. The suspension was so perfect and settled I couldn't even offer a suggestion on anything I would want to improve on with it (that is a *big* deal!). As I built up a good pace, gaining ground, I then looped the car in oil (one of a thousand pools of oil that were being leaked throughout the race) in Turn 10a, lost a lot of ground, and then went back to work making it back again. I made it up to 6th place and kept putting down faster and faster lap times as we neared the end of the race, when my cockpit suddenly filled up with smoke heading into Turn 1.

Having been on fire before, I immediately got the car off the track and bailed. Fortunately the smoke was just oil that hit the header when a valve cover oiler line physically tore out of my valve cover, threads and all, and sprayed all over under the hood. I had to run for a fire bottle to put out the brake fires that kept cropping up as rubber bits on the brakes and kept igniting, which with all the oil all over in there could have gotten a lot worse. So yes, Pat, it looks like I may never get away from being "Sparky" Now the good news: since I got it locked down right away, the motor appears to be fine, and with it now fixed, I am set to start the second race tomorrow from 7th place, which I'm looking very forward to since I now have some laps under my belt. Two thumbs up to Gateway Racing for getting me out there this morning, and for once again getting me ready for the next day of racing like that! Better news to follow if all goes well tomorrow, fingers crossed!
 Nov 4, 2012 · Started 6th (7th from yesterday's finish, but Blaise didn't run today) · Ran out of talent on the first lap, wheel-hop spinning in 10a to drop from 5th to 17th. · Ran the tires (and nerves!) off to finish 4th, one lap down, the last laps of which had made things very interesting as it started to rain. · Have I got a story of the "little engine that could"... it was *still* running and pulling like brand new, as it has for an entire season, despite a distinct knock in the lower end for several races now, and even with my repeated attempts to grenade it today were unsuccessful... (did I mention running out of talent earlier? Yeah, well it doesn't grow back right away once you have lost it, and I'll just leave it at that). Overall outcome: · 2012 Trans Am "Rookie of the Year"! · 5th Place overall! · only rookie to place a podium finish in the Trans Am class this season! Thanks so much to Gateway Racing for building, maintaining, fixing all that I destroy, and coaching someone that can best be described as an inner child run amok. You guys are the best! Thank you to Canadian Heroes for letting me be a part of this tremendous organization to help pay tribute to those who have served and lost their lives defending our freedom, safety, and way of life. Please remember them and what they sacrificed, not only on Remembrance Day, but every day, and thank every veteran you meet for their service. Finally, thank you to my wife and family for supporting this money-obliterating habit/addiction/obsession, in addition to the time that it often takes me away from them. I miss you and love you, so I am hurrying home now, see you soon! -Ian Thank you Ian from Canadian Heroes, you did a fantastic job this season. We wish you continued success and can't wait for next year!

Mike Has Returned Home...

Mike Bennett has returned to his hometown of Badger Newfoundland, after leaving Hamilton, On with the Canadian Heroes #9 Memorial vehicle over a week ago. Mike has had quite the adventure and has sent us some great photos along his journey. Mike is doing great and as you would might of guessed it absolutely exhausted. Get some rest my friend you deserved it! You can view Mike's journey through photos posted here