CAV – NATIONAL ALLIANCE



CANADIAN ABORIGINAL VETERANS

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SERVING MEMBERS ASSOCIATION

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CAV – CANADIAN ABORIGINAL VETERANS NATIONAL VOICE

CAV MISSION

Creating awareness of the Contributions to Canada made by

Aboriginal Soldiers Sailors and Air Men and Women




December 2016


Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Veterans Affairs Canada to attend the Veterans Affairs Canada
Commemoration Advisory Group
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Thursday December 8th July 0830 – 1600 Hrs Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa (Ontario)
The Second meeting of the Veterans Affairs Canada Commemoration Advisory Group

Victoria British Columbia

CAV Invitation from the CFB Esquimalt Base Commander
National Vice-President Victor C. Flett, CD2
CAV Invited Guest
Wednesday December 7th 2016, C.F.B. Naden
Annual Veterans’ Christmas Luncheon


November 2016


Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Special Invitation from President Elizabeth Skrzymowska, The Polish Combatants Association Branch No.3
CAV National Representative Larry Arkell, CD
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Saturday November 26, 2016 Polish Combatants Hall on Kingsway Vancouver British Columbia
70th Anniversary of the founding of the Polish Combatants Association in Canada, Commemorative Ceremony and Dinner.

Ottawa Ontario

CAV – First Celebration of National Aboriginal Veterans Day November 8th 2016 in Ottawa Ontario
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
CAV National Representative-Families Yvonne Burke
CAV National Representative-London Joseph Hearns, CD2
CAV National Representative-London Patricia Hearns
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
V.I.P. Guests
The Honourable Kent Hehr MP, Minister of Veteran Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Canada
Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, CMM, MSM, CD Commander of the Canadian Army
Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond, MMM, CD Sergeant Major of the Canadian Army
Thirty Four Distinguish Guest
Thirty three Special Guest
Royal Military ALOY Officer Cadets and Staff
Elgin Hotel Ottawa Ontario – Grand Reception, Remembrance Ceremony, and Luncheon

Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Invitation from Kelly White Vancouver NAVD Coordinator
CAV National Representative Larry Arkell
CAV Member Joy Dockrey
Cadet Flight Sergeant Javier Rivera
Cadet Sergeant Joel Rivera
135 Bell-Irving Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
Aboriginal Youth Corps – Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association
Wednesday November 8th 2016 Parade, Vancouver War Monument Ceremony and the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center
National Aboriginal Veterans Day – November 8th

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Veterans Affairs Canada, the Mayor of the City of Ottawa, and the Canadian War Museum
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Yvonne Burke
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Tuesday, November 7, 2016 1900 Hrs. Canadian War Museum
Candlelight Tribute to honour Veterans


October 2016


Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada and patron of The Royal Canadian Legion
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Yvonne Burke
Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 1000 hours- Rideau Hall
First poppy of the 2016 National Poppy Campaign from Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion.

Gatineau Ontario

CAV Invitation from The Minister of Veteran Affairs Canada and Associate Minister of National Defence
Yvonne Burke – CAV National Representative
Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
Richard Blackwolf, CD – CAV National President
Wednesday October 5th and Thursday 6th October 0830 – 1600 Hrs at the Hilton LAC-LEAMY, 3, BOULEVARD DU CASINO, GATINEAU, QUEBEC. 3rd Liberal Government Veteran’s Stakeholder Summit.


September 2016


Service Delivery Advisory Group to the Minister of Veteran Affairs Canada
Mr. Joseph Burke CD, National Representative Ottawa
Wednesday 14 September 2016 Ottawa, worked on Mandate letter.


August 2016


Invite MP Neil Ellis, Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Veteran Affairs
Mr. Joseph Burke CD, National Representative Ottawa,
Mrs. Yvonne Burke, National Representative Families Ottawa,
Wednesday Aug 31, 2016 MP Neil Ellis Riding Office 100 Station Street Belleville, Ontario
Delivering better service to Veterans

Boundary Bay Air Port, Delta British Columbia

CAV Invitation from LCol Keith Stewart, CD Commanding Officer Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre
Richard Blackwolf, CD – CAV National President
Friday 19 August 2016 at 1300 Hrs. Boundary Bay Air Port, Delta British Columbia
Advanced Aviation Graduation
Power Scholarship Wings Parade, Air Cadets receiving their Private Pilots Wings

CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia

CAV Invitation from Commander T.W. Bonnar, CD Commandant of Naval Fleet School (Pacific)
Richard Blackwolf, CD – CAV National President
Thursday August 18 2016, at 1400 hrs Work Point Parade Square, Head Street, Esquimalt, British Columbia
2016 RAVEN Aboriginal Youth Employment Program Graduation Ceremony

Canberra Australia

CAV Special Invitation from His Excellency Paul Maddison Canadian High Commissioner to Australia
Yvonne Burke – CAV National Representative (Families)
Joseph N. Burke,CD – CAV National Representative – Ottawa
Richard Blackwolf, CD – CAV National President
Tuesday, August 9th 2016 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Third Annual General’s Currie and Monash Dinner Commemorating the last 100 days of WW I, when the Canadian Corps and Australian Corps fought together as a very effective combined Force causing the Kaiser and the German High Command to realized Germany could not win WWI.


July 2016


Burnaby British Columbia

CAV Special Invitation from the Honourable Senator Yonah Martin Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Larry Arkell, CD – CAV National Representative – Vancouver British Columbia
Richard Blackwolf, CD – CAV National President
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 1030 – 1300 Hrs “Ambassador of Peace” Korean War Memorial in Burnaby’s Central Park
Korean War Commemorative Alliance – The 3rd annual Korean War Veterans Day Ceremony, marking the 63rd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice – Wreath-laying Ceremony

CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia

CAV Special Invitation from Rear Admiral J.P.G. Couturier, OMM, CD Commander Maritime Forces Pacific
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Friday July 22nd 2016 1030 Hrs “A” Jetty of H.M.C. Dockyard Esquimalt British Columbia
Change of Command Ceremony – Rear Admiral J.P.Gilles Couturier, OMM, CD will be relived by Rear Admiral Art McDonald, MSM, CD

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Veterans Affairs Canada to attend the Veterans Affairs Canada
Commemoration Advisory Group
Richard Blackwolf, CD – CAV National President
July 14th 2016 0830 – 1600 Hrs
Pearson Boardroom, 8th Floor, International Development Research
Centre, Tower 3, Constitution Square, 150 Kent Street, Ottawa (Ontario)
The first meeting of the Veterans Affairs Canada Commemoration Advisory Group

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Special Invitation from the Government of Canada and The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council.
Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
July 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., at the Canadian War Museum, Le Breton Gallery, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario.
The 100th anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel


June 2016


Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation For the first meeting of the Veterans Affairs Canada
Service Excellence Advisory Group
Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
Wednesday June 22, 2016 0830 – 1630 (EST) Alt Hotel Ottawa, 185 Slater Street, Ottawa
June 2016 Service Excellence Advisory Group Meeting

Parry Sound Ontario

CAV By Special Invitation from The Ontario Native Education Counselling Association
CAV – Representative – London Patricia Hearns
CAV – Representative – London Samuel Hearns, CD
CAV – National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Saturday June 21, 2016 1030 – 1300 Hours Charles W. Stockey Center for the Preforming Arts
The Sergeant Francis Pegahmagbow Commemoration and unveiling of the Sergeant Francis Pegahmagbow Monument.

Kingston Ontario

CAV Special Invitation from Royal Military College of Canada
Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
Friday June 17, 2016 RMC Kingston
Graduation Ceremonies of the Officer Cadets of 2016 Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY).

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from The House of Commons Standing Committee on Veteran Affairs
Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
Richard Blackwolf, CD – CAV National President
Thursday, June 2 131 Queen Street, 6th Floor
Appearance before the Committee – CAV answers to questions on the study currently undertaken by the Committee on Veteran Issues.

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Veterans Affairs Canada to attend the Advisory Group on Families
Yvonne Burke – CAV National Representative
Thursday, June 2nd 2016 0830 – 1600 Hrs John G. Diefenbaker Building 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Multiple topics and discussions, stressing urgency of family involvement in care of our Veterans


May 2016


Winnipeg Manitoba

CAV Special Invitation to attend the Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Joseph MeConse, OM, CD Officer Commanding CAV Manitoba
Horace Massan Executive Officer CAV Manitoba
CAV Manitoba Veterans
Saturday and Sunday May 21st and 22nd 2016 RBC Convention Center 375 York Avenue Winnipeg Manitoba.
Manito Ahbee International Pow Wow Grand Entries 1200 Hrs and 1900 Hrs.

Kingston Ontario

CAV Invitation to participate on the Pow Wow Committee and attend Katarokwi Community Pow Wow
Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
Wednesday May 18, 2016 Oakridge Park Kingston Ontario
Kingston Community Gathering Pow Wow – Grand Entry 1130 Hrs.

Victoria British Columbia

CAV Special Invitation from Her Honour the Honourable Judith Guichon, DStJ,OBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Order of St. John
CAV Joy Dockrey
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Saturday May 14 2016 1345 hrs Government House Victoria British Columbia
To be Invested in the Order of St. John
Joy Dockrey – Admission as a Serving Member

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from The Minister of Veteran Affairs Canada and Associate Minister of National Defence
Yvonne Burke – CAV National Representative
Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
Richard Blackwolf, CD – CAV National President
Monday May 9th and Tuesday May 10th 0830 – 1600 Hrs at the Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street.
2nd Liberal Government Veteran’s Stakeholder Summit


April 2016


Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation For the first meeting of the Veterans Affairs Canada Commemoration Advisory Group
CAV – National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Tuesday April 26th teleconference 1300-1400 (EST)
Discussion on draft Commemoration Advisory Group Terms of Reference (TOR)

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Special Invitation from Embassy of South Korea
CAV – National Representatives Joseph N. Burke, CD
CAV – National Representatives Yvonne M. Burke
Friday April 22 2016 1100 hrs. to 1400 hrs.at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
The 65th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong 가평전투, 22–25 April 1951 Commemoration

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Special Invitation from the Army Navy and Air force Veterans in Canada
Joseph Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
Yvonne Burke – CAV National Representative
Thursday April 21 2016 1100 hrs – 1300 Hrs Army Officers Mess 149 Somerset Street W, Ottawa
ANAVETS Annual Invitational Luncheon

Regina Saskatchewan

CAV Special Invitation from CAV Saskatchewan Veterans
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Saturday and Sunday April 2nd and 3rd 2015 1200 Hrs to 2100 Hrs Brandt Center, Regina Saskatchewan
38th Annual Spring Celebration Pow Wow


February 2016


Winnipeg Manitoba

CAV Special Invitation from President Damon Johnston, Aboriginal Council Winnipeg Inc.
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
CAV Donald Mackey, OM, CD
CAV Associate Tommy Prince Jr.
Monday March 21, 2016 1100 Hrs. Neeginan Center Rotunda, Winnipeg Manitoba
Honouring Indigenous War Heroes – Sergeant Tommy Prince, MM, US SS Commemorative Event


Winnipeg Manitoba

CAV Special Invitation from President Pedro Correia, Portuguese Association of War Veterans Inc.
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
CAV Donald Mackey, OM, CD
Saturday March 19 2016 1800 Hrs. Portuguese Association of Manitoba Hall, Winnipeg Manitoba
Portuguese Community Annual Awards and Dinner Night


Ottawa Ontario

CAV Special Invitation from General Jonathan H. Vance, C.M.M., M.S.C., CD Chief of the Defence Staff
CAV Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
Saturday February 27, 2016 100 Hrs. Canadian War Museum Ottawa
Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of Kuwait – Op Friction


CFB Esquimalt

CAV Invitation from RAdm J.P.G. Couturier, OMM, CD Commander Maritime Forces Pacific
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
CAV Registered Veteran Briar Phillip James Pinch
Friday February 26, 2016 0950 Hrs. Naden CFB Esquimalt
Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of Kuwait – Op Friction


January 2016


Victoria British Columbia

CAV Special Invitation from Her Honour the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Friday January 1 2016 1000 Hrs. Government House
New Years Day Levée


2016


December 2015


CFB Esquimalt

CAV Invitation from Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier Officer Commanding
Royal Canadian Navy Pacific Fleet
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
CAV National Vice President Victor Flett, CD2
Monday December 7th, 2015 1630 Hrs CFB Esquimalt Wardroom
2015 Holiday Reception

CFB Esquimalt

CAV Invitation from Base Commander CFB Esquimalt
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
CAV National Vice President Victor Flett, CD
Monday December 7th, 2015 1315 Hrs Naden – CFB Esquimalt
Base Commanders Annual Veterans’ Luncheon

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from The Minister of Veteran Affairs Canada and Associate Minister of National Defence
CAV Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
CAV Richard Blackwolf, CD– CAV National President
Wednesday December 2nd 2015 0830 – 1600 Hrs at the National War Museum
First Liberal Government Veteran’s Stakeholder Summit


November 2015


Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Royal Canadian Legion – Dominion Command
CAV Joseph Nelson Burke, CD – CAV National Representative
CAV Yvonne Marcia Burke – CAV National Representative
CAV Richard Blackwolf, CD– CAV National President
Wednesday November 11, 1100 Hrs. National War Monument
The National Remembrance Day Ceremony

Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Invitation from Kelly White Vancouver NAVD Coordinator
CAV National Representative Larry Arkell
CAV Member Joy Dockrey
Sunday November 8th 2015 Vancouver War Monument and the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center
National Aboriginal Veterans Day – November 8th

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Canadian Senate
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
Thursday November 5th 2015 1100 Hrs Senate Chambers and Foyer
18th annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Reception

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Veterans Affairs Canada, the City of Ottawa, and the Canadian War Museum
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 1900 Hrs. Canadian War Museum
Candlelight Tribute to honour Veterans


October 2015


Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Invitation from King Wan President Chinese Canadian Military Museum
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
CAV National Vice President Victor Flett, CD
CAV Provincial Representatives and Guests
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1800 Hrs – Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
2015 70th Anniversary Commemorative of the end of the Second World War Gala dinner

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Department of National Defence
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 1100 Hrs – The National War Memorial, 30 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Ceremony to commemorate the assault on Parliament Hill and the deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada and patron of The Royal Canadian Legion
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 0930 Hrs. – Rideau Hall
First poppy of the 2015 National Poppy Campaign from Comrade Tom Eagles, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion.

Royal Military College of Canada Kingston, Ontario

CAV Invitation from The Conference of Defence Associations
CAV National Representative-Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
Day 1 Thursday 15 October and Day 2 Friday 16 October – Salle Currie Hall
18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium “Canada’s Security and Defence Interests”


August 2015


Darwin Northern Territories Australia

CAV Invitation from The Canadian High Commissioner to Australia Mr. Paul Maddison
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Friday August 28th 2015 to September 6th 2015 – Darwin Cenotaph, Casuarina Senior Collage, and Economic Round Table – Territory Conference Room Northern Australia Development Office
Darwin University, the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol, and the CAV

Esquimalt British Columbia

V.I.P. Invitation from Commander S.E. Hooper, Commandant of Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt
CAV National President Richard Blackwolf, CD
Thursday August 20th 2015 1430 Hours Work Point Parade Square
RAVEN Aboriginal Youth Employment Program

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Wayne Mac Culloch, CD National President
The Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping
CAV National Representative Ottawa Joseph Burke, CD
Sunday August 9, 2015 1100 hrs. Commemorative Ceremony
National Peacekeeping Day Canada

Victoria British Columbia

CAV Invitation from President: James P. MacMillan-Murphy, CD
MCpl Mark Isfeld Memorial Chapter
The Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping
CAV National President
Sunday August 9, 2015 1700 hrs. Commemorative Ceremony
National Peacekeeping Day Canada


July 2015


Burnaby British Columbia

CAV Invitation from The Honourable Senator Yonah Martin
CAV Vancouver Representative Veteran Larry Arkell
Monday July 27th 2015 1030 hrs -1115 hrs: Wreath-laying Ceremony at the “Ambassador of Peace” Korean War Memorial Burnaby’s Central Park
1130 hrs-1200 hrs: March for Peace and Freedom
1230 Hrs Veterans Luncheon
62nd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice


Winnipeg Manitoba

CAV Invitation from The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M.
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
CAV National President
Thursday July 9 2015 at 1630 Hrs, Manitoba Legislative Building, Manitoba Room
INVESTITURE CAV Member Donald R.J. Mackey, CD in the Order of Manitoba


June 2015


Kingston Ontario

CAV Invitation from The Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada
CAV National Representatives – Ottawa
Friday, 19th day of June 2015 at 1100 hrs. at the RMCC Parade Square
Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) Completion Ceremonies


May 2015


Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Invitation from Captain Tim Challen Commanding Officer 135 Bell-Irving Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets
CAV National Service Officer – Vancouver
Saturday May 30 2015 1230 Hours at the Bessborough Armoury
Reviewing Officer Major Carrie Johnston Commanding Officer Albert Head Cadet Training Center
135 Bell-Irving Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets 73rd Annual Ceremonial Review

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from The Chair of the Committee of Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs
CAV National President
CAV National Representative – Ottawa
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Parliament Buildings Room 253-D, Centre Block
To appear on the subject matter of Part III, section 17 of Bill C-59, an Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other Measures

Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Invitation from the Chinese Canadian Veterans Association Vancouver
CAV National President
Thursday May 14 2015
Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society’s AHM Event

Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from The Government of Canada
CAV National Capital Representatives
Friday May 8 2015 1100 Hrs at the National War Memorial – Ottawa
70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Halifax Nova Scotia

CAV By Special Invitation from Peter Stoffer MP, Mark Eyking MP and the Dutch Canadian Club of Nova Scotia
CAV National Representative – NS and Member Lieutenant Commander S.H. Darrigan
Monday May 4 2015 1600 Hrs Pavilion 20 1215 Marginal Road, Halifax
Special event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

Ottawa Ontario

CAV By Special Invitation from Royal Canadian Artillery and Royal Canadian Medical Services
CAV National Capital Representatives
May 3 2015 -1330 Hrs 1500 Hrs reception will follow on site Green Island in Ottawa
The unveiling of a statue of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, gunner, physician and poet at the National Artillery Memorial. Dedication of the statue will mark the centenary of the writing of his famous poem, “In Flanders Fields”

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from Veteran Affairs Canada – Canada Remembers
National Capital Representatives
May 3 2015 – 1100 Hrs National War Memorial – Ottawa
Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary Ceremony

Victoria British Columbia

CAV Invitation from Rear Admiral Bill Truelove Commander Maritime Forces Pacific
CAV National President
May 3 2015 1100 Hrs British Columbia Legislature Buildings – War Memorial
Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary Ceremony

Victoria British Columbia

CAV By Special Invitation from the Lt. Governor of British Columbia and Netherlands
Consul-General
CAV National President
May 2 2015 1400 HRS – Government House – Victoria Ceremony and Reception
70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands Day

Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Invitation from The Canadian Chinese Veterans
CAV National Service Officer – Vancouver
May 2 2015 – Pink Pearl Restaurant – 1132 East Hastings Street Vancouver B.C.
Veterans 90th Birthday Celebration


April 2015


Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Invitation from The Canadian Chinese Veterans
CAV National President
Friday April 17 2015
– 1200 Hrs Vancouver Yacht Club – Buffet Lunch
– 1800 Hrs Red Star Chinese Restaurant – Dinner
Saturday April 18 2015 – 1000 Hrs – 1200 Hrs River Rock Resort – Brunch
Tuskegee Airman Group from Phoenix Arizona

Vancouver British Columbia

CAV By Special Invitation from The Honourable Michael de Jong, Q.C. Minister of Finance and Government House Leader Province of British Columbia
CAV National President and CAV National Representative – Vancouver
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver, BC
Reception 1800 Hrs. Dinner 1900 Hrs ~ 2130 Hrs

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from the Hon. Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs
CAV National President
Tuesday April 14 2014 0900 to 1600 Canadian War Museum
Stakeholder Summit Ottawa

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from the Veteran Organization Friends Group ANAVETS, CAVUNP, CPVA and NATO
CAV National President
Monday 13 April 1800 Hrs Lord Elgin Hotel

Kanchaniburi Thailand

CAV South East Asia
April 25 2015 – 1100 Hours – Kanchaniburi Commonwealth War Graves
Ambassador of Canada and his Military Staff CAV Member in South East Asia
ANZAC Day – Kanchaniburi Commonwealth War Graves


March 2015


New Westminster British Columbia

CAV Invitation from the Elesly Foulds Family
CAV National President
CAV National Representative -Vancouver
CAV Members
Monday March 30th 2015 1300 Hours St. Mary The Virgin Church 121 East Columbia Street
Service of Remembrance and Reception for CAV WW II Veteran Elesly Foulds

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from the President of the Army Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada
CAV National Capital Representatives
Wednesday March 25 2015 Army Officers Mess – Ottawa
Annual Reception and Luncheon

Ottawa Ontario

CAV By Special Invitation from the Embassy of Korea Reception
CAV National Capital Representatives
Tuesday March 24 2015 – Château Laurier
Korean Ambassador Farewell Luncheon

Ottawa Ontario

CAV By Special Invitation from the Canada Korea Society and the Embassy of Korea
CAV National President and CAV National Capital Representative
Thursday March 19, 2015 Canal Ritz Restaurant
Canada Korea Society’s Special Farewell Dinner for the outgoing Korean Ambassador, His Excellency Cho Hee-yong, and Mrs. Lee Yang

Toronto Ontario

Invitation from the Hon. Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs
CAV National Capital Representatives
Monday 9 March 2015 0915 Hrs. Dennison Armouries – Officer’s Mess Toronto
Government of Canada announces enhanced lifetime support for injured Veterans and their families


February 2015


Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from the President Monster Inc. Rear Admiral. USN, (ret’d) Greg Smith
CAV National Capital Representative
Wednesday 25 February 2015 – Château Laurier
New Computer initiative to Transition military to civilian qualifications

Vancouver British Columbia

CAV Invitation from Kelly Kwong, President of ANAVETS Pacific Unit 280
CAV National President CAV National Representative – Vancouver and Members
Saturday February 7 2015 Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant
Pacific Unit 280 Installation Luncheon

Victoria British Columbia

CAV Invitation from Historica Canada, Memory Project
CAV National President
Wednesday February 4 2015 1130 – 1530 Hours Ramada Victoria 123 Gorge Road East
Veteran’s Panel

Kanata Ontario

CAV Invitation from the Conference of Defence Associations Institute
CAV National Capital Representative
Monday, 2 February 2015
CDA Institute Round-table Discussion with Ombudsmen Guy Parent & Gary Walbourne


2014


December 2014


New Westminster and Surrey British Columbia

CAV National President and members
CAV Invited to help with Christmas Dinner for 600 Iraq Chaldean Christians refugees from Northern Iraq and Syria

December 27, 2014
1400 Hrs. in New Westminster B.C. at 347 Wood Street New Westminster (Queensborough)
1900 Hrs. in Surrey B.C. at St. Matthew’s Parish 16079 88th Avenue Surrey, BC.


November 2014


Charlottetown Prince Edward Island

Invitation from the Hon. Julian Fantino Minister of Veterans Affairs
CAV National President
Friday November 21 2014 – November 30, 2014
Overseas Events and Ceremonies – Battle Field Tour Italy
70th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign

Québec City Québec

Invitation from the Hon. Julian Fantino Minister of Veterans Affairs
CAV National President and National Capital Representative
November 19, 2014
VAC Stakeholder Meeting

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command
CAV National President and National Capital Representative
November 11 2014
Remembrancer Day – Ottawa

Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from the Veteran Organization Friends Group ANAVETS, CAVUNP, CPVA and NATO
CAV National President and National Capital Representativity
Saturday, 8 November 2014 1230 Hrs the Highlander Pub (115 Rideau Street, Ottawa)
Veterans Organization Presidents meeting for Group deliberations on Veteran Affairs

Vancouver British Columbia

Invitation from Grand Chief Stewart Phillip Union of BC Indian Chief
CAV National Vice President and members
November 7, 2014
BC Lions Game Salute to Veterans and Military Valour 2014

Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from Dr. Allan J. Ryan to speak at Carleton University Ottawa
CAV National President
November 3, 2014
Three hour talk on Aboriginal Military History 1812 to 2014


October 2014


Victoria British Columbia

Invitation from Veteran Affairs Canada Bridget Preston, Area Director
CAV National President
October 16 2014 0930 to 1200 Hours VAC V.I. Offices 1321 Blanshard Street
Victoria Client Advisory Committee Meeting


August 2014


CFB Esquimalt British Columbia

Invitation from Canadian Forces Fleet School
CAV National President
CAV National Vice President
CAV Members
Thursday August 21 2014 – Work Point Barracks
RAVEN Graduation

Metchosin British Columbia

Invitation from Lieutenant Colonel Carrie Johnston Commanding Officer – Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre
CAV National President and National Vice President
Friday August 15th 2014
Albert Head Royal Canadian Air Cadet Summer Training Center
To attend the graduating ceremonies the “Drill and Ceremonial Course” on the occasion of Corporal Joel Rivera’s Graduation. CAV National President presenting Corporal Joel Rivera
with a CAV Silver Merit Medallion for the “Top of His Class” achievement.

Comox British Columbia

Invitation from Lieutenant Colonel K.D. Stewart Commanding Officer Regional Gliding School (Pacific)
CAV National President
Thursday August 14 2014
2014 Wings Presentation Ceremonies of the Power and Glider Pilot Scholarship Courses and the Graduation of Basic Aviation and Advanced Aviation Courses 02/14
“Glider Scholarship Course” on the occasion of Flight Corporal Javier Rivera receiving his Glider Wings. CAV National President presenting Flight Corporal Javier Rivera with a CAV Gold Merit Medallion of achievement.

Victoria British Columbia

Invitation from James (Jim) MacMillan-Murphy President, BC Chapter Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association
CAV National President
Saturday August 9 2014 1800 Hours – Parliament Buildings Victoria
Peacekeeping Day

CFB Esquimalt British Columbia

Invitation from Rear Admiral Bill Truelove Commander Maritime Forces Pacific
CAV National President
Saturday August 9 2014 1300 Hrs to 1500 Hrs – Admiral’s House CFB Esquimalt
Annual Admiral’s Garden Party


July 2014


Burnaby British Columbia

Invitation from the Honourable Yonah Martin, Senator
CAV National President
CAV Korea War Veterans
July 26 2014 1100 Hours Korea War Veteran’s Monument Central Park Burnaby
Korean War Veterans Day Ceremony

Halifax Nova Scotia

Invitation from the Executive of Halifax Ship Yards – Irvine
CAV National President
CAV National Serving Members – Halifax
Monday July 7 2014 1100 Hours – Halifax Ship Yards Halifax Nova Scotia
Business and Employment Opportunities for Veterans and Tour of Yard

Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from the Advisory Council of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
CAV National President and CAV members
July 1 2014
The 98th Beaumont Hamel commemoration at held at by agreement the Canadian Aboriginal War Veterans Monument – Ottawa


June 2014


Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from the Hon. Julian Fantino Minister of Veterans Affairs
CAV National President
June 30 2014
Meeting with Hon. Julian Fantino Minister of Veterans Affairs

Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from the Korea Veterans Association of Canada – National Capital Unit 7
and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea
CAV National President
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Commemoration Ceremony at 11:00 a.m.
Monument to the Canadian Fallen Mackenzie-King Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario.
Reception at 12:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Château Laurier (Drawing Room)

Orangeville Ontario

Invitation from Orangeville Ontario
CAV National Representatives – London
Saturday June 21, 2014 0900 to 2100 Hours Orangeville Ontario
Aboriginal Day in Orangeville, Ontario

Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Governor General of Canada and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
CAV National President
CAV National Representative – Ottawa
CAV Members
Friday June 6 2014 1300 Hours Canada Aviation and Space Museum Ottawa
June 6 2014 70 Anniversary of Normandy Landings D-Day

Hamiliton Ontario

Invitation from Parks Canada Jarred Picher Field Unit Superintendent Southwestern Ontario Field Unit
CAV National Service Officers – London
Friday June 6 2014 1100 Hours H.M.C.S. Haida National Historic Site – Hamilton Ontario
June 6 2014 70 Anniversary of Normandy Landings D-Day


May 2014


Victoria British Columbia

Request from MP Peter Stoffer’s Office – Fall River Nova Scotia
CAV National President
Friday May 16 2014 0730 Hours – To Drive Peter Stoffer form Victoria to Cedar Community Center to Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo
Veterans Town Hall Meeting with Mulcair MP, Crowder, MP and Stoffer, MP

Vancouver British Columbia

Invitation from the Chinese Canadian Veterans Association
CAV National President
Wednesday May 14 2014
Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society’s AHM Event

Vancouver British Columbia

Invitation from the Officers of the Vancouver Garrison
CAV National President
Saturday, 10 May 2014 1900 Hours > Hyatt Regency Vancouver 655 Burrard Street
British Columbia Army Gala Military Ball


April 2014


Victoria British Columbia

Invitation from Veteran Affairs Canada Bridget Preston, Area Director
CAV National President
Monday April 7 2014 1330 to 1600 Hours VAC V.I. Offices 1321 Blanshard Street
Victoria Client Advisory Committee Meeting

Ottawa Ontario

CAV Invitation from House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs
CAV National President and National Capital Representative
Thursday April 1 2014
CAV Submission on the Questions put forward by the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs


February 2014


Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from the Conference of Defence Associations Institute
CAV National President
February 20 & 21 2014 Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel in Ottawa
2014 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security

Winnipeg Manitoba

Invitation from the CAV National President and National Vice President
CAV Officer Commanding Manitoba
CAV Manitoba Executive Officer
CAV Manitoba Members
Saturday February 15 2014 Radission Hotel Winnipeg
Meeting and Luncheon with Manitoba Veterans

Richmond British Columbia

Invitation from Chinese Veterans – Vancouver
CAV National President
CAV National Representative – Vancouver
CAV Members
Sunday February 2 2014 Vancouver China Town
Marching in the Chinese New Year’s Parade

Richmond British Columbia

Invitation from B.C. Metis Federation and SeaSpan Ship Building
CAV National President
Saturday February 1 2014 Sandman Airport Hotel Richmond British Columbia
Business and Employment Opportunities for Veterans


2013


November 2013


New Westminster British Columbia

Invitation from Raven Events
CAV National President
Friday, November 15 2014 – 1800 Hours The Columbia Theater 530 Columbia Street
Gala Stage and Performance of The Trial of Louis Riel

Adelaide South Australia

Invitation from the Officer Corps Adelaide, South Australia (SA)
CAV National President and National Sergeant At Arms
November 7 2013 CAV National President invited to speak at the Naval, Military and Air Force Officers Club by Host: Mr Geoff Tattersall
November 8 2013 Adelaide Convention for the Repatriation Foundation Remembrance Business Breakfast Hosts: Ian Smith, Mr Bill Denny and former SA Governor Sir Eric Neal
November 8 2013 Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources reconciliation event at the Combined Mess, ANZAC House escort Ms Jennifer Layther, Arts SA
November 8 2013 Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum where met and conducted on tours of the facilities by Aboriginal liaison staff
November 8 2013 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial Committee Informal drinks and dinner
November 9 2013 Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute conducted on a tour of the Institute by staff and luncheon with staff hosted by Mr Mark Waters, Reconciliation SA
November 10, 2013 for dedication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial in Adelaide, South Australia dedicated by the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC, CVO. CAV National President and National Sergeant At Arms invited to lay a Wreath
November 11, 2013 Remembrance Day service at the South Australia National War Memorial – CAV V.I.P. Guests – CAV National President and National Sergeant At Arms invited to lay a Wreath


October 2013


Kanata Ontario

CAV Invitation from the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command
CAV National President
October 26, 2013
Meeting of the Veterans’ Consultation Group

Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from the Hon. Julian Fantino Minister of Veterans Affairs
CAV National President
October 2, 2013 – Canadian War Museum 1030 Hrs. to 1630 Hrs
Veterans Affairs Canada Stakeholder Meeting


August 2013


Esquimalt British Columbia

CAV Invitation from the Commandant of Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt
CAV National Vice President and National Sergeant At Arms
Thursday 22nd of August 2013 – Work Point Parade Square
RAVEN – Aboriginal Youth Employment Program Graduation Ceremony


June 2013


Vancouver British Columbia

Special Invitation from the Chinese Veterans – Vancouver
CAV National President
CAV Members
Saturday June 29 2013
Lunch 1115 – 1330 Hours Aboriginal Friendship Centre 1607 E Hastings St Vancouver
Sunday June 30 2013
Dinner 1800 to 2200 Hours Floata Restaurant Keefer & Columbia St – Chinatown
The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
Tuskegee Airmen – aviators, navigators, bombardiers, gunnery crews, and mechanics

Ottawa Ontario

Special Invitation from the Canada Korea Society
CAV National Chairman and CAV National President
Friday June 21 2013 1800 Hrs Canadian War Museum Ottawa Ontario
Gala Dinner

Ottawa Ontario

Invitation from the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group & Canada Korea Society
CAV National President
Tuesday June 4 2013 1800 Hrs Dialogue 1900 Hrs Dinner center Block Parliament
The 2nd Canada-Korea Dialogue Series on the Hill

Saskatoon Saskatchewan

Invitation from the 20th Annual Inspire Awards Gala Event
CAV National President
February 15 2013 TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
WW II Veteran Alex Van Bibber’s Lifetime Achievement Award




Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members National Alliance©

A member driven enterprise to create a new national network to replace our old Association’s (NAVA) deficiencies.
The new Aboriginal Veteran’s National Alliance features an Ottawa based National Association comprised of three Divisions:

  • Native Veterans Of Canada©
  • Métis Veterans Of Canada©
  • Inuit Veterans Of Canada©

and a nationwide network of Provincial Associations.


The new Aboriginal Veteran’s National Alliance network is designed to serve and represent Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members into the future, evolving to use the latest communications and services to stay connected and expand contacts and membership services.

National Association – Incorporated – Minister of Industries – Ottawa – October 28, 2010

Federal Corporation 756581-0 Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association


National Operations

Establishes direct contact with all Federal Government Departments and Ministries effecting Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members.
Establishes direct contact with all national First Nations, Non Status, Métis and Inuit originations.
Contact and Association with all National Veterans Organizations.

National Service Officers

National Service Officers
Represent the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Member Association and are located in key centers nationwide.
National Service Officers provide assistance to Provincial Associations resolving Veterans and Serving Members concerns that require national inquiries.

Support for Provincial Associations

Incorporation Kits
Universal Uniform Supplies
Communication Support



Provincial Associations

Provincial representation of Aboriginal Veterans and Serving members in the province of their residents.

Provincial Operations

Establish direct contact with all Veterans Affairs and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development offices in the Province
Establish direct contact to all Provincial Government Departments effecting Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members.
Maintains a Provincial Ridings – Member of the Legislator contact list.
Maintains a Federal Ridings – Member of Parliament contact list.
Establishes direct contact with all provincial First Nations, Non Status, Metis, and Inuit Organizations.
Direct contact with Military Units in the Province
Contact and association with other Veterans Organizations in the Province

Regional Officers

Through a provincial network of Regional Officers, Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members concerns can be progressed on at the local, provincial, or national level as required.


Aboriginal Veterans – Historical Advancements

  1. April 3, 1981 “Letters Patent” was issued for Federal Corporation 111911-7 with the name
    “National Indian Veterans Association”
  2. January 13, 1993 “Supplementary Letters Patent” was issued for a change of name of Federal Corporation 111911-7 to
    “National Aboriginal Veterans Association”

    then expanding too encompass Métis and Inuit Veterans
  3. On October 28, 2010 “Letters Patent” was granted by the Minister of Industry incorporating a new Federal Corporation 756581-0 with the name of
    “Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association”

    Achieving a distinct“Canadian”identity and the inclusion of Canadian Forces, Aboriginal serving members

Federal Corporation 111911-7 name – “National Aboriginal Veterans Association” was Officially Dissolved on June 22, 2011

Our old Association’s name “National Aboriginal Veterans Association” often referred to as NAVA is now in respectful retirement having served from January 13, 1993 to June 22, 2011.
The members voted for a “Fresh Start” too supersede and replace the old structure of Chapters and scattered membership with a new organization that features the combination of an Incorporated National Association and an Alliance of Incorporated Provincial Associations


Federal Corporation 111911-7 the Termination of the Old Name and mission and the Re-designation to the new name and mission Accrued on June 22, 2011 the new name being:
“Canadian Aboriginal Veterans Benevolent Association”

then embarking on a new Mission with a New Constitution and By-Laws as an Aboriginal Veterans Charity



Dear Visitors

I have included this background information, knowing the two year period of confusion that was caused when we changed our name in January 1993 from National Indian Veterans Association to National Aboriginal Veterans Association, we didn’t have the Internet to help with the change-over in those days.
The progression of “Names” is is clearly seen and this should clarify who we are and demonstrate our strong desire to stay modern and provide the best National and Provincial representation and services for our Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members. Note also that the Corporate numbers are Permanent

Thank you for your time and interest

Claude Petit

Claude Petit C.M., S.O.M., CD
Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association


The Old Corporate Name (NAVA) National Aboriginal Veterans Association*
Please Note as of June 22, 2011
There should be no one, absolutely no person or group of persons using or claiming to be the “National Aboriginal Veteran Association” or the Acronym “NAVA” Executives or Provincial Representatives for the purpose of representing Aboriginal Veterans”or obtaining Goods and/or Services as all those positions have been dissolved along with the name of “National Aboriginal Veterans Association and the Acronym NAVA.
We have been informed from time to time of impersonations and deceptions during the name confusion “change-over” period and have countered these acts with documentation and apologies to those deceived, because the Bad Apples reflect on all Aboriginals.
We have taken Legal steps to protect Federal Corporation 111911-7 previous name from further abuse, allowing the Accomplishments under that name to rest in peace. Those measures are now being put in place to prevent further abuse.


Note:
The Internet is full of Malicious and Scam/Trick web sites, Do not be mislead by web sites using the name “National Aboriginal Veterans Association”, its a Scam a trick operation designed to appear genuine and legitimate.
The Acronym NAVA rightly belongs to the “Native American Veteran Association” in the US
Please inform the National Executive of any future Misrepresentations or Pretenses of Authority occurring in the future, needless to say Aboriginal people do not need the embarrassments these action create.

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