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SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA

REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2015

Message from the President


It was the Seaforth's honour this year to lay the wreath on behalf of Canadian Army Veterans. This
distinguished duty rotates between the Vancouver regiments and this year we were ably
represented in this vital task by 2Lt.(Ret.) Rick Ciccone, and Sgt. Rob Veltman. As well HCol Shields
and myself laid the wreath on behalf of the Seaforth Regimental Association and the CO, LCol
Ursich, with RSM O'connor were in overall command of the entire parade. All in all, Seaforths were
front and center at this years Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victory Square, well done everyone!
We will be having a meeting of the Association Executive on 2 Dec 2015, at 1800 in the Jericho
Garrisons Anderson Room. All association members are welcome to come, listen, bring suggestions
and heckle, whatever!
A busy season is coming up for all of us, and with the Christmas season now closing in , I want to thank everyone in
advance for all the hard work that will be dedicated to our various events taking place in the near future.
Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this weds and at Ortona!
Caber Feidh!
Josh Muir CD

Regimental News
Seaforth Members Win Big At
Canadian Forces Shooting
Competition
Four Seaforths, were part of the
team that won the Clarence R. Smith
Trophy at The Canadian Forces Small
Arms Competition (CAFSAC) held at
the Connaught Ranges in Ottawa this
September. The Smith Trophy is
awarded to the Primary Reserve
team that has the highest aggregate
score at the end of competition. This
trophy and the Letson Trophy for the
top Regular Force team, are the Members of the 3rd Canadian Division Shooting Team receive the Clarence R. Smith Trophy at
highest team awards at CAFSAC. The Canadian Forces Small Arms Competition
Seaforths MCpl Dan Lee, Cpl Connor Andrews, Cpl Christian Isbasescu, and Cpl Trevor Johnson were part of the 3rd
Canadian Division Reserve Shooting Team along with eight other members representing all reservists west of Thunder
Bay. The team was coached by Seaforth Cpl Miljevich-Laroche who remarked that In the team events this is basically
winning CAFSAC. The winning members were presented with the trophy at the awards ceremony and are also awarded
a brass rifle badge that they wear on their dress uniform for the rest of their career. They will also be invited to compete
at the British Army Operational Shooting Competition at Bisely next summer.
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Upcoming Events
Executive Meeting

All members and prospective members of the Seaforth Regimental Association


are welcome to attend.

2 December 2015
Time: 1800
Location: Jericho Garrison
Anderson Room

The Ortona Dinner


12 December 2015
Time: 1700 Reception
1800 Dinner
Location: Jericho Garrison

Vimy
Memorial Service and
Regimental Reunion
Dinner
2 April 2015
Location: Bessburough Armoury
1150 11th Ave
Vancouver

The Annual Ortona Dinner will be held again this year at the Jericho Garrison.
The traditional dinner will be held complete with a menu inspired by what the
soldiers ate at that fateful meal 72 years ago.

We desperately need Veterans for this event that we can make nervous young
Privates sit beside. Whether your service was in World War II, Korea,
peacekeeping, Afghanistan or at home in Canada. Come with some war stories;
we can supply the helmets.

The Vimy Dinner is quickly becoming one of the best Regimental events of the
year. Over the last two years Rick Ciccone, Chair of the Vimy Dinner
Committee, has gone to great lengths to increase attendance and make this
event more about the reunion and less about the dinner. The day will start
with a memorial service to remember our fallen Seaforths, complete with a
Vigil guard of serving members mounted around the Vimy Cross. There will
then be a brief reception, followed by dinner. While all the elements of a
formal mess dinner are included the format has been relaxed so that we do
not bore our guests. Please feel free to invite a guest to give them a chance to
experience the Seaforth Family. More details on timings will come out closer to
the event. We need volunteers to make this event work. Please contact Rick
Ciccone at ciccone.rick@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out.

Association News
One Kit Shop to Rule Them All
The Seaforth Regimental Association Kit Shop is combining with the Seaforth Junior Ranks Kit Shop
to offer all Seaforths both past and present access to a number of new regimental items. The
Junior Ranks Mess absorbed the kit shop run by the regiment in 2009 and since then has offered
members an expanding selection of modern regimental kit. With this amalgamation we will now
have one kit shop for all Seaforth Regimental Kit. Check the last page of the newsletter for a price
list and check out the Kit Shops Facebook group at Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Kitshop for pics
of many new items.
Camp Flag Patches

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Time to Renew Your Membership
The new year is approaching and it is time to renew your membership. Did you know that the Seaforth Association only
has three sources of income? Membership Dues make up the majority of what we bring in each year. We also make a
small amount from items in the kit shop and accept donations. The events that we put on are run near the breakeven
point. We really do rely on your dues to fund the operating costs for the Association so please renew your membership!
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Association Bursaries
The Seaforth Association is pleased to announce our 2015 Bursary winners. This year in addition to the $1,000 John
Conway Memorial Bursary three $500.00 bursaries were awarded by the Association.
$1000.00 John Conway Memorial Bursary
Daniel Frank Nguyen, studying psychiatric nursing.

$500.00 Association Bursary
Ryan Define, studying business management.

$500.00 Association Bursary
Jeff McDonald, studying biology in order to get into physical therapy.

$500.00 Association Bursary
Vik Dulku (Seaforth Cadets), studying law enforcement.

Local Christmas Events
The Association Padre Neil McRea would like to announce the following events will be held at his church as the holidays
approach:
Place: Oakridge United Church,305 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver (two short blocks east of Cambie on the north side).
Friday, December 11 at 6:00 pm, Carols and Hot Chocolate, a time for younger children 3 -9, with Carol singing, crafts,
hot chocolate and food. Children must be accompanied. Lasts about 1.5 hours.
Thursday, December 24, 7:00 pm, Christmas Eve Service.
Sundays November 29, and December 6, 13 & 20, at 9:30 am, worship services on the Four Sundays of Advent, leading
up to Christmas. Refreshments follow.

Last Post

The Association regrets to announce the passing of the following Seaforths in 2015:

Lloyd William Barrett (98) service in WWII



Joseph Wilfred Laurier (91) service in WWII

Harry Ward McDonald (92) service pre WWII



Orville Ollie Hamilton (89) service in WWII and
Post War


Having served with you in strange places, in peaceful days and in the stench of war,
it has been my greatest privilege to have known your courage and your brave unselfishness,
to have been your friend.
-Padre Durnford


Regimental Association Kit Shop
Email:
Facebook Page: Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Kitshop
Twitter: @SeaforthKitshop

Regimental Senior Appointments


Colonel-in-Chief
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Honorary Colonel
HCol Michael Shields

Honorary Lieutenant Colonel
HLCol Rod Hoffmeister

Commanding Officer
LCol Paul Ursich

Regimental Sergeant Major
CWO John OConnor

Regimental Association Appointments

President of the Association
Josh Muir

Treasurer
Kent Fabian

Secretary
Patrick Farrell

Directors at Large
Rod Hoffmeister
Rick Ciccone
Padre Neill McRae

Contact Information

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
Regimental Association
Email: p_farrell1@hotmail.com
Website: seaforthhighlanders.ca
Facebook Page: The Old Guard
Twitter: @SeaforthAssoc

Association Padre Neill McRea
Cell: 778-888-1559

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Orderly Room
Email: vanor5128@forces.gc.ca
Phone: 604-225-2520 Ext 2811

Clothing
Blazer Crests............................................................... $30
Baseball Caps Navy Blue............................................. $15
Fishing Hats.................................................................$15
T Shirt Blue (Small to XL).............................................$20
Stormtech Jacket (Navy Blue).....................................$40
Regimental Tie, Polyester...........................................$30
Diced Hose................................................................$100
Tartan Hose...............................................................$100

Jewellery
Junior Ranks Cap Badge..............................................$15
Cap Badge Officers, WOs, and Sgts.............................$60
Cap Badge WOs, and Sgts (Sterling Silver)................$160
Cap Badge Officers (Sterling Silver)...........................$175
Regimental Ring (Sterling Silver).................................$75
Seaforth Lapel Pin (Enamelled Blue Shield)..................$3
Canadian Flag Lapel Pin.................................................$1
Tie Tacks, (Sterling Silver Small)..................................$25
Tie Tacks, (Sterling Silver Large)..................................$30
Ladies Broach..............................................................$65
(Sterling Silver Miniature Officers cap badge on tartan
rosette)

Miscellaneous
Regimental History (1919 - 1965) by R.H. Roy............$35
DVD Return to Agira Op Husky 2013...........................$20
Ice Buckets, Drum w/Regt. Battle Honours.................$50
Seaforth Crest Car Decal for Inside Window.................$2
Seaforth Crest Car Decal for Outside of Vehicle...........$2
Smokey Smith Print.......................................................$5
Coffee Mug Stainless steel with crest.........................$20

Note: All items are subject to availability







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