49th Annual Retired Sappers Reunion - 28 - 30 April 2023

Publication Date 
09 Jan 2023

Dear Fellow Sappers, Wives and Friends,

Welcome to the 49th Annual Retired Sappers Reunion, 2023. As always, your reunion committee is gearing up and looking forward to the challenges of putting together your Annual Retired Sappers Reunion.

This Year we will have a mixed Meet and Greet. All events other than Golf will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 295 5661 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC. Golf at Kinkora Golf Course. Accommodations will be available at the Vedder River Inn 5788 Vedder Rd. Chilliwack BC or the Comfort Inn 45405 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack BC.

The Memorial Parade will take place on Sunday, April 30th at the All Sappers Memorial Park. Please join us in remembering all the Sappers who paid the supreme sacrifice.

While the primary focus of our reunions continues to be camaraderie and a good time, it is worth reflecting on our record of support to the CME Family. Our reunions are self-supporting and in addition to the attendees enjoying a good time, monies are raised from donations, sale of member lists, and a raffle. We consistently donate to the CME Heritage Fund and to the CME Museum, the local CME Cadet Corps and the CFBCHS General Fund.

Dispersal of Donations: Thanks to your generosity we were able to once again help out our CME family to the tune of $5841.00.

  • CME Museum $2191.00
  • CFSME Heritage Fund $2000.00
  • 1725 CME RCACC $1500.00
  • CFBCHS General fund $150.00

Donors who include $20.00 or more as a donation with their registration will receive a tax receipt.

Congratulations to the 48th reunion raffle winners, first prize George Pasher, Etobicike, ON second prize Michel Lincourt Sun City FL. and third prize Ray Squirrell Coquitlam, BC.

I would like to close by again advising everyone that there is a considerable cost involved in the production and distribution of the information/registration package and the member lists that are produced annually. If you do not respond at least once for three consecutive years your name must be dropped from the mailing list.

Visit our web page on the Internet. www.chilliwackretiredsappers.ca and now you can also visit us on Facebook, Pacific Retired Sappers Reunion.


Jean Thivierge

Schedule of Events

Time & Date




28 April
1700 hrs for 1800 hrs
Mixed Meet & Greet Chilliwack-Vedder Legion Branch 295
5661 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 3N3
29 April
Tee off between 1000 & 1200 hrs
Golf Tournament
If players have their foursomes Email Roy at roypinsent@telus.net
Kinkora Golf Course 46050A Higginson Rd., off Vedder Rd Kinkora members $5
Non Members $30
29 April
1700 for 1800 hrs
Dinner Legion $25
30 April
0945 hrs
Memorial Parade
All Sappers Cenotaph  
30 April
1030 hrs
Brunch Legion $ 17