Chapter Birthday Plans - 22 March Update

Publication Date 
22 Mar 2024

2024 marks the 121st birthday of the Canadian Military Engineers. The CMEA National Executive welcomes all our Chapters to share with us their plans to celebrate so that we can advertise them on our website and News Brief. Sharing your plans qualifies you for a subsidy of $100 to help celebrate our birthday. Let us know the details and we will help get the news out to the CME family. To receive your grant, send your plans to Chapter Liaison.

To date, we have received the following plans:

  • Chilliwack: The 50th Annual Retired Pacific Sappers Reunion will be held on the weekend of 26 - 28 April 2024. Click here for details.
  • Cold Lake Engineers / 4 Wing Engineers will be celebrating the Engineer birthday at the 4 CES compound on 3 May 24. There will be activities, a BBQ and cake.  

  • Comox: This year to celebrate the Engineers 121st birthday, CMEA Comox along with other CFB Comox Engineers units and sect’s will be participating and celebrating by spending the morning at Glacier Greens Golf Course (9 holes) followed by a BBQ and beach games at the Air Force Beach Pavilion.  Units and Sections involved will be 191 CEF (Construction), 195 ARFF (Fire) and RPOps (Det Comox).  The intent other than the 121st birthday is to promote unit/sect cohesion amongst the larger Engineering family here at 19 Wing while increasing CMEA membership.  With future events being planned we hope to incorporate joint participation between CMEA chapters Comox and Esquimalt. We hope this email finds you and all CMEA executives and members well and look fwd to seeing what our sister chapters will be doing this year as well.
    • Coffee Break – 12 Apr 24; location 19 Wg Officers Mess
    • Engineers Birthday – 26 Apr 24; Glacier Greens Golf Course (a.m.) and Air Force Beach Pavilion (p.m.)
    • Beaver Cup – 17 to 19 Apr 24; CFB Esquimalt
  • Edmonton: The Edmonton Chapter will be celebrating our CME 121st birthday with a special subsidized Sappers Birthday Lunch on Wednesday, 24 April 2024.
  • Gagetown: CFSME, 4ESR and the Atlantic Retired Sappers will gather on the weekend of 31 May for 3 eventful days.  
    • Friday the 31st, will kick off with unit sports day with CFSME and 4 ESR,  While The Retired Sappers will head to the golf course.  That evening we will all gather at CFSME tracks for the annual meet and greet.
    • Saturday June 1st during the day will be family day in 4ESR lines,  possible training area tour of new building and equipment.  Evening we will gather at CFSME for the dinner and dance, with music by one of our own legends.  Keep an ear out for who it is!! 
    • Sunday June 2nd will be the RSM’s breakfast at 4ESR.

More Info on prices and timings to follow. Come one come all, spread the word

  • Ottawa / NCR: The CME is planning an activity day on 03 May 2024 in the National Capital Region (NCR) in celebration of the CME’s 121st Anniversary The planned activities will be held at the Bell Sensplex Facility (1565 Maple Grove Rd, Kanata, ON, K2V 1A3):

    • Ice Hockey (CME Classic, Spring 2024); tentative timings are from 1200 hrs to 1400 hrs. OPI: Maj M.A. R.Parent;
    • Soccer or Ultimate Frisbee in the Field House; tentative timings from 1300 hrs to 1400 hrs. OPI: TBC;
    • CME Birthday at Centre Ice Sports Bar in Bells Sensplex Facility from 1400 hrs onwards; and
    • CME birthday cake for all! Save the date in your calendar. Confirmation of the date, timings, and activities with further instructions for registration will come in the next week.
  • Victoria: The initial plan is to gather at the unit with cake and unit awards, followed by a site tour of projects underway at the Dockyard. Details to follow.