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  • 25 Oct 2020

    Lt Tom Matthews (Ret'd)


    Thomas Edwin “Tom” Matthews was born in Québec City, QC. He was an artist, teacher, builder, traveller, sailor, reader, history buff and a Royal Canadian Engineer veteran of the Second World War. As a teenager, his interest in painting and design was nurtured by...

  • 23 Oct 2020

    CMEA Op SANTA CLAUS 2020Covid Mask

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    This year the volunteers at the Mapping and Charting Establishment will prepare over 160 gift packages to be sent to our Engineers serving overseas and in the far north. In addition to the usual gift items, this year the package will include a COVID...

  • 16 Oct 2020

    Assistant Range Safety Officer MCpl Wotherspoon supervises soldiers conducting PWT 2 qualifications at Vokes Range

    In this Issue:

    • President’s Report
    • Quilt of Valour Presented To CWO Terry Haley CD (Ret’d)
    • Exercises
    • Ex SALISH SAPPER 2020
    • Honours & Awards
    • Museum
    • Membership

    Use the link below to download a...

  • 16 Oct 2020

    A video has been posted to YouTube that will enable you to visit an important element of the 39 CER Museum (and you don’t have to wear a mask).

    The Seward Gallery

    This exhibit is in the LCol JP Fell armoury in North Vancouver and is managed by...

  • 12 Oct 2020

    Capt Ruth-Ann Beaudry (Ret'd)

    Captain Ruth-Ann Beaudry (nee Schamuhn) graduated from RMC in 1999 and served as an engineer officer in 5 RGC before becoming a Medical Officer.

    Three years ago, Ruth-Ann was diagnosed with an aggressive type of kidney cancer. The cancer continues to spread and she was...

  • 30 Sep 2020

    First Canadian Army included the 2nd Canadian Corps (2nd and 3rd Canadian Infantry Divisions and the 4th Canadian Armoured Division), the 1st British Corps, the 1st Polish Armoured Division, and at various times, American, Belgian, and Dutch units. During the final phases of the war, it also included the 1st Canadian Corps who joined from Italy (1st Infantry Division and 5th Armoured Division). It had a strength ranging from 105,000 to 175,000 Canadians to  200,000 to over 450,000 with attached formations.

    Friday 2 October 2020 marks 76 years since the day the First Canadian Army launched the Battle of the Scheldt to unlock the shipping route to the port of Antwerp and open a vital supply route to support the Allied advance into Germany. Strong defences and the unique geography...

  • 24 Sep 2020

    Canadian Ambassador and Military Attache to The Netherlands lay a wreath at the Op BERELIN Memorial in Driel (19 Sep 2020)

    Canada’s ambassador to The Netherlands lays a wreath at the Driel monument remembering the actions of Canadian and British Sappers during Op BERLIN.  This ...

  • 23 Sep 2020

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  • 22 Sep 2020

    Ex-RCAF firefighter Cliff Provo at an earlier birthday party

    On 23 September 2020, Firefighter Cliff Provo of White Rock, BC will be 102 years old.  Cliff was one of the original Royal Canadian Air Force Firefighters having completed Firefighter Course #1 in 1940.  

    Cliff was born to a grain-farming family outside of Humboldt,...

  • 06 Sep 2020

    Clearing the Way: Combat Engineers in Kandahar, cover

    Battle of Op Medusa, Sept. 2-17th, 2006.

    To honour the sacrifice of our soldiers and their ISAF allies I have decided to make "Clearing the Way" available for viewing at no charge beginning today, September 5th, for the duration of the...


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