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Association

The BC Regiment (DCO) Association

Directors and Officers:

PresidentGayle Hawthorne
Vice PresidentJim Barrett
TreasurerBob Remple
SecretarySandra Young
Director at LargeRoger Prouse
Director at LargeGraydon Young

Registered Society:

Incorporated as a not-for-profit society under the B.C. Societies Act, R.S.B.C under Certificate of Incorporation Number S0035478

Mailing & Registered Address:

The BC Regiment (DCO) Association Charitable Trust
#208 – 1899 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5C 5T1

Email Contact Addresses:

Objects:

  1. To promote fellowship among all ranks of former and present members of The British Columbia Regiment (DCO), the units it perpetuates, including but not limited to, the 28th Armoured Regiment (R.C.A.C.) and among members of related Cadet Corps and friends of the Regiment;
  2. To support the Regiment and Cadet Corps and, in general, the activities of each;
  3. To further the traditions of the Regiment and the Cadet Corps;
  4. To teach and to promote the theory and practice of the principles of good citizenship and co-operation;
  5. To provide scholarships and bursaries to past and present members of The British Columbia Regiment (DCO) (“Regiment”) and its Cadet Corps. Such scholarships or awards may be made to individuals or to another Society or non-profit organization having cognate or similar purposes and which are Qualified Donees as defined under the provisions of the Income Tax Act;
  6. To teach and to promote the history of the Regiment, including making available to the public educational material on the history of the Regiment, and to perpetuate the contribution made by the members of the Regiment to society; and
  7. To teach and to promote a public awareness of the place of the Regiment in Canadian history.

Activities:

The BC Regiment (DCO) Association (“Association”) and The BC Regiment (DCO) Association Charitable Trust (“Trust”) support the Regimental Family, Serving Members, Veterans and Cadets through various established programs, as follows:

 

  • Annual Bursary Program – The Trust annually awards bursaries to soldiers of the Regiment, upon the recommendations of the Regimental Affairs Committee;
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  • Cadet Development Program – The Trust annually awards a training/education grant to each of the five BCR Cadet Corps sponsored by the Regiment;
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  • The BC Regiment (DCO) Trust (“BCR Trust”) – BCR Unit Fund – The Trust supports the Regiment by an annual In Memorium Donation to the BCR Trust for the Unit Fund in order to benefit the Serving Members and by donations to the BCR Trust to assist with both Volunteer Bands, The BC Regiment (DCO) Brass & Reed Band and The BC Regiment (DCO) Irish Pipes and Drums;
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  • Veterans’ Support Programs – The Association also supports various Veterans’ remembrance and commemorative events, including, the annual Vimy Day Parade at Mountain View Cemetery in April, the Hill 140 Ceremony (28th Armoured (BCR) Remembrance and Commemoration) at St. Julien Square on August 9th, the BCR Perpetuated CEF Battalions Parade at the PNE in late September, the Remembrance & Veterans’ Dinner on November 10th, various other Remembrance activities during Veterans’ Week in November, including the Remembrance Day Parade at Victory Square, and, the signature event, the Annual Christmas Luncheon and Fundraiser, in early December of each year. This event continues to be the primary source of funding enabling the Regimental Association and its Charitable Trust to carry on its many successful programs;
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  • Regimental Family and Community Events – The Association supports various other events throughout the year such as the St. Patrick’s Day Reception, the Military Gala and the Cadet Summer BBQ (which supports the Cadet Development Program). The Association and the Trust also produce and publish the quarterly publication of The Duke and the weekly edition of The BCR News. In addition, the Association and the Charitable Trust also support the production and publication of The Listening Post. Members of the Association and the Trust also attend all Commanding Officer’s Parades, update the soldiers on parade regarding the activities of the Association and the Trust, attend all Cadet Annual Ceremonial Reviews, Changes of Command, annual Mess Dinners, numerous CO’s Parades, the ever-popular Pizza Nights, compliments of the Association, and the Sunset Ceremony at the Army Cadet Training Camp in Vernon. The Association and the Trust, together with the Regimental Family, contribute to the Annual Food Bank Program and deliver all non-perishable goods to Sancta Maria House, a women’s shelter in Vancouver. The Association also manages, maintains and supports the BCR Website.