The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Association (Calgary Branch) Commemorating Canada’s 150th Birthday!
The 2nd Battalion Queen’s Own Rifles of Calgary was stationed in Calgary Currie Barracks from 1960-1968.
In 1967, we were deployed to Cypress on a Peacekeeping Mission; that is where the troops celebrated Canada’s 100th Birthday. At that time, we were remembered by some Alberta companies as well as the City of Calgary, with some necessities that were really appreciated, steak and beer.
After 50 years the Association in Calgary is still operating with a membership of 70 members.
In recognition to all our members and to this great country we extend our gratitude!
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA”
Submitted by Jiles Chenier of the Queens Own Rifles, Calgary Branch
On May 2, 2017, the Queens Own Rifles of Calgary attended a Luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion #264 Kensington.
This will be the last time attending a luncheon in this building, as a new Legion has been completed and ready to move into. We had 31 members attending, excellent turn out.
We are looking forward to our next Luncheon in the Fall at the new Kensington Legion.
On April 22, 2017, the Queens Own Rifles of Calgary attended the 157th Birthday Luncheon at the Carriage House.
All the members attending enjoyed an excellent luncheon and had an enjoyable afternoon visiting with friends. After the luncheon, a Coffee Basket raffle, created by Louise Hodder, containing two Queen’s Own Rifles coffee mugs, various flavoured coffee and cookies, was won by Dale Demeules. The 50/50 draw was won by Louise Hodder.
We would like to congratulate our Committee for a job well done for organizing and making all the arrangements for this year’s luncheon. Thank you to Bob Titus, Louise Hodder, Gilles Pharand, Arlene Albrecht, Gil Chenier and Lynda Peterson.
Everyone had a wonderful time and the food was excellent. Unfortunately, some of our members were unable to attend this year. Louise Hodder created the Christmas Basket for the raffle which consisted of a bottle of wine, two Queen’s Own Rifles wine glasses, and two Queen’s Own Rifles glass coasters.
We would like to congratulate our Committee for a job well done for organizing and making all the arrangements for this year’s luncheon. Thank you to Bob Titus, Louise, Hodder, Arlene Albrecht, Gil Chenier and Lynda Peterson.
Photo of the Last Get-together at the Sgts Mess in Currie Barracks May 21, 1990
List of all of those Members who attended
On the 7th of June we hosted a breakfast for our members at 264 Kensington Legion.
The breakfast was delicious, well presented and thoroughly enjoyed with 31 members attending.
We thank everyone for their attendance. Have a wonderful and enjoyable Summer. We hope to see everyone at our next Luncheon in September which will be announced at a later date.
A big thank you of appreciation goes out to Arlene, Louise and Gilles for setting up the breakfast with 264 Legion.
The Queen’s Own Rifles Calgary Branch celebrated the 156th Birthday of the Regiment on April 22, 2016 at the Carriage House Inn.
There were 69 guests in attendance. Everyone had a great time visiting and the food was superb.
Everyone in attendance received a QOR lapel pin and a glass coaster with the QOR insignia.
Congratulations to Arlene and Gil for a wonderful job well done.
Looking forward; The QOR Christmas Luncheon Calgary Branch will be held on Friday, December 2nd, 2016.
It will be held at the Carriage House on MacLeod Trail S.
Meet and Greet will start at 11:00.
Opening Remarks 12:00 p.m. to 12:15.
Luncheon being served from 12:30 p.m. to 14:30.
Please watch for any further information on this event.
On the 2nd of February we hosted our luncheon at 264 Kensington Legion. We will be using this location for 2016.
The luncheon was a success with 20 members attending. It was a full sit-down luncheon with four choices on the menu as well as soup and sandwich or Caesar Salad. The food was excellent and well presented.
Our next luncheon is on the 1st of March at the same location, there will be a 50/50 draw and the door prize will be one set of cuff links and a tie tac.
Thank you everyone for attending. A big thank you of appreciation goes out to Arlene, Louise and Gilles for setting up the luncheons with 264 Legion.
On the 5th of January we hosted our first luncheon at a new location that we will be using for 2016, 264 Kensington Legion.
The luncheon was a success 32 members attended it was a full sit-down luncheon . The menu was great with aproximately four choices, the food was great.
The 50/50 was won by Doug & Marilyn Bedford, and the ladies QOR broach was won by Ken & Erica Moynahan.
The next 50/50 will be held on the 1st of March, and door prize will be one set of cuff links and a tie tac.
Our next luncheon is on the 2nd of Feb at the same location, there will be no 50/50 at this luncheon.
Thank you everyone for attending, and a big thank you goes to Arlene, Louise and Gil for setting up the luncheon’s with 264 Legion.