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Oshawa Peacekeepers Day

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1st Annual National Peacekeepers Day in Oshawa held by the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities

1st Annual National Peacekeepers Day in Oshawa held by the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities

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  • 1. Oshawa Peacekeepers Day Sunday August 9th, 2009 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43 1 to 3 pm Sponsored by Veterans Affairs, Community Engagement Fund and FBSC
  • 2. Overview
    • Objective
    • Brief History
    • Showcase local Oshawa heros
    • Table Top Profiles
    • How to learn more
  • 3.  
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  • 6. Objective
    • Oshawa Peacekeepers' Day recognizes the positive contribution of our local citizens to Canada's international reputation as world leaders in peacekeeping missions.
    • A day to recognize our Military, Police, RCMP, Fireservices and Civilians who served
    • Canadian Peacekeepers are a beacon of hope, helping to foster sustainable peace and security in countries devastated by conflict.
  • 7. History
    • Canada has the second highest fatality rate as peacekeepers
    • More than 125,000 soldiers have served as peacekeepers.
    • In July 2006, for instance, Canada ranked 51st on the list of UN peacekeepers, contributing 130 peacekeepers out of a total UN deployment of over 70,000.
    • Canadian troops have taken on an extended role in combat operations in southern Afghanistan, meeting Taliban forces in open conflict. The Canadian mission to Afghanistan is scheduled to end in February 2011
    • 40 separate peacekeeping missions.
    • Tens of thousands have served, more than 125 Canadians have died and hundreds more have been wounded in peacekeeping operations
  • 8. Locations
    • Korea 1953-55
    • Korea 55-present
    • Egypt 56-67
    • Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebonon and Syria, UNTSO 1954- present
    • Indo China 1954-73
    • Belgian Congo 60-64
    • Middle East 73-79
    • Vietnam 1973
    • Qatar 1990
    • Cambodia 92-95
    • Somalia 92-93
    • Former Yugolavia 92-present
    • Rwanda 94-95
    • Haiti 96-97
    • Afganistan 2002-Present
    • Sri Lanka 2004-5
  • 9. August 9, 1974
    • August 9, 1974 is the tragic date when nine Canadian UN peacekepers were killed whilst flying a Buffalo aircraft over Lebanon were shot down.
    • With the passing of Bill C-287 on June 18, 2008, National Peacekeepers' Day has become an official day in Canada. Every year on August 9, past and present Canadian peacekeepers will be honoured through events and activities across Canada.
  • 10. Nobel Prize
    • In 1988, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded collectively to UN peacekeepers in recognition of their historic efforts to limit violence and promote peace.
    • In a small way, every Canadian can share in the honour the Nobel Prize confers on the peacekeepers of the world, including Canada's peacekeepers.
  • 11. Oct 16 , 2006
    • Unveiling of the UN Peacekeeping plaque at Memorial Park, east side of the cenotaph and the Garden of the Unforgotten
    • Project funding from Veterans Affairs and City of Oshawa
  • 12. May 1 st 2009
  • 13. Capt.(Ret) A. F Williams(Military)
    • Almost 35 years service in:
      • Egypt
      • Cyprus
      • Lebanon
      • Israel
      • Cambodia
  • 14. Sgt. Major P. A Daniels( Military)
    • 35 years veteran
    • Served
      • WW 2
      • Korean War
      • Egypt
      • Sinai
      • Nato Forces
  • 15. Rick Kurelo( Firefighter)
    • Rick Kurelo
      • Bosnia
      • Afganistan
      • Named Firefighter of the Year in 2009
    • Oshawa Fire Services
  • 16. Durham Regional Police
    • Cst. Patrick Paquette receipent of the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal
    • Patrick spent over a year in Haiti where he served as a United Nations Police Officer.
  • 17. Table Tops
    • Friends of Veterans- Randy Young
    • Wounded Warriors Fund- Jeff Callery
    • Support the Troops Stickers - Donald and Sandy MacKenzie ,
    • Historical Military Vehicle Society, Tom Lupu
    • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43,
    • Supporting the Peacekeepers William “ Sam” Magee
    • Heritage Oshawa- Cathy Clarke
    • FBSC/Oshawa Remembers- Joan Kerr
    • TWGPP- Glenn McKnight
    • Camp X Lynn Phillip Hodgson
  • 18. For more information
    • Oshawa Peacekeepers C a Http://www.oshawapeacekeepersday.ca
      • Collection of audio stories from local peacekeepers
      • History
    • Oshawa Narrative stories from WW2 and Korea Http://oshawaremembers.wordpress.com
      • Over 100 stories and 200 audio audio and video stories
    • The War Graves Photographics Project Contact Glenn McKnight 905-434-6655
    • Email mcknight.glenn@gmail.com
  • 19. In closing A special thank you to all our Canadian peacekeepers and especially our fellow Oshawa citizens who respectfully honour your deeds and sacrifice.