ANAF grateful for community support for Wounded Warrirs benefit

Thank you to the  individuals, groups and businesses for their generous support of the Wounded Warriors benefit banquet sponsored by ANAF Unit 5.

Your support raised $24,000 to provide homeless veterans with housing, food and access to Veteran Affairs services at Cockrell House in Colwell on Vancouver Island. Founded in 2006, Wounded is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian Forces members – be they full time or reservists – who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada since 1990.

ANAF Unit 5 chaplain Ron Watson and catering co-ordinator Delores Rondquist volunteered countless hours to co-ordinate the kick-off to Remembrance Week.  Army Navy and Air Force units from Kamloops, Penticton, and Kelowna, along with Royal Canadian Legion branches from Vernon and Westbank, were among 100 individual supporters at the fundraising venture.

“Special thanks to the ladies’ auxiliary for preparing and serving the meal,” says Rondquist. “Butcher Boys generously contributed enough roast beef to feed our guests. Guest speaker, Brig.-Gen. Kelly Woiden and padre Watson cut the beautifully decorated cake donated by Safeway Canada.”

Prize donations were contributed by Village Green Hotel, 27th Street Grill, Pantry Restaurant,  KalWest Contractors, Keith Richards – E.B. Horsman & Son, Fern and Larry Dupont, and Michaelbrook Ranch Golf Course.

Thank you to The Morning Star for your continued support of our non-profit organization,

Susan Curzon,

Army, Navy, Air Force Unit 5


Vernon Morning Star

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