11 June 2009

Another Milestone Achieved

Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society is celebrating another milestone in its relative short existence of only 18 months. As of 5 May 2009 our society has now been registered as “Charitable Organization” under paragraph 149(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act.

Our first official event under this new designation will be the Pennfield Ridge War Memorial Service this coming 27 September 2009. The memorial service will be held at the Provincial Park in Pennfield Ridge from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. On-site service will be provided by the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #40), St. George, with the 250 RCAF (Saint John) Wing providing the colour party. A reception service will held afterward at the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #40), St. George from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

The service is coming together quite well and overall feedback has been positive. We have located close to a dozen family members of the seventy airmen killed at Pennfield Ridge. One family member has confirmed their attendance – a first for the service. Others unable to attend have sent material on their loved ones that can be included in the memorial service. A handful of Veterans, including four with connections to Pennfield Ridge and/or Camp Utopia, have been invited to take part – another first for the service.

This coming 1 July 2009 our society will be taking part in the Hampton Canada Day Art Festival in Hampton, NB. We will be selling tickets on an original piece of artwork by Sheri L (Burhoe) Larsen. Money raised will be used towards the upcoming memorial service in September.

Anyone with comments and/or suggestions please feel to contact us. Anyone willing to assist us in our endeavors in ensuring this worthwhile event continues also please feel free to contact us.


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to the Society! I'm looking forward to being a part of the memorial service in September to help out any way that I can, except for reading anything at the podium. I also look forward to Canada Day at the Art Festival this year to see how my painting does in raising funds for the society. I am honored to be able to help out in this way. Cheers and again congrats !