War Brides and Families

The following may be of interest to CARP members who may be War Brides…or families of War Brides… Canadian War Brides and Families January 2011

Keeping in Touch! This is the first issue of our Canadian War Brides and Families Newsletter, which we are hoping will come out quarterly.

Plans are well underway for our first get together this year, in August 2011, in Saskatoon, (see details below). We are hoping to get some donations to keep the cost as low as possible, especially for those with high travel expenses. We have been in touch with the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, who is extremely supportive and has promised to attend, and we have invited Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (his mum was a Dutch War Bride). We have also approached the federal Heritage Ministry, inviting them to attend and asking for funding for this inaugural event.

The registration form, complete with all of the final details, will be included with the April Newsletter Please keep the dates open and spread the word. Bring your kids, your grandkids, the more the merrier. We want to start off with a bang, have lots of fun, and make plans for the future of our new group.

Where and When: Where: Hotel Ramada, Saskatoon, room with 2 queen sized beds, fridge and microwave. $119 per night, plus tax Dates : Friday, August 12, 2011 Registration, evening meal, and social event. Saturday, August 13, 2011 General Meeting, Banquet, and Music. Sunday, August 14, 2011 Brunch and possible church service. Costs: Will include the evening meal on Friday, Saturday Banquet and Sunday Brunch Total cost not yet confirmed but we will keep it under $50.00/person For further information or for comments or suggestions you can contact: Jean Fells at (306) 978-1370, email [email protected] or; Joan Reichardt at (250) 352-7013, email [email protected]

I’m sure most of you are aware of the Sentimental Journey Cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2, which will be happening April 26 – May 2, 2011, but just in case you haven’t heard about it, the details are provided below.

Royal Wedding at Sea! Cunard Cruise Lines is inviting all of us to attend the ‘Royal Wedding at Sea’ on Friday, April 29th!!! Now that Prince William and Kate Middleton have decided on a date, we’re invited to watch the festivities ‘LIVE’ in Queen Mary 2’s Royal Theatre! We will also have a ‘Commemorative Dinner Menu’ to choose from and a special Champagne Toast to the Happy Couple that evening. Our Sentimental Journey Cruise departs New York City on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 and we arrive in Southampton on Monday, May 2nd, 2011. Cabins are still available for booking and we’ll need to get your flights priced & booked as well as our ‘New York’ hotel room secured. Please phone or e-mail War Bride Daughter Janet Leahy for cruise pricing, flight details, hotel rates, and other events planned for this Incredible Journey & opportunity to be part of the Royal Wedding! I think I’ll need a hat for the wedding, don’t you??? Contact Janet for more details @ her home office for Glacier Travel @ 250-354-4006 or @ [email protected] If you want to contact us or have any suggestions or ideas to include in the next newsletter, you can contact us at [email protected].