The Builder for November 10th

Remembrance Day Program for 2011


PLG Al Kelly led our poignant Remembrance Day program with a poem. He then introduced "Maple Leaves and Poppies" followed by "I Will Remember You" in video format. Through word, pictures and song, the program touched the hearts of those in attendance.

Kiwanian Lorne Rich read the poem "In a Belgian Garden". A Soldier Cries "O Canada" video preceded the singing of "O Valiant Hearts".

Leverne Spencer of the Salvation Army, our guest trumpeter played "The Last Post". Kiwanian Kerry Lee lead us in prayer and Kiwanian Bert Hood played war songs as members placed their poppies on the cross.

After viewing "A Single Maple Leaf", everyone joined in the singing of our national anthem.


PP John Prettie kindly took photos during our meeting. These have been added to our website and may be view at the photo gallery.

From the President's Pen

A special thank you goes out to our Program Chair Al Kelly and Honorary Kiwanian Ann for their dedication in organizing a moving Remembrance Day Program. Thank you to PG Gary Levine for his efforts in preparing the media presentation to accompany our program and to Kiwanian Bert Hood for sharing his musical talents with us once again. It was a pleasure to see so many Kiwanians in attendance helping to make our meeting a memorable one.

Congratulations goes to K Bill Sornberger for his official Chief of Police Oath of Office ceremony held on November 10th at the Bayshore. From the honour guard to the best wishes from the many dignitaries present, it was an auspicious event. We know the City of Owen Sound is in good hands with Kiwanian Chief Bill.

Our thoughts go out to Kiwanian James Culligan as he cares for Eleanor. We wish her a speedy recovery. Our thanks go to James and Eleanor for their generous donation of their paintings for our silent auction table on the 24th. If you have something to donate for our silent auction or bucket draw, please let me know.