Welcome to Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 Winnipeg
Canadas oldest Veterans Organization
Established in 1840

SERVICE OFFICER                                              Donna Hartie

What an exciting time of the year. The lights, colours and smells are wonderful, yet, at the same time it is a scary and lonely time of the year for so many. So when you want to donate, do it where it will make a differ-ence. Remember our seniors and Veterans have a very hard time emotionally, financial and physically. Lets not forget them. My first large trip to Deer Lodge was with my two granddaughters. We travelled with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Executive. It was a true eye opener for all of us and I felt their graciousness and love just for that little visit.

Bill Muir gave me an envelope of individuals who have passed away. Some I have and some I did not. Thank You Bill. I made copies and gave it to Membership to review as well as the 55+. Bill has agreed to volunteer and pass obituaries on to me. I would like to mention I am receiving positive responses in relation to illness or the loss of member. Thank you to all that is passing on information, it does help. With the help of Bernice Kwasnicki, I have been able to send out Unit #283 Get Well cards and Christmas cards, with the Unit Execu-tive picture, to all those who are currently posted on the Hospital’s Board in our foyer.

Notice: Re- information shelf in the foyer. I will remove any information I have not put there myself. That shelf is reserved for information I personally obtain as Service Officer by going to workshops, at my expense, to learn the needs of Seniors and Veterans. It needs to stay clean and presentable. Thank you for your understanding.

I am looking for Elf Volunteer/ recruitment. The eldest that is helping is 16 down to 8. If any one has grand-children who are good with children, let me know for next year.

We have lost 5 members this December; Eric Sanderson Murphy: Active (RCMP), Life Member (from Ottawa) and joined ANAVETS283 in 2009, DOD December 1, 2018; Arvo Laspa: Associate joined 1993, DOD December 6, 2018; Bennie Karman: Associate, DOD Dec 8, 2018; Richard Leppik: Active RCA, joined 1976, DOD December 13, 2018.

I wish you, and families, a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring many blessings.


Health & Welfare - Donna Hartie


       Gord Crigger

     Bud Casey

  Mabel Hudson
Terry Abrahamson

Gord Watt

Fran O'Neil

NOTE: If anyone knows a Member in Hospital,Please let me know. Thank you Donna Hartie