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Op Medusa Reunion

1 RCR is organizing a TF 3-06 Op MEDUSA 10th anniversary celebration. The reunion will be held on 24 Sep at 1500 at Victoria Barracks, building Y-101, which is the 1 RCR building in Petawawa. 

To see the coordinating instructions sent out by 1 RCR, click here...

For any more info, please contact Maj Joe Tobin ( ). 


Routine Orders Bulletin a glance!

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Retired veteran to offer free accommodations to homeless vets

By Andrew Cromwell
Global News

A retired member of the Canadian Forces is hoping to give back to his fellow soldiers in a big way, especially those in crisis or without a home.

Michael Tait has purchased a multi-unit apartment building in Saint John, where he plans to offer free accommodations to homeless veterans and members who still serve.

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STI Tour to Europe May 2017

Join us in commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge

8 - 22 May, 2017 Avoid the crowds in April 2017 and come with the Patricia’s in May!

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PPCLI Foundation Newsletter

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Association Dress Guidelines

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VVi 15 Jun 2016

1. Situation. This year’s Canada Army Run will once again welcome 25,000+ participants from across the country and the world as they run, walk, and roll in this truly unique event held in Ottawa, ON.

2. Aim and Scope of Event. This activity is an important event for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Soldier On, bringing together serving and retired ill/injured CAF members to achieve a higher level of fitness and foster a healthy lifestyle.

3. Method. The Canada Army Run is one of the most inspiring events in the country, where civilians, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel, and runners of all ages and abilities run, walk, and roll together to show their pride as Canadians and as runners. The 5K and half marathon events will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

4. Draft Schedule of Events. Dates to be confirmed.

16 September. Arrival in Ottawa

17 September- events TBC. Invitational pasta dinner / reception

18 September- Canada Army Run

19 September- Departure

5. Participants. The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 50.

a. Minimum eligibility criteria. Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from across Canada who acquired a permanent physical or mental
health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

b. All participants must obtain medical clearance from authorized medical personnel to attend. This applies to both serving members and veterans.

c. Event specific criteria. Participants must be able to actively participate in their indicated activity. They must also be comfortable with a high level of social interaction and

d. Deadline for Nomination Forms. Must be received by Soldier On NLT 15 July 2016.

6. Confirmation details.

a. Soldier On Ops will confirm in writing with the participants selected for this activity.

b. An admin instruction will be issued prior to event; ensuring applicants are authorized to participate IAW applicable policies & eligibility criteria.

7. Contact Information.

a. The Event OPI is the primary point of contact for all initial queries for this event. Nomination forms, further information about this event, and any questions about
applying can be obtained from the Soldier On website

b. Event OPI, Soldier On regional Rep, Sgt J. MacIntyre,

c. Soldier On Operations Officer, Capt Ryan Barber,

8. Conclusion. The Canada Army Run is an event which will encourage ill/injured serving CAF personnel and veterans to develop new skills, engage with others while personally challenging themselves.

9. For Action.

a. Please canvass your region, CF Physical Rehab program, RAFS and IPSC VAC LO (for retired pers), for any individuals who would be interested in participating. Submit all
nominations to Event OPI.

b. Nominations must be listed in priority ranking order with first time Soldier On participants ranked higher than those who have attended previous events.

1. Situation. Encore cette année, la Course de l’Armée du Canada accueillera quelque 25 000 participants de partout au pays et ailleurs dans le monde, venus pour courir, marcher ou rouler dans le cadre de cet événement vraiment unique organisé à Ottawa.

2. Objectif. Cette activité est un événement important pour les FAC et Sans limites qui rassembleront des membres des FAC actifs et à la retraite malade / blessé. Ce camp se veut aussi une inspiration et une motivation aux membres, pour les aider dans leur processus de guérison et de réintégration.

3. Méthode. La Course de l’Armée du Canada est l’un des événements les plus inspirants au pays, où civils, membres des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) et coureurs de tous âges et de tous niveaux se réunissent pour courir, marcher ou rouler ensemble et démontrer leur fierté en tant que Canadiens et coureurs. Le 5 km et le demi-marathon auront lieu le dimanche 18 septembre 2016.

4. Premier jet du calendrier des événements. Dates à confirmer.

16 septembre. Arrive et Ottawa.

17 septembre- events TBC. une réception sur invitation.

18 septembre- la Course de l'Armée du Canada.

19 septembre- Depart.

5. Participants. Le nombre de participants est limité à 50.

a. Critères d’éligibilité minimum de candidatures. Tout membre ou vétéran des FAC ayant acquis une maladie/blessure physique ou mentale permanente ou chronique pendant leur service; attribuable ou non attribuable à leur service.

b. Tous les participants. doivent obtenir le consentement de leur médecin afin de participer à l’activité. Ceci s’applique aux membres en service et à la retraite.

c. Critères spécifiques : Les participants doivent être en mesure de participer activement aux activités. Tous devraient être capables d’interagir dans un environnement social.

d. Date limite pour les formulaires de candidature. Doit être reçu par Sans limites avant le 15 juillet 2016.

6. Confirmation des participants sélectionner.

a. Le représentant régional de Sans limites confirmera par écrit qui sont les participants sélectionnés pour participer à l'activité.

b. De là, nous émettrons une instruction de ralliement et s'assurer que tous les participants sont autorisés à y participer en conformité avec toutes les politiques

7. Information de contacte.

a. Le BPR de l’événement et toutes questions concernant l’application peuvent être obtenues auprès du site web de Sans limites

b. Sans limites représentant régional, Sgt J. MacIntyre,

c. Officier des opérations, Sans limites, Capt Ryan Barber,

8. Conclusion. La Course de l’Armée du Canada est un événement dédier à encouragé les anciens combattants et les membres des FAC malade / blessés à développer de nouvelles compétences et de la confiance.

9. Pour action.

a. S.V.P. solliciter votre région pour des personnes qui souhaitent y participer avec votre programme de réadaptation physique des FAC, Spécialiste en conditionnement physique et les agents de liaisons des Anciens combattants (pour personnes à la retraite). Soumettre toutes les candidatures au BPR de l’événement.

b. Toute nominations doivent être énumérer dans l’ordre de priorités (première fois à un camp d’entrainement).

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Medavie/Blue Cross Service Provider


General . For treatment benefits see .

Client Payment . Clients of VAC, in possession of their Blue Cross Medavie card and client number, may pay the service provider (doctor, therapist, Psychologist, etc) up front, and then seek reimbursement using the form:

Treatment Benefits/Services - Programs of Choice 1-14

Client Reimbursement Claim Form

VAC form number is VAC91Be (2013-10)* *Note: The issued year for the form may change.

  Mailing address if not completed on line, is on the form.

Service Provider Registration . If a client of VAC is unable to pay up front or prefers to have the service provider, so long as they accept, directly reimbursed from Blue Cross Medavie. The veteran should be prepared to advise or give the service provider a copy of the following steps. These steps are through an Internet connection:

In the Address Bar type: (Please note a service provider cannot goggle these instructions):


·          click on Health Professionals

·          click on in upper right corner the orange Log In

·          click on Register

·          fill in Professional Information

Once completed the service provider should receive an email in 2-4 business days with an approval, or not. A service provider kit will also be provided. =

For more information, see .

Service Provider Payment . Once the service provider has been approved, and notified by Blue Cross Medavie on the VAC client's treatment plan, duration and reimbursement amount for services, after each session with the VAC client, the service provider needs to submit the following form:  

Claim Form for Programs 1, 7, 9, 11, 12 (VAC Only), 13, 14 (CNIB Only)

VAC form number is VAC-026B 10/11* *Note: The issued year for the form may change.

Payment may come in various forms. See .

Other forms for service providers may be found at .

Blue cross Medavie Assistance . If at anytime the Service Provider hits a stumbling block they can call:

1-888-261-4033 , then follow the prompts and a Medavie/Blue Cross Medavie will help.


 PPCLI Labeled Wine

The SW Ontario Branch of the Association and Château des Charmes are pleased to announce that you can now purchase PPCLI labelled Sparkling Wine.  

The Brut wine is priced at $26.95 per bottle and the Rose at $32.95.  

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Funded jointly by CAFA and ARAC


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In Their Own Words

Canadian Stories of Valour and Bravery from Afghanistan, 2001-2007

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Written by military historian David J. Bercuson, the author of a comprehensive history of the Regiment, The Patricia's honours the bravery of those whose commitment to serve Canada has helped to shape the nation.

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Alain Gaudet, 1 Commando in Cyprus 1974, Translation of the book Dien Bien Phu

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PPCLI Association NEW LINKS UPDATE as at 05 May 2015


PPCLI Association

New membership criteria, either as a branch mbr or an E-mbr is posted on the website page  .

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Anyone needing assistance with wounds and injury claims also see  , or contact me at  

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