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PPCLI Association 2016 AGM


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PPCLI Association Spring Bulletin


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 Patriot Sons Poker Run

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Routine Orders Bulletin a glance!

Branch Interactive Map Update 

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VVi 21 Dec 2015

The National Council of Veteran Associations is an umbrella organization of some 60 distinct Veterans' Associations formed to ensure a strong and independent voice on issues which are of significant interest to the Veterans' community at large. NCVA has diverse membership consisting of a range of member organizations who reflect the width and breadth of the Veteran constituency. In addition to NCVA's ongoing and continuing efforts to ensure that the Traditional Veterans' community receives the most effective services and entitlements possible, in recent years, NCVA has been a leading voice and advocate in the cause of the Modern Day Veteran in furtherance of the enactment of an updated New Veteran's Charter.

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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.

Buller Mountain Summit Fundraiser

PPCLI Foundation - Reaching the Summit for Mental Health and Wellness - a Message from Barry Ashton

On Saturday 25 June 2016 I will join 49 others in a hike to the summit of Buller Pass. Concurrently, 25 people will climb to the summit of Mount Buller, led by Laurie Skreslet, in 1982 the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest.

June 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the death of Lt.-Col. Herbert Buller who died on 2 June 1916 while leading the PPCLI in action at the Battle of Mount Sorrel in Flanders.

The hike and the climb are aimed at:

1. Heightening awareness of the devastating effects of mental health issues on many veterans and their families; and

2. Raising funds that will provide vigorous outdoor, equine, canine and other therapies for those affected by depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Please support this worthwhile cause by:

1. Registering to climb or hike at ; or

2. Supporting me or another participant with a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more by going to:
and entering Ashton and clicking the search button, or simply by clicking on the search button and selecting a participant to support.

Donations made by 31 December 2015 may be used to increase your charitable tax credit on your 2015 income tax return (charitable tax receipts are issued immediately).

Details on the event and timings are available on the registration landing page.

Those wishing to receive an invitation to attend the Unveiling and Dedication of the Buller Memorial Interpretive Signage following the climb and hike should send me an email at the address below. We have invited the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence to officiate at 4 p.m. All climbers, hikers, invited guests and volunteers are welcome to stay for the barbecue in the Buller Mountain Day Use Area following the ceremony and to join us for an evening of relaxation later at the Calgary Police Association's Cuff "N' Billie Club in Northeast Calgary.

Finally, you can also like the project and follow developments on Facebook at:

Barry Ashton

To visit my fundraising page, please visit: Click here to visit my Web page ...


Leave Your Legacy At Patricia Park

  • Honour the memory of nearly 2,000 Patricia's who have given their lives in the service of the Regiment.

  • Join fellow Patricia's in commemorating your service or that of a friend or relative.

  • Leave a living legacy by helping the PPCLI Foundation support our veterans, soldiers and their families.

You may be interested in learning about the Personal Legacy Stone project at Patricia Park, Edmonton which the PPCLI Foundation introduced last August 2014 with the support of the PPCLI Association. We are reaching out to you to see if you consider leaving a legacy at Patricia Park?  Here’s what people are saying:


“The PPCLI Legacy Stones was an amazing opportunity to have my Patricia brothers and I to be remembered as one for a lifetime. The 11 stones we laid shows the growth and great memories we shared together within the PPCLI. To have our names in stone at Patricia Park and to have the opportunity to bring our children and family there to show them the bond of the Patricia’s is unlike any other.” Sergeant Brad Lowes.


“Thanks, this is a great remembrance for our soldiers. It is such a wonderful thing! We live in Griesbach, my dad was at Ortona, and so our family is very proud that we can purchase a legacy stone with his name.” Dolores Rodrigues. 


“When people see stones that have been requested in honour of or in memory of those who have passed, it will encourage them to think about their own mates who have passed, and perhaps to request one for friends of theirs, or get a group together to place one or more.” Brian Forbes Colgate.


“I am pleased to say that I am very impressed by the Park, and was very moved, especially to see the stone I had placed for my best friend and even more moved to see the stone for Vaughn Ingram who was a very close friend when we were young privates.” James Allen.


The spring installation will be in late May 2015 .  Please see the attached o rder form which includes photos of Patricia Park .


Stones can be ordered for retired or serving members; in memoriam; unit or sub-unit Paver; military friend, civilian friend and corporate friend; and for spouses (with the inscription “We Also Served”).


By ordering a stone, you will be leaving your legacy as well as making a contribution to the Foundation in support of soldiers, the wounded and their families, and families of the fallen. A portion of the paver purchase, $150, is eligible for a charitable tax receipt.


To order a stone, please let me know by May 22, 2015 along with the following details: (1) the name to appear on the stone, (2) the dates of service, (3) your address and phone number and (4) payment method. We accept payment by credit card or a cheque can be mailed to the Foundation office.  


  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you for supporting Patricia Park.


S incerely,

Sheila Serup

Manager, PPCLI Foundation

4520 Crowchild Trail SW

Calgary AB T2T 5J4

Ph. 403-410-2340 ext. 2684


See brochure and order form....


 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.  

Wine Order Form New ...  



Funded jointly by CAFA and ARAC


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100th Regimental Anniversary - Photos


See our Public Website under History...Scrapebook...


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.

See the PPCLI Kitshop...

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

Open translated version in pdf...

In Their Own Words

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

See the pdf file...

Association Dress Guidelines

See pdf Interim Dress Guidelines...


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  .

List of Branches and contacts may be found here  

If u have problems contact me at  

Volunteer Patricia Program (VPP)

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

Routine Orders, PPCLI Association Community

ALL existing mbrs, at branches, incl E-mbrs should be invited into Routine Orders once dues is paid. Contact me at if u have problems.


Other PPCLI Association sites incl:

FB Group PPCLI Association 

FB Page PPCLI Association Archive  

FB Group PPCLI Association Ontario Branches  

FB Page PPCLI Association Alberta & Saskatchewan  

FB Closed Group PPCLI Association Alberta & Saskatchewan

FB Page PPCLI Association, British Columbia  

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Linkedin -    


PPCLI Foundation sites incl:

Website PPCLI Foundation  

FB PPCLI Foundation Community  

FB PPCLI Foundation Group  


PPCLI Regiment sites incl:

PPCLI Regiment

PPCLI Regimental Kitshop


PPCLI Regiment Kitshop PPCLI Regimental Site

PPCLI Foundation






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