Monthly Archives: September 2018

93-year-old veteran Ross Mitchell: A sniper from the farm

From the Legion Magazine.

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Ross Mitchell: A sniper from the farm

Ross Mitchell: A sniper from the farm

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Ross Mitchell of Douglas, Man., was just 18 when he began infantry training with the Canadian army in 1943. Told he would not be sent overseas until he was 19, he decided to give the airborne a try. He was with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, moving from reserve to active duty in England in February 1945. He made his first and only combat jump behind enemy lines into Wesel, Germany, on March 24. His commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff Nicklin of Winnipeg, a two-time Grey Cup champion and Canadian Football League all-star who’d played six seasons at half-back for the Blue Bombers, never made it out of his chute.


Twenty-Five Great Canadian Aviators
Military Milestones

September 29, 1962
Canada in the Space Age

Canada was the third country to have a satellite in space, Alouette 1, launched on Sept. 29, 1962. With the launch of Anik A1 in 1972, it became the first to establish its own geostationary communication satellite network, completed in 1973 with the launch of Anik A3.

But it took 11 more years before a Canadian astronaut, Marc Garneau, took leave of the atmosphere. Eight Canadian astronauts have participated in 16 space missions, so far.

Currently, Canada has four active astronauts, Jeremy Hansen, David Saint-Jacques, Joshua Kutryk and Jennifer Sidey. In November, Saint-Jacques is slated to become the 10th Canadian in space, on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Number nine? He was a Canadian space tourist. Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, who reportedly paid $35 million in 2009 for a 12-day trip to the ISS. While aboard, he advocated for water conservation. He said the experience was more than worth the price tag.

In 2016, the Canadian Space Agency chose the latest two recruits, Kutryk and Sidey, from 3,772 applicants. They are training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Canadian Space Agency’s list of astronaut missions:

Marc Garneau Oct. 5-13, 1984

Roberta Bondar Jan. 22-30, 1992

Steve MacLean Oct. 22- Nov. 1, 1992

Chris Hadfield Nov. 12-20, 1995

Marc Garneau May 19-29, 1996

Bob Thirsk June 20-July 7, 1996

Bjarni Tryggvason Aug. 7-19, 1997

Dave Williams April 17-May 3, 1998

Julie Payette May 27-June 6, 1999

Marc Garneau Nov. 30-Dec. 11, 2000

Chris Hadfield April 19-May 1, 2001

Steve MacLean Sept. 9-21, 2006

Dave Williams Aug. 8-21, 2007

Julie Payette July 15-31, 2009

Robert Thirsk May 27-Dec. 1, 2009

Chris Hadfield Dec. 19, 2012-May 13, 2013

Canadian Woods Puzzle
This week in history
This Week in History

September 29, 1927

The Hudson Strait Expedition begins, leading the RCAF
to explore the eastern Arctic and establish radio stations.


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Reminder: Rites of Glory, A Time to Honor Our Vets

Please join us on November 10, 2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm for a Dinner and Fundraising Auction at Concord Hilton Hotel (1970 Diamond Blvd.; Concord, CA; 94520)

See the full flyer at: USVA Fund Raiser 2.pdf

Tickets can be purchased at

Auction items for the United States Volunteers-America Dinner and Auction. November 10, 2018

  • A week-long stay at a Villa in Tuscany
  • Renowned artist Jason Breidenbach’s storied pictures of Aerial Combat in WWII, Korea and Viet man
  • Anthony Schultz’ World Cup commissioned paintings
  • A live Boar Hunt at Ted Nugent’s ranch in Minnesota
  • Two submarine rides at, and in, Lake Tahoe
  • A late model BMW
  • Approximately 30 silent auction items

Ron Piovesan Shares Why Successful Partnerships Are More Than Signed Contracts

From a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay area.

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This edition of ‘our stories_’ features industry veteran Ron Piovesan, the Senior Director of Business Development at Okta. Ron describes how technology partnerships require a mutual understanding of success metrics, resource allocation and a lot of care and nurturing.

Watch as he explains why successful technology partnerships are far more than just signing a contract.

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CAN Announcements

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
Canadian Family Thanksgiving: Saturday October 6
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Digital Moose Lounge and the Bay Area’s Canadian community! Tickets now available via Eventbrite.
Join the Digital Moose Lounge and UC Berkeley Canadian Studies in a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.
Nothing says fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. Give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.
Enjoy slow smoked turkey, pulled pork, sausages, veggie meatloaf, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all your favourite side dishes, a complimentary host bar of Canadian beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. There will be networking and family-friendly entertainment throughout the night.
Tickets are required! Regular priced tickets ($64 for Early Bird) may be purchased directly online with credit card from the Digital Moose Lounge at this link:
Reduced-Priced tickets are available to affiliates of Canadian Studies at the rate of $10 USD for students and staff, $32 for faculty and affiliates. Reduced-Priced tickets must be purchased with cash or check by emailing – Subject Line – THANKSGIVING.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving
5 PMSaturday October 6, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Next Colloquium October 12
Prof. Irene Bloemraad
Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. In contrast, Canada’s government has increased its immigration targets; the ruling party won in part due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees; and citizens largely support these policies. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so sure?
Irene Bloemraad Professor, Sociology; Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; Faculty Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Irene Bloemraad’s research examines how immigrants become incorporated into the political and civic life of their adopted countries and the consequences of immigration for politics and understandings of citizenship. Her publications include the book Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Her expertise led her to serve, in 2014–15, as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. She believes that excellence in research and teaching should go hand-in-hand and is the proud recipient of multiple Cal teaching and mentorship awards.
Sponsored by: Canadian Studies and BIMI as part of 2018 Homecoming Week.We recommend arriving early to ensure seats are available. Dr. Bloemraad’s talk is being publicized widely as part of the “Lectures and Learning Opportunities” section of Homecoming Week.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
Co-Sponsored by Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute
3:30 PMFriday October 12
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
The below comes to us from the Council on Foreign Relations:
We are delighted to bring to your attention the International Affairs Fellowship in Canada sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, which provides selected fellows the opportunity to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution working on U.S.-Canada relations. Geared for mid-career U.S. citizens who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy, the program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (or a prorated stipend if the duration is less than twelve months) as well as a modest travel allowance. The online application deadline is October 31.
Interested candidates should visit and/or email
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL