Monthly Archives: September 2020

Remembrance Day Virtual Races

This is an interesting way to commemorate Remembrance Day in the age of the pandemic – and support the Juno Beach Centre.


WE HAVE A RACE DISTANCE AND A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE!
(From 1K or 1500m. From 8K to 21.1K…all the way up to 64K! Just look at all the choices!)

Register now for one of three historically significant virtual race distances and $10 from each entry will go to support the Juno Beach Centre honouring those brave Canadians who fought in Normandy.
This shorter distance event (1500m) is for ideal children or older participants and is named for a particular strongpoint and 1500 metre stretch of beach overcome by Canadian Troops on D-Day.
The Juno Beach 8K is named for the entire 8-kilometre stretch of sand featuring coastal villages code name “JUNO” for the D-Day invasion and secured by Canadian and British soldiers.
The total number of troops that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day was approximately 21,000. We offer the Remembrance 21.1K (which is 21.1 kilometers long or a half marathon), in honour of those troops.

No Service of Remembrance at Grace Cathedral for 2020

While US Branch #25 of the Royal Canadian Legion has reached out to the leadership of Grace Cathedral on numerous occasions over the past few months, the release of the Fall 2020 Grace Notes indicates that they have decided to end the decades old tradition of a Remembrance service on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day/Veterans Day.

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From: Grace Cathedral
Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2020 10:01
Subject:Grace Notes Calendar of Events for Fall 2020: We’re Building New Bridges Online

2020 has been a transformative year, and we’re all searching for online experiences to stimulate our minds, and lift our hearts.

Welcome to the Fall 2020 edition of Grace Notes, our seasonal calendar of events.

This edition of Grace Notes includes new ways to connect online. From The Forum on Zoom with Mayor London Breed, to the latest news from Projecting Grace – our outdoor art series supporting social justice – we’re building bridges at gracecathedral.org.

Click, share and join us!

How will you remember them?

An item from the organization formerly known as There But Not There.


HOW WILL YOU REMEMBER THEM?
Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2020, is fast approaching and we know this year may be a little different to usual. But that won’t stop us all celebrating, honouring and remembering.

And what about this inspirational display from Suzie and Martin Orrell in East London! Using our Plant Pot Tommies and with some help from renowned graffiti artist A.Dee (also known as the Artful Dodger), they have created a stunning tribute to Suzies Grandfather, Remembrance Sunday and to respect for all those who gave their tomorrow for our today. 

Suzies Dad, who is now 78 years old, lost his Father on 17th March 1945 – three days after his third birthday. They believe he was fighting in North Africa with Montgommery’s Desert Rats, fell ill and somehow ended up in St John Hospital in Jerusalem. In early 2012, Suzie heard her Dad say the words “Hi Dad” for the very first time, at the grave site in Ramleh Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR TOMMY TEA SUPERSTARS!
Wow, what an incredible turn out we’ve had! So many people have been busy raising a cup (and vital funds) for our Tommies.

You’ve been so creative in ways to hold your Tommy Tea and we are seriously impressed. From bring your own picnic, cake deliveries and Zoom call parties. The rule of 6 hasn’t stopped anyone. Keep sharing your photos and top tips to inspire those yet to hold their tea!

Many of our supporters have asked if they can still hold a Tommy Tea – and the answer is of course YES PLEASE!

Tommy Teas will continue to be held well into November and we are here to support you. We have everything from recipe cards to social distancing tea tips.

REGISTER YOU TOMMY TEA FOR FREE DOWNLOADS

THESE TWO ARE IN COMPETITION FOR THE BEST DRESSED TEA PARTY…

We have another Tommy sighting! This time at Jo Porter from Whittlesey Green’s Tommy Tea! Both her VE Day and VJ Day Tommy decided to make an appearance. 👀 Thank you so much for holding such a successful (and socially distanced) Tommy Tea Jo! ☕
With Nephews that served in the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and a Son joining the Welsh Guards, Sharon Major loved the idea of holding a Tommy Tea.What an incredible job she’s done, raising £625 so far! 😆
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For support from our fundraising team please email fundraising@rbli.co.uk
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