Monthly Archives: September 2022

Meet The Author Panel featuring a trio of accomplished OIF/OEF Veteran authors.

This local event may be of interest to some members.

Come Join Us At Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel


Thursday 13 October 2022 at 6pm

(Doors Open: 5:30pm)

Commandant’s Room (11th Floor)

Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation invites you to our next Meet The Author Panel featuring a trio of accomplished OIF/OEF Veteran authors at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel for a short presentation by each author, followed by a moderated Question & Answer period.


Come and hear these recent Veterans discuss their books and provide a perspective of recent combat operations and veterans’ affairs.


Major Fred Galvin, USMC (Ret) served twenty-six years as a Marine infantry, reconnaissance, force reconnaissance, and special operator in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other hotspots. His recent book, ‘A Few Bad Men’ is a non-fiction account of the first Marine Special Operations Task Force that was deployed to combat in Afghanistan and was caught in a Taliban-coordinated complex ambush and provides the full story of the case including the declassified courtroom testimonies from the most highly publicized war crimes trial during the war in Afghanistan.


Amy Forsythe is an award-winning military journalist who has served five combat deployments covering military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA, she joined the Marine Corps in 1993 as a combat correspondent. Her imagery from covering military operations around the world has been featured in numerous international and national media outlets. Her photos and video content continue to be used for historical purposes in documentaries and academic research. Her first book. ‘Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11’ started as a passion project to showcase the memorials and markers on Camp Pendleton which has turned into a collaborative work of art that honors our fallen heroes of the post-9/11 generation.


Major Scott Huesing, USMC (Ret) is no stranger to the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel. He is a former infantry officer with over 24 years of enlisted and commissioned service including 10 deployments and operations in over 60 countries, during which he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions. In his 2018 book, ‘Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq’s Deadliest City,’ Huesing transports readers to the deadly streets of Iraq in a visceral, gripping portrayal of urban combat. Bound together by honor and surrounded by chaos, his Marines battled on the frontlines of a war without rules against an elusive, ruthless enemy who wore no uniforms and showed little mercy. ‘Echo in Ramadi’ is an unforgettable portrayal of war that will leave readers amazed and moved by the experiences and emotions of combat.

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News & Events for the Bay Area Canadian Community

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022


Thanks, eh!

If you celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving here in the US you might be the envy of American friends and family who think Canadians get the better timing. We are already full of gratitude for a fall season abundant with feasts and treats. And, we are also grateful for:


  1. The end of all Covid-19 restrictions traveling to Canada starting on October 1st!
  2. The strong US dollar so we can fill a suitcase (15 dozen apparently) with our favourite Montreal-style bagels on our latest trip north.
  3. Remembering Queen Elizabeth II: her life of service, her love of animals, and how cool she looks on a moose, thanks to Canadian artist Charlie Pachter back in ’72.
  4. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test knocking Dimorphis off it’s path. If you love all things space, check out this Canadian VR company experience, The Infinite, coming to the East Bay in October.
  5. Turkey dinner. Some of us just can’t get enough even if we are going to the DML Thanksgiving dinner, so get 20% off a turkey and free shipping from Cream Co. Meats with code BUTTERTART at checkout. More details below.
  6. Wine discounts from Kascadia Wine Merchants. Use code DMLWINEFAN to get 20% off all products (minimum order $18.00). Until October 31st.

À votre santé, tout le monde!



Mark your calendars. Event details follow for some quick links,
along with other news for the Bay Area Canadian community.

🇨🇦 DML Calendar 🇨🇦


SAT, OCT 8TH (Berkeley)

DML Thanksgiving Dinner with

UC Berkeley Canadian Studies


SUN, OCT 16TH (Los Altos)

Book launch and signing:True North, Down South by David Stewart


THUR, OCT 27th (San Jose)

Leafs VS Sharks



Chesterfield Chat: The Future of Work


DEC (date/time TBD) (Oakland)

DML Holiday Curling Night


FRI, JAN 27th (San Francisco)

Raptors vs. Warriors (tickets coming)


FEB 28th (San Jose)

Canadian Heritage Night: Habs vs. Sharks

(tickets coming)

Other events

in the community:
OCT 6 to 16th (San Rafael)

Mill Valley Film Festival

List of French films

Women Talking – a film by Canadian director, Sarah Polley


WED, OCT 12TH (San Francisco)

Canadian Women’s Club Thanksgiving Lunch for members and their guests


SAT, OCT 15th (Palo Alto)

Margaret Atwood in conversation

Stanford Live


SUN, NOV 20TH (San Francisco)

SOLD OUT: Arcade Fire

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


FRI, JAN 27th (Palo Alto)

Bruce Cockburn at Stanford Live



DML Thanksgiving Dinner with Berkeley Canadian Studies!

SAT, OCT 8th (Berkeley)

5 p.m. onwards at Clark Kerr Building


Come celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the DML! We will be hosting our annual dinner with Berkeley Canadian Studies on campus, this year at the Clark Kerr Building.


Tickets are $70 each and include turkey, stuffing, and the fixins:


Classic Thanksgiving turkey dinner

Sides – mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and root vegetables

Dessert – a selection of homemade butter tarts, Nanaimo bars and pumpkin pie

(Gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian options available)


Enjoy our bar of great Canadian wines that we have stocked from Kascadia Wine Merchants and cold Canadian beer from across the border!


Celebrate a special evening of fun cohosted by Berkeley Canadian Studies, greetings from the Canadian Consulate and stories to be shared. You may also be the lucky winner of 2 flight tickets to anywhere Air Canada flies in North America!


Thank you to our sponsors: Air Canada, Alberta Trade and McGill University Alumni.


The Royal Canadian Legion will be also be attending with the first available poppies for sale, for Remembrance Day 2022.

Leafs take on the Sharks

THURS, OCT 27th (San Jose)

7:30 p.m. at SAP Center


Hockey in October!? These tickets are selling so don’t miss your chance to enjoy a night of hockey, food and drink with the Digital Moose Lounge!



Cream Co. Meats is offering 20% off and free shipping.


Pre-order your turkey here with code BUTTERTART at checkout. For Canadian Thanksgiving order by Friday, Sept 30th. Shipment is Monday, Oct 3rd.
Owners Cliff and Natalie Pollard are Bay Area and Toronto natives respectively. They had their first date at Dona Tomas in Oakland, and second at Canoe in Toronto.

Canadian Thanksgiving Lunch at the Presidio Golf Club

WED, OCT 12th (San Francisco)

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Presidio Golf Club


All welcome to this seasonal celebration! Tickets are $45 and include turkey and all the trimming (vegetarian optional). With special guest speaker, Laura Gill from the Marine Mammal Center.


More information>>

Book Launch:

Bay Area Canadian Author,

David Wayne Stewart

SUN, OCT 16th (Los Altos)

4:00 to 5:30 PM

Hosted by Linden Tree Books


Catch this special fireside chat with David Stewart (former Moose Chair and current Board member). Networking after the event. Refreshments will be served.


More information>>

SAT OCT 15, 2022 (Palo Alto)

Margaret Atwood, in conversation

FRI, JAN 27, 2023 (Palo Alto)

Bruce Cockburn


Introducing C100’s new CEO, Ray Newal!

Congratulations from the Board & Executive of the Digital Moose Lounge!

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Photo essay: Warbirds and parachutists

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Stephen J thorne

Stephen J. Thorne

Photo essay: Warbirds and parachutists


Flight is a beautiful thing, whether by bird’s wing or human hands.

They are different, to be sure.

The power and majesty of the mighty eagle, the agility and speed of the osprey, the silence and efficiency of the the great grey have been a central focus of my photography beyond work, a diversion from the rigours of daily life.

Aviation, on the other hand, has been a lifelong interest. My dad was air force during the Second World War, and so I was raised on stories of the Hurricane and Spitfire, the P-51 Mustang and the P-47 Thunderbolt, the Lancaster and the B-17.

I worked a year after high school flying with Vietnam-era helicopter pilots on oil exploration crews all across northwestern Alberta, northern British Columbia and the Arctic.



The Royals: The fight to rule Canada

The Canadian Press/Patrick Doyle

A Bayonet is all PO2 James Leith needed to dismantle bombs in Afghanistan


On Sept. 28, 2006, using only his bayonet, Petty Officer 2nd class James Leith dismantled a bomb in Afghanistan.

“A good dose of fear keeps you sharp,” the navy explosives expert said in an interview with Darlene Blakely of Lookout, the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt newspaper, after the announcement that his actions had earned the Star of Courage.

On his first mission to Afghanistan, serving alongside 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, Leith was on his regular morning duty clearing supply routes west of Kandahar City, driving a Bison armoured vehicle packed with the tools of his trade­, including robots and X-ray equipment.

The Bison hit an improvised explosive device (IED) and was propelled more than nine metres through the air.



Safe Step Walk In Tubs

At Pocketpills, we bring the pharmacy to you. Through our easy-to-use app and website, you can fill prescriptions, order vitamins, and consult with pharmacists—all from the comfort of home. As a member of The Legion, you’ll receive exclusive benefits when you sign up! Click the link below to see offers in your area, or call 1-855-950-7225 and mention that you are a Legion member.

PUBLIC LECTURE: The Irish Canadian Rangers, 1914–17 with Terry Copp

Members may be interested in this talk that is being broadcast in Zoom.  The first of these events is tomorrow.

Terry Copp & The Irish Canadian Rangers, 1914–17
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FALL 2022



29 September @ 7:00 pm ET
The Irish Canadian Rangers began as a Militia Regiment in 1915 after Catholic and Protestant Irish agreed to cooperate. After the battle of Second Ypres, the regiment contributed a full company to the 60th Battalion and began a campaign to persuade Sam Hughes to promise that an Irish Canadian Rangers battalion would go overseas as the 199th under its own officers. Recruiting began in 1916 and continued despite the Easter Rebellion in Dublin and the growing turmoil in Ireland. The 199th struggled to reach full strength but responded favorably to a British request to tour Ireland before joining the 5th Canadian Division.

Drawing upon research for his recent book, Montreal At War, 1914–1918, Terry Copp examines both Irish and Canadian history in this dramatic, formative period.

This hybrid event will be hosted in-person and broadcasted live via Zoom.

If you would like to attend in-person, the event will take place at 232 King St N. Doors will open at 6:30pm.

For online attendance, CLICK HERE to register.

Upcoming Events

The Domestication of Human Trafficking in Canada

27 October @ 7:00 pm ET

CLICK HERE for more information


Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: A Medical History of the Great War

1 December @ 7:00 pm ET

CLICK HERE for more information


Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory

11 January @ 7:00 pm ET

CLICK HERE for more information

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To Help Win the Fight: Canadian Servicewomen of the Second World War

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Remembered Light – The McDonald Windows at the Veterans Gallery

A reminder of this event that begins again this afternoon in San Francisco, which may be of interest to members.

Interfaith Center at the Presidio

Unleashing the Power of

Interreligious Cooperation

Remembered Light

The McDonald Windows

Remembered Light – Glass Fragments from World War II

The McDonald Windows

A special exhibit featuring works of glass art, incorporating stained glass shards collected by Chaplain Frederick Alexander McDonald during his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.

The exhibit will be at the

Veterans Building, Veterans Gallery (Suite 102)

401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

August 28 – November 20, 2022

Wednesday through Sunday 1 – 6pm.

Admission is free

To learn more about the exhibit and The McDonald Windows please visit:

Please visit the new website dedicated to Chaplain McDonald and the story of the stained-glass shards he collected during World War II

If you have any questions please contact


P.O. Box 29055, San Francisco, CA 94129

(415) 561-3930 (office) * (415) 515-5681 (cell) *