Category Archives: Remembrance Day Virtual Races

Remembrance Day Virtual Race – Michael Barbour: Fundraising Page

My Story…

Samuel Barbour served as a Gunner (GNR) in “A” Battery of the 59th (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment of Britain’s Royal Artillery during World War II. Along with his regiment, he fought through Belgium and into Holland, before the “Fighting 59th” were the only Allied heavy artillery that crossed the Rhine River into Germany when they were selected to take part in the Battle of the Rhine and the attack on Bremen. Following the war, my grandfather returned to a more quiet life in Newfoundland as a fishing boat captain.

During the annual Remembrance Day services at the local school one year, an English teacher spoke about my grandfather. “Every year on this most special day he dons the blue beret and navy jacket adorned with medals – the recognition of his service, courage and bravery. He and his beloved wife make the journey down the hill to our school. When they arrive, faces wreathed in smiles, they bring a card with a beautiful and thoughtful message of thanks and a gift for our students.”

I joined the Royal Canadian Legion to honour my grandfather and to proudly stand next to him in our Legion uniforms at remembrance events. This is the second year I have participated in this race to remember him.

Donate to help Michael raise money for Remembrance Day Races’s fundraising campaign.

Remembrance Day Virtual Race – Michael Barbour: Fundraising Page

My Story…

Samuel Barbour served as a Gunner (GNR) in “A” Battery of the 59th (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment of Britain’s Royal Artillery during World War II. Along with his regiment, he fought through Belgium and into Holland, before the “Fighting 59th” were the only Allied heavy artillery that crossed the Rhine River into Germany when they were selected to take part in the Battle of the Rhine and the attack on Bremen. Following the war, my grandfather returned to a more quiet life in Newfoundland as a fishing boat captain.

During the annual Remembrance Day services at the local school one year, an English teacher spoke about my grandfather. “Every year on this most special day he dons the blue beret and navy jacket adorned with medals – the recognition of his service, courage and bravery. He and his beloved wife make the journey down the hill to our school. When they arrive, faces wreathed in smiles, they bring a card with a beautiful and thoughtful message of thanks and a gift for our students.”

I joined the Royal Canadian Legion to honour my grandfather and to proudly stand next to him in our Legion uniforms at remembrance events. This is the second year I have participated in this race to remember him.

Donate to help Michael raise money for Remembrance Day Races’s fundraising campaign.

Remembrance Day Virtual Race – Michael Barbour: Fundraising Page

My Story…

Samuel Barbour served as a Gunner (GNR) in “A” Battery of the 59th (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment of Britain’s Royal Artillery during World War II. Along with his regiment, he fought through Belgium and into Holland, before the “Fighting 59th” were the only Allied heavy artillery that crossed the Rhine River into Germany when they were selected to take part in the Battle of the Rhine and the attack on Bremen. Following the war, my grandfather returned to a more quiet life in Newfoundland as a fishing boat captain.

During the annual Remembrance Day services at the local school one year, an English teacher spoke about my grandfather. “Every year on this most special day he dons the blue beret and navy jacket adorned with medals – the recognition of his service, courage and bravery. He and his beloved wife make the journey down the hill to our school. When they arrive, faces wreathed in smiles, they bring a card with a beautiful and thoughtful message of thanks and a gift for our students.”

I joined the Royal Canadian Legion to honour my grandfather and to proudly stand next to him in our Legion uniforms at remembrance events. This is the second year I have participated in this race to remember him.

Donate to help Michael raise money for Remembrance Day Races’s fundraising campaign.

One More Chance To Win Before Remembrance Day…

Likely the final update from this virtual event.


WE HAVE ONE MORE FLAG TO GIVE AWAY!
Register now and you will be eligible to win the give-away for the final Canadian Flag flown on Juno Beach in Normandy, France!
Don’t wait…final drawing for the flag is Tuesday, November 10!
THE SCAVENGER HUNT IS JUST GETTING STARTED!
There’s still plenty of time to complete the Remembrance Day Races Scavenger Hunt Contest and WIN! (Note: You can still complete your Scavenger Hunt after Remembrance Day!)
“Operation Scavenger Hunt”, the contest held in conjunction with the 2020 Remembrance Day Races, is in full swing. Just register for any one of the three Remembrance Day Races, complete the tasks from the Scavenger Hunt Checklist sometime over the next three weeks and send us your photos…Winners receive FREE Race Event Entries!
Not only will you receive one of the best-ever medals and race kits, but $10 from every entry goes directly to the Juno Beach Centre honoring those brave Canadians who served!
Visit vrpro.ca or VR PRO Races Facebook page for more information about the ‘Operation Scavenger Hunt’. Scroll down for complete Remembrance Day Race event details.
EVERYONE WHO HAS RECEIVED THE REMEMBRANCE DAY RACE KIT HAS SAID THE SAME THING…
“The Race Kit And This Medal Are Amazing!”
The Remembrance Day Races are Virtual Running & Walking Events to Benefit the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s Second World War Museum and Cultural Centre located in Normandy, France.
We Offer Three Historically Significant Distances:
StrongPoint 1500m, Juno Beach 8K, or Remembrance 21.1K
An event distance for everyone!
Each amazing virtual race kit includes an incredible, over-sized, commemorative medal, as well as a beautifully imprinted neck gaitor or mask, a Remembrance Day poppy, a Juno Beach D-Day souvenir map, a keepsake race bib, and more!
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[RD] Take part in our Scavenger Hunt!

Another reminder of this virtual Remembrance Day race.


TURN YOUR VIRTUAL RACE INTO A SCAVENGER HUNT!

We are so excited that you have registered for our Virtual Remembrance Day Race!  

Since this year’s race is virtual, we wanted to add some excitement to your Remembrance Day Race, which is why we have added a scavenger hunt contest. By completing the tasks on the scavenger hunt checklist you will be entered into a prize draw where you can win free races! (Note: You will have additional time beyond the race date to complete the Scavenger Hunt activities!)

Simply tag us in your photos of you completing the scavenger hunt task items…Winners will receive FREE Race Event Entries!

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