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Demand Change to the New Veterans Charter

Posted on Oct 30th, 2014

The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada is supporting the Royal Canadian Legion's letter campaign concerning with the response tabled by Government on 1 October 2014 to the 14 recommendations listed in the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA). We have all been advocating for improvements since the inception of…


Funeral and Burial Benefits Update

Posted on May 9th, 2013

The Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS) firmly stands behind the campaign for improved funeral and burial benefits for veterans... Read more…

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Were you once an Army Cadet?

Posted on Mar 12th, 2013

A call to all past Army Cadets, Can you attribute your personal or professional success to what you learned from the program? The Army Cadet League of Canada is interested in compiling accounts from individuals from across the country who have spent time in the Army Cadet program and have gone on to serve their community in the arts and…

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ANAVETS Elects Brian Phoenix as Dominion President

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013

ANAVETS is very happy to announce the election of Comrade Brian Phoenix as Dominion President.  The 52nd Biennial Dominion Convention of the association unanimously elected him to the position on October 8, 2014. To view President Phoenix full biography, CLICK…


ANAVETS 51st Dominion Convention

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013

Members from coast to coast gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba September 23-26, 2012 for the 51st Biennial Dominion Convention of The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS). The three day event was widely attended with delegates making policy decisions and determining the focus of their lobbying efforts on behalf of veterans and their…


Support for Helmets to Hardhats in Canada

Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney Reaffirms Harper Government's Support for Helmets to Hardhats in Canada WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 24, 2012) The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, attended a Gala tonight in support of the Helmets…


50th Biennial Convention

Posted on Jun 1st, 2011

Our 50th Biennial convention went off like clockwork, and from all reports, everyone had a good time. Stratford, of course will never be the same. In the photo above is shown our proud Comrades passing the reviewing stand. On the left, our special guest, actor, producer and now comedian Paul Gross being escorted by our Honorary President Comrade…


End of an Era

Posted on Jun 1st, 2010

On February 18, 2010, John "Jack" Babcock, Canada’s last WWI Veteran passed away. This event marks the “end of an era” in Canada’s history. Jack did not wish a state funeral, so it was decided to hold a national commemorative event honouring all of our WWI service men and woman and to pay tribute to their achievements. The ceremony was…


Honourary Life Membership – Mary McLeod

Posted on Jun 1st, 2010

Mary McLeod is shown receiving an Honourary Life Membership, on her retirement during their convention in April. Mary has been the BC Provincial Secretary for over 30 years. Shown are the newly elected members of the BC Command executive: From right to left: Immediate Past President: Bill Calvert, President: Shirley Aldridge,1st Vice President:…


News from our Units

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Prince Albert, SK ANAVETS Unit 222 Celebrates 80 years

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

Prince Albert ANAVETS Unit 222 was chartered in 1934. Our first president was W.J. Dobson, an employee with the C.N.R. Throughout the years we as an Unit have strived to maintain a strong community involvement. We are proud to serve our community and country. For our 80th year celebration we have invited our community to take part. Our…

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Orillia Unit 400 – National Day of Honour Celebration

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

Army Navy Air Force Veterans in Canada Unit 400 Orillia invited local Veterans to dinner May 9th to commemorate the end of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. They came from their homes, nursing homes; some from work in the community and at Base Borden. The National Day of Honour was also celebrated in Ottawa and across Canada to mark the end of…


ANAVETS Redevelopment Project

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012

In the late 1960s the Anavets Senior Citizens’ Housing Society constructed three buildings in North Vancouver to house veterans, their widows and other seniors in the community living on fixed incomes.  In 2010 those buildings, on separate parcels adjoining each other, were fast becoming outdated and in need of replacement. Quoting Society…

Far left – Angela Hourie (executive) Betty Roe (president) Kora-Lee Thornsteinson receiving the cheque and family members in attendance.

Chase the Ace – WINS BIG!

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012

The Portage la Prairie Unit #13 has been running a weekly draw called “Chase the Ace”. The game managed to run for 43 weeks and accumulate to a pot worth $18,235.00.  During this 43 week period we have had a very busy unit on Saturday afternoons.  As the pot got bigger and bigger the line ups at the door to come in also got longer and…

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Children’s Winter Fun Day – Lennoxville Unit #318

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012

Lennoxville Unit 318 recently held their annual Children’s Winter Fun Day, under beautiful, sunny skies on Sunday, February 26, 2012. We had a fair turn out for this traditional event, with around 24 kids, ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old, who showed up at the club to participate in this fun filled day of both indoor and outdoor games,…


New Flags for ANAF #377

Posted on Jun 8th, 2012

Mr Hsu presented The Army, Navy and Air Forces Veterans in Canada Martello Unit 377 with Canadian Flags to fly in front of the Unit. The flags were presented during Mr Hsu’s visit to the Unit at the Levee. Pictured left to right: Chris Carter Sgt @ Arms, Jack O’Brien President, Mr Ted Hsu, MP, Tom Burke 1st Vice President and Jim Pine 2nd…

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S. Vancouver Crime Prevention Donation

Posted on Jun 8th, 2009

Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans, Unit 26, located just south of the Kensington Cedar Cottage 41 Avenue border, presents their $406.00 donation to South Vancouver Community Crime Prevention Association, April 9, 2009. The South Vancouver Anavets Unit 26 organized a bottle and can recycle drive at their Fraser Street and 43 Avenue club house to…