THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S

HORSE GUARDS ASSOCIATION

The Governor General's Horse Guards Association is open to all current serving and former members of the Governor General's Horse Guards Regiment, and friends of the Regiment. The Association provides all members of the Regimental Family with an ongoing connection to old friends and current Regimental activities. Throughout the year, the Association hosts several social events, aimed at promoting camaraderie among its members and the serving members of the Regiment.

KING FAMILY - GGHG BURSARY

Sergeant (Ret'd) Malcolm King

The GGHG Cavalry and Historical Society is again pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the “King Family - GGHG Bursary”. Two Bursaries of $2,500 are awarded annually thanks to a generous donation made on behalf of the King family. This donation is to recognize the service contribution of both Sgt (Retired) Malcolm King, and his father, Squadron Leader, Ralph G.B. King who saw service in World War II with the RAF and later joined the RCAF. The bursary is intended to help members of the Regiment or their immediate family members to partially finance their post-secondary education.

For all the details and and to downlead the Application Form Click here

Application Due Date: May 31st, 2021

Award Date: July 31st, 2021

Notice of
Annual General Meeting 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of
THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S HORSE GUARDS ASSOCIATION
Will be held as follows

DATE: Sunday May 30, 2021
TIME: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time - Toronto
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD


For the 2021 GGHG Association AGM, we are asking you to pre-register before the meeting. The pre-registration process will assist us in ensuring that enough eligible voting members will be attending.

Please CLICK HERE to pre-register your attendance at the 2021 GGHG Association virtual AGM no later than Wednesday May 26, 2021.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual AGM closer to the meeting date.

All GGHG Association Members, Associates and other interested individuals are welcome to register for and attend the Annual General Meeting However, only Members-in-good-standing may vote on any motions tabled at the AGM. Upon registration, your membership status as of May 30, 2021, will be confirmed and you will be contacted if necessary, regarding renewal or your eligibility to vote.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

This is also an opportunity for anyone wishing to contribute to the Association either as a volunteer or a member of the Board. If interested, please contact Craig Anhorn at craig.anhorn@gmail.com or CLICK HERE

2018

Sgt Adam English

2020

Pte James Saint-Fleur

2019

Pte Neriah Ramdass

2020

Cpl Alexander Fleming

Congratulations
Winners of the Junior Ranks Bursary

In 2018 the Association, in collaboration with the Cavalry and Historical Society, established a $1,000 Bursary to support our current Junior Ranks. Beyond the usual academic criteria, we are looking for members of the Regiment who are navigating life as both a student and a soldier. Successful candidates will be:

  • currently enrolled at an accredited post secondary institution with a good academic standing,

  • completed at least 1 full year of service in the Regiment,

  • good attendance on parade nights and during weekend training exercises,

  • achieved a high pass on all military advancement courses, and

  • a role model for other soldiers.


Winners to date are:

2018 Sgt Adam English (then MCpl)

2019 Pte Neriah Ramdass

2020 Pte James Saint-Fleur and Cpl Alexander Fleming (award split)

A look at the adventures of Trooper Edward Arthur Stafford who celebrated his 100th birthday on January 31, 2021.

GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY & MEMORIAL

Photo exhibition The Faces of Groesbeek, organized by Faces to Graves at the Canadian War Cemetery

MONICA STAFFORD PASSES AT 93
1928 - 2021

STAFFORD, Monica Mary (nee BOURNE) Passed away peacefully, on April 8, 2021, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of Edward Arthur Stafford for 62 years and loving mother to Andre Stafford (Joy-Anne), Denise Thompson (David), Donna McGarrett (Murray) and Jacklyn Stafford (Jonathan Peck). She cherished her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was the oldest of 10 siblings, predeceased by Peter (Theresa), Doreen (Aubrey), Donald (Barbara) and Bernard (Barbara). Survived by Irene (Curtis predeceased), Robert (Margaret), Noel (Diane), Norman (Joan) and Cathy (Terry predeceased). The family wishes to thank the staff at Kingsway Revera and LIHN for their care and concern for Monica during her declining health. Due to COVID-19, the family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. In memory of Monica, we would appreciate donations to a food bank of your choice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (where she worked for a period of time). Monica enjoyed her life with Ed, especially at family functions and their retirement years in Florida. Online condolences can be made through Turner and Porter at: www.turnerporter.ca

LCol Carl Gauthier, MMM, CD, Director, Honours & Recognition at the Department of National Defence describes the history of the Canadian Military Honours and Recognition system.

REGIMENTAL TIES
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

GGHG Regimental Tie now in stock.
$30.00 + $5.00 Shipping

Call: (416) 566-0398 or Email.

Payment by cheque or Interac e-Transfer to:

ghgassociation@gmail.com