November 2018
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On Monday November 5th, the Rotary Club of Brampton held its annual Remembrance Day recognition to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. A reminder of those who did not survive the hostilities of war and to remind us of the rights, privileges and freedom we enjoy today.
Veterans know the price paid for our freedom and they want all Canadians to share in this understanding. They are passing the torch of remembrance to us, the people of Canada, to ensure that the memory of their efforts and sacrifices will not die with them, and that an appreciation of the values they fought for will live on in all Canadians.
Rotarian Jerome Dawson chaired the event which began with Denis Stephenson playing Canada on the piano followed by Trumpeter David Harmsworth who played the Last Post followed by two minutes of silence.
Jerome made a special acknowledgment to George “Potsy” Burrows a World War 11 veteran who was accompanied by his daughter Carol Jones. A special recognition to another one of our clubs distinguished guests William “Bill” Burrell who unfortunately was unable to join us today.
Jerome provided the club with some historical background information on Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) which is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
This day, specifically designated by King George V on 7 November 1919, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
Jerome spoke about those that have served, such as the Indigenous veterans and Black Canadians in uniform. National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated each year on June 21, while Aboriginal Veterans Day is commemorated on November 8. Indigenous people in Canada have reason to be proud of their wartime contributions. More than 7,000 First Nations members served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, and an unknown number of Inuit, Métis and other Indigenous people also participated. One Veterans group estimates that 12,000 Indigenous men and women served in the three wars.

Black Canadians in uniform is a proud tradition having a long history of service in uniform. Often having to overcome great challenges just to enlist in the military in earlier eras when our society was less inclusive, they persevered to make their mark. From the days before Canada was even a country of its own to the current efforts in Afghanistan, the sacrifices and achievements of Black Canadians have shone through.

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members are proud to serve Canada by defending its values, interests and sovereignty at home and abroad. They support freedom, democracy, the rule of law and human rights around the world.
Club members participated in the Remembrance Day meeting by reading poems to remind us of those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice and the need for us to remember and to wear a poppies. Other members shared powerful and meaningful stories of serving in the armed forces or that of their family.
Past President John Sanderson thanked members of our armed forces, special guests and to all those that participated in today’s meeting.

Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, 
as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, 
nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun 
and in the morning 
We will remember them.

Commitment to Remember

They were young, as we are young,
They served, giving freely of themselves.
To them, we pledge, amid the winds of time,
To carry their torch and never forget.
We will remember them
Pictured David Harmsworth and Potsy Burrows
Rotarians supporting Sparkle Spiel tonight in memory of Marilyn Brown
Rotaract Club of Brampton RED talk 
In 2018, the Rotaract Club has organized a number of training events.  The next and final RED Talk  is on Wednesday December 12.  Welcome to the last and final event of the RED Talk series. This talk is brought to you by Rotaract Club of Brampton and Police on Drug Education. With the legalization of cannabis, there are many changes that are happening all around us. If you are curious to find out the impact this has on our community and have questions, join this talk led by Constable Abbie Frape.
Over the last 15 years, Constable Frape has served in different areas of Peel Police such as The Neighborhood Policing Unit, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Youth Education and Emergency Support Service!  Join us on December 12th from 7 to 8 pm at LAB B! Sign up soon as there will be limited spots.  Rotarians are invited.  More details at: 
Rotary presents this year’s Santa Clause Parade
The Brampton Santa Claus Parade Committee, in partnership with the City of Brampton, is pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Brampton is the new Presenting Sponsor of Brampton’s Santa Claus Parade in 2018.
The Rotary Club of Brampton has been a regular sponsor and participant in the parade since the Brampton Board of Trade revived the annual event in 1986 and as a participant has produced some of the best entries over the years.
“Our members were looking for a way to ensure that the parade committee had the resources to annually bring bigger and better elements to the parade for the delight of children of all ages, “ says Club President Glenn Williams.“ We believe that by becoming the Presenting Sponsor we can achieve this.”
The agreement is for five years with the option to be extended.
The Brampton Board of Trade has been the Presenting Sponsor since 1986 and was the catalyst for reviving the event. “We would like to thank the Board of Trade for its many years of support. They have been a tremendous resource as the parade has grown over the last 30 plus years,” says Richard Beagle, President of the Brampton Santa Claus Parade Committee.
The Parade Operations Committee, led by Chair Barb Schembri and comprised of 100% volunteers, has worked hard to bring the most dynamic event possible to the main street of Brampton.
“We acknowledge the support of 407ETR as our platinum sponsor and the Downtown Brampton BIA, Tim Hortons and Mattamy Homes as Gold Sponsors. And without the countless volunteers and other sponsors the parade would not be the success that it is,“ says Beagle.
The Brampton Santa Claus Parade is held annually on the third Saturday in November, starting at 5pm sharp. The parade draws an average of 100,000 spectators making it the largest, single- day event in the Region of Peel.
For more information or to participate as a volunteer or sponsor
Contact the Parade Committee:
The Brampton Santa Claus Parade since being brought back to the Brampton Community has grown from a small town parade to the largest single- day event in the Region of Peel and the largest night Parade in Canada.  The Committee works year round to bring this stellar event to the citizens of Brampton.  Our goal is to put a smile on the childrens’ faces.
The Rotary Club of Brampton is an organization of business and professional leaders, who are united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Rotary Club of Brampton has been providing community service in Brampton since 1940.
Caption – Rotary Club of Brampton President Glenn Williams presents a cheque for $25,000  to Richard Beagle, President of the Brampton Santa Claus Parade Committee. The club has signed a five-year agreement to be the Presenting Sponsor of the annual Santa Claus Parade, Brampton’s largest annual event. From left Williams, Parade Chair Barb Schembri, Rotarian Brad Goodison and Richard Beagle.
After Rotarian Jacobson levied much deserved fines to offenders present and Past President Matt spoke  (encouraging all to attend the Grey Cup/Smokey and Bandit themed Movember fundraiser), Wendell reminded all about the Sparkle Spiel Curling fundraiser coming up. 
Quitterie our Exchange Student presented on her life, family and French culture. 
She shared that she was from the far north of France, almost on the border with Belgium. Although she is from small community called Arras the nearest city is Lille, just 15 minutes from the Belgian border. She outlined the historical background of her community noting that the area had been invaded many times since the 12th century affecting the region's culture, cuisine and architecture. She noted the Spanish influence of her town square and the Gothic and post Gothic influences. 
She shared that the most sacred of Canadian monuments was near by and that she proudly visited the WWI Vimy Memorial (depicted on the back of our $20 bill) just before she left for Canada. 
She introduced everyone to her friends and family including her two younger brothers, Dad, a historical car enthusiast, and her art and philosophy loving Mom. 
Quitterie, our exchange student from France, shared the details of her recent adventures and noted that she was participating in the Rotary Club of Bolton’s Haunted Hill Run fundraiser and encouraged all to participate.
After Wendell Brown was his usual very entertaining and observational Sergeant-at-Arms, the highlight of our meeting was a presentation by Andrea Peca from Peel Children’s Centre (PCC).  Andrea shared her deep passion for children and youth mental health, not just as a fundraising professional, but as a mom of 3 children.  She outlined the history and services of PCC from its founding in 1985 and its growth to current day where it now serves more than 4,300 children and youth per year (7,000 clinical treatments) and is now one of the largest CYMH agencies in Canada.  PCC offers individual and group counselling, school-based programs, respite, residential programs and walk-in counselling (Tangerine Walk-in Clinic for Children and Youth Mental Health).  The latter service is operated jointly with AYSP and Rapport Youth & Family Services.
Andrea also stressed the importance of early intervention as one in five children and youth will encounter a mental health challenge, usually before the 19th birthday. This would include about 80,000 youth in Peel yet only about 20% will get help. Undiagnosed mental health issues can have downstream effects (anxiety, depression and even suicide).   Suicide is the leading cause of non-accidental death for youth in Ontario
She outlined the continuing barriers for youth getting help, with stigma being the most common. PCC helps to reduce stigma by offering mobile crisis response, distance support and volunteer drivers. The lack of government funding is another key factor as Peel is the most underfunded region, on a per capita basis, in Ontario.
Andrea noted that is the rebranded one stop phone-in centralized intake for all CYMH in Peel (Rapport, AYSP, Nexus, PCC and both major hospital groups).
We can help by offering to volunteer, donate and sponsorship.  She noted the strong link between PCC and Rotary as the nearby PCC facility (Morgan House) is named after founding PCC Chair and past Rotary Club of Brampton President – Joe Morgan.
Rotary 7080  is looking to build a following on its Facebook page. The site will also be used to promote club activities and successes across the District. If you have not already please like the page by going here and hitting the Like button. While you are at it. our club has a page too and you can go here and Like it too.
Rotary international provides a convenient form for proposing a new member. Click here for a printable copy. In addition, our club requires a security check and that form can be obtained from Norm Bindon and then to John Mullen.

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