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New Horizons

Lynda Coyne, Ken Jensen, Lynn Romagnoli, Gordon Greavette, Bernard Brohman

The meeting of New Horizons took place on Thursday, November 14th at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre at 10 a.m. Guest speaker was Gordon Greavette, Ph.D. in Canadian History and International Relations. His topic was Canada and Peace Keeping – Past, Present and Future.

Peacekeeping is not a soldier’s job but a soldier does it. They know the ravages of war and willing to place their lives in jeopardy. They are competent warriors. They are Canadian’s employed with an “iron fist in a velvet glove”.

He presented a video and spoke on the 4 types of UN Peace Keeping missions. Early observation in 1947-1956.  The Pearson Armed Peace Keeping Mission 1956-1989, the Post Cold War Mission (for Canada) 1989-1995 and future Peace Keeping Mission present to – (technology supported). There are 142 personnel around the world. He also spoke on UN Cyberwarfare, Digital Blue Helmets, Components of Canadian Peace Keeping Myths and that they are primarily a peacekeeping force.

The Canadian forces have participated in every UN mission to date and he also spoke on the many medals he has received.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, December 12th at 10 a.m. at the Maryhill Heritage Park Community Centre. Admission is $2. Guest speaker is Edward Denyer, Coffee enthusiast from ECO Café in St. Jacobs and his topic is “Nothing Makes Sense Before Coffee”. He plans to bring fair-trade coffee for purchase – ideal for Christmas giving. These meetings are open to everyone.

For additional information contact Joan Haid at (519) 648-2742 or by email at jehaid@netflash.net

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