Thurs. November 9th. - David Macdonald - "Wounded Warriors"
David will be talking to us about the wounded warriors organization. Bio
Born in Toronto, David Macdonald enlisted in the Canadian Army in 2005 as an infantry soldier in the Royal Regiment of Canada. Having always wanted to serve overseas, in 2008 he fulfilled his dream and deployed on Task Force 3-08 Afghanistan. As a member of the Force Protection Platoon that provided security for vulnerable supply convoys, it was common for him to lead a team that cleared the roads ahead of the convoy, searching for Improvised Explosive Devices and Taliban ambushes. He also worked extensively with local Afghan tribal leaders and other Coalition forces to further secure the peace in the war torn country. On March 4, 2009 he was wounded when his vehicle was involved in a rollover while on patrol near Kandahar City. His injuries were extensive – broken pelvis and leg, broken ribs, crushed hand and traumatic brain injuries – which lead to coma and him having to be medically evacuated out of the country. Waking up in hospital in Germany with no memory of the incident and not being with the rest of his platoon was, if you ask him, far more traumatic than his physical injuries. Since coming home, he has dedicated his life to raise support for his military family. Starting as a volunteer brand ambassador for Wounded Warriors Canada, he has risen to the position of National Partnerships Director. In this role he manages 3rd Party Projects that raise money and support for veterans and further developing awareness for veteran and military family needs in Canada. He is a regular contributor in the media on issues facing veterans today and has been featured on Metro Morning, CBC News, CTV News, Dale Goldhawk and many more. He has also proved he is physically capable again by completing the Army Run Half Marathon twice in 2013 and 2014 and completing 3 Tough Mudder Challenges all in support of his injured and ill brothers and sisters who have, like him, served this nation bravely and with honour.
Thurs. November 23rd. - Brian J. Patterson - "Safe Winter Driving"
Brian will be talking to us about winter driving.
The Ontario Safety League was formed in 1913 by a group of business and community leaders in response to the increasing threats to public safety brought about by the automobile. The mission was to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and destruction on Ontario’s roads through public education and safety awareness.Today, the League is recognized as one of North America’s leading traffic safety organizations. It provides the general public with safety information and safety-based programs, including Elmer the Safety Elephant for children, and a range of innovative safety courses and services for the transportation industry.
Future general meetings for December 2017 are on Thurs. Dec. 7th.
Activities & Events
Coffee Club - Thursday Nov. 2nd., Nov. 16th. and Nov. 30th. Coffee / Breakfast at the Boathouse or the AirPark Café10:am on 50 Skyway Drive at the Guelph Airport This is an informal get together and all RCMC members are welcome.
Future Activities:Remembrance Day - Nov.11th. Meet at Sleeman Centre at 10am, optional lunch at Diana's at noon
Next Event: Christmas Luncheon - December 14th. 11:30 am Victoria Park Golf Club Details: Click Here
Contact for Events & Activities - Ray Biffis: email@example.com
Hiking Club - Ken Marchant
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