|By Jo Anne Malpass
“During times of war, individual acts of heroism occur frequently; only a few are ever recorded and receive official recognition. By remembering all who have served, we recognize their willingly-endured hardships and fears, taken upon themselves so that we could live in peace.” – Veterans Affairs Canada.
One of our North Shuswap veterans, Brian Knipstrom of Scotch Creek, served our country in several uniforms over the course of 50 years.
He first put on a uniform, as a child in 1965, when he joined the Navy League and Sea Cadets. From there he joined the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in New Westminster, a youth program administered by the Canadian Armed Forces and funded through the Department of National Defence.
In 1969, he realized he needed some direction in his life, so he made the decision to join the Canadian Armed Forces and served with the Royal Westminster Regiment based in New Westminster, BC. He also served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI).
……Read more on the front page of this issue of the Kicker
In other news….
- Constructive Meetings at UBCM – pg. 11
- Health Fair Showcases Local Services - pg. 17
- Talking Rock Golf Pro Named Professional of the Year – pg. 21
- Shuswap Community Foundation – Investing in the North Shuswap – pg. 24
- Murder Mystery at Quaaout – Nov 10 to 19
- Lions Club Open House Nov 23
- North Shuswap Annual Friendship Diner Nov 25
- Christmas Market at NS Community Hall Dec 2
- Chase Country Christmas Kicks off Dec 1
- North Shuswap Christmas parade Dec 8
- NS Lions Kids Party and Kicker Colouring Contest Dec 10
……Read more calendar of events on page 47
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