Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Port Colborne - Canadian Corps
Location: Niagara Region N 42 52.883 W 79 14.978
70 West Street, Port Colborne, in front of the meeting hall.
The Canadian Corps was originally formed to partially help the veterans of the Battle of Hong Kong. At one time there were hundreds of corps across Canada, but due to dwindling membership, there are now only seven remaining in Ontario. Here in Port Colborne, Unit 43 is growing strong and membership is up. Unit 43 is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, and this club is not only a social club for the old veterans, but welcomes new members and takes an active role in the community with several events. Six years ago the membership was struggling, and in 1988 the original clubhouse burned down and all artifacts were lost. The community group came back stronger than ever and is now flourishing.
Outside of their current meeting place, is a stone marker placed to recognize the major wars that Canada has participated in. Unit 43 also works closely with the Port Colborne Legion, to place flags on all veterans graves in the city.
WORLD WAR I
WORLD WAR II
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM