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Sergeant (ret’d) Susan Kruzel

Veteran’s artwork provides seascape escape

Peter Mallet, Staff Writer — After recently launching her Pacific Seascapes exhibit at Gallery Splash in Esquimalt, painter Sergeant (ret’d) Susan Kruzel admits she is swimming in her art, literally. As patrons at a nearby coffee shop exit into the lobby, they appear drawn to her paintings. As an artist, Kruzel takes extreme gratification in this. […]

Indigenous Veteran Honoured by Medal Presentation

Indigenous Veteran Honoured by Medal Presentation

  Peter Mallett Staff Writer  — A Canadian Armed Forces veteran is the proud first recipient of a medal commemorating the iconic Second World War battleship USS Arizona and its crew. Lance Corporal (retired) Welby ‘Ike’ Isaacs was presented with the USS Arizona Medal of Freedom during an unveiling ceremony on June 23 at Natural Resources Canada […]

Forces members can unite with veterans

Forces members can unite with veterans

MS Brandon Ensom sees no better way to understand military history than to sit with a veteran and hear their service stories. The Lodge at Broadmead, home to many aging veterans, is the stage for those oral recollections to unfold.   The sailor discovered the place two years ago when he accompanied Rear-Admiral Bill Truelove […]

Veteran treks across Canada on horseback to raise awareness

Veteran treks across Canada on horseback to raise awareness

            Today, Paul Nichols will mount his horse Zoe on the steps of Victoria’s legislature and begin his first day riding across Canada. Nichols, a retired Corporal who served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, and his wife Terry, have created the “Ride Across Canada” campaign to bring to […]