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Our Roots

The idea of the sons and daughters forming a group to assist the Hong Kong Veterans Association (HKVA) first surfaced at the 1993 National Convention in Dorval QC. This idea was based on the concern that HKVA members were beginning to struggle due to advancing age and increasing health problems, having less energy to fulfill their association's aims. The result was a proposal which was was presented and accepted by the HKVA National Executive in 1995. (More...)

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate all Canadians on the role of Canada's soldiers in the Battle of Hong Kong and on the effects of the internment of the battle’s survivors on both the soldiers and their families. We also assist in the support and welfare of Hong Kong veterans and their widows.

(Ratified at the Board of Directors Meeting of 25 May 2006 and by the members present at the General Meeting - Calgary - Aug '07)

Goals

  1. Maintaining personal contact with the Veterans and widows to establish the state of their well-being,
  2. Advocating on behalf of the Veterans and widows to Veterans Affairs Canada and other relevant agencies,
  3. Promoting the study of the Battle of Hong Kong and its aftermath in schools across Canada,
  4. Developing materials and training Association members to tell the “Hong Kong story” publicly,
  5. Finding opportunities for and developing partnerships with other organizations which can further the aims of the Association,
  6. Maintaining a web site for the use of Association members and others which provides a repository of information about the Battle, the incarceration of Canadians, activities of the Association and other information which would be useful to interested parties, and
  7. Participating in memorial services commemorating Canada’s war veterans and laying of wreaths to the memory of the fallen

(Ratified at the Board of Directors Meeting of 22 June 2006 and, with minor amendments, by the members present at the General Meeting - Calgary - Aug '07)