September 26, 2022
by Gord Sands KStG
It was a beautiful sunny Saturday September morning when 26 brave souls came out for our first ever Kamloops version of the “Canadian Walk for Veterans”
Included in our group were our Member of Parliament, Frank Caputo, His Worship, Mayor Ken Christian, city council member Bill Sarai, Provincial Legion President Craig Thompson, and local Legion President Daniel Martin.
We also had RCMP members, veterans, and community members join us along with the Kamloops Mounted Patrol attend.
It was a relaxing 3km walk around the park with plenty of friendly conversation.
A lot of conversation centered around the plight of veterans and those who bravely supported Canadians in various missions throughout the world, and the efforts to get them to a safe place.
We also had great local media coverage, with CFJC doing a pre-event interview. they also attended and walked with us. The local newspaper, Kamloops This Week also came out and covered the walk.
Being new to Kamloops I am so grateful for the support and assistance to the Legion #52 in making this event such a success.
It was an honour and privilege for me to represent both the Order of St George, The Canadian Walk for Veterans program, and True Patriot Love program.