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Ottawa Race Day – Vimy Challenge

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    Me posing with the profile for Sgt. Norman Quick along Remembrance Row.
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    Remembrance Row - Sgt. Norman Quick, Combat Cameraman, Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit.
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    Over 20,000 participants were expected to participate in this years Army Run.
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    Mayor Watson takes the podium to support and cheer on this years participants.
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Today was race day in Ottawa for the Canada Army Run; In what turned out to be a beautiful day, over 20,000 converged on Laurier and Elgin Streets in Ottawa to participate in this unique military event. “More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is about Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie and community. It’s a chance for the troops to extend the military esprit de corps to Canadians and to thank them for their support. And, it’s an opportunity for Canadians to say thanks to the men and women who serve them in so many ways at home…

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Private Lewis Luke Currie was my Grandfather

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“Lewis Currie was my Dad’s father. Lewis’ mother died when he was eight, she died at the age of 31. They lived in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Lewis, his brother and three younger sisters were sent to different places because their father was unable [to take care of them]. Lewis was sent to the Antigonish Catholic organization, but ran away when he was 13. He found farm work in Enfield, Nova Scotia where he met my grandmother and had three children. They lived in a very small tarpaper shack; an old henhouse given to them by the owner of the farm. It caught fire some years later. Lewis and his friend…

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