Lady's and Gentlemen, For Widest possible distribution. The attached article from Esprit de Corps magazine is a tribute to One of our own- Billy Willbond. ICROSS Canada Founder and a Great Canadian !
This Seasons CAV/VAC AGM in Summerside PEI is Historic in many ways . Every National AGM from our first to now have Combined our CAV Energies alongside ICROSS Fundraising. Our Canadian Forces prove every day that 'Charity begins at Home but finishes wherever need is found '. Not a Single mission our Military has tackled has missed the needs found in the community 'next door' here in Canada- or the 'village next door ' when we 're overseas!
Our CAV/VAC Fundraising in the name of ICROSS has helped our Organization and Billys to Save countless lives in Africa , Madagascar , Haiti and many of the worlds poorest troubled places . Our purchase of a Blood Analysis machine and an Xray machine through ICROSS in Malawi and Kigali Africa have saved, and Continue to save lives in that 80% HIV infected region!
In addition, with Billys guidance CAV funds have provided an entire community in Kenya with fresh water through a new well , pasture and goats and gardens allowing dozens of woman the freedom to Live in peace and Security!
Our CAV Family has been recognized with "ICROSS Humanitarian of the Year Awards " twice for our Lifesaving support to the Worlds poorest of the poor. A distinct Honour recognized World wide- an Honour no other Riding Veteran based organization has received.
We Take Great Pride in our Association, Direct Support and Respect of Our CAV /VAC Comrade Billy Willbond !! This summer in PEI as our members, Formation Exec 's and National Hq staff gather, due to serious health issues- Billy will not be by our sides , as he has for the last 6 years, Lew 'Mac' MacKenzie for 3 years before him- But we Will Keep Billy Willbond and ICROSS in our Thoughts as Always !
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