Korea Veterans Association of Canada Heritage Unit Ontario Newsletter

Korea Veterans Association of Canada
Heritage Unit
Ontario Newsletter
November 1st. 2014
We would like to welcome Mr. Kang, Jeong-sik who has been
appointed as the new Consul General for the Republic of
Korea in Toronto.
Consul General Kang arrived in Toronto on October 15th and
attended the Unit 71- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
annual luncheon on October 16th where he presented the
Ambassador of Peace Medal to some of the Korean Veterans
who are resident at the Hospital
Consul General Kang Jeong-sik
Date of Birth February 28th 1962
Marital Status. Married with two sons
Feb. 1986 B.A in International Relations, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
July. 1991 M.Phil. in International Relations, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK
Career to date
Apr. 1987 Passed High Diplomatic Service Examination
Jun. 1987 Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Jun. 1992 Consul, Korean Consulate General in Chicago, IL, USA
Jun. 1994 Second Secretary, Korean Embassy in the Republic of Indonesia
Jun. 2000 First Secretary, Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York USA
Aug 2003 Assistant Secretary, Office of the President
Mar 2004 Director, Cultural Cooperation Division, Cultural Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Trade. (MOFAT)
Dec 2004 Director, Security Policy Division, Policy Planning Bureau (MOFAT)
Jun 2006 Consul, Korean Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada
Jun 2009 Minister-Counsellor, Koreab Embassy in the Republic of India
Jan. 2011 Deputy Director-General, International Organizations Bureau (MOFAT)
May 2013 Director- General for International Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dec. 2012 Service Merit Medal
We hope that Consul General Kang and his family enjoy their stay in Ontario for the next three
100 Years Young
Rev. Donald Howson
Photo from CHEX TV Peterborough
Former Major, Rev. Donald Howson, celebrated his 100th birthday last month, a long time
member of Unit 8 , Peterborough, that recently amalgamated with Unit 71 in Lindsay.
We send our heartiest congratulations to Don,
Don served with the Royal Canadian Chaplains Corps in Korea
From the Memory Project
The Memory Project encourages Korea Veterans to share their stories through interviews with
our historians. Please contact the Memory Project at 1 866 701 1867 or at
[email protected]
From Westjet Guest Relations
Our Canadian Armed Forces members and retirees can take up to three or four pieces of
checked baggage at no additional cost on business or pleasure depending on the type of
aircraft we are flying between two destinations (except Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago where
there is a maximum of two bags) Although we will be charging a $25.00 bag first fee at the end
of October, this will be waived for our Canadian Armed Fores and retirees
Please note that overweight fees will apply if your bags are over 23 Kilos (50 lbs) and 157 cm.
(62 inches)
Please provide Military Identification during the check-in process to ensure these fees are
Thank you for your continued support of Westjet and we look forward to welcoming you on
aboard in the future
Kind Regards
Carine, Guest Relations, Westjet
Overseas Veterans can take advantage of this offer by presenting their military discharge
papers at check in. More information can be supplied by customer service at 1-877-952-4696
Upcoming Events
November 10th 2014
Annual turn to Busan event
Hosted by Unit 7 Ottawa
Details will be made available later
Contact Bill Black at [email protected]
Turn to Busan
Hosted by unit 29 Windsor Ontario
Branch 255 Royal Canadian Legion
5645 Wyandotte Street East Windsor
Commencing at 9:00 pm
Details from Peter Remendok at [email protected]
or Joe Johnston [email protected]
November 11th 2013
Remembrance Day Service
Unit 23 Brampton will be hosting their annual service
At The National Korea War Memorial
Meadowvale Cemetery Brampton
Roll of Honour
.Unit 7 National Capital Unit
John Cain PPCLI died October 6th 2014
Unit 19 Sudbury
Randolph Watts RCR died October 13th 2014
Unit 71 Kawartha Lakes Region
Thomas Nicholson RCHA died October 6th 2014
On the Lighter Side
Same but different”
A retired military mechanic is removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when
he spots a well know heart surgeon in his shop. The mechanic shouts across the garage, “Hey Doc,
can I ask you a question?” Surprised the Doc walks over
The mechanic straightens up, wipes his hands on a rag and asks “So Doc, look at this engine. I
open its heart, take valves out, fix them, put them back in and when I finish, it works just like new.
So how come a get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are
basically doing the same work?”
The surgeon pauses, smiles, leans over and whispers to the mechanic. “Try doing it with the engine
Army Issue
Fifty one years ago Herman James was drafted into the army
On his first day, the army issued him with a comb. That afternoon the army barber shaved off all his
On his second day, the army issued him with a tooth brush. That afternoon the army dentist yanked
out seven teeth.
On the third day the army issued him a jock strap
The army is still looking for him
Taken from best Military jokes.