One of Vimy Oaks Now Planted in Chatham

An oak sapling planted on the front lawn of the Colonel E.M. Ansell Armoury in Chatham may not yet catch the eye of many a passerby. But, the thin, fragile stick, which will someday become a mighty oak tree, has a connection to a battle fought a century ago that is credited for the birth […]

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National IODE President at Cenotaph Vigil

The 150-hour vigil at the Chatham cenotaph attracted the national president of the IODE to the downtown area Tuesday to participate in the ongoing ceremony with members from the four local chapters of the organization. Bonnie Rees drove from Waterloo Region to be part of the C-K Keeping 150 vigil, which is being held over […]

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Few Late-Night Shifts Could Use More Volunteers

Rev. Mark Sceviour had a gut feeling people wanted a way to show their patriotic pride and it appears a 150-hour vigil being held at Chatham’s cenotaph is proof of that. The vigil, which began on Sunday at 6 p.m. and will last until just prior to Saturday’s Remembrance Day Ceremony at the cenotaph has […]

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HISTORIC PHOTO COMES HOME TO PETROLIA

History buff Jerry Hind like to find historic artifacts at home. The Chatham man is curating a project called Gathering Our Heroes – an effort to have a record and photos of the estimated 11,000 in Chatham-Kent who enlisted in the world wars. But every so often, Hind comes across a photo without a home […]

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Gathering Our Heroes website recognized

The Chatham-Kent Museum, Jerry Hind of The Search Goes On, A. Thiel Marketing, and IODE Kent Regiment Chapter will be recognized for their contribution to the Gathering Our Heroes website project. Please join these groups on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Chatham Cultural Centre, Studio One, at 2:00 p.m. for the presentation of the […]

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IODE 100TH ANNIVERSARY

The Kent Regiment Chapter, Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) members are pleased to announce their 100th anniversary as an IODE chapter. We are the oldest IODE chapter in Chatham-Kent. On April 13, 1913, the 24th Kent Regiment Chapter IODE was formed at the request of the Commanding Officer of the 24th Kent Regiment, […]

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IODE Veterans’ Project Getting Major Technological Boost

Chatham This Week, July 18, 2012 — By: Karen Robinet Chatham-Kent’s First and Second World War veterans will be honoured in perpetuity thanks to a website being created in their honour. The Kent Regiment Chapter IODE has received $25,000 in federal funding, which will be used to digitize its Remembrance Books as part of a […]

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Project Salutes Area Veterans

Chatham Daily News, July 7, 2012 — By: Bob Boughner Gathering Our Heroes! That’s the name of a research project to locate the names of veterans from Chatham-Kent who served in Canada’s fighting forces in the First and Second World Wars. Local historian jerry Hind has already recorded the names of more than 10,000 veterans […]

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Media Release: New Website – Gathering Our Heroes

The Kent Regiment Chapter IODE members are pleased to announce the development of a new website entitled “Gathering Our Heroes” which will include the citizens of Kent County who served in World Wars I and II. A grant of $25,000 received from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program will enable the Chapter […]

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