Burl-Oak Naval Veterans

Site: Halton Naval Veterans Hall

Contact Information
Website www.burloaknavalveterans.org
Primary Contact Mike Vencel, Parade Commander and Vice-Chairman; Phone: 905-639-7255; Email: mike.vencel@cogeco.ca
Alternate Contact Jim Holmes, Secretary; Phone: 289-237-2846; Email: greyghost213@gmail.com
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Halton Naval Veterans Hall
2444 Industrial St
Burlington, ON L7P 1A5
 
View Google Map
Intersection Guelph Line and Mountainside Dr
Mailing Address c/o Mike Vencel 
4500 Shane Court 
Burlington, ON L7L 5M6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Burloak Naval Veterans ; Navy Veterans Association
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Objective is to preserve Canadian naval traditions and encourage the observance of important dates in Canadian naval history by taking part in remembering those who died in the service of Canada.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1997
Primary Executive Fred Norman, Chairman; Phone: 905-332-3712
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Elections November
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Members attend schools in the area, telling students about their experiences during WW II, Korea and The Cold War 
 
Royal Canadian Naval Ships Memorial Monument 
Burl-Oak Naval Veterans was responsible for the erection of the monument, which faces the lake in Spencer Smith Park in downtown Burlington * monument honours the memory of the Canadian ships and sailors who served during the Second World War and is the only Canadian memorial that lists the names of all Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Merchant Navy ships involved in the Battle of the Atlantic (September 1939-May 1945) 
 
Annual Parades and Services: (see website for more details) 
At Royal Canadian Naval Ships Memorial Monument, Spencer Smith Park, Burlington: 
* Battle of The Atlantic commemoration: first Sunday in May 
* D-Day Parade 
* Dieppe and VJ Day Parade: held on the Sun before the Dieppe anniversary of August 19 
* Remembrance Day Sunrise Ceremony and Parade: November 11  
 
See website for other parades and scheduled events
Hours Weekly lunch: Wed 12 noon at Halton Naval Veterans Hall, 2444 Industrial St, Burlington * all naval veterans welcome (pay for own lunch)
Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)
Eligibility For luncheons: all naval veterans 
For full membership: Veterans of the RCN, RCNR, RNVR, RN, RNR, RNVR and those who served in the Royal Canadian Navy in the post war years
Application Online application form or contact Mike Vencel, Parade Commander
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Service Clubs ~ Veterans ; Veteran Membership Organizations

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