In 2017, the Veterans Alliance of Canada Inc. was born when three Winnipeg-based Veterans got together to launch a non-profit organization to assist their fellow Veterans, with the proceeds going back into Manitoba’s Veteran community.
In only a few years, we have increased our membership and have donated thousands of dollars to local and distant organizations that are dedicated to assisting the Veteran community. We aim to continue to grow our organization’s reach to include Veterans beyond our main base in Winnipeg and Brandon, and we will of course continue to support Veterans in any way we can.
VAC is run by a board of directors. Our executive consists of:
Originally from Cape Breton, NS, Andy joined the Canadian Forces in the summer of 1981 and retired after 34 years of service. He had numerous deployments overseas with the United Nations, NATO, and the Canadian Forces, and has lived on many bases across Canada. He has made Winnipeg his home after being medically released from the military in 2015.
Patricia joined our team in 2018 and brings over three decades’ worth of administrative and accounting experience to our organization. She was medically released from the Canadian Armed Forces in 2017 after serving 33 years as a Warrant Officer, providing administration/financial support and of course serving as a soldier.
Originally from Bellevue, Saskatchewan, Greg joined the Canadian Forces in the fall of 1981 as a vehicle technician (mechanic) and retired after 25 years of service. He spent four years in Germany, had deployments in Bosnia (2.5 tours), and supported the war against terrorists in Afghanistan. After spending 19 out of 25 years in Winnipeg, he now considers Winnipeg his home.
Born and raised in northern Manitoba, Pam became involved with the mining industry and became a leader in the occupational health programs. After she met her husband, John, they decided to relocate to Winnipeg where she began working with the Veterans and learning about all the amazing uses of medical cannabis.