It's only 4 1/2 months, as of the end of June, until we fly off on the Battlefields Tour and all is on track for an excellent trip. Here are a few updates as the summer begins:
1) 41 Bricks and 26 Replicas have been ordered from the Juno Beach Centre as of June 20th - these Bricks will be engraved and mounted on a Kiosk at the Centre in Normandy over the summer. They will be mounted together as a group under the title of Centre Dufferin DHS Battlefields 2011. For parents who wrote cheques of $250 - $275 for these Bricks, you will see those cheques cashed in the next 2 weeks. Our apologies for the length of time to get these ordered, but much time was spent verifying information provided for the Bricks....and a Postal strike didn't help!
2) We are VERY excited to welcome the Cpl. Wayne Strudwick of Orangeville as our 'honoured veteran' on our Tour. Cpl. Strudwick (a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict) is being sponsored by the DCMA. He will be getting to know the students in the fall.
3) Please ensure that the invitation you received for your veteran/veteran's family to the Sept 18th reception at the DCMA is delivered soon - confirm your veteran's attendance with Marilyn at the DCMA by the end of August.
The flight ticketing has been completed but we are still working on the Airport surcharge in an attempt to lower the $550 cost quoted. As a result, the amount owed by each participant is still at this time the $1545.00 quoted. Please check back during the summer to see what the firm final price will be - this amount is due in full by Sept 30th and represents your FINAL BALANCE.
Many thanks to all of you for the hard work fundraising and researching - have a splendid summer break! Please contact me if you have any questions (email@example.com)