November 11th, 2019
(please note that our new venue, the RA Park Officers' Mess, does not offer meal service ... the bar will be open though!)
It's important that we learn from our history, that we recall the "big picture". But, how often to we ever pause to think about the humanity of service; the individual people that embody the value of service that we so admire? That's what this show will be all about.
Come to the RA Park Officers' Mess on November the 11th for some real inspiration. You'll wish every day was a momondays.
November 11th, 2019
It's that time of year again to remember. I don't mean stand in the cold, lay a wreath and go through a ritual by rote. I mean remember! That's what this show will be all about as we share some stories about real people; the individual sacrifices that are made from a deeply personal perspective.
First up will be Joanna Butler. She's an incredibly talented woman who's written a song that embodies what this day is all about. You can get a preview of her talent from her Youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxC7a5IidUs, but I'm positive you'll want to hear her live.
Next up is Tim Brodie! He'll be sharing some stories about the fellows who served in 436 Squadron during the Burma campaign in the Second World War. As a past member of that Squadron, he had a chance to walk the halls of the hangar with these heroes and he's got a particular story to share about the Brick Bomber ... the only recorded kill of an enemy aircraft by a Transport Squadron with a brick!
After Tim will be Darrel MacDonald. He's a past member of the Princess Louise Fusiliers whose career was cut short as a result of a debilitating accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. It might have taken him out of service, but it didn't take him out of action. He has a story to share about his project to see a PLF hero memorialized in Halifax.
After Darrel will be Barry Pitcher. Barry exemplifies the term "service". He's the Commanding Officer of the Princess Louise Fusiliers, and he's a serving officer in the RCMP! You won't want to miss the message he has to share.
Closing the night we'll see if we can get Joanna to take the stage one more time to send us off with smiles and laughter. Remembrance isn't all about sadness and sorrow!
It’s going to be an incredible evening of magic, connection and, above all, love.
What a night. Come on out and socialize with all kinds of wonderful people in a fun, positive environment. Put in your own speaker application to speak at the next show… or grab some friends and get your fix of heart, humour and happiness.
Come down to the RA Park Officers' Mess on November the 11th, 2019. You'll wish every day was a momondays.
Tim retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2012 as an HR Officer with a speciality in Dispute Resolution and team-building. He has also experienced a broad spectrum of work environments, having served in operational squadrons across Canada and in United Nations missions overseas. In recognition of his achievements, in 2008 he was inducted into the Order of Military Merit by then Governor General, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
After retirement from the RCAF he was invited to come and work with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada’s Atlantic Region where he replicated his successes from the military environment in the community of policing and public service. With almost five years’ experience in that arena he retired and now works as a contractor, delivering training and services in a broad spectrum of first responder and security sector environments.
However, no matter where he’s worked, the common experience he’s witnessed our universal love of stories. That’s what drew him to the momondays experience, especially in Halifax … a city renowned for its traditional love of tall tales and community yarns.
RA Park Officers' Mess
1575 Queen Street Halifax, Nova Scotia