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Waitn' for the weekend

11/8/2017 8:22:25 PM
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Anything to do on remberance day?

I know what everyone will say but that day is my birthday and I was wondering if anyone knew of any kind of activity or a thing I could do as well, just I do m6 device and I would like to something fun for m6 birthday. I know it's not the best day but o can't help what day I was born on. And just going to the mall and house cleaning has gotten boring....

 
 
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Deb1

11/8/2017 9:53:33 PM
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You can watch the Spelling Bee show at WMCA on Friday or Sat. It will be a fun way to celebrate your birthday. I have attached the poster here. Happy Birthday!

Brian

11/8/2017 10:05:29 PM
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spelling bee

didn't know they had spelling bee anymore  
now its to late for this year how do you get your child registered for next year

Deb1

11/8/2017 10:18:45 PM
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It is not a real spelling bee contest. It is a comedy show based on a story. It is a musical show.  
 
Edited by Deb1, 2017-11-08 22:19:21

goshdarn

11/8/2017 10:28:13 PM
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why not

just take in the remembrance day service at the Keystone for starters.  
 
it may not be the most fun thing to do on a birthday, but I'll bet you'll remember the occasion.  
 
strike up a conversation with a veteran who is sitting selling poppies at CT or Walmart or the mall. Explain that your birthday is Nov 11 and you wanted to do something a bit different. You might be surprised at the engagement you'll get from an older service personal. also a memorable occasion.  
 
Find a older person in a fast food joint that looks like he might have been in the service or maybe a street person that might have been in the war, and ask if you can buy them lunch. It's your birthday but you just want to make a difference.  
 
just a couple of different ideas.  
 
and for those of us that don't have birthdays on nov 11, the above is a challenge for us all to make a difference.

Giddyup

11/9/2017 6:36:09 AM
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wheat king game

There's always a wheat king game at the keystone on Remembrance Day

Kiwiyop

11/9/2017 8:33:12 AM
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It's...

My birthday too, I heard there's a band playing at the decker.

KenJ

11/9/2017 9:14:26 AM
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Tragically Hip fans

There's a Gord Downie/Tragically Hip show at the Double Decker Tavern - a group of local musicians paying tribute to Gord, should be a good singalong! Because it is Remembrance Day, poppies are encouraged and Canadian Forces members past and present pay no admission at the door.

Sarah99

11/9/2017 7:56:04 PM
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Edited by Sarah99, 2017-11-09 19:57:19

Sarah99

11/9/2017 7:57:34 PM
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vets

  
goshdarn said "just take in the remembrance day service at the Keystone for starters.  
 
it may not be the most fun thing to do on a birthday, but I'll bet you'll remember the occasion.  
 
strike up a conversation with a veteran who is sitting selling poppies at CT or Walmart or the mall. Explain that your birthday is Nov 11 and you wanted to do something a bit different. You might be surprised at the engagement you'll get from an older service personal. also a memorable occasion.  
 
Find a older person in a fast food joint that looks like he might have been in the service or maybe a street person that might have been in the war, and ask if you can buy them lunch. It's your birthday but you just want to make a difference.  
 
just a couple of different ideas.  
 
and for those of us that don't have birthdays on nov 11, the above is a challenge for us all to make a difference. "

Dont'' ask ppl about their service.  
 
Edited by Sarah99, 2017-11-09 20:00:03

Brenda..

11/9/2017 8:11:25 PM
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Sarah99

yes, ask vets about their service - they are proud to have served our country. They may have a sad story or a good one, but they like to talk about it. They like that you would be interested in what they did.

Sarah99

11/9/2017 8:48:47 PM
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nope

  
Brenda said "yes, ask vets about their service - they are proud to have served our country. They may have a sad story or a good one, but they like to talk about it. They like that you would be interested in what they did. "

Nope. Don''''t ask vets. It''''s like asking a random person on the street to tell you about their sexual assult/rape/violent childhood/ ect ect ect. Some things are appropriate stranger conversations (did you enjoy the service?) some aren''t (so tell me about all the people you killed/saw being killed). Personally, I'd like to avoid potentially triggering a ptsd flashback for a vet.... so don't even ask him what tours/wars he was in. Pleasantries unless/until they tell you - which they won't. War isn't a good time.  
 
Edited by Sarah99, 2017-11-09 20:54:42

Oryx

11/9/2017 8:49:08 PM
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I'm so sorry

  
goshdarn said "just take in the remembrance day service at the Keystone for starters.  
 
it may not be the most fun thing to do on a birthday, but I'll bet you'll remember the occasion.  
 
strike up a conversation with a veteran who is sitting selling poppies at CT or Walmart or the mall. Explain that your birthday is Nov 11 and you wanted to do something a bit different. You might be surprised at the engagement you'll get from an older service personal. also a memorable occasion.  
 
Find a older person in a fast food joint that looks like he might have been in the service or maybe a street person that might have been in the war, and ask if you can buy them lunch. It's your birthday but you just want to make a difference.  
 
just a couple of different ideas.  
 
and for those of us that don't have birthdays on nov 11, the above is a challenge for us all to make a difference. "

but once I read your post three times over I couldn't help but wonder how you can pick out an "older person in a fast food joint that looks like he might have been in the service or maybe a street person that might have been in the war"....so sorry but this isn't the movies.  
 
I have family currently in the service and so I am respectfully how you would seek out these people?  
 
Also, HB to the OP and you can do whatever you like on your Birthday... don't feel guilted to do one thing or another.

ken@ink

11/9/2017 10:23:57 PM
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Dec 2011
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Evans Theatre - Hyena Road 2pm Nov 11th- FREE

The Evans theatre is showing a FREE military movie in tribute to our veterans & CFB Shilo  
 
2pm Saturday ( 1 SHOW ONLY)  
HYENA ROAD  
Starring Paul Gross & filmed in part in Shilo  
 
This is a free screening brought to you by our board & volunteers at the Evans.  
 
Donations will be accepted for the LEGION POPPY FUND.  
 
100% of donations, you care to give, will be entirely directed to the LEGION POPPY FUND.  
 
Our FRI SAT & Sunday regular screeningS will also be war related.  
 
Concession: popcorn, drinks, licorice, & bars are still only $2 per item.... really!  
 
Special Screening  
HYENA ROAD (free to attend)  
Saturday Nov 11 Hyena Road  
Nov 11th at 2:00PM  
 
Concession: popcorn, drinks, licorice, & bars are still only $2 per item.... really!  
 
See MOVIES tab in e-brandon for more details & other upcoming movies.

Waitn' for the weekend

11/9/2017 10:28:58 PM
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Feb 2009
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Was a cadet

I actually was a sea cadet in my younger years so I spent also of time in senataff and of course selling poppies outside of stores so I know what it is for. I am reminded every year. Not only from my time in cadets and school but from parents who wanted to make sure I knew what my birthday ment.

Jana_89

11/9/2017 11:01:11 PM
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Oct 2009
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WWII Air Museum

The Commonwealth Air Museum has a free Open House that afternoon from 1-4pm. You can check out WWII aircraft and the RCAF Memorial Wall with the thousands of names of air personnel who lost their lives. It’s quite a sight to see.

Brenda..

11/10/2017 6:28:02 AM
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Talking to vets

  
Sarah99 said "
  
Brenda said "yes, ask vets about their service - they are proud to have served our country. They may have a sad story or a good one, but they like to talk about it. They like that you would be interested in what they did. "

Nope. Don''''t ask vets. It''''s like asking a random person on the street to tell you about their sexual assult/rape/violent childhood/ ect ect ect. Some things are appropriate stranger conversations (did you enjoy the service?) some aren''t (so tell me about all the people you killed/saw being killed). Personally, I'd like to avoid potentially triggering a ptsd flashback for a vet.... so don't even ask him what tours/wars he was in. Pleasantries unless/until they tell you - which they won't. War isn't a good time.  
 
Edited by Sarah99, 2017-11-09 20:54:42"

They enjoy talking about their experiences and their comrade soldiers who are still around. Of course you would never go up to someone randomly, but at one of the services, you strike up a conversation, they would be in uniform They are proud of how they went to war for Canada.  
 
I am very close to Shilo community and their vets,my father-in-law i:ncluded, They like to talk about it, with their  
old friends who are old military friends. They do talk about and like for you to ask questions. Although, young and terrible things happened, they stuck together and many a prank was pulled...they were proud.  
 
Some are widowed and with them going from base to base their children may not be close and they like to talk to someone.  
 
Edited by Brenda, 2017-11-10 06:36:30

MrDobalina

11/10/2017 7:35:24 AM
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Jun 2017
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I think he's had enough remembrance day birthdays

I think this guy is asking if there is anything ELSE to do. He's like a guy who's birthday is on Halloween or Christmas and is tired of being forced to observe holidays on his "SPECICAL DAY". He's not disrespectful to anyone and from his wording I think he was trying to avoid the exhausting arguments that start with the mere mention of Remembrance day.  
 
So...anything NON REMEMBRANCE DAY that you guys might know about going on November 11th?

Flutterby

11/10/2017 8:56:06 AM
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Sep 2007
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Either of birthday posters could do something winter-related outside...or maybe even get together to do something. It could be interesting. Sledding/snowshoeing/skiing,a fire & hot chocolate & cookies with friends or family? A sleigh ride? A hike in the Brandon Hills or elsewhere? Golfing is out this year. :D Just a few ideas.  
 
It sounds like it will be a warm day. I wish both of you a happy birthday! ;)

Kiwiyop

11/10/2017 8:59:31 AM
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Apr 2007
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Thank you!

wow, didn't expect birthday wishes, but I'm so thankful for them! Thanks again for the wishes I plan on having people over tonight, and working on the actual day.

Waitn' for the weekend

11/10/2017 3:59:55 PM
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Feb 2009
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Thanks for the bday wishes

Just want to say thanks for the bday wishes and I am a girl not a guy!


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