idea for the formation of a Heritage Unit was put forward as a
motion and approved in 1992. Many years passed and eventually
the Heritage Unit came into being.
2013, Corporations Canada was contacted for a Certificate of Continuence
under section 211 of the Canada Not For Profit Corporations Act.
At the same time a name change was requested and granted on the
10th of June 2013. We officially took over from KVA National on
the 27th of July 2013 in Brampton at the luncheon after the Wall
of Remembrance Ceremony.
in all new ventures there were a few "wrinkles" that
needed to be ironed out. We are getting closer to being fully
operational. All units within the Korea Veterans Association of
Canada, (Inc.) have become Units within the Heritage Unit. There
really haven't been a whole lot of changes to the way each Unit
operates. There are no longer any Regions and each province that
has any KVA units now has a Provincial Officer. The Provincial
Officers will assist the Executive in contacting units within
the provinces. The new by-laws have been approved and each unit
is in receipt of a copy.
website is being updated to reflect any changes. We hope to post
the President's Message and the Secretary's Update on a quarterly
basis. A Bulletin Board will be established to notify our members
of major events taking place. We have some original Heritage Unit
members who do not belong to any unit and therefore this will
provide a means to keep them informed about the major events taking
place or other pertinent information. Communication has always
been a problem within KVA and hopely this at least inform a greater
number of our comrades,
Heritage Unit has three categories of members, Lifetime Charter
Members (those who paid the $45.00 to belong to the Heritage Unit),
Ordinary members (all other members on the unit roles) and Honourary
members (selected as in the past - people who assist your unit
in carrying out various tasks that in some cases our members can
no longer do). If anyone wishes to still become a Lifetime Charter
Member all they have to do is send the $45.00 to Dave Davidson,
the Membership Chairman, and he will issue the special gold foil
A Notice of Death Certificate Is included as a PDF file. It is
important that you fill these out and send to the Membership Chairman.
This will allow him to maintain a more accurate Last Post file.
application form to become a Lifetime Charter Member of the Heritage
Unit is also included as a PDF file.