Honouring our Veterans and Active Service Members

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers supports the efforts of our Canadian military who are, or have served our country, on the battlefield, keeping peace in other parts of the world, or in search and rescue missions here at home. Some of our members are currently serving with the Canadian Forces and many members of our union have family members that are currently serving or have served in the past. We would like to recognize these proud Canadians on Boilermaker.ca with this page.

Send a Message to the Troops

The men and women of the Canadian Forces have demonstrated time and again that they will rise to any challenge. Let your Canadian Forces members know you appreciate their service by sending a message.

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Lest We Forget...

November 11 - Lest We Forget
Sack Lunches - unknown author
The Final Inspection - unknown author
Remembrance Day is Coming!
Salute to a Brave and Modest Nation
When a Soldier Comes Home
Red Shirt Campaign
The Canadian Military - unknown author

191 & 580 members speak about their role in working on behalf of the troops

"We have a bond with the troops; everything we do is for the people who protect our way of life."
- Grant Denluck, Local 191

"The members of 191 have a dedication to the people who are on the front line."
- Larry Jervis, Local 191

"I have friends who have served in Afghanistan; I have a personal touch with the work we do."
- Derek Inouye, Local 191

"It is honour to work for Canada's world class military, this is important work."
- Raymond LeBlanc, Local 580

"The members of 580 have pride about the work we do for the troops."
- Mike Jessome, Local 580

"Members of 580 build a memorial to the troops that have given their lives serving in Afghanistan, we will never forget."
- Steve Sweeney, Local 580



These documents are articles of interest concerning our veterans and troops. They are comprised of emails and other forms of communication provided to us by members, friends and other sources and are intended to provide awareness. The original source of these documents is unknown unless stated in the document. If you have any concerns/comments regarding these documents or the posting of these documents, please email the webmaster (webmaster@boilermaker.ca.)