The Airborne Social Club of Edmonton will be hosting the 40th anniversary reunion (Western) of the Canadian Airborne Regiment during the period of 19-21 June 2008. The theme of the reunion will be


The Regiment has always enjoyed a special relationship with the city of Edmonton therefore, it would be befitting to once again relive and highlight those early years and at the same time honoring the full four decades that has passed since the formation of one of Canada’s finest Regiments.

Since the Regiment was removed from the order of battle under sensitive circumstances in 1995, it is incumbent on all of us to stay focused on the positive contributions that the Regiment made during its active years, especially, while it was garrisoned in Edmonton from 1968 to 1976. It was here that the Regiment was the proud recipient of its first Freedom of the City honors in 1976.

The members of the Airborne Social Club are hard at work to make this event an unforgettable venue. As the theme indicates the emphasis will be to celebrate the 40 years that have passed since the formation of the Regiment. Most if not all of the “originals” have passed or knocking on the doors of sixty years of life in the fast lane so come on out and enjoy the camaraderie of the AIRBORNE FAMILY.

It is understood that the Canadian Airborne Regiment Association (ARAC) is also planning a reunion most likely in the Petawawa area around the same time. Having a reunion in two locales will only enhance the celebration in that those who wish to take in both may do so. Those who cannot travel the great distances from the East to West may attend in their half of the country. Dates have been coordinated with ARAC to eliminate any conflict of dates.

Early details of the program are as follows:

19 June 2008

  • Pre-registration and happy hour

20 June 2008

  • Registration
  • Sky Hawk demonstration
  • Meet and Greet
  • BBQ
  • Evening entertainment and dance

21 June 20008

  • Mass Para Drop
  • Formal Parade
  • Dinner
  • Entertainment and Dance

We are looking forward to host all past members of the Regiment, members who were in support roles, current members of the regular force parachute companies, past and current members of the Canadian Parachute Centre and aircrews who provided airlift during the past forty years.

3 Responses to “Canadian Airborne Regiment Reunion 2008”

  1. on 17 Jul 2007 at 4:34 pmSheldon Quinn

    I would like to gather as much info as possible on this reuonion. My father was a jumper in the regiment as far back as the early 70’s( circa 1971). His name is Vernon Wong(coin number 0161). He has been a member of the “Bornewest Association” for the last number of years. He has not been able to gain any info. Can you forward any info on to me? It would be much appreciated. I am a member of 2PPCLI out here in Shilo. Thanks in advance.


  2. on 09 Oct 2007 at 7:14 pmKim Paton

    I know your dad in 2CDO if your dad was 2CDO in the early 70’s I worked with your dad.
    He was a good man if you wish to contact me you can at the email address above

  3. on 15 Dec 2007 at 10:06 amMarv Doney

    Is there a registration form that I can download for 08? Can someone help me out here? Thanks. With Respect. Marv Doney

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