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Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the war

in the Far East.

Veterans Affairs Canada is graciously participating as a co-host

in the weekend’s activities.



AUGUST 13 - 16, 2015




The commemoration will be held at the Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive. The Westin Hotel overlooks the Rideau Canal and is one of Ottawa’s most luxurious hotels.

Everyone must register to attend the commemoration – please complete the Registration and Dinner Choices form (PDF).

The 2015 fee for the convention is $175. This fee includes: Friday morning General Meeting; Friday afternoon Canadian War Museum entry fee and tea; Friday evening Dinner and Entertainment at the Dinner-Dance; Saturday two Commemorative Ceremonies, one at the Memorial Wall and one at the National War Memorial; Saturday evening Dinner and Entertainment at the Dinner-Gala; Sunday Farewell Continental Breakfast as well as entry to the Memorabilia Room and Hospitality Room Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

~ DEADLINE for REGISTRATION is JULY 25, July 31 2015 ~

~ DEADLINE for SPECIAL RATES at the WESTIN HOTEL is also JULY 25, 2015 ~


Here are some of the events we are planning:


Thursday ~

At the Westin Hotel:


Friday ~

At the Westin Hotel:


Saturday ~


Sunday ~




Memorabilia Room

As per previous conventions, a room will be set aside for a Memorabilia Exhibit, where registrants as well as the general public can view historical artifacts relating to the veterans experiences.

If there are any veterans or family members interested in bringing their photograph albums, scrapbooks or binders for display purposes, you may do so “at your own risk”.

As soon as possible (with details and space requirements), please contact:

Ron McGuire - Telephone: (613) 724-3223

485 Hillcrest Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2A 2M8



Hotel Accommodation

One hundred rooms have been reserved at the Westin Hotel for our commemoration. The Westin Hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, directly across from the National Arts Centre. The Westin Hotel is steps away from the National War Memorial, Rideau Canal, Ottawa Congress Centre, Parliament Buildings, Rideau Shopping Centre and the ByWard Market.

  • Following are the Special Commemoration Rates per night – these rates are valid for reservations made before July 25, 2015:

  • $149.00 – Single or Double Occupancy (plus tax)

  • $40.00 for each extra person sharing the room

  • Caregivers are expected to share the room with the Veteran except in special circumstances which are to be approved by Veterans Affairs Canada

  • When making your reservation, be sure to state the following code: Far East Commemoration

  • Two ways to book:

    • Telephone the hotel at: 1-888-627-8528 or

    • Book Online


  • There are a limited number of connecting rooms.

  • The Westin Hotel is wheelchair accessible.

  • If you are NOT able to keep your reservation, please contact the Westin Hotel, as room charges will be deducted from your credit card for cancellations without reasonable notice.

Website - www.thewestinottawa.com



From Highway 417

  • Exit the 417 highway at Nicholas Street via exit 118

  • Nicholas Street becomes Waller Street

  • Turn left onto Daly Avenue

  • Turn right into “The Westin Ottawa” driveway, directly before Colonel By Drive



~ If you have any questions or comments or would like more information

about the Commemoration to be held in August 2015 – please contact:

Derrill Henderson

Telephone -


Email -




To provide some clarification about what the appropriate style of dress is for each occasion we have put together the following guide. We have also indicated at which events military medals should be worn. Of course, please remember there is no mandatory dress code and your presence is welcome and valued at all events.

Fri. Aug. 14

Annual General Meeting

Officers & Regional Directors – Blues & Greys

General Members – Business Casual

Fri. Aug. 14

Dinner - Dance

Business Casual or as Desired

Veterans - Medals

Sat. Aug. 15

Memorial Services

Officers & Regional Directors – Blues & Greys

General Members – Business Casual

Veterans - Medals

Sat. Aug. 15

Dinner - Gala

Formal Wear

Veterans - Medals




Guided Tours of the Parliament Buildings

Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Double Decker Bus Tours