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Experiencing War & Conflict
How Veterans Survive

In this course we will have the rare opportunity to listen and to learn from the personal experiences of two of Canada’s veterans.
We will join them as they recount experiences in both Afghanistan and in Kosovo.
The reality of keeping the peace is heavily underlined by danger, fear and often injury and death.
Learn what it is like to face danger as a routine part of your job.
Emotions from fear to elation can be triggered by an opponent’s rifle pointed at you.
Join us while we honour the courage of two of our uniformed veterans.

Class Size: Max. 50

We are very proud to bring you the 1st of 4 courses which are designed to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by our local Canadian Veterans. This program is offered with thanks to VAC and their Commemorative Partnership Program – Community Engagement Funding

SPECIAL NOTE: Refreshments will be provided.

Monday 9:00am – 12:00pm October 21

LOCATION: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594, 5030 Howard Avenue

COURSE FEE: FREE with ElderCollege Membership and with thanks to
grant funding received from Veterans Affairs Canada

Instructors: Michael Akpata & Peter Berry Course Manager: Lloyd Brown-John


Michael retired from the Canadian Armed Forces primary reserve with 26 years of service. In 2007, he served in Afghanistan with 2nd battalion Royal Canadian Regiment where he received both the Taskforce Commander’s Commendation, and the Area Commander’s Commendation. Mike stays active with veteran’s issues and is currently involved with the Operation Stress Injury support group, as well as the Royal Canadian Legion. In 2014 Mike ran and was elected to the position of Councillor for the Town of LaSalle.

Peter is the Harbour Master/ Director of Operation of Windsor Port Authority and the Chair of the St. John’s Church Veteran’s Heritage Committee. He served in a peacekeeping law enforcement capacity during the Balkan Wars in the Former Yugoslavia as a border patrol officer/ investigator serving under Canadian Border Services Agency.

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