About Us

Our Purpose

The Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation is proud to be building Canada’s very first memorial in a national park so that we may all Honour Canadian War Dead – Wherever They May Lie

The time is now to give back to Our Fallen for all of the sacrifices they made that continue to keep Canada a very prosperous, secure and peaceful nation. This memorial also affords us the wonderful opportunity and unique privilege of being a part of the single largest 150th anniversary commemoration project, which is currently being planned for July 1st, 2017.


Leadership & Staff

Honourary Vice Chair

Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin, K.C.B., C.B.E.
President Royal British Legion Scotland
Chairman of the Black Watch Museum Trust
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Ambassadors / Ambassadeur

Major-General (Ret’d) Lewis W. MacKenzie, C.M. O.Ont., M.S.C. and Bar, C.D.
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Colonel (Ret’d) Alain Pellerin, O.M.M., C.D.
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Honourary Patrons

Professor David J. Bercuson, O.C., F.R.S.C.
Director, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary
Director, International Policy Program, University of Calgary School of Public Policy

Mr. Gerard Boudreau
Organizer, Atlantic Canada Regional Council
of Carpenters Millwrights and Allied Workers

Ms. Valerie Brennan
Vice President, Amherst Group

Mr. Robert Burchell
International Auditor/Teller
United Mine Workers of America

Mr. Brian Burke
President of Hockey Operations, Calgary Flames
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Mr. Douglas Cardinal, O.C., Ph.D. (h.c.), B.Arch,
O.A.A., A.A.A., S.A.A., A.I.B.C., A.I.A., NCARB, R.C.A.A.,
F.R.A.I.C., F.R.I.A.S., F.R.S.C.

President, Douglas Cardinal Architect Inc.

The Honourable Jean Charest, P.C.
Former Premier of Québec,
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
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Mr. Mel Cooper, C.M., O.B.C.
Chair, Telus Victoria Community Board
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Mr. Abraham d'Ancona
President & CEO, Regency Plastics Ltd.

Mr. Thomas d'Aquino
Chairman, Thomas d’Aquino Capital and
Chairman and Chief Executive, Intercounsel Ltd.

The Honourable Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P.
Sydney-Victoria (Nova Scotia)

The Honourable J. Trevor Eyton, O.C.
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Doctor J.L. Granatstein, O.C., F.R.S.C.
Advisory Council Member
Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute

Ms. Michele Guy
First Female President, Toronto Rotary Club
Lawyer & Partner, Coutts Crane Barristers & Solicitors
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Ms. Grete Hale
Director, Beechwood Cemetery and Funeral Services
President Emeritus, Beechwood Foundation
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Major (Ret'd) Bradley N. Hall, C.D.
Former Secretary-General
Canadian Agency, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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The Honourable Laurie Hawn, P.C., C.D.
Patron
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Brigadier-General (Ret'd) John C. Hayter, C.D.
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Mr. David Jean
Artist, AngelSpeak Publications Inc.

Dr. Donald M. Julien, C.M., O.N.S., DCL, DHumL
Executive Director, The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq

Mr. Ron Kilius
President, Superior Medical (Canada) Limited

The Honourable Rodney MacDonald, E.C.N.S.
CEO
RMD Development Incorporated

The Honourable Michael L. MacDonald
Senator - Nova Scotia (Cape Breton)
Government of Canada

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C.
Patron

The Honourable Russell MacLellan, Q.C., B.A., LLB
24th Premier of Nova Scotia

General (Ret'd) Paul D. Manson, O.C., C.M.M., C.D., B.Sc., D.Mil.Sc.
Patron, Nato Veterans Organization of Canada
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The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., O.N.B.
Founder, Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation
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The Honourable Frank McKenna, P.C., O.C., O.N.B, Q.C.
Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group

Mr. Neil McKinnon
Past Dominion President, Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans
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The Honourable Roy R. McMurtry, O.C., O.Ont., Q.C., LSM
Senior Counsel
Hull & Hull LLP

Mrs. Mila Mulroney
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Mr. Rex Murphy
Freelance Journalist

Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Larry Murray, C.M.M., C.D
Grand President, The Royal Canadian Legion
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Mr. Stéphane Ouellette
President & CEO, Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project
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Dr. Leo Rosenberg, D.C., F.I.C.C.
Rosenberg Chiropractic Clinic
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Mr. Donald G. Sartore
President & CEO, JetNet Corporation (USA)

Mr. James Schandle
President & COO, BJK Flexible Packaging (USA)

The Honourable Hugh D. Segal, C.M.
Master of Massey College
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Mr. Peter Stoffer
Patron

Ms. Mary Tulle
CEO, Destination Cape Breton
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The Right Honourable John N. Turner, P.C., C.O., Q.C.
17th Prime Minister of Canada

Mr. Ian Tyson
Four Strong Winds Ltd.

Mr. Peter Umoh
Elder of the Akwacross Community Association of Canada

Major (Ret'd) Gerald S. Wharton, M.V.O., C.D.
Honourary Dominion President
Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans

Volunteer Directors and Executive Advisors

Roderick Benns
Director – Educational and Narrative Development
Historical, First Nations, and Multicultural Outreach Program
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Christopher Brown
Executive Advisor – National Capital Campaign
Strategic Planning and Implementation

Paul R. Brydges
Executive Advisor – National Capital Campaign
Strategic Planning and Implementation
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Dan Donovan
Executive Advisor – National Capital Campaign
Strategic Planning and Implementation

Rita Mezzanote
Director – Communications
Media, Public Relations, and Stakeholder Engagement

David Mosher
Executive Advisor – National Capital Campaign

Thom Sokoloski
Director – Creative Development and Public Art Coordination
Concept Visualization and Design Communications

Steven Strauss
Executive Advisor – National Capital Campaign
Strategic Planning and Implementation

Board of Directors

Tony Patrick Trigiani
President & CEO/Volunteer

Bob Davey
Director/Volunteer

Sheila Day
Treasurer/Volunteer

Nat Weinberg
Director/Volunteer

Bernie Wolfe
Director/Volunteer