Events

Friends of the Ashton Armoury Museum doing what they do best – volunteering and having fun at  various official events.

Photos courtesy of museum friends.

2017

September

CFB Esquimalt Family Fun Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 

Extended Hours Saturday Presentation – Vintage Military Vehicles: On the Road Again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

Canada Day 150 Parade Sidney BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum “Christmas in July” Open House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

Fort Macaulay Canada 150 Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Day Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 

Ashton Armoury Field Dinner Commemorating Vimy 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bay Street Armoury Vimy 100 Open House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town February 23 – 26

Museum ready to receive visitors

 

“We’re ready so open the doors”

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Trunk

 

Kit Shop and Silent Auction

 

 

 

 

January 

Wounded Warrior 2017 Media Launch Patterson Subaru January 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

October 

Military Collectibles and Memorabilia Show & Sale, October 21 – 22

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Gary Tory’s  Celebration of Life, October 1

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September 

Visit by BGen Simon Hetherington, Commander 3 Canadian Division, September 23

BGen Simon Hetherington, 3 Canadian Division Commander chats with 11 Svc Coy and Museum staff during his October 23rd visit to the LGen E..C. Ashton Armoury

BGen Simon Hetherington, 3 Canadian Division Commander chats with 11 Svc Coy and Museum staff during his October 23rd visit to the LGen E..C. Ashton Armoury

Museum Director Ted Leaker discusses a museum artefact with Div Comd.

Museum Director Ted Leaker discusses a museum artefact with Div Comd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div Comd being briefed by museum volunteer Colin Wyatt.

Div Comd being briefed by museum volunteer Colin Wyatt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 

 

Canadian Peacekeeping Memorial Day Ceremony

 

The Legislature is secure

“I can assure you the Legislature grounds are safe and secure”

Everyone love soldiers and their vehicle.

Everyone love soldiers and their vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our "Peacekeepers" L-R Dick, Bill, Doug, Chris & Mike

The AAM Peacekeepers L-R Dick, Bill, Doug, Chris & Mike

Chowing-down at the Beacon Drive-in and proving that an AAM Team performs better on a full stomach.

Chowing-down at the Beacon Drive-In and proving that the AAM Team performs better on a full stomach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shakespeare by the Sea

Supporting Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts final innovative performance of "Othello" set in 1960s Cypress with the theme of peacekeeping as the backdrop this classic story.

Supporting Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts final innovative performance of “Othello” set in 1960s Cypress with the theme of peacekeeping as the backdrop for this classic story.

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July 

Museum Summer Cleaning

Ashton Armoury Museum Annual "Shuffle n Sort" of uniforms, equipment and other artefacts to better identify what's in the museum inventory. Thanks to all who lent their time and energy.

Ashton Armoury Museum Annual “Shuffle n Sort” of uniforms, equipment and other artefacts to better identify what’s in the museum inventory. Thanks to all who lent their time and energy.

 

 

Canada Day Parade Sidney

 

Ferret's pre parade trip to Coop for a fill

Ferret’s pre parade trip to Coop for a fill

Museum convoy heading to/from parade

Museum convoy heading to/from parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 

 

Saanich Heritage Acres Father’s Day Event

 

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West Shore Navy Day Colwood

 

Colin Wyatt and Peter Laursen preparing the weapons display

Colin Wyatt and Peter Laursen preparing the weapons display

Wayne & Nancy Dauphinee making final adjustment to uniform display

Wayne and Nancy Dauphinee making final adjustment to uniform display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical uniforms and weapons display

Historical uniforms and weapons display

 

 

 

 

March 

11 (Victoria) Field Ambulance Freedom of the District of Saanich Parade

 

AAM Transport Section awaits arrival of 11 (Victoria) Field Ambulance

AAM Team awaits arrival of 11 (Victoria) Field Ambulance

Waiting for the parade

Ready to respond

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Toy and Dick Reynolds looking the part

Ronnie Tory and Dick Reynolds looking smart on parade

Getting ready for the 11 Fd Amb post parade "Family Photo"

Getting ready for the 11 Fd Amb post parade “Family Photo”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entire parade contingent with Saanich Mayor and Surgeon General

Entire parade contingent with Saanich Mayor and Surgeon General

AAM Historical Vehicle Team with Surgeon General, BGen Colin McKay

Post parade chat with Surgeon General, BGen Colin McKay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 

Tourist in Your Town Weekend

Ready to receive tourists and other visitors

Ready to receive tourists and other visitors

Always the fans favourite

Always a favourite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Ducker checking out the Kit Shop display

John Ducker checking out the Kit Shop display

Door prize

Door prize

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

November 

A Typical Day at the Museum

Ted Leaker and Dave Newton sort a newly donate badge collection

Ted Leaker and Dave Newton sort a recently acquired  badge collection

. . . while other sort newly received communications equipment.

. . . while other sort newly received communications equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembrance Week at the British Columbia Legislature

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Remembrance Day Parade at the Saanich Municipal Hall

 

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September 

Formation Fun Day 2015

Cars, Rods and Rides Esquimalt 2015

 

Formation Fun Day 2015

UN Jeep Heritage Acres

Heritage Acres

 

 

 

 

 

Farret Maintenance

Ferret Maintenance

 

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