Monthly Archives: March 2019

RCNA – Niagara Region

The Royal Canadian Naval Association Niagara Region cordially invites you help us commemorate

The 74th Battle of the Atlantic Memorial

Sunday May 5th 2019                          TIME: 1300 Hours

PLACE: Navy Hall 305 Ricardo St,

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Bob Coles Chairman, Battle of Atlantic Ceremonies

Email: or call 905-934-6372

Chuck Johnston,  President,  RCNA Niagara

Email:  sumitup@cogeco or ca;; Call 905-646-5099

Your response is requested by no later than April 15th ,2018

STAR’s 96th Anniversary

Although the (Royal) Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve was formed on 31 January 1923, units are dated from the appointment of their first Commanding Officer.  Lt Ralph Howard Yeates, a Hamilton lawyer, was appointed CO of the Hamilton Half Company of what was to become the RCNVR on 15 March, 1923, making STAR the second oldest naval reserve division in the country (Montreal Company’s CO, Lt Frank Meade, was appointed the day previously). Yeates had served in the First World War, initially in the army and then later in the Royal Naval Air Service and became a Lieutenant in the RNCVR after the war.  He served as Commanding Officer for six and a half years.  Initially operating out of the Navy League offices at Main and Hughson Streets, the unit moved into the old W.W. Grant Sail Loft at 469 Bay Street North, less than a kilometre from our present home, later that year.

Naval Association of Canada (Hamilton Area Group) – May Luncheon

The Hamilton Area Group May Winery Tour

1030 for 1100 tour (or 1230 for meal only) Wednesday May 22, 2019


135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Dress: Dressy Casual

Tour & Tasting

Journey of the Senses

Length: 1 1/2 hours

“The best of both worlds, this experience includes a tour and tasting at both our

Teaching Winery and Teaching Brewery!

Your experience kicks off in our own vineyard, where we will discuss

the growing season and terroir that allow us to grow premium grapes right here in Niagara, as

well as the landscape of the Ontario wine industry. Take a peek at our onsite winemaking

facilities and enjoy a structured tasting of two VQA wines before making your way to our

Teaching Brewery to tour the tanks and sample some of our beloved local brews.”

Luncheon Menu

Roasted Beet Salad

Baby Arugula, candied walnuts, whipped goat’s cheese,

maple balsamic vinaigrette


Puree of Parsnip Soup

Root vegetable crisps, paprika NC Honey, parsley oil


Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon

Curried grains, kale, soubise, apple ~ cucumber raita


Crispy Tempura Fried Tofu

Korean BBQ sauce, coconut basmati rice, stir fried bok choy,

broccoli, shiitakes, red pepper, kimchi


Grilled Breast of Chicken

Pommes puree, Market Vegetables, Natural Pan Jus


Chocolate Mocha Tart

Orange Caramel, Glazed White Chocolate Mousse


Niagara Fruit & Cream Cheese Pastry

Crisp Crumble, Seasonal Fruit Coulis

Coffee or Tea

Please RSVP by 1 May 2019 to:  Robert Morris

NAME ____________________________________




Meal and tour

(tax and tip included)

X1= $50




Total                    _______

Please make cheques payable to


1452 Upper James St.

Hamilton,  ON,   L9B 1K3


 bring to HAG Luncheon in March or April

Driving Directions

From the QEW:

Get on Queen Elizabeth Way East

Follow Queen Elizabeth Way to Glendale Ave (Outlet Mall) /Regional Rd 89 in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Take the Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue S exit from Queen Elizabeth Way (44.0 km)

Continue on Glendale Ave/Regional Rd 89

to Taylor Rd, left turn onto Taylor Rd

Continue 900m to 135 Taylor Rd.  Niagara College entrance lane on left, then Winery is up on your right!

Please notify of any dietary restrictions/allergies