General Sir Arthur Currie Award Dinner 2019

General Sir Arthur Currie Award Dinner 2019

Please join Valour Canada at the 2019 General Sir Arthur Currie Award dinner where we will honour Commander Charles “Chuck” Mawer, DSC.
The General Sir Arthur Currie Award will be presented to the Mawer family in recognition of Commander Mawer's service to Canada, both while in uniform and during his civilian career. Aligned with the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, Commander Mawer served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard HMCS Haida during the invasion and earned a Distinguished Service Cross for actions against the German Navy in June of 1944. Following the Second World War, Commander Mawer returned to Calgary, and after a long and successful business career he established Mawer and Associates, now Mawer Investment Management. Commander Mawer passed away on October 29, 2006.

The award gala is an evening of military pageantry, music, entertainment, and tribute to the brave men and women of the Canadians Forces. The 2017 event was highlighted by the presentation of the General Sir Arthur Currie Award to the Royal Canadian Legion. During this year's event, Valour Canada, in partnership with Mawer Investment Management Ltd., will welcome guest speaker Rear-Admiral Haydn Edmundson of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Also representing the RCN will be the HMCS Tecumseh Band and number of other members of the Senior Service.

     Event Details:    Thursday, April 25th | Reception: 5:30pm | Dinner: 6:30pm

     Location:           Calgary Golf & Country Club (Directions)

     Dress code:       Black tie or business attire

     Cost:     Tables (10 seats) can be purchased for $2000 and individual tickets for $200. Proceeds will go towards the Valour Canada Juno75 VR project. Tax receipts will be issued for 50% of the cost.
     Tickets can be purchased by contacting Valour Canada at, or call (403) 685-2660. Purchases can be made by cheque or by credit card. We request that you mail a cheque for the full amount to: 1820 24 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0G6.


The General Sir Arthur Currie Award was initiated in 2006 to recognize Canadians who, by demonstrating leadership and determination, have made an outstanding contribution to Canadian military heritage and community. In 2014, Valour Canada commissioned Studio West to produce the award: a bronze statue of General Sir Arthur Currie upon his horse, Brock. 

For their services to the Canadian military community, we have awarded the General Sir Arthur Currie Award to the following recipients in previous years:
   2006 - Fred P. Mannix
   2007 - Jack Lawrence Granatstein
   2008 - Captain (N)(Ret'd) William H. Wilson
   2009 - Stanley A. Milner
   2014 - Daryl "Doc" Seaman
   2015 - Master Corporal (Retired) Jody Mitic & Sergeant Alannah Gilmore
   2017 - Royal Canadian Legion


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