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History

Our very first executive in 1995. Front row (L to R) Bus Lavoie, Clayton McGuire, Pres. Marshall MacFarlane, Glenn McLean Back row (L to R) Clair Robinson, Beth MacFarlane, Paul Hanson, Burns Currie.
Our very first executive in 1995. Front row (L to R) Bus Lavoie, Clayton McGuire, Pres. Marshall MacFarlane, Glenn McLean. Back row (L to R) Clair Robinson, Beth MacFarlane, Paul Hanson, Burns Currie.

Woodstock Unit #95 ANAVETS received its Charter in June of 1995. There was quite a group of veterans who were looking for an alternative of a veterans’ organization and made inquiries to the Dominion Headquarters of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada. We were approved to receive a Charter and the rest – as they say – is history. After more than 20 years as an organization, Woodstock Unit #95 continues to serve all veterans, the youth, and the community. Our Service Officer serves any veteran, not just our members, and at no cost. We are active in the schools – i.e. helping with their Remembrance Day services, presentation on Flag Day, and providing speakers and resource materials when asked. We are active in Veterans’ Week activities in local communities. We lobby governments on behalf of veterans. Our Constitution and By-Laws allow former and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Forces, Coast Guard, First Responders etc, to join our Unit as “Active” members. While we do have “Associate” members, they are limited to about one-third of the membership to ensure that only those who have actually served will have control. We are always looking for like-minded people to join us to help us attain our goals and undertakings. For more information, please contact us. We would be glad to meet over coffee to answer any questions you might have….

Scott Lang is President of Woodstock Unit #95 ANAVETS.   He was born in Hamilton, ON.  He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 1980.   After his basic training in CFB Cornwallis, he was posted to CFB Borden School of Logistics for his trades training.   He was posted to Halifax from 1981 to 1986 where he worked with the Nova Scotia International Tattoo.   He has served in Germany, Desert Storm and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and CFB Gagetown.  Scott retired from the Forces in 2005 and lives in Bear Island with his wife Sabine and two daughters.   He is an avid advocate for other veterans and their issues.