KINGSTON REGION DIVISION
Bounded by The City of Quinte West,
The Quebec border to the East
Ottawa Valley to the North
Year Established: Charter June 2nd, 2000
45 Active – 12 Life – 26 Associates – 1 Honourary
Planning: Every January
AGM: Every November
3rd Tuesday of every Month (Luncheon)
2nd Tuesday of every Month Brockville (Breakfast)
Last Wednesday of every Month Belleville (Luncheon)
President: Robert M.S. Kraus, gov.emer.
V/President: John Tait
Secretary: Betty Gough
Treasurer: Jim Miller
Data Base Manager/Membership: Bryan Neville,gov.
Immediate Past President: Wes Rideout
Governor: Gary Coulter
Chaplain/Health & Welfare: Archdeacon John Robertson
(Asst. June Hickman (hospital visits) and Judy Dickins – cards)
Advocates: Peter Kope – West and Ed Rockburne – East
East: Dick Dickins
West: Earl McClare
Social: Ron Miller – Asst. Rick Drew
Tradition and heritage events:
We are a very active social division (spouses included in all our events/activities) We meet at a different venue throughout our area each month.
Highlights: Annual BBQ ,Corn Boil/Roast and Christmas dinner.
Attend member funerals, as requested.
Participate in Remembrance Day Services.
Kingston RCMP Detachment area annual gravesite inspections.
Provide assistance to the Kingston RCMP Detachment upon request.
Other uniform events, as requested.
Members are active volunteers in their personal residential/communities.
Sir John A. MacDonald, Prime Minister of Canada was resident in Kingston, ON
when Parliament of Canada passed an Act to establish the NWMP May 23rd 1873.
Prime Minister MacDonald appointed military inspector/head of the School of Gunnery Kingston, ON
George Arthur French the first permanent Commissioner of the NWMP 18 OCT 1873.
Commissioner French immediately made preparation for the historical ‘March West’ in 1874.
It is rumoured locally that the Canadian Military still have an open account with the NWMP for not paying for, horses, cannons and other supplies that were obtained from them in preparation for the march west.
Decendants of Commissioner French still reside in the Kingston area and possess items that belonged to Commissioner French.
The following NWMP members of the March West are interred in the Kingston area.
#0.10 A/Commr. CROZIER, L.N.E
#0.75 Supt. WALSH, J.M.
#o.165 Sub/Cst. CHERRY, J.T.
#o.193 Sub/Cst. WOODS, W.H.V.
#o.211 Cst. CLYDE, T.
#o.316 V/S/Sgt. FRASER, G.
#JWC 0.11 S/Insp. BREDEN, J.
Was one of the original 300, however,
did not participate in the march west.