The 2024 Reunion will be held!

Retired Sappers Reunion Committee

Chairman: Mario Grenier

Secretary: Ida Cleaver

Treasurer: Bill Stone

Registrar: Jean Thivierge

For information please contact:

Registrar: Jean Thivierge

E Mail: Jean Thivierge

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The RCE (Retired) Sappers Association Chilliwack

Atlantic Retired Sappers

Sapeurs a la Retraite du Quebec

Alberta Sappers Club

Canadian Airborne Brotherhood

The RCE (Retired) Sappers Association Chilliwack

The RCE (Retired) Sappers Association,Chilliwack was formed to perpetuate the Camaraderie and esprit-de-corp of The RCE, and to perpetuate remembrance of fallen members.

The Association also provides assistance to members and their families in pension matters funeral arrangements income tax and liaison with Department of Veterans Affairs.

Membership is restricted to those who have served in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers and there are no membership fees.

Our Luncheons are held at :

Royal Canadian Legion, Chilliwack-Vedder Br 295

5661 Vedder Rd, Vedder Crossing BC

Lunch meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month @ 11:30, with mixed dinners in June & December @ 18:30.

A Golf Tournament is held Second Saturday September.

Contact John Meharrie (

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Atlantic Retired Sappers

Atlantic Retired Sappers was formed at CFB Gagetown NB as a way to keep serving and retired sappers in contact and to hold reunions.

Concern for the welfare of retired sappers is the accepted philosophy.

Membership is open to all retired sappers and serving Canadian Military Engineers with over 20 years of service in the Regular Force or Militia.

The Atlantic Retired Sappers hold monthly meetings, and have a 3 day reunion each spring.

A quarterly news letter called "Holdfast" is produced to aid in distributing information to all Atlantic Sappers.

contact: Gerry Dorfschmidt email:

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Sapeurs a la Retraite du Quebec

The objective of the Sapeurs a la Retraite du Quebec is to maintain contact with fellow retired Sappers and pass on pertinent information. The association has a visiting committee in case of sickness or death.

The Quebec Retired Sappers meet on the second Monday of each Month (except during July and August) at building 323, Base Valcartier.

A ladies committee has been formed and will swing into action in the fall of 2000.

The Quebec Retired Sappers are open to all retired Sappers in Quebec Province regardless of there trade, futhur more we accept serving members of the corps with 20 years or more of service.

There is a memberships fee of $10,00 per year, and a life time membreship off $100.00 is available for those who, (a) Have served 25 years or (b) Are fifty years of age or more.

Contacts are:


Sapeur a la Retraite du Quebec or Quebec Retired Sappers,
5e Regiment du Genie de Combat
CP 1000 Suc des Forces
Courcelete, Quebec
G0A 4Z0

Association President: Gaetan Lefebvre


Alberta Sappers Club

The “Sappers Club” originated in Edmonton in 1945 as a club consisting interested and industrious veterans of the 9th Army Troop Company RCE later to include all Engineers both serving and retired. The club has survived and flourished over the years despite the loss over time through the passing and disabilities of many of the original stalwarts.
Objectives of the club include the perpetuation of the memory of the RCE and the CME, the demonstration of concern for the well being of all sappers, their comrades and their families, a sharing of memories and manifestation of the pride of being an engineer. Wives of members are kept on as lifetime members without further payment of dues should they be pre-deceased by their husbands.
Today the Sappers Club has approximately 200 full and honorary members.
The club has held its annual reunion in several locations, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Calgary and Vernon BC. The three day reunion includes various social events, the annual general meeting and a memorial service. The Edmonton members have a monthly luncheon. The Sappers Club also publishes a periodic newsletter and distributes these to its members and various sapper groups throughout Canada.
The club continues to grow with many younger serving engineers choosing to join. This further increases comradeship and promotes happy and nostalgic meetings and social gatherings.
Membership fees are only five dollars annually and all engineers are invited to join.

The Edmonton Monthly Luncheons are at noon on the last Wednesday of every month at the Norwood Legion. Visitors are more than welcome.

Dennis L Dwyer
(780) 456-1191.

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