Battle of the Atlantic Memorial

$48,368 of $75k goal

Raised by 86 people in 16 months
NC
Naval Association of Canada  London South , ON
 An incredible ‘Thank You” to everyone who has assisted and donated, with any amount, to the refurbishment and update of the Battle of the Atlantic Memorial at HMCS Prevost. The new dramatic landscaping, stairway, and new stone plaza at the base has now made it handicapped accessible thanks to you! As we near the dedication on 29 April 2017 we stop to remember the service, sacrifice, and ultimate victory of a generation of brave Canadians. There is still much more to do and any donation of any amount will go towards their memory.


Help us Remember Tony and His Friends


The Battle of the Atlantic Memorial is a tribute to the ships and men of the Royal Canadian Navy, lost in the longest running battle of the Second World War. It is a stunning and moving memorial, created with extreme gratitude for those who made the supreme sacrifice and whose final resting places cannot be marked by graves.

Young Canadians such as;

Anthony (Tony) Leskiw


Anthony (Tony) Leskiw was 17 and working as a printer’s apprentice when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in Saskatoon. He was the son of Philemon and Christina Leskiw, both of Ukrainian extraction.

After basic training Tony was assigned as an RCN anti-aircraft gunner on the merchant ship SS Whitford Point. During the Battle of the Atlantic, on the 20th October 1940 while on route in Convoy HX-79 and carrying a cargo of 7,840 tons of steel, SS Whitford Point was  torpedoed by German submarine U-47 and sunk.

Tony did not survive.

It was his first voyage on active service.


Sailors have no grave, no marker. Please help us remember him, and the almost 2000 others like him.

The memorial is open to visitors from 0800 to 1600 most days from 1 May to mid November. We invite the public to visit, walk the hillside and read the information panels which tell the story of each ship and the young men who so courageously gave their lives trapped in the dark, below deck, of a torpedoed ship in the cold North Atlantic.

The expanse of uneven grass is hazardous and not easily negotiable for walkers or power wheelchairs. We must dramatically re-landscape the entire area around the memorial to allow unrestricted access to every visitor to all points of the memorial.rve the location and solidify its impact in the community and in Canada. It is our intent to rededicate the memorial in 2017, Canada's 150th anniversary.

The Naval Association of Canada (NAC) and the members of HMCS Prevost cannot do this alone. We cannot allow this generation and their sacrifice to be forgotten. We must preserve their memory and the conspicuous gallantry of the Royal Canadian Navy, for all generations.

We have raised the funds for the stairs, landscaping and gate, but need the last $75k to build the walkway and benches by the end of the summer 2016 so the Memorial can be unveilled during Canada's 150th anniversary next year.

We sincerely thank you for any donation to this project. We thank you for assisting us in remembering a generation of Canadians who stood brave in one of the world's darkest hours.
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Update Feb 15th.


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UPDATE: Deadline. All funds needs to be in place by the end of May 2016 to complete construction in time for Canada 2017.

(Charitable tax reciepts are available upon request.)

Donor Reward Program.

Gun Metal Donor $ 100 - $ 499.
Bronze Donor $ 500 - $ 999
Silver Donor $ 1000 - $ 4999
Gold Donor $ 5000 +

Silver & Gold donors will receive a commemorative coin and will be acknowledged on a donor plaque on the memorial outside, as well as a donor's wall in the Ship.

Gun Metal and Bronze donors receive a commemorative coin and will be acknowledged on a donor plaque on the memorial outside.

Thank you to all those who have already so generously given.

For updates and further information you are invited to follow the Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/BattleOfTheAtlanticMemorial

or follow HMCS Prevost Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/HMCSPrevost
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Update 11
Posted by Naval Association Of Canada
2 months ago
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An incredible ‘Thank You” to everyone who has assisted and donated, with any amount, to the refurbishment and update of the Battle of the Atlantic Memorial at HMCS Prevost. The new dramatic landscaping, stairway, and new stone plaza at the base has now made it handicapped accessible thanks to you! As we near the dedication on 29 April 2017 we stop to remember the service, sacrifice, and ultimate victory of a generation of brave Canadians. There is still much more to do and any donation of any amount will go towards their memory.
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Update 10
Posted by Naval Association Of Canada
7 months ago
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Construction continues as the project moves closer to completion. Every dollar is strongly needed and very appreciated as we bond together with a pledge to remember them.
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Update 9
Posted by Naval Association Of Canada
9 months ago
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The Main Mast has been restored and reinstalled; as well as the stairs and platforms down to the Memorial! Come by and see it!
Main Mast
Then and Now!
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Update 8
Posted by Naval Association Of Canada
11 months ago
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A moving video of The Battle of the Atlantic Memorial at HMCS Prevost in London, Ontario.
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$48,368 of $75k goal

Raised by 86 people in 16 months
Created January 4, 2016
NC
Naval Association of Canada  
$100
David and Sherrie Lewis
1 month ago

Beautiful memorial. We will remember them.

MH
$100
Mike Hopper
6 months ago
RZ
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Ray and Anne Zuliani
7 months ago
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Alec Douglas
7 months ago
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Donald Bondy
8 months ago
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Wendy Rheault
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10 months ago
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Terry Meloche
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