Donations to The Brockville Rifles Regimental Society will assist the Society in a number of ways. First, the Society supports the Regiment with funding in situations where no government resources are available. This includes, but is not limited to, the purchase of period uniforms for pioneers/skirmishers for ceremonial events and the conduct of Regimental social and morale-building events. Second, the Society underwrites The Brockville Rifles Regimental Museum, which contributes to the preservation and display of a unique collection of Canadian military and community artifacts and documents covering much of the 19th century, all of the 20th century and everything to date in the 21st century as it concerns the Regiment and its links to the community and Canada. The collection is intended to be a resource for academics, a tool to educate local students on the military history of their communities and providing an interesting look at an aspect of Canadian life not well known to most Canadians or those tourists from abroad. It is also used to educate new members of the Regimental Family on the history and traditions of the Unit they have joined.
For the next two years, donations may be directed toward the organization and promotion of the Regiment’s upcoming 150th anniversary in 2016. Funds raised by the Society will be used to publish an updated version of the regimental history (Semper Paratus, first published in 1966). This new version will include the last 50 years of the Unit’s history and take advantage of the recently digitized Museum archives to make it more interesting to a wider audience than the original. In addition to the Regimental history, work is ongoing to create a monument that will commemorate the Regiment’s 150 years of service to Canada. Funds raised will also be used as seed money for organizing and conducting various events throughout the anniversary year that will raise the Regiment’s profile across the region and raise more funds to better enable the Regimental Society meet its mandate, described above.
The Society would like to draw your attention to the First Time Donors Credit that was enacted by the Government of Canada in 2013. This temporary credit will add an extra 25% credit to eligible donors one time only between 2013 and 2017. For more information please see the Canada Revenue Agency website at the following link: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2013/qa01-eng.html.