Dear Members and friends
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Remembering Prince Philip
As part of a cross Canada tour, Prince Philip addressed 480 people at a meeting of the Women’s and Men’s Canadian Clubs in Victoria on October 28, 1969.
He spoke about the challenges of educating children, and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, which was designed to recognize and challenge all talents.
It was reported that “The super-patriotism of Canadian Club members sent Prince Philip chuckling to his fruit cocktail at a luncheon in his honour in the Empress Hotel.”
“This is the first time I’ve been anywhere that O Canada was sung one and a half times.” he said later. Repeating the song was due to a mix-up at the opening of the event.
As an experienced pilot, Prince Philip flew the Royal Plane between Vancouver and Victoria.
The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
Mr. Thomas Williams
Mr. David Stocks
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