President’s Message


November 2020

“Lest We Forget”

We as Canadians are extremely fortunate to live in our beautiful country of Canada. We are afforded many opportunities, democracy, peace and most importantly freedom. November is the month of remembrance; it reminds us to take the time to honour and thank the extraordinary men and woman who have chosen to serve to protect; who have given up health and life for us. We honour those who have served overseas and who have served at home. We thank and honour their families, who stayed behind, watching their loved ones leave, not knowing if, when or who may come back to them.

This November 11th may look a bit different than years past; but one thing remains the same – please take the time to remember; please take two minutes of silence to pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for our beautiful country.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By John McCrae

Simone Cybulski
President, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association