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11721 Larry Stevenson heading to Antarctica; looking for your help

11721 Larry Stevenson heading to Antarctica in Jan; looking for your help

11721 Larry Stevenson (Class of 1978) is heading to Antarctica in January 2016 to climb the highest peak in Antarctica in support of The True Patriot Love (TPL) Foundation. This incredible challenge will take 9 soldiers and 18 business leaders on a journey to the summit of Vinson Massif, one of the world’s Seven Summits.

By doing so, they will raise critical funds and awareness for the brave men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces to ensure that each individual who has been injured while serving our country, is able to receive the care that they need as they recover and reclaim their body and spirit.

The last TPL expedition to the North Pole raised much needed funds to develop a Canadian version of a very successful US Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment. Our soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and are currently deployed to both Iraq and the Ukraine. These much needed funds will help support our soldiers and their families in their time of need.

For the past three years Larry has been serving as the Honourary Colonel of one of Canada’s finest and oldest Regiments, The Queens Own Rifles of Canada.

In his own words:

“In my time as Honourary Colonel I have been constantly amazed by the dedication of our Canadian Forces. We live in turbulent times and these fine young Canadians ensure that Canada remains strong and free. I strongly believe that we should be there for them.  Please be part of this adventure and make a difference by donating to The True Patriot Love Antarctica Expedition at my Antarctica home page”:


Every contribution is a meaningful one.

One Comment

  • Lionel Boxer

    May 3, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Larry

    As you are Honorary Colonel of the Queens Own Rifles of Canada here is an idea to possibly obtain some support for your endeavour.

    Recall that the QOR (formed in 1860) had a company (formed in 1862) from University of Toronto.

    When you are next in Australia, perhaps meet with Melbourne University Regiment Association – they were originally Melbourne University Rifles, which was part of the Melbourne Voluteer Rifle Regiment (formed in 1854).

    Melbourne University Regiment (MUR) is an active reserve unit that parades near the grounds of Melbourne University. It has been part the army reserve component of the RMC Duntroon officer training system (each state of Australia has a similar University Regiment.) About two years ago Monash University Regiment merged with MUR, at the time of merger I was a member of Monash UR and then became a member of MUR, working in the Training Standards cell of both MonUR and MUR. There remains a Monash Company within MUR, as General Sir John Monash (WWI Australian Corps Commander at the time of General Sir Arthur Currie) began his military career in MUR. Monash was the first to apply combined operations (infantry, tanks, artillery and air support) at the 1918 Battle of Hamel.

    I reckon this is a great affinity you should not overlook.

    If you want some help with this let me know when you will be in Melbourne and we can work on a plan.

    Another QOR Rifles connection in Toronto worth exploring for support is via former QOR member Sir William Otter – http://www.ionic.ca/notable-members/otter