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Netherland Liberated in 1944/1945

Next Crown Year 2019/2020


Board of Patrons


At the Board of Patrons leading people take part, who embrace the objectives of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 005, “The Liberation of the Netherlands”, it’s organization and activities. By connecting their names to RCL Branch 005 they support and provide us with a basis to present ourselves to the public. In this way people who are interested or other contacts can take notice of how the activities of the Royal Canadian Legion in particular Branch 005 are carried out and recommended here in the Netherlands.

The Board of Patrons consists of 10 individuals:

Chairman: Mr. mr G.J. de Graaf

Former chair of the Dutch Senate, at present member of the First Chamber. Acting Mayor of the Municipality of Enschede.

The King’s Commissioner in Zeeland: Mr. J.J.M. Polman

The Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands: Hon. Mr. J. Lambert

The Mayor of Apeldoorn: Mr. J. Berends

The Mayor of Bergen op Zoom: Mr. F.A. Petter

The Mayor of Groesbeek: Mr. Ing H.W.C.G. Keereweer

The Mayor of Rijssen-Holten: Mr. A. Hofland

President of VIMAC Consultancy: Mr. R. Vellekoop

Member of the Board of Management Volker Wessels Stevin: Mr. A. Vos

Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig LLP Attorney: Mr. mr A. Ramanna