No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation
An Idea, a Mission and Its Significance
Founded in 2011 by Mrs. Maureen G. Bianchini-Purvis and winner of the 2014 Gold Laurel Award for Innovation and Creativity of Alberta Not-For-Profit Organizations, No Stone Left Alone is a Memorial Foundation that works directly with our Canadian Forces, educators, and numerous volunteers to EDUCATE, ACT and HONOUR every sailor, soldier and airman and airwoman to ensure that younger generations will never forget their sacrifice.
Inspired by her own deceased parents who served the Canadian military in World War II, Mrs. Bianchini-Purvis was saddened at the sight of many soldiers’ headstones not bearing a red flower year after year as she would place a poppy on the stones of her own kin. A mission of the foundation then began to have at some point, all soldiers’ headstones in Canada recognized by the placement of a poppy – the symbol of remembrance – in ode to the image conjured by the well-known and celebrated verses of “Flanders Fields”.
In addition to this grand gesture, No Stone Left Alone wishes to educate Canadian youth to create an increased awareness and respect towards Canadian veterans and serving soldiers by inspiring a new generation of Canadians who recognize the sacrifice put forward by our Armed Forces.
The next main event for the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation is the annual Remembrance Day Event, to take place November 10th, 2015 at various cemeteries across Canada including approximately 20 in Edmonton, and a smaller number of cemeteries in other cities in towns. The Remembrance Events are held in partnership with Global News and can be streamed live across the country on GlobalNews.ca on November 10th at 10:30am MST. The Foundation’s website is often updated when new news is available, so make sure you check back there often or sign up for their newsletter to get notified whenever things are happening.
For more information on additional 2015 sites or how to get involved please visit www.nostoneleftalone.ca.
Waterloo Ford Edmonton Supports Canadian Armed Forces
At Waterloo Ford Edmonton, we don’t stop at caring for the safety of our clients, but ultimately our nation as a whole. We respect the sacrifice undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces and proudly show it by working closely with the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation to help them reach their goals of raising awareness nation-wide of those who go to work daily to protect the peace we enjoy.
At your own convenience, we humbly ask our audience to, if nothing else, visit the No Stone Left Alone website at: http://www.nostoneleftalone.ca and take a look at their programs.
An instant $10 donation may be made by texting NOSTONE to 20222 for those who would like to contribute in a hurry. Others may email firstname.lastname@example.org or further delve in the details on the website for other ways to contribute as well as to keep up with their current news and events.
Registered Charity #: 82212-5506 RC0001