Speaker Bio:
Scott Clare

Speaks:

English

Speaking Topics:

Remembrance, Military History, Community Service

  • VIMY-100th April/‘17

  • DIEPPE - 75th Aug/‘17

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EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

B.A.- McMaster U B.Ed - U of Windsor

M.Sc. - U of Guelph

WORK EXPERIENCE:

- Spec. Ed Teacher, Brant Co Bd of Ed, (now the Grand Erie Bd. of Ed)

- 26 years Supply Teacher, K-12, Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic Dist. Sch. Bd.- 2002 to present

MILITARY BACKGROUND: None, HOWEVER, I am the son of a Decorated Medical Officer, (Military Cross) and Dieppe, PoW (Stalag VIII-B). The late Dr. Wes Clare, was a 50 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, member of the PoW Association of Canada and a founding member of the Kingsville Historical Park & Military Museum, where a .pdf version of dad’s War Diary was created and preserved. (Available upon request)

MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS:

Member and Past Executive Officer of the following Organizations:

1) Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 491, Seeley’s Bay, ON.

2) 447 Wing, R.C.A.F.A. , Mt. Hope / Hamilton, ON.

3) Polish Combatants of Canada (SPK), Br.4, Brantford, ON.

OTHER AFFILIATIONS: As well, I volunteered as a Crew Member on the DC-3 Dakota, with the Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, ON, for 16 years. During that time I was a contributing writer / photographer for the quarterly journal of CWH, “Flightlines”. Over the past 20 years I have volunteered with the annual “Thank-A-Vet” Luncheon, held in Brantford, ON , serving on the organizing Committee and served 2 terms as a Co-Chair of the event. This event has operated under the guidance and assistance of the Hon. Dave Levac, Speaker of the Ontario Legislature and MPP for Brant.

OVERSEAS TOURS: My interest in Military History has taken me to 8 visits to Dieppe, France, a half-dozen tours of Normandy Battlefields and 2 or 3 sojourns to England and Holland on similar Battlefield Tours, since 1987.

Feel free to contact me with any questions / expectations for my visit with your school / group.

Respectfully, Scott Clare (au.digger@rogers.com)

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