The 49th Parallel North Fund
Kin Canada has a long history and connection with the Canadian military and first responders. Founder Hal Rogers was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Brigade. Kin Canada supported our troops serving in Afghanistan with the Dave Sopha mural ‘Portraits of Honour’ National Tour in 2011.
The tragic and senseless deaths of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent on October 22, 2014 were the inspiration behind the creation of the 49th Parallel North Fund to recognize and honour our military and first responders, and to provide assistance to those they left behind.
Objectives of the Fund
- To honour and show respect to our fallen Canadian First Responders. Military, Police, Firefighters and EMS by raising the necessary funds to award a Hal Rogers Fellow to their families.
- The Fund is designated to cover costs for the award and the required regalia associated with presenting the HRF award.
- A university or training fund for families of the fallen to access, through an application process, designed to assist the children to cover necessary post- secondary education or training expenses. ie. tuition, books, lodging, travel
* The awards to be presented will follow the current HRF application guidelines.
* Monetary Assistance will be through a Foundation Committee selection process.
- The catalyst for this fund was Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton, a member of Founder Hal’s Regiment. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent were the first to receive this tribute from the Kin Canada Foundation. Cpl Cirillo’s presentation was held on Monday, February 23rd, 2015.
- Kin Canada Founder, Harold (Hal) A. Rogers was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Brigade.
- The Brigade originated in 1903 as the 91st “Highlanders.” Ironically, the name was re-designated in 1920 as ‘The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.’
- Hamilton, Ontario was the birthplace of Kin. February 20th, 1920.
- Kin has a long standing record of supporting our Nations Military.
- Our structure in Kin is based on Military protocol.
- February 20th, 2015, Kin will Celebrate 95 years of ‘SERVING.’
- Kin Canada supported our troops serving in Afghanistan with the Dave Sopha mural ‘Portraits of Honour’ National Tour. An astounding aggregate of 20% of the Troops serving in Afghanistan are/ were Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
- Kin Canada was a Presenting Sponsor of the National Portraits of Honour Tour.
With the support of Kin Canada clubs and the Canadian public in this initiative, we can recognize Canadian Fallen First Responders and their families. Help us raise the necessary funds to provide the support, pride and solidarity that will honour Our Fallen…….. We will never forget.
Click on the areas below to see a complete list of 49th Parallel North – Hal Rogers Fellow recipients.
2015 Hal Rogers Fellow award recipients
For more information about a few recipients, click on the underlined names.
Corporal Nathan Cirillo, member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (posthumously)