Welcome to the UNTD Association of Canada

Celebrating the Military and Civilian Contributions of Participants in Canadian Naval Reserve Officer Training Programs

Three Major Themes

Naval Reserve Centennial

The Centennial of the Canadian Naval Reserve will be celebrated across the country in 2023. See what’s scheduled in your city.

Citizens Sailors Virtual Cenotaph

The Citizen Sailors Virtual Cenotaph project celebrates the Naval Reserve centennial with stories of the 1,769 reservists who died in World War II.

UNTD Association Convention & Celebration

Victoria, BC     May 9 – 12, 2023

UNTD Association Conference & Celebration 9-12 May 2023

Why?

In 2023 the Canadian Naval Reserve is 100 years old.

Where?

Beautiful Victoria BC

Who?

All naval reserve officers serving and retired, including UNTD and officer cadets.

 

Refresh & Renew the purpose and mission of the UNTDA in the context of an ever-changing Naval Reserve

Reconnect with shipmates and friends from across the country

Recharge your knowledge and affinity with the Naval Reserve

Headquarters Hotel – Hotel Grand Pacific. The UNTDA block booking allows you to book for up to 5 days before and after this event at the discounted rate of $199.99/day plus taxes.

Preday - Monday 8 May 2023

Individual Year/Specialization and other groups’ reunions

DAY 1 - Tuesday 9 May 2023

0900 - 1830 Registration at Hotel Grand Pacific 
1830  Meet and Greet at Hotel Grand Pacific 

DAY 2 - Wednesday 10 May 2023

0800 – 1000 Registration at Hotel Grand Pacific 
0830  HMC Dockyard
- Ship Tours
- Dockyard Tour
- Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton
1230 Lunch at Venture Division (Workpoint)
1400 – 1700 Bridge Simulator and Virtual Reality Demonstrations at Venture Division (Workpoint) –  Overview of Naval Reserve Officer Training 

Evening free to Dine with Colleagues and Friends

Alternate Program

0830 Day-long trip to Butchart Gardens
1400 - 1700  Visit 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, Pat Bay – CH-148 Cyclone Tours

DAY 3 - Thursday 11 May 2023

0830 - 1200 Colwood NBCD, flooding control and Firefighting DCTF GALIANO 
1200  Buffet Lunch
1330 - 1500 Panel 1 The Naval Reserves at 100 Three Former and Current COMNAVRES - Chair Dave Craig
1515 - 1645 Panel 2 Canada and the Pacific - Jim Boutilier; Gwynne Dyer; Richard Fadden
1830 - 2100 Reception at the new "stone frigate" HMCS MALAHAT

Alternate Program

0830 - 1200 Tour  Ross Bay Historic Cemetery
1330 - 1500  Government House Gardens and Tour

DAY 4 - Friday 12 May 2023

0830 - 1300 Boat tour of Historic Haro Strait
1300  Light Buffet Lunch
1430 - 1600 UNTDA AGM at Hotel Grand Pacific
1800 for 1830 Mess Dinner at Hotel Grand Pacific 

Alternate Program

0830 - 1300 Individual Visits to Downtown Attractions like the Empress Hotel, Beacon Hill Park, Maritime Museum

This draft program is subject to minor modifications. Hotel reservations are to be made directly with the hotel:

Toll Free 1-800-663-7550
Direct 1-250-386-0450
Email reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com
Group Name: Naval Reserves Centennial Group
Group Code: MAY23UNTDA

The on-line conference registration form will be published shortly, along with additional details.

Role of the UNTDA

The UNTDA identifies, preserves, and promotes the history and values of the Canadian Naval Reserve with an emphasis on leadership, honesty, commitment, service, citizenship, and personal discipline.

Members of the Association have a continuing interest in the Royal Canadian Navy and, through individual members, with Naval Reserve Units across the country where joint events are encouraged.

The Association’s Nominal List currently contains over 10,300 entries, including almost all who at one time called themselves UNTD cadets. This Nominal List is central to the preservation of the connections between members and is diligently maintained. The List is searchable and can be sorted and filtered.

Active members are those who choose to actively participate in the affairs of the Association, who may vote at meetings and who pay dues. All members for whom contact information is available receive the periodic newsletter and are welcome at Association events.

The Association is not politically active and plays no advocacy role. It is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, network of persons with a Board of Directors responsible to Active members at General Meetings. 

As a national organization the strength and vitality of the UNTDA hinges on the connectivity of all its members through the regular sharing of information and participation in activities aimed at ensuring everyone can feel  ‘counted-in’ .

 

How the Association Maintains Connections

  • Manages a FaceBook Group. 
  • Curates an archive of information relating to the UNTD Program, its successor programs, their members, and their accomplishments;
  • Facilitates camaraderie and communication between our members;
  • Publishes a newsletter periodically; and occasionally, other articles, books, and press releases;
  • Maintains a web site containing news, information, photos, archives, and links to members and other web sites of interest to our members;
  • Promotes regional and national gatherings of our members;
  • Supports Naval historical projects of relevance to the Naval Reserve.

 

History of the UNTD and the UNTDA

Please refer to this article written by Bill Clearihue.

The Association is Incorporated under the Canadian Not-For-Profit Corporations Act,

 

This site was last updated on:
July 5, 2022

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Questions or comments ?
Contact: Bill Clearihue

Recent Updates:

Interactive Nominal List – July 5 , 2022

Interactive VIP List – June 28, 2022

Interactive Military Units List – April 11, 2022

Home Page – April 7, 2022 – changed layout.

Publications – Books and Articles – Feb 24, 2022
2018

Publications – Yearbooks – June 5, 2021
Yearbook collection recompiled with OCR capability.

ROUTP 2022 Reunion Event – February 14, 2021

Members – Board of Directors – January 21, 2021

Galleries 1964 – February 12, 2020

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