Bruce Forsyth

Author's details

Name: Bruce Forsyth
Date registered: April 23, 2014
URL: https://militarybruce.com

Biography

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

Latest posts

  1. The mud church of Shanty Bay — September 22, 2020
  2. Have we finally learned our lesson? — September 21, 2020
  3. Lest We Forget – Woodbridge War Memorial Tower — September 20, 2020
  4. Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower – A monument to the Pennsylvania Dutch pioneers of Waterloo County — September 18, 2020
  5. The truth should matter, even if you don’t agree – The tragic death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet — September 16, 2020

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 69 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 34 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 31 comments
  4. Camp Borden – The birthplace of the RCAF and the historic home of the Canadian Armoured Corps — 21 comments
  5. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 21 comments

Author's posts listings

The rise and fall of motor car speedways in Simcoe County

September 2020 Motorsports has been a very popular attraction in North America and worldwide. Since the invention of automobile, people have wanted to race them at ever increasing speeds, along dedicated tracks and public roadways. The first recorded motor vehicle race, dubbed a “speed trial,” occurred in 1900, with racers travelling along a forty-mile long …

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Heritage trains and carousels entertain visitors on the North Bay Waterfront

September 2020 The northern Ontario city of North Bay has a long railroad history. In fact, it was the extension of the Canadian Pacific Railway lines into the north bay on Lake Nippising that led to incorporation of North Bay as a town in 1891. To celebrate this heritage, a railway heritage park was established, …

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The Merritton “Blue Ghost” Tunnel – A relic of the Grand Trunk Railway

September 2020 The Niagara region of southern Ontario has many popular tourist attractions. For those interested in urban exploration, a popular attraction in the area is the “Blue Ghost” tunnel. Built beginning in 1875 by the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR), the 713 foot long tunnel was constructed to run underneath the then-new Welland Canal (now …

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The end of the show – Is the Elmvale Drive-In an image of the past?

August 2020 The giant movie screen stands silent, white panels falling off the steel truss frame; a white monolith and monument to an industry that has seen many ups and downs over the past century. While some drive-inn theatres have survived to this day, the screen at the Elmvale Drive-in no longer displays the moving …

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Splash Canyon – The crumbling remains of an abandoned water park

August 2020 The grounds are eerily quiet. There is no longer the laughter and commotion of children and adults, splashing about in one of the four pools and a splash pad for the younger ones. The only water in the pools is rainwater, partially submerging old deck chairs and other debris, and the cracked pool …

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“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”

August 2020 The great punk legend Johnny Rotten famously said this at the final Sex Pistols show at the Winterland in January 1978. For Rotten, he was done with the Sex Pistols. With the release of the Fraser Institute’s 2019 edition of the Canadian Consumer Tax Index, it’s now official that the average Canadian now …

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Three decommissioned lake freighters now provide shelter for Ontario Place and its marina

August 2020 When the government of Ontario Premier John Robarts announced the creation of Ontario Place in August 1968, he envisioned a facility on the shore of Lake Ontario in Toronto, that would serve as a showcase to promote the Province of Ontario through exhibits and entertainment. Over the years, Ontario Place would become more …

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Some truth in advertising

August 2020 Everyone likes truth in advertising, from the kid who mails away for those X-ray glasses advertised in the back of his comic book, to adults buying cars that their manufacturer promises are safe and won’t explode in a rear-end collision. With the upcoming school year rapidly approaching, I’m having to deal with my …

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Preston Springs Hotel – The sad end of a historic hotel

August 2020 The Preston Springs Hotel, an abandoned luxury hotel in Cambridge, Ontario, has been an iconic landmark in the area for 137 years. Opened in 1888 as the Del Monte Hotelt Walder by Robert Walder, in what was then called the Village of Preston, an area populated by German-speaking Mennonites from Pennsylvania. Standing at …

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Gibraltar Point Lighthouse – The historic lighthouse on Toronto Island

August 2020 Lighthouses have served as essential navigational aids for shipping for centuries. Although its light was extinguished long ago, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on Toronto Island is the oldest lighthouse still standing on the shore of the Great Lakes, and one of the oldest buildings in Toronto. Built in 1808 using stone quarried in …

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