UMA Wounded Warrior Fly

UMA wounded warrior fly

A close-up of the UMA Fly

UMA Wounded Warrior Fly

Ce matin, ce fut pour le directeur du projet les Eaux curatives (moi) une matinée bien spéciale. Une rencontre avec le Brigadier général Christian Barabé OMM, CD à la retraite représentant provincial de ‘Wounded Warrrior Canada (WWC)’ et aussi avec le Capitaine Daimian Boyne CD retraité, il est le coordinateur national des évènements majeur.

UMA wounded warrior fly
Gervais Jeffrey meeting with Christian Barabé

Lors de cette rencontre, Richard Blanchet et moi-même avons présenté la mouche Wounded Warrrior à Christian pour qu’il la remettre au Lieutenant général Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire O.C, C.M.M, G.O.Q, C.S.M, C.D (retraité) sénateur. Sénateur Dallaire est le président d’honneur national de WWC, organisme à but non lucratif qui vient en aide aux militaires qui souffrent du Syndrome de post traumatisme.

UMA est un mot d’origine indienne du Québec vivant sur la rive nord du St Laurent près de Sept-Isle. Le mot ‘uma’ en français est «l’espoir», soit que la croyance de nos guerriers blessés.

Les couleurs de cette mouche spéciale furent choisies par Richard Blanchet et créé et monté par moi. Elle se doit représentative du travail fait par WWC envers nos jeunes militaires et vétérans blessés ou souffrant du syndrome post traumatisme.
J’ai aussi présenté une réplique à Christian et à Daimian pour leur travail et implication envers le Project Les Eaux Curatives.

UMA Wounded Warrior fly
Gervais Jeffrey presenting the Wounded Warrior Fly to Christian Barabé and Richard Blanchet

UMA Wounded Warrior Fly

This was a special morning for Gervais Jeffrey, the director of the Project Healing Waters chapter in Québec.

What a morning. It started out with meeting retired Brigadier General Christian Barabé OMM, CD, and retired Captain Damian Boyne. Christian is the Quebec provincial coordinator for Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) and Damian is the National event coordinator for the same organisation.

During this meeting, Richard Blanchet and I had the pleasure of presenting the UMA fly Wounded Warrior to Christian in order that he could then present it to Lieutenant General (Ret’d) The Honorable Romeo A. Dallaire O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q, M.S.C., C.D., (Retired), Senator.

UMA Wounded Warrior fly
Daimian Boyne and Christian Barabé

Gen Dallaire is the National Patron for Wounded Warriors Canada. Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian Forces members – be they full time or reservists – who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada.

UMA is a native Indian word from the Quebec natives living on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River close to Sept-Isle. The word ‘uma’ in English is ‘hope’, and in French is ‘espoir’, representing that belief for our wounded warriors.

The colors of the fly were chosen by Richard and created and tied by me. It represents the work of Wounded Warriors Canada towards our young soldiers who have been wounded or are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome while serving Canada.

Gervais also presented a smaller copy of the fly to Christian and Daimian for their work with Project Healing Waters Quebec.