It is with sadness that we mark the passing of Waris Shere on Thursday, September 25, 2104 at his home. He was 78 years old. Born in Patna, India, Waris was educated at Aligarh Muslim University, the University of London and Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He taught applied mathematics at Red River Community College and authoured several books on international affairs. He was also a freelance writer in many international newspapers, mainly on the subject of peace. Waris received high praise from his students for being an exceptional teacher. He took great passion in his work. However, he was equally passionate about human rights and justice for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, creed or gender. Waris spent his spare time battling inequality and intolerance and spoke out against violence.
Experiences of a Radio Journalist
Heritage Group Meeting of September 18, 2014
by Guy Dugas
What a pleasure it was to welcome Barry Burns as our featured speaker. A passionate former radio journalist, he regaled us with humorous stories of his checkered career and touching reminiscences of his time in Afghanistan. Clearly a sensitive man, Barry slipped from playful quips about his mixed Irish and Scottish ancestry, “I like to drink, but I hate to pay for it”, to tearful pauses as he remembered those, some now dead, that he left behind in Kandahar.
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By Dale Watts and Gerry Suski, WCAM
An enthusiastic group of 42 Heritage Group members and spouses/partners were treated to an excellent talk and tour by presenter Gerry Suski at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum during the 2014 wind-up event on May 22. The tour was followed by a superb luncheon catered by RRC’s Food Services. Following are selected excerpts from the talk.