Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders are extremely high quality pieces created by Canadian artisan, Bonnie Saunders. In 2003, Bonnie had the distinct honour of presenting a custom piece of art to His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, and, in 2008, the prestigious honour of presenting the very first Canadian Forces Badge Plate to Chief of the Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier. More recently, on September 7, 2012 during the PPCLI's French Grey Ball held at the majestic Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Bonnie had the distinguished honour of making a presentation to the Regiment's Colonel-In-Chief, The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson. She presented the very first PPCLI Battle Honours Plate which was received with great adoration by Madame Clarkson. In addition, Bonnie presented the very first Marguerite Cap Badge Plate to the Colonel of the Regiment, Lieutenant-General (Retired) Ray Crabbe who was extremely pleased with the gift.
Bonnie is proud to support the brave men and women who serve and protect our communities and country. These admirable and meritorious collectible tokens will be cherished by members and their families forever. At present, Bonnie has received permission to produce quite a few Canadian Badges and Crests, many of which you are familiar with:
Canadian Corps of Commissionaires
Canadian Coast Guard
GTAA Toronto Pearson Fire & Emergency Service
St John Ambulance
Canadian Forces Badges
Edmonton Police Service (web page coming soon!)
NOTICE REGARDING CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The badges, crests and insignia of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are copyright and/or trade-mark protected. In accordance with Chapter 7, paragraph 58 of CFP A-AD-200-000/AG-000 "The Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces" only a Commanding Officer may authorize reproduction of the formation or unit's official badge. Additionally, under the authority detailed in Part 10-4 of the Personnel Support Programs Policy Manual, a Branch, Regimental or Group Fund may establish a kit shop to offer specialized merchandise to the Branch, Regiment or Fund. Therefore, unless an order is accompanied by a signed letter from a unit Commanding Officer or a member of the senior executive of a Branch, Regimental or Group Fund (or their respective delegated authorities) it will not be processed. Finally, the yellow ribbon is the trade-mark protected symbol of the CAF used exclusively in association with the Support Our Troops program. Commercial use is forbidden without express permission from the Director General Morale and Welfare Services.
**Many more to be added as approvals are received
Each Glass Treasure by Bonnie Saunders begins as a clear glass plate which becomes transformed into an exceptional, high quality keepsake. With fourteen complex steps from start to finish, the creation process poses a high degree of difficulty. The delicate procedures result in the brilliantly rich crackle which receives and illuminates light and provides a unique element of depth to each piece. These remarkable heirlooms are rendered individually by Bonnie, with all processes administered on the backside of the glass.
PROUDLY CANADIAN MADE
Each plate is framed in an open faced, solid wood shadow box lined with red ultra suede. Two custom engraved black plaques add a personalized touch to commemorate one’s service. These framed mementos can be either wall mounted or displayed on a stand. A bilingual certificate of authenticity is also provided.
“The beautiful Canadian Forces Badge Plates, crafted by Bonnie Saunders, make a unique and meaningful commemorative statement for a wide variety of occasions. We were most pleased to have Bonnie present the very first CF Badge Plate to General Rick Hillier in Calgary, on 14 June 2008 at the Military Families Fund Gala, just prior to his retirement, as a unique momento of his outstanding service to Canada."
Associate Director General Personnel and Family Support Services
Bonnie welcomes you to view her website and adjoining sites to see why many choose
Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders as their choice to commemorate one’s service.
Bonnie Saunders with a presentation made to His Royal Highness, the Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward as part of the City of Lloydminster's Centennial Celebration in 2003.
Bonnie Saunders presenting the VERY first Canadian Forces Crest Plate to
CDS General Rick Hillier on June 14, 2008.
Bonnie Saunders with presentations to the PPCLI Regiment's Colonel-In-Chief,
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and to the Colonel of the Regiment, Lieutenant-General (Retired) Ray Crabbe on Sept 7, 2012.