Each HMCS KOOTENAY Badge Plate individually produced by Bonnie of Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders will certainly be cherished for generations to come. As a thoughtful gift, they are an excellent method to commemorate a variety of occasions for one's loyalty and dedication.
• a retirement or transfer
• gifts for dignitaries
• special awards
• company promotions & recognitions
• a gift for a family member
• an anniversary or birthday
• a personal memento/keepsake
• Change of Command
• Depart With Dignity
• return from duty
• paying tribute to a veteran
PROUDLY PRODUCED IN CANADA!
Each HMCS KOOTENAY Badge Plate begins as a clear glass plate which becomes transformed into an exceptional, high quality keepsake. With many 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.
Each 8" plate is framed in a black, 11" open faced solid wood shadow box lined with red ultra suede. Two custom engraved black plaques which sit on the frame add a personalized touch to these mementos, which can be either wall mounted or displayed on a stand. Included is a bilingual Certificate of Authenticity that is signed by Bonnie Saunders and applied to the backside of the frame. This certificate contains a brief description of the mission of the proud members who wear the badge or crest that is featured on the front of the plate. This is a great added feature for future generations to appreciate.
FOR THE PERSONALIZED ENGRAVED PLAQUES THAT SIT ON THE FRAME:
Bonnie recommends highlighting the rank/regimental number and name of the recipient on the smaller plaque. The second, larger engraved plaque provides an opportunity to include 3 additional sentences to better commemorate an occasion or words of choice. This is very important, as it will pass on historical details for future generations. There is a 60 character maximum for each sentence. Bonnie is happy to help you so the wording is perfect for the occasion.
Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders provides official products under license from Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, the Department of Defence and the Canadian Forces.
When you purchase a Canadian Forces Badge Plate, not only are you investing in a very unique heirloom, you are also supporting the many men and women who serve to protect us. A portion of each sale will be contributed towards the Support Our Troops Fund.
Be sure to have your camera ready! The proud recipients will be pleased beyond measure!
December 27, 2010
"Bonnie, this Christmas my dad was very overcome with emotions due to the significance of this Crest and plate . Not sure if you aware the history of the HMCS Kootenay. My dad served on it in 1969 when it exploded off the coast of Plymouth England, and 9 crew members were killed and 53 injured. My dad lost many friends that day. He attended the 40th anniversary of last year in Halifax and met up with many of his old ship mates. I know this means a lot to him and I am sure others will want one just because of the significance of the the ship and the changes made in the Navy because of this explosion. It looks great! Thanks again."
TESTIMONIALS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
March 8, 2019 "Bonnie, thanks for the fantastic plates! After 40 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces I retired on 13 February 2019 and was formally presented with these in honour of my service. Col Nishika Jardine, an old friend and fellow member of RCEME, presented the Corps plate, and LCol Gabriel Dore, Commanding Officer RCSU (Central), presented the CIL plate.
The senior staff of RCEME were highly impressed with the corps plate and are interested in looking to make this part of their routine retirement presentations. If you are interested I'll pass on your contact information to them."
Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) Charles Jansen
SAMPLE OF ENGRAVED PLAQUES TO PERSONALIZE IT:
**Testimonials and photos are always welcome
and Bonnie is grateful AND delighted to share them!
To submit yours, please email Bonnie at email@example.com.