In 2022, the Governor General's Horse Guards celebrate 200 years of Cavalry tradition and loyal service to Canada. Bonnie Saunders is honoured to be a part in commemorating the 200th Anniversary of one of Canada's greatest regiments, the Governor General's Horse Guards by offering a very special commemorative plate.
Over the years, Bonnie has been privileged to present her work to recipients such as HRH, The Earl of Wessex – Prince Edward, the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Hillier and Colonel-In-Chief Adrienne Clarkson and other notable recipients such as HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Anne, The Princess Royal have also been recipients of her work. In 2014, Bonnie was honored to provide very special commemorative plates in celebration of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Centennial and her work as being sought after for several other upcoming special events for other regiments.
Each plate arrives with special commemorative wording on the engraved plaques as shown in an of the Toronto Scottish Regiment's example here:
Glass Treasure 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 Governor General's Horse Guards Commemorative Bicentennial Commemorative Plate begins as a clear glass plate which become 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 Certificate of Authenticity that is signed by Bonnie Saunders and applied to the backside of the frame. The Governor General's Horse Guards Commemorative Bicentennial Commemorative Plate will recount special historical details that will stay with this memento to be appreciated for years to come.
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, or, the regiment's motto if desired. 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 Governor General's Horse Guards Commemorative Bicentennial Commemorative 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! Below are some testimonials from Bonnie's involvement with the PPCLI's Centennial.She looks forward to new photos of proud members with the Governor General's Horse Guard Commemorative Bicentennial Commemorative Plates in the near future!
Dec 27, 2012
"My best friend was really surprised and really loved his PPCLI Battle Honours Plate he received from me for Christmas. The plate looks perfect! Thanks Bonnie!"
Kirk St. John
Jan 6, 2013
"Hi Bonnie, attached is a photo I took of my dad after he opened up his Christmas present. He was obviously very impressed as he was speechless when he first saw it. You know they say sometimes the best way to say something is to say nothing at all. The photo was taken in his house and as you can see by it, this will add to his little Patricia corner that he is very proud of. The Battle Honour Plate was perfect! Thank you!"
Dec 25, 2013
"Bonnie, Bill really loves his plates. He opened them today and was really impressed. Proud PPCLI and Airborne! Thank you again so much for getting them here for Christmas!"
Lt (N) Mary Louise Dahl
3 Canadian Division HQ
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.