Naval Reserve Centennial Commemorative Plate
Celebrate a century of maritime excellence with the Canadian Naval Reserves' 100th anniversary! As commissioned by the Naval Reserve Centennial Project, you can now cap off this exciting year and commemorate this historic milestone in style with Glass Treasures Bonnie Saunders' exclusive and personalized commemorative plate, a timeless tribute to the legacy of dedicated service to Canada.
Crafted to honor the dedication and courage of the Naval Reserves, this special keepsake captures the essence of a century-long journey on the high seas. A perfect blend of craftsmanship and sentimentality featuring the Naval Reserve’s Centennial logo as designed by Sailor 2nd Class (S2) Joseph Dimayuga.
Unique in it's design, each stunning Naval Reserve Centennial Commemorative Plate is personalized and arrives with special wording to commemorate this incredible milestone for the Naval Reserve to be cherished for generations! The smaller engraved plaque is best to highlight the recipient’s rank, name and even dates of service. The larger engraved plaque provides an opportunity to be more detailed in regards to one’s service or the commemorative wording for the centennial may also be chosen. Bonnie is happy to assist you with the wording after you have placed your order.
An added feature is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by artisan Bonnie Saunders which depicts some of the Naval Reserve's historical details in relation to the centennial's identifier.
Own a piece of history and cherish the remarkable achievements of the Canadian Naval Reserves with this distinctive and meaningful commemorative plate. It is NOW AVAILABLE!
(Rush orders can be achieved if needed at a slight added cost).
Bonnie has been honored with the privilege to present her work to many special dignitaries, which include: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar; former Chief of the Defence Staff – General Hillier; Colonel in Chief of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light infantry (PPCLI), the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and LGen (Retired) Ray Crabbe. Other notable recipients such as HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: Anne, The Princess Royal and the Premiers of Western Canada have also been recipients of her work. Bonnie wishes to thank you for investing in this heirloom quality keepsake in which a portion of the sales will be donated to the Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Fund.
• 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 Naval Reserve Centennial Commemorative 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 royal 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. This is a great added feature for future generations to appreciate.
When you purchase an RCAF Centennial 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 Support Our Troops.
Be sure to have your camera ready! The proud recipients will be pleased beyond measure! Photos of proud recipients of the Naval Reserve Centennial Commemorative Plate will be added in due time.
Oct 3, 2023
"Dear Bonnie, It was a real pleasure showing off your excellent craftwork, to the Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force and his top team members. We were all very impressed."
RCAF Association Executive Director
*special thanks to photographer Mr. Sean Costello, CD
When I left the service, the only things I took with me were one uniform, my cap badge, dog tags, shaving kit and a lot of great memories. The plates are not only a great memento of my time in the forces, but they have brought alive all those great memories. The craftsmanship is superb and a fitting testimonial to anyone who is, or has, served in the Cdn Forces. Looking forward to receiving the next plate on my list."
St. Thomas, ON
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.
Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) Charles Jansen