The Canadian Scottish Regiment welcomed the public to a Remembrance Day Open House at the Bay Street Armoury in Victoria, BC. There was music, tours of the museum, marching groups, a pipe band, puppies-in-training from BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, and beer supplied by V2V Black Hops Brewing.
Puppies as young as 4 months and as old as 13 months attended the event. With such a wide open space, many got to practice their ‘stays’ while meeting and greeting with attendees. They were also sure to welcome attendees to where they could purchase beer from V2V Black Hops Brewing. Proceeds from the day’s sales were donated to BC & Alberta Guide Dogs to support the PTSD Service Dog program.
About V2V Black Hops Brewing
V2V Black Hops Brewing was founded by Graeme Hafey, CD (a retired Captain who served for a total of 21 years as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces). As a result of his diagnosis with PTSD, and consequent struggle to receive disability benefits, Graeme vowed to help as many veterans as he could. He established his volunteer-run non-profit society, which makes beer on contract (through other breweries), sells it, and donates to military and first responder veterans’ programs. In less than one year, V2V Black Hops Brewing has been in over 35 venues with its beer cans and kegs and has donated over $3,000 to veterans’ programs from beer and merchandise sales.