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Helping Those in Need

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Helping Those in Need

The other thing that I find that I look back on is the ability, the opportunities that I’ve have had to assist folks who have been in desperate need. And I don’t think I would have had the same opportunities and it’s very heart-warming to be able to be a Canadian and just go and help folks because you can. When I talk to the students here at Encounters with Canada I often ask them, you know, how many people have pushed a car out of a snow bank or done something else like that and there’s a forest of hands that goes up. And I ask them if they ever expected to get paid for it and they go heck no! And that is uniquely Canadian in my experience. As a country we do for folks simply because we can. We’re not really looking for anything in return and I find that very heart warming and very rewarding.

Major Mac Culloch expresses the joy he receives in helping others and the reward it brings to him personally.

Wayne Mac Culloch

Wayne Mac Culloch was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1953 and grew up in Quebec. He began his studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 18 and would serve as a military engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 40 years. During his long and varied career, Mr. Mac Culloch served across Canada and took part in three overseas deployments to the Balkans and one to Haiti before being medically discharged with the rank of major. Still having a passion to serve, he went on to work as a civilian employee with the Department of National Defence. Since 2004, Mr. Mac Culloch has volunteered his time and talents to help deliver the “Peace Module” during the Historica Encounters with Canada program in Ottawa. Week after week, he has engaged with youth from coast to coast and educated them about the sacrifices and achievements of Canadians who have served in uniform over the years.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
November 9, 2016
Person Interviewed:
Wayne Mac Culloch
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Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces

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