Henry F. Verschuren CD was awarded with the Key to the City on December 20, 2021, in recognition for his outstanding achievements and contributions as the City of Brampton Parade Commander, and Government and Community Liaison for Royal Canadian Legion Major William Dwight Sharpe Branch 15.​​


​​About Henry F Verschuren CD

Henry F. Verschuren CD joined the Pipes and Drums of the Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) 50 years ago as a volunteer and became Lead Drummer in 1975. From there, he went on to become drum major, instructor, composer and Director of Music. He is a Life Member of the Regimental Association of The Lorne Scots and their Government and Community Liaison. He is also on the Board of Directors for The Regimental Museum of The Lorne Scots.

Verschuren has been involved in Remembrance Day activities in Brampton since the 1970s. He took on a leadership role as the City of Brampton’s Parade Commander in 1997 and has been front and centre ever since. As Liaison, he works with 139 Sea Cadets and 557 Lorne Scots Army Cadets. He also works with all four cadet corps that Branch 15 sponsors.

Through his unwavering commitment to remembrance and Brampton’s veterans, Verschuren has worked to make Remembrance Day events inclusive, remove barriers to participation and was vital in the creation of new traditions like the City of Brampton’s banner project, the restoration of The Veteran statue, the installation of the Memorial Book into the Cenotaph, and the unveiling of the Afghanistan Honours on the Brampton Cenotaph.

Verschuren is the recipient of the Canadian Decoration, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, The Sovereign’s Medal, The Minister of Veteran Affairs Commendation, and several legion medals. He has also received the City of Brampton’s Long Term Volunteer Service Award for 35+ years of service.