Author Archives: Nick Veldt

From the Branch – September 20

So we had our first meeting and things look not bad . The executive are working on a few ideas for fund raising and our ladies auxiliary is having their first luncheon on September 28. And if we can find some fish for fish fry in October we will announce the date later. And already is our trusted Dick Watson ...

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From the Branch – September 13

Sep 13, 2017 @ 08:06 Yes, it is September and we are back at it like they say and our first membership meeting is Thursday 14 September at 7.00 pm so we see you ALL there so we can plan all the events and fundraisers to keep our doors open and serve our veterans and the community. Yes September is ...

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From the Branch – August 23

Yes, August is coming to a end and soon it will be September and everyone will be back and on the job. …And August 20th, has once again brought back memories from 75 years ago were our Canadian veterans took part in the Raid on Dieppe with a loss of 900 lives and more wounded and taken POW. And we will ...

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From the Branch – July 26

Jul 26, 2017 @ 08:03 Yes, we lost 2 Comrades again Jack O Brien and Anatole Bober who sure will be missed because of their long service to the Branch. Our President Comrade Mary Anne Pearson is already looking for more volunteers to help with this years Poppy Campaign. So if you can free some time contact her and  get on ...

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From the Legion – July 5th

If you ask questions you sometimes get a real surprise like the man in Holland who visited the Oosterbeek War Cemetery and he wondered how 33 Canadians were buried with the thousands of British Paratroopers from the battle of Arnhem in 1944. So the answer was that the RAF was short some officers and the RCAF had a surplus; so ...

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From the Branch – June 14

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:21 At the Branch, we had our June meeting and now we will meet again in September. And once again D-Day passed without almost a whisper, because our ranks are really getting small and you need members for a parade. Too bad because I remember that day in 1944 that brought hope to all the occupied ...

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From the Branch – May 3

May 3, 2017 @ 07:54 So there went April and besides Easter and some extra snow nothing much to talk about. Now here comes May and look that BIG stuff to think about and first of all naturally the 72nd. anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe. Looking at the news from overseas they are really getting ready for 2020 ...

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From the Branch – April 26

Apr 26, 2017 @ 09:55 Another week and we will be in May, but first our Ladies Auxiliary will have a luncheon on Thursday April 27th from 11.30 till 1.00 pm serving Perogies with Bacon and onions.  And Beef macaroni soup. Or veggies with dip. For the low price of $10.00.   With May coming we will once again remember the ...

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From the Branch – April 12

Apr 12, 2017 @ 07:11 Just think about it 25,000 Canadians celebrating a battle which happened 100 years ago. In France at the Vimy Ridge were our young men between 16 and 30 years old had volunteered to get involved and made Canada what it is today, and about 5,000 killed in 2 days and 7,000 wounded. Could this still happen ...

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From the Branch – April 5

Just imagine 100 years ago, a few thousand Canadians died at Vimy Ridge to put a end to WW1. Then their sons and daughters had to die in the thousands to do it all over again in WW2. Now many  of our sons and daughters are now serving to keep the peace in a world that may not want peace. ...

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