Author Archives: Nick Veldt

From the Branch – September 19

Sep 19, 2018 @ 08:08 So the branch had their first Membership Meeting and there are quite a few things on their future agenda. One important thing is Remembrance Day, as this year is the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1. This week, from September 16-20 is LEGION WEEK and a very good week to join! Our Ladies Auxiliary will ...

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From the Branch – September 5

Summer’s gone and September is here. The kids of to school and things are getting back to normal. But what is normal in this world today?  With killings and mass shootings; people driven out of their countries, and in refugee camps. We who went through the war in Europe and the veterans who fought to get peace back into society ...

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From the Branch – July 25

So we are now in the middle of our summer and the weather has been HOT. And so are our Legion ladies serving their annual Strawberry tea, we give them a big thank you for all their support.   And another big thank you goes to the Wawa Motor Inn for donating a very nice pool table to the Branch. ...

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From the Branch – May 2

May 2, 2018 @ 08:31 Goodbye cold April and welcome warmer month of May! We once again lost twp Friends of the Legion; Mary Morin who was a WW2 Veteran and Margaret Magi who was a long time member and Past President. The Wawa Branch 429 will remember them. With May approaching we again think back to WW2 and the many ...

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From the Branch – February 14

Feb 14, 2018 @ 09:29 Yes, it looks like winter is on it’s way out but we can still get some nasty days. At the Legion hall they had a successful “chase the winter Blues away” event and the silent auction had over 70 attending and bidding on the 91 items which were donated by local businesses and individuals From ...

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From the Branch – January 17

Jan 17, 2018 @ 14:40 Brrr, it has been cold but maybe in the next few weeks things will warm up. At the Branch we have a few ideas and one is that we will have a silent auction and “Chase away the winter Blues!” Social on February 10th. from 07.00 till 10.00 pm. This will be a fundraiser for the ...

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From the Branch – January 10

Jan 10, 2018 @ 15:39 So everything is NEW in 2018. It looks like same old outside and winter is still here. But the kids are back to school and the first bills for the Christmas gifts are coming in.I hope you all had a good time this holiday season and are ready to get back to the things at ...

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From the Branch – December 6th

Dec 6, 2017 @ 08:07 Yes December is here and if you have not yet done so get your tickets for the Christmas dinner/dance on December 8th at only $40.00. Enjoy an evening with friends and family with good food in the spirit of the holidays. And the December membership meeting is on the 14th at 1900 hours so see ...

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From the Branch – October 18

Oct 18, 2017 @ 08:22 Yes, we had our meeting and Branch inspection and our Zone Commander Comrade Sandy ROSS passed our books and we have to work hard to be in the same position next year. So we need all the help we can get. At the meeting we had a good start with planning our next Fish fry ...

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From the Branch – October 4th

Oct 4, 2017 @ 08:03 Boy was that something those Invictus games in Toronto! And the closing speech of Prince Harry where he instilled pride and a look at the future in all those young veterans who are carrying the scars of their battles both physical and mental. It makes you think, and be proud to be a Legion member ...

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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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