From the Branch

From the Branch – March 17

75 years ago at the moment of waiting to see our liberators, more V1 and V2 flying bombs and rockets were fired of into the sky. A lot of them did not make it far and went down on the anxious civilians. Dutch boys and men were picked up in the streets to build defensive trenches and fortifications. I hope everyone is ...

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From the Branch – March 10

It is good to once again have the opportunity to thank a lot of people who have been helping to get the lift installed at the Branch for our elderly and handicapped citizens. Government of Canada, Terry Anne Strevey. Wawa EDC, Maury O’Neil, Jessie Labonte, Shaw Mohamed. Municipality of Wawa, Mayor Ron Rody, and Council, Kevin Sabourin. A1 Signs, Jim Aquino ...

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From the Branch – March 4

And here comes March and a bit closer to spring. Last Friday we had our Open House to introduce our NEW lift to the Wawa public but because of the COLD wind only about 20 some made it. But those who did come enjoyed a ride from the Hall down to the Lounge, as I explained the workings and how ...

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From the Branch – February 26

Yes we have good news because on Friday from 7.00 pm till 9.00 pm. we will have a open house at Legion Hall to show off our new Lift for those who have difficulty using the stairs. So everyone and come out to see what has happened when a community comes together and help raising funds for a good cause. ...

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From the Branch – Feb 12

This weekend we remember that 75 years ago, Operation Veritable started the last big battle of WW2. This commenced with a 5-hour long artillery barrage from Nijmegen to the town of Kleve on the Rhine and was to take the Roer area in about 4 days. But wet weather and heavy defenses made it last for weeks. And it took ...

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From the Branch – February 5

This week we were reminded of the horrors of WW2 with the remembrance of the liberation of Auswich concentration camp. Hopefully, we will never have something like it in the future. At the Branch, things are getting ready for the Winter Carnival. So did you get your tickets for the Valentine’s Dinner on February 14th. And are you ready for ...

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From the Branch – January 22

We are still looking back 75 years ago when our veterans were in the Netherlands after liberating the west coast of France, Belgium and Holland’s southern part and were now in Nijmegen and along the Waal river which was the last point the operation Market Garden got in September. But the Waal Bridge was taken and held. With the Waal river between the ...

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From the Branch – January 15

Now that we are in January, that reminds us about 75 years ago when our veterans had almost liberated the South of the Netherlands, and were planning for the spring 1945 operations. In the meantime life for the Dutch in the big cities was getting really bad and people were cutting up any wood scraps they could find to burn. And the ...

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From the Branch – December 18

Yes, it is almost Christmas and 2019 is only 2 weeks long so we at the Legion wish all our Comrades all the best for 2020. Please be careful during the Holydays when at home or traveling. We also want to say a Thank You to all our friends who have been supporting Branch 429 and hope to see you all in ...

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From the Branch – December 4

Yes, December is here and this means a busy time at the Branch. Especially for our culinary experts from the Ladies Auxiliary. Joan’s cookie walk will be on December 14 from 11.00 am till 1.00 pm. Our membership chair is still waiting for a few  members to get their 2020 membership cards.   And we all wish Comrade Dick Watson a speedy recovery. ...

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From the Branch – November 20

Just as we get used to the same drill for Remembrance Day, we get one like this  with a smaller contingent and snow, but everyone was ready and the wreath laying at the cenotaph was well done. At the MHS everything went well and Comrade Larry had everything lined up.   The presentation of the 75 year pin to Comrade ...

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From the Branch – November 6

This Sunday several Comrades went to Hawk Junction for the annual Hawk remembrance Service. It was nice and sunny and although cool everyone present was again in awe that such a small place had such a rich history when it comes to volunteer soldiers ready to fight for peace and freedom in 2 wars and the Korea action. The usual luncheon was ...

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Nouvelles du parc – le cirque est de retour en ville

Eh bien, après un congé de 144 jours à l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario, le cirque est de retour en ville. C’est la plus longue récréation en un quart de siècle. En toute honnêteté, je suis ravi d’être de retour afin de pouvoir continuer le travail pour lequel nous avons été élus. Nous travaillons à faire de l’Ontario un endroit plus ...

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From the Branch – October 30

Soon it will be Halloween, and November and the Poppy Campaign is in full swing but we have still dome openings for distributing poppies at any of your favourite locations. Just contact Comrade Larry. At our last Legion Meeting we had a young lady Anika Jozin who talked about theSilver medal she earned at the provincial track and field meets and ...

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From the Branch – October 24

The work on the Lift for the Legion has begun. The shovel is in the ground and we hope the work will go smooth. The Poppy Campaign will start Friday, October 25th. The Remembrance Day Church service will be at the Baptist Church/ The Wawa Goose club on Sunday November 3rd. The Hawk Junction Remembrance Service at 1.00 Pm. on ...

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