From the Branch

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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From the Branch – October 9

Don’t forget that there is a membership meeting on Thursday. At the membership meeting we will be advised of dates and places for the Remembrance Day activities. The 2020 membership renewal is now possible so be a early bird and visit the office. The Poppy Campaign starts soon so let us get ready and check with Comrade Larry Harvey how we can ...

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From the Branch – September 25

So September is almost gone and 75 years ago the Arnhem Bridge was one too far and had cost a lot of lives. At least some of the British Para’s made it across the Rhine to finish the job 6 months later. Arnhem was now a ghost town and the population was gone mostly West and North. In the South ...

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From the Branch – September 18

The first Membership meeting was very interesting and resident Mary Anne Pearson that the tenders for the Branch lift will close on September 23th. With a bit more paperwork and things could be starting on this access project. Comrade Dick Watson is starting to work on a Christmas Dinner with entertainment. The first early birds have paid their 2020 Dues ...

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From the Branch – September 4

Yes, summer is almost at its end and that means things are going to happen at Branch 249 in Wawa, and a lot of it is really exciting. So ALL members are requested to attend our first meeting on September 12th. And also this is a good time for anyone to get an application and become a Legion member. So ...

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