Tag Archives: From the Branch

From the Branch – June 3

Now May is gone and it is summertime and even though we have Covid 19 around, let us be happy and enjoy the weather but obey all the rules. Usually at this time we have our last meeting at the Branch before summer recess, but let us hope we will be back in September with the doors open. It was ...

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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 – 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 – 73th Airborne Walk in Oosterbeek and Arnhem

Seventy-five years ago, another major event happened when our Canadian soldiers liberated the town of Antwerp and took the harbour which was still mostly undamaged and was planned to be used for supplying the Allied armies. The Allied Command had a big celebration but forgot to invite the Canadians who were already moving North to the Leopold Canal and the Dutch border. ...

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From the Branch – May 22

Elections have been held and the Executives of the Branch & Ladies Auxiliary have been determined. Branch – 2019 – 2021: President Mary Anne Pearson, Past President – Larry Harvey, 1st Vice President – Eric Mitrikas, 2nd Vice President – Dave Page Executive Committee: Noreen Fellinger, Barb Leschishin, Jeanette Pike, Sam Rowe, Doris Zagar Ladies Auxiliary 2019 – 2020: President – Pat Harron, 1stVice President – ...

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From the Branch – April 17

Things have been very busy at Branch 429 over the past month. First and foremost with the extremely generous anonymous donation our Lift for the Legion campaign has reached it’s goal. We wish to thank each & every donor for their support for our project. This is a true community endeavour that will benefit everyone. We have contacted our architect ...

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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 – 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 – 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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