Three new members installed into Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Branch

New Members installed Jacqueline, Brad, and Cody Steacy

On April 29th this year Jacqueline, Brad and Cody Steacy became the newest   members of  Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Branch 187.  The Branch Membership would like to  welcome the Steacy’s.    Along with the Steacy’s in the above picture are President Bill Lutton and 1st Vice President John Ton.

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Dart League Presents Cheques to Legion

 March 15 Robbie-Knell-President-of-Dart-League-presents-two cheques-to-acting-President-John-Ton-and-Vice-President-Tracy-Singleton for 599.00 to Branch General Fund and $300.00 to Poppy Fund

March 15 Robbie-Knell-Chairman-of-Dart-League-presents-two cheques-to-acting-President-John-Ton-and-Vice-President-Tracy-Singleton for 599.00 to Branch General Fund and $300.00 to Poppy Fund

At the last Executive Meeting on April 19th , the Legion Dart League President Robbie Knell presented the Legion with two cheques.The first cheque was for $316.00 which was from funds raised at the recently held annual June Dunk Memorial Dart Tournament. These funds were to be directed to the Legion General Account.The second cheque was for $1227,47. These funds were raised from the proceeds of the Dart League’s meat draws. These funds were to be directed to the Legion’s Blanket Account.

President of Dart League Rob Knell presents 1st Vice John Ton with cheque for $316.00 from the June Dunk Memorial Tournament for the General Fund

Chairman  of Dart League Rob Knell presents 1st Vice John Ton with cheque for $316.00 from the June Dunk Memorial Tournament for the General Fund

These cheques were not the first cheques the Legion received. The other cheques were as follows. December 15, $523.50 to the Community Care Account, and $300.00 from the 2014-2015 Dart Season and $561.00 to the Branch General Fund. Then later in the season on March 15th 2016 $599.00 to the Branch General Fund and $300.00 to the Branch Poppy Fund.

Dart League President Robbie Knell presents cheque to Past President Patti May

In the above  picture Dart League Chairman Robbie Knell presents Past President Patti May with the Dart League’s cheque for $1384.50 to be disbursed to the Community Care Account and the Branch General Account. Thank you to all the members of the Dart League for supporting the League and their events and making it possible that these funds raised from go to so many worthwhile causes supported by Captain Charles Rutherford  VC,MC,MM Branch  RCL  Br 187.

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Fourth Annual Jim White Memorial Golf Tournament

JUNE 11TH, 2016

                     FOURTH ANNUAL JIM WHITE   MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OPEN TO ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF JIM &RUTHALL TRAFFIC TECHS AND THEIR FAMILIES/FRIENDSALL COLBORNE LEGION MEMBERSFour Ball Best Ball….Registration starts at 7:15 AMOpening Ceremony 8:30 AM WITH A SHOTGUN START AT 9:00 AM18 Holes with cart, burgers, brats prizes raffles atSalt Creek Golflinks Warkworth On,Phone toll free 1-866-924-1521COST: $200.00 Per Foursome Non Members/$50.00 per person$20.00 Per Person with Salt Creek Full Membership Individual entries accepted and programmed into foursomes Advance Bookings and Payments can be sent toKeith Telfer 260 Drewery Street Brighton On K0K1H0 for moreInformation contact Keith Telfer at telferk@sympatico.ca or call613 475 30544.

 

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Upcoming Events up to June 5th 2016

April 19th,2016 55+ Club co convenors Georgie McWhirter and June Haywood. A social group for those 55 and over. Everyone welcome. They play Moonshot euchre every Tuesday during the afternoon. If you are new to the game, this is a good place to learn. The participants are there for a social time and to play cards. For more details please call Georgie McWhirter at 905 355 9977.   April 19, 2016 Executive and General Meeting 19:00 and 19:30 respectively.   April 19, 2016-Colborne Executive  Board Nominations

April 21, 2016

Mixed Darts playoffs continue and the “no substitution rule” still applies. Competition starts at 19:00. For more information contact Chris Swoffer at phone  905 355 3370 or email chris.swoffer@xplornet.com

April 22, 2016

Frugal Friday every Friday from 4pm until closing

April 23&24, 2016-District Convention-Lindsay Br. 67

April 24th, 2016 the April Eight Ball Tournament takes place on April 24th. Please arrive about 11:30 so that we can get started by 12:00 noon. There will be a light lunch served which is included in the $12.00.

April 30, 2016 Would you like to learn how to square dance? Join Heritage United Church at the Colborne Legion in the banquet room at 18:30 hours. Even if you don’t learn how to square dance you can enjoy pie and ice cream and have the opportunity of winning the draw for a handmade quilt. The pie and ice cream is only $5.00. For more information contact Alan or Elsie Cullum at 905 355 5682.

April 30th 2016 Honours and Awards Ceremony On the 30th of April, Branch 187 of the Royal Canadian Legion will be having their Honours and Awards ceremony.   This is our chance to acknowledge those volunteers and members who have dedicated their time and attention to support and improve the Legion or the quality of life of our members, veterans and the community.In conjunction with the Meat draw of the 30th, we will ALL…pick up our chairs at 16:00 hours and move to the West Hall to show our appreciation. Maximum attendance would be appreciated as several awards will be presented. Advance thanks to Donna Rusaw of: Black Dress Catering

Honours and Awards Chair Bill Chisholm

Committee member Patti May

May 1, 2016 Moonshot Euchre….Come out and join your fellow community members for an afternoon of fellowship. Lunch is at  12:00 PM,,cards start at 13:00 hours. Come and join us. Entry Fee $5.00 Cash Prizes   For more information please call Vicky Auger 905 355 2775 or Nancy Gauthier at 905 344 7618

May 6, 2016 The monthly roast beef dinner will be the “bill of faire.” The tender succulent roast beef will be served with home made yorkshire puddings, bread rolls, whipped mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, “beef au jus” topped off with pies fresh from the oven. As usual all the above is available to you and your guests for $13.00, unless of course you are an active or retired member of our Canadian Armed forces in which case the cost will be $10.00. All children of  the age of 5 or younger are the guest of the Legion.

May 8, 2016 

Don’t forget the Mother’s Day Breakfast coming soon on May 8th. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. All mothers will be the guest of Colborne Legion as well as children 5 years of age or younger.

May 15, 2016

Ladies Auxiliary Moonshot Euchre every 3rd Sunday of each month Lunch 12:00 Hours Cards start at 13:00 hours  for additional details contact Sandy Boland at 905-355-5148 or Barb Smith at 905-355-3896

May 17,2016-Colborne Executive Board Elections

May 20, 2016 Our evening will be called “International Chicken Night.” Our chef will be preparing three entrées for your evening meal. Your entre selections will be your choice of butter chicken, chinese chicken, or chicken paprika. The selection of side dishes are noodles and/or rice, vegetables, salad bread and rolls. All this for $13.00, unless of course you are an active or retired member of our Canadian Armed forces in which case the cost will be $10.00. All children  the age of 5 or younger are the guest of the Legion.

May 22, 2016Rededication Chair Pat Westhorpe and Councillor Don Clark

The Cenotaph Re-dedication Committee’s efforts has reached the end of the first stage.Come and see the walkways with their “Memorial Paving Stones” framing the sidewalks. While you are there you will see the new “direction lighting” which focus’s on  the cenotaph when it lights up after sundown. Try and make the ceremony which commemorates the men and women who have served or are presently serving in our Canadian Armed Forces. The Parade forms up at 11:00 AM and marches to the Cenotaph for the Ceremony which takes place in Victoria Square precisely at 11:30 AM.

All are welcome

May 28, 2016 Apple Blossom Festival Thyme Dinner The Legion will be serving a Roast Pork dinner. The entrees to be served with the Roast Pork will be whipped mashed potatoes, turnips, peas, homemade apple sauce bread rolls and for desert homemade apple crisp and coffee or tea. All this for $13.00, unless of course you are an active or retired member of our Canadian Armed forces in which case the cost will be $10.00. All children  the age of 5 are the guest of the Legion. The first sitting for this meal is at 4:30 pm and the last serving at 6:30 PM.

June 5th, 2016 Zone F-2 Drumhead at Branch 133 Cobourg is June 5th

June 11,2016-Dominion Convention-St. John’s Newfoundland

Every Saturday is Meat Draw. The first draw is at 3pm followed by draws at 4pm and 5pm. For a total of $8 you get  nine chances to win either a selection of two choices of meat or a gift card and a chance at winning the 50/50 draw at 5pm. Drop by for some fun, social time and an opportunity to meet new people. Everyone is welcome.

Please Drive Carefully some of the two wheeled and four wheeled vehicles such as bikes, motorcycles, and atv’s will be returning to share the roads here in Northumberland, also if you have had a birthday between November 1st and April remember to make sure that any renewal license stickers to be put on your cars, atv’s or motorcycles have been placed on the license plates.   That’s all for now, talk to you soon and…. Remember! You are only a stranger once at Colborne Legion Branch 187.

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Winners of the Remembrance Posters and Poem Northumberland Hills Public School

Northumberland Hills Public School Photography courtesy of Cramahe Now's Jay Robinson008Posters Colour
3rd place Emma Smyth Grade 6, 2nd place Andrew Briscoe Grade 6,1st Place Joscelyn Stiel Grade 6
Posters  Black and White
3rd Place Amber Lyn Rutherford Grade 6 2nd Place John Kostiuk Grade 6
Poem
3rd Place Colton Parcels Grade 6, 2nd Place Tucker Ball Grade 6, 1st Place Joscelyn Stiel Grade 6 
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