Past President Jack Heighton mourned

Comrade Jack Heighton has passed away. Comrade Jack served as President from 2005 to 2007. Jack Heighton 2010 wOur deepest condolences to the family.

After a courageous battle with cancer, “Jack” passed away in his 78th year.  Beloved husband of Nancy Heighton (nee Craig).  Loving father of Seana Heighton and Johnny Heighton (Gwen Watt).  Dear brother of Pauline “Polly” Marshall (the late Tony) and predeceased by sister Grace Taylor.  Jack will be missed by his sister-in-law Sue Craig and his several nephews and his niece.  He will be especially missed by his four legged feline companion Mosely.  The Heighton family wish to express their gratitude for all the wonderful homecare received from the nurses and personal support workers. Visitation to be held on Wednesday August 27th from 6-8 pm at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W., Colborne.  Interment to take place at Colborne Union Cemetery on Thursday August 28th at 11 am.  Service will be held on Friday, August 29 at 1 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 1 Laurentide Drive, Don Mills.  Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Jack can donate to their local animal shelter.  Condolences received at

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Steak and burger BBQ Saturday, Aug. 30

Welcome all to our Labour Day weekend Steak and Hamburger Barbecue Saturday, Aug. 30! We share our annual community traditional get-together with the many visitors attending the Auction Barn Jamboree! A great way to celebrate our friends and summer acquaintances, serving 5 to 6:30 p.m.. Cost is $15 for the steak dinner, $10 for the homemade hamburger dinner. Includes fresh corn on the cob, two salads, sliced tomatoes, baked potato, tea, coffee and ambrosia dessert.

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Come out and wish Bob and Lesley Owen well Sept. 14!

Our local community news source, the website Cramahe Now, will be no more as of Sept. 1. To say “thank you” to Bob and Lesley Owen, proprietors of the on-line news site, we invited everyone to drop by the Colborne Legion Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2-4 p.m. and share a cuppa tea or coffee and delectable munchies by Donna Rusaw of Black Dress Catering. For five years, Bob has traversed Cramahe Twp. at all hours of the day and night to bring us news of our local community. The Owens are now going to enjoy a much-deserved retirement! We all owe them a big vote of thanks for keeping us informed and up to date. Come on out and tell them so!

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Roast beef dinner Sept. 5

Friday, Sept. 5, the monthly Roast Beef Dinner is being served 5-6:30 p.m.. Just $12 per person, the meal includes homemade gravy, roast beef, potatoes, cooked fresh veggies, chef’ssalad, bread, tea, coffee and, of course, dessert — butter tart squares.

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Moonshot euchre tourney Sept. 7

The next moonshot euchre tournament will be held Sunday, September 7 at Colborne Legion. Register ($5 per player) by noon for an afternoon of play. Great prizes to be won! A homemade, delicious lunch is available for just $3.

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Line Dancing resumes Sept. 9

Here’s some news to lighten your step! Line Dancing sessions resume every Tuesday morning 9:30 to 11:30 at the Colborne Legion starting Sept. 9. That’s followed by Moon Shot euchre at 1 p.m. with members of the 55 Plus Club. If interested in these activities, arrive earlier to get the details.

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Monthly fun pool tourneys resume Sept. 8

The first monthly Fun Pool Tournament of the 2014-15 season resumes Sunday, Sept. 28. There are cash prizes to be won for first-, second- and third-place finalists.

Sign in at 11:30 a.m. for the random pairing of partners. Registration is $7 per person. A lunch is available for $3. Play begins at 12 noon on the two pool tables in the club room.

For more information or to pre-register, call the Legion and register with the bar steward: 905.355. 5479.

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Fish Fry Friday, Aug. 15!

It’s Fish Fry Friday Aug. 15 at Colborne Legion! It’s always a very popular dinner. We coat the fish in our own homemade batter and deep fry it out-of-doors so it arrives fresh, crisp and tasty for your enjoyment. The meal includes, savoury roasted potato wedges, homemade coleslaw, sliced lemon and tomatoes, garlic bread and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Cost is just $12 per person! Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m..

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Motorcycle Tab Ride earns wheelchairs

Thanks to all who collected pop can tabs throughout the year and delivered them to Howard Siddall in time for the annual motorcycle Robbie’s Run “Tab Ride” to the Elora Legion June 1. Several years ago, the Durham Harley Owners Group were invited to participate in the Roberts Run Tab Ride hosted by the Milton Harley Owners Group. The purpose of the ride was to collect enough tabs and contributions to purchase a wheelchair for a member’s nephew who was involved in a very serious car accident.

“In that first year (1993), we were unsuccessful in collecting enough tabs for an electric wheel chair but were able to raise a good portion of the amount needed. Now, in the 16 years that the ride has taken place, over 30,000 pounds of tabs have been collected. As of the end of 2013, over 1,030 wheelchairs have been purchased,” Howard says.

With the help of people around the world, the Elora Legion has taken the tabs received, converting the pure aluminum tabs into cash.  The cash then purchases wheelchairs for the disabled. If you would like to help out with this worthy cause, please contact the Colborne Legion. You can start a pop can tab collection at home, office, church, community centre or wherever.  Drop the tabs off at the Colborne Legion and they will be delivered to the Elora Legion in time for the motorcycle “Tab Ride” next year.Durham Chapter in Line w Elora Legion Banquet Room (1) Riders Ready to Go Tab Room in Elora Tabs loaded in trailer

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They rocked at Trash ‘N Treasures!

They rocked the barbecues at the Colborne Legion for folks at the annual Trash ‘N Treasures community-wide yard sale in Colborne Aug. 8. We raised over $1,000 for which we are most grateful! Our volunteers are hard-working, generous people. They make it happen!

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