The day’s weather was typical of many Remembrance Days of the past, overcast, light drizzle, and cool. The parade assembled in the Mac’s parking lot and right on time it was led out of the parking lot by Sgt at Arms Warrant Officer Bill Chisholm. Making the left wheel coming out of the parking lot and following the OPP cruiser heading for Victoria Park. The parade made up of a full color party, Legionnaires, 429 Squadron including the 8 Wing Pipes and Drum Band from CFB Trenton , Members of our Fire Dept., students from Colborne Public School, Members of Colborne Masonic Lodge, and another OPP cruiser bringing up the rear.By the time the parade was at their final positions in Victoria Park, the park was almost full.
The laying of Wreaths was a very moving part of the ceremony especially the wreath laid by the family of Sgt Marc Leger who was killed in action in Afghanistan in April/2002 and when Legionnaires Comrade Don Prentice and Comrade Dan Prentice laid the wreath in memory of WWII veterans. As the parade marched off the people in the park disbursed, some just left the park, others came to the two cenotaphs and pinned their Poppies on various wreaths at both cenotaphs. Some children also placed their Poppies on different wreaths.The parade broke up at Mac’s and the participants of the parade went to the Colborne Legion for a lunch prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary. Their were many veterans present and they were invited to stay and participate in the fellowship by those present.
Later that evening, dinner was served by Donna Rusaw the owner of Black Dress Catering and her staff. The standing prime rib beef was served with two salads, creamy mashed potatoes, corn, bread rolls and garnishes. After the main course was finished toasts were offered by members of the Colborne Legion, to Her Majesty the Queen, to the serving members of our Canadian Armed Forces, and to all Fallen Comrades no longer with us. Desert was served followed by our guest speaker Warrants Officer Sean Hubbard of 429 Squadron CFB Trenton. His information concerning the Canadian Armed Forces and the missions that they are responsible for carrying out was very informative. Especially the details of the of the C17 Transport based out of Trenton.
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Please find our latest member flyer below. While quantities last, every member order over $50 merchandise will receive a free Highway of Heroes book.
Perhaps you will find a Special Christmas Present here…..
November 22 at Branch 187 –
Registration at 11:00-Start at 12:00-
$25.00 per team
4 people per team-maximum of 2 men per team
Congratulations to our Ladies Auxiliary Euchre team who came home from the District Competition with the third place medal and now move onto the Provincial Competition in Woodstock on March 19th 2016.
“The Ride across Canada” has now reached Clarenville Newfoundland. To follow “The Ride ” on its journey to St John’s Newfoundland, log on to Riders Across Canada at http://www.communitiesforveterans.com or email them at email@example.com. They still have some ways to go and hopefully mother nature will co-operate. Their goal is to reach St. John’s Newfoundland by November 9.
The next 8 ball pool tournament takes place at the Colborne Legion on October 25th. Try and get there for about 11:30 am so that we can get started no later than 12:00. This is a mixed tournament and is open to all who wish to play. The cost will be the same as last year, which will be $10.00. There will be an optional lunch which is $3.00 so if you do not want lunch the pool competition will be $7.00.
With “Proof of Service” or “Legion Ordinary Membership”, all veterans will now pay the reduced price of $10.00 not only for the Roast Beef Dinner but other Friday meals as well. If you know a veteran in the area that does not have a computer please pass this message along to them so that they are aware of this change.
This change will be posted in the next “Legion Bulletin” but is effective immediately.
See you at the next dinner.
The Legion is looking for volunteers to put together a float for the upcoming Santa Claus Parade. The “Theme” for the Parade is ” Christmas in the Future.” For more details please contact Linda Ferguson at the Colborne Legion 905 355 5479. We still need a sleigh for the Ladies Auxiliary float. If you have a sleigh or you know of someone who has a sleigh, please contact either Nancy Heighton or Tracey Loveless at the Colborne Legion 905 355 5479.
The Ride Across Canada visited our Community on August 17th and 18th. While they where here we had the pleasure of sharing a meal with them and listened to Paul Nichol when he recounted his experiences with his P.T.S.D. and his attempts to reintegrate into his community. We also listened to his wife and their children relate their side of Paul’s story and how his P.T.S.D. affected them.
Now they have yet another obstacle to overcome. Their Ride Across Canada has come to a halt in Napierville Quebec due to a mechanical breakdown with their main truck which pulls their horse trailer. The cost to repair the truck is going to be between 3 to $4,000.00 and this amount is considerably less due to the fact that some of the labor is been provided by those who are on the ride .
You can learn more about the Ride and its present status by going to their website at www.communitiesforveterans.ca. Once you are there and you would like to help get the ride back on the road you can select the drop down which is labelled “donate.”
At their meeting on Tuesday, September 15th, the executive of Colborne Legion Br. 187 passed a motion to make a donation of $200 to help the ride keep going. A member of the executive, who asked to remain nameless, matched that donation to bring the branch’s donation to a total of $400.
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