Branch News June 15th

Military Appreciation Brunch
June 24th – Come out for brunch with our Veterans and show appreciation for their service. Serving at 11am. Please RSVP to brunch@colbornelegion.org to help us for planning. Admission by donation.

Enjoy the patio
Warm days and evenings are upon us. Drop by and enjoy the patio and a cool beverage.

Roast Beef Dinner – July 6th
Join us for the Roast Beef dinner at 5pm featuring roast beef, Yorkshire,  potatoes, veggies etc. and including dessert, coffee or tea. Dinner is $12 for everyone except Veterans who pay $10 (with Legion or service card). Children under 5 are no charge. Children 6-11 are $8. Dinner starts at 5pm until 6:30pm

Wednesday Wing Nights
We have a wing night every Wednesday evening starting at 5pm. Come on out and enjoy some wings with a variety of sauces. Wings are just $8.50 per pound. Everyone is welcome, Legion membership NOT required. (more…)

June 1st – Newsletter

New Executive Takes Over
The new Legion year begins today which means the new executive start their term of office.  Your new executive is: John Ton, President; Patti May, Immediate Past President; Chris Swoffer, 1st Vice President; Bill Chisholm, 2nd Vice President; Kim Carr, Secretary; Padre, Michael Calderwood; Bill Bachellier, Sgt-at-Arms and the Executive Committee: Tracy Singleton, Larry Dadson, Howard Siddall, Lynn Falconer, Kevin O’Gorman, Linda Ferguson

Enjoy the patio
Warm days and evenings are upon us. Drop by and enjoy the patio and a cool beverage.

Shepherd’s Pie Dinner – June 15th
Come out and enjoy Shepherd’s Pie, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea or coffee for just $10. Dinner is served from 5pm to 6:30pm

Roast Beef Dinner – July 6th
Join us for the Roast Beef dinner at 5pm featuring roast beef, Yorkshire,  potatoes, veggies etc. and including dessert, coffee or tea. Dinner is $12 for everyone except Veterans who pay $10 (with Legion or service card). Children under 5 are no charge. Children 6-11 are $8. Dinner starts at 5pm until 6:30pm

Wednesday Wing Nights
We have a wing night every Wednesday evening starting at 5pm. Come on out and enjoy some wings with a variety of sauces. Wings are just $8.50 per pound. Everyone is welcome, Legion membership NOT required.
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April Upcoming Events

Everyone is welcome to the following events: 

April 4th — Wing Night starts at 5pm
                  8-ball Pool starts at 7pm 
April 6th — Roast Beef Dinner at 5pm
April 7th — Meat Draws 4pm & 5pm 
April 11th — Wing Night starts at 5pm
                    8-ball Pool starts at 7pm 
April 13th — Branch Honours & Awards at 6pm 
April 14th — Meat Draws 4pm & 5pm 
April 15th — Military Appreciation Brunch at 11am 
April 17th — Branch Meetings – Nominations at 7:30pm 
April 18th — Wing Night starts at 5pm
                    8-ball Pool starts at 7pm
April 20th — Fish Fry — CANCELLED
April 21st — Meat Draws 4pm & 5pm 
April 25th — Wing Night starts at 5pm
                    8-ball Pool starts at 7pm 
April 28th — Meat Draws 4pm & 5pm 
April 29th — Dart Fundraising Tourney 11am 
                    8-Ball Tourney 

Colborne Legion Receives Silver Cross Donation

Colborne Legion President John Ton and 2nd Vice-President Bill Chisholm were on hand today to receive a donation of a Silver Cross. Lucia Herwig presented the medal on behalf of the estate of the late Comrade Lucille Moore Ferguson. Ms Ferguson was the niece of Private Earl Chancey Moore (top right) who died at Vimy Ridge on May 8, 1917. Ms. Herwig was executor and family friend of Lucille Ferguson.

Pte. Moore was born June 27, 1897 to Andrew and Amanda Moore of Cramahe Township. He enlisted at Cobourg on January 29, 1916 into the 139th Overseas Battalion. He was with the 28th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) when he died. (more…)

Honours & Awards May 6th

Our annual opportunity to thank deserving members of the branch and the community for their service took place on Saturday, May 6th

Those in attendance enjoyed a lovely buffet by Black Dress Catering.

Members of the executive received their past officers’ for the committees they served on. Thirteen Associate members received service pins which are given for each five years of service completed. Eight Affiliate members received service pins. Fourty-two received volunteer recognition for helping on three or more events over the last year.

The branch was  pleased to present the Volunteer of the Year award to Jane Malkin and Norma Johnston for their faithful service to the branch.

Comrade Gerry Howe was the recipient of the Legionnaire of the Year (the Charles Bugg Award).

Congratulations to all and a big thanks from the branch for your service to the Legion.