Red aluminum maple leaves are proving a poignant tribute that pays it forward. Hoselton Sculptures of Colborne has produced three sizes of red maple leaves to commemorate two Canadian soldiers, WO Patrice Vincent and Corp. Nathan Cirillo, who lost their lives in violent attacks in Canada in October. Hoselton Sculptures CEO Jan Hoselton approached Br. 187 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Colborne and was pleased the Poppy Fund supports veterans and has strict rules about how funds are used.
Three red maple leaf designs were produced: the largest, $37, includes a $10 donation; the $30 leaf a $5 donation; and the $20 leaf a $3 donation to the poppy fund.
Even before the Nov. 15 and 16 Hoselton Studios open house, 240 red maple leaf designs had been sold, and over 100 more during the event. Jan says orders will be taken up to Dec. 1, 2014. For more information, visit www.hoseltons.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905.355.3933.
Colborne Poppy Campaign Co-chairs Carol and Gord McDonald thanks all Legion members and non-members who volunteered and contributed so generously to this year’s fund, especially the young people of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Cadet Corps who canvassed the second weekend. “The campaign was a tremendous success,” the McDonalds report.
Colborne will have a real New Year’s Eve party and dance Dec. 31! We’re bringing back high-energy, live country/rock band Sawmill Road! The New Year’s Eve event includes a celebratory meal, special party favours and lots fun. Tickets are $75 per couple, $40 single, available at Colborne Legion. This is one you won’t want to miss!
More upcoming events: Nov. 30, monthly Pool Tournament, 11:30 a.m.; Dec. 5, monthly Roast Beef Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.; Dec. 13, annual Cramahe Merchants’/Community Christmas Party, Black Dress Catering by Donna Rusaw.
Colborne Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary members and their volunteers were honoured with a fine-dining experience Sept. 27. Peter Petit and Tracy Singleton prepared and served and excellent dinner, assisted by John Fox — a gift of thanks from Branch 187 for all the LA does and contributes throughout the year.