Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 187, Colborne, ON
Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Branch
Serving our Veterans, their families and our community since 1931
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. read more…
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.
Sherrell Branton Leetooze will be at the Colborne Legion on Thursday May 11th starting at 4pm to provide a presentation on the Nursing Sisters of WW1. Learn about those who cared for our troops ‘over there’.
Donations at door for admission.
Starting May 13th, we’re going to change the format on the meat draws.
The draws will take place at 4pm and 5pm with 5 prizes each hour and a 50/50 draw at 5pm.
Tickets will be $3 for the meat draws and $2 for the 50/50 draw.
The executive meeting will start at 6:30pm and the General meeting will take place at 7:30pm.
May is elections. The current nominations can be viewed in the clubroom. Nominations will re-open at the election meeting.
If you want your voice heard about the leadership of the branch, you need to show up to vote.
Well, we held off as long as we could, but, the time has come. We need to increase the price for our dinners.
Effective with the Roast Beef Dinner in June, the cost will rise to $15. Veterans will be $11 and children 6-11 will be $8.
The annual Apple Blossom Tyme Festival kicks off on Friday, May 26th with a dance at the Keeler Centre featuring the band Ambush. Tickets are $15 and are currently available at the bar in the clubroom.
This band usually sells out, you’ll want to get your tickets soon.
We currently have tea, coffee and hot chocolate available for sale in the clubroom in addition to a variety of cold drinks.
The clubroom is a place to come and socialize. We can enjoy a variety of refreshments while there.
Sunday, Nov. 13th was the first dart tournament of the dart season, the 3rd Annual Jeff LaCombe Memorial Tourney. The 80 players who took part raised $746 for the hampers. Beth Phillips and Chris Swoffer of the Colborne Legion Dart League organized the event.
Jeff was a dart player who died suddenly. The tournament is played each year to raise funds to support the Christmas Hamper program. Members of Jeff’s family were in attendance at the tournament. read more…
There was a great showing at the cenotaph by members of the community attending the service. The sunshine sure didn’t hurt.
A big thank you to all who took part in the parade including; the Air Force City Pipe Band, the members of the 429 Squadron, the Fire Department, Masonic Lodge, the Lions, the cadets and students from Colborne Public School.
Our thanks and respects to Lt.-Col Scott Mutton & Comrade Don Prentice for taking the salute as we passed in review.
A special shoutout to little Jack Barber who stood beside his dad saluting us as we paraded to the cenotaph.