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

Branch News

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. read 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.

WW1 Nursing Sisters

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.

Meat Draw Changes

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.

Branch Meetings, May 16th

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.

Dinner Prices Change

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.

Ambush Tickets on Sale

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.

Hot Drinks Available

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.

3rd Annual Jeff Lacombe Dart Tourney A Success

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. Dart Tournament Organizers

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…

Remembrance Day 2016

What a great day on Friday. The members of Branch 187 turned out in better numbers than recent years to take part in the parade and service at the cenotaph. The Colour Parties of both the Branch and the LA looked great.

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.









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