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
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.
From the Fort McMurray Fundraiser Committee:
A special thank you to all those that helped make this event a Success! Including:
The Big Apple
Steacy Dismantling Ltd.
Essex Top Crop
The Smoke House
Paws & Clawz.
Mr. & Mrs. T. Pettibone
Bill Spence Chevrolet
Gunner Estate Auctions
Beyond the Blue Box
Barbell Smith Art Studio
Rutherford Fruit Market
Oasis Bar & Grill
Home Hardware – Cobourg
Shelter Valley Golf
Home Hardware – Colborne
Mr. & Mrs. W. Lutton
TN S Cobourg Health
Newman Oliver Insurance
Black Dress Catering
Along with Anonymous Donations helped us raise $3400
Committee Cooks Kitchen Auctioneers Door
Carole Richard Fran Doug Deanna
Howard Steve Norma Bill
Time to pay 2017 dues is approaching. The Early Bird Campaign starts on September 1st.
At the Dominion Convention held in June, a motion was passed to raise the per capita both this year and next.
Per Capita is the portion of dues the branch has to send to Command each year. The increases mean our branch dues need to also go up.
The executive has discussed this and feels the dues will rise once, this year, and not next year.
The increase will not take effect until after the General Meeting on September 20th even though the increased payment to Command will start on September 1st.
So, if you wish to save $5 on your 2017 dues, pay before September 20th.
A corn roast and silent auction will be held on Saturday, August 27th starting at 5pm. The cost of admission for the corn, burgers etc is $10.
Many donations of goods have been received for the Silent Auction which will take place at the same time. The items will be on display at the branch starting Thursday, August 25th. Drop by anytime after 1pm to view and make your bids.
The draw for the prizes in the raffle the tickets have been on sale for will also take place at the fundraiser.
All Proceeds to the Fort McMurray Legion Br. 165
While 90% of the neighbourhood around the Fort McMurray Legion burned during the wildfires in May, the branch and even the flag outside remained standing. There was smoke damage to deal with and the branch is slowly getting re-opened. The branch members are busy providing help and support to the community through donations that are coming to them from across the country.
Come on out Saturday and add your support.