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

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.

Thank you for all your Support!

From the Fort McMurray Fundraiser Committee:

A special thank you to all those that helped make this event a Success! Including:

Pickers Paradise
The Big Apple
Steacy Dismantling Ltd.
Essex Top Crop
Turning Heads
The Smoke House
Salem Quilters
Howard Siddall
Paws & Clawz.
Peter Kelly
Jane Sharp
Mr. & Mrs. T. Pettibone
Bill Spence Chevrolet
Gunner Estate Auctions
Beyond the Blue Box
Barbell Smith Art Studio
Hoselton Studios
Rutherford Fruit Market
Moores Orchards
Barkin Bubbles
Oasis Bar & Grill
Don Gauthier
Cam Tran
Richard Dupuis
Home Hardware – Cobourg
Shelter Valley Golf
Grafton Co-Op
Home Hardware – Colborne
Mr. & Mrs. W. Lutton
TN S Cobourg Health
Newman Oliver Insurance
Restore
Anixter
Jack Dupuis
Northumberland Vet.
Jane Sharp
Christine Horner
Richard Loader
Honeybrae Kennels
Black Dress Catering
Royal Lepage
Judith Howe

Along with Anonymous Donations helped us raise $3400

Committee      Cooks              Kitchen           Auctioneers    Door
Carole             Richard           Fran                Doug               Deanna
Howard          Steve               Norma              Bill
Linda              John

2017 Early Bird Campaign Set to Start, Save $5

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.

Support Fort McMurray’s Recovery August 27th

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.

Silent Auction

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.

Raffle Draw

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.

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