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. (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.

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
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.