On November 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m. – The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, “the war to end all war” came to an end. The guns finally fell silent, bringing to a close four long years of unspeakable war.
November 11, 2018 will mark the monumental gathering in France and Belgium on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War, the final events which will bring to a close four years of Remembrance and reflection – a centenary that will also no doubt include various events and ceremonies that will take place across Canada.
Roast Beef Dinner – September 7th
Join us for the Roast Beef dinner featuring roast beef, potatoes, veggies etc. and including dessert, coffee or tea. Dinner is $12 for everyone except Veterans who pay $10 (with Legion or service card). Children under 5 are no charge. Children 6-11 are $8. Dinner starts at 5pm until 6:30pm
Mess Hall Vets Brunch — September 9th
Serving and former serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces or allied forces are welcome to join us for brunch starting at 11am.
Wednesday Wing Nights
We have a wing night every Wednesday evening starting at 5pm. Come on out and enjoy some wings with a variety of sauces. Wings are just $8.50 per pound. Everyone is welcome, Legion membership NOT required.
8 Ball Pool Fun
A weekly fun 8-ball takes place on Wednesday evenings. Anyone is welcome to join. Legion membership is NOT required. (more…)
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…)
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.
Comrade John Ton presents Mayor Marc Coombs with the first poppy of the 2016 Poppy Campaign.