Our local Foodland has a cool promo right now: you earn stickers for so many dollars spent. Those stickers are redeemable for small cooking pots. We warmly welcome any donation of stickers you don’t plan to use to replace our well-used Legion kitchenware! You can drop stickers off at the club room (open from 1 p.m. seven days a week) or give them to any Legion member you may encounter; they’ll pass them along. Thank you!
The next monthly eight-ball pool tournament will be Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Colborne Legion.
There are cash prizes to be won for first-, second- and third-place finalists.
Sign in at 11:30 a.m. for the random pairing of partners. Registration is $7 per person. A lunch is available for $3. Play begins at 12 noon on the two pool tables in the club room.
For more information or to pre-register, call the Legion and register with the bar steward: 905.355. 5479 or e-mail Bill Lutton at email@example.com .
Our branch public speaking contest for students from Grades 4 through 10 will be held in the banquet room on Sunday, March 9 starting at 1 p.m., organized by Youth Education Officer Tracy Singleton. All are welcome hear the young orators: you can count on interesting speeches. Winners advance to March 29 Zone.
Welcome to our mid-month dinner Friday, Jan. 17! It’s a treat for just $10 a person: steaks (yup!) and burgers with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, carrots, baked onions and carrot cake for dessert. Dinner is served 5 to 6:30 p.m. and there’s lots of parking available.
Congratulations to Branch 187 members Bill Lutton and Howard Siddel who won the Zone 2 snooker tournament at Brighton Jan. 12. Our team now goes on to compete at the district level.
Because of the generosity of our community and its volunteers, over 90 Christmas hampers were delivered this past Christmas. It takes a lot of coordination and work to assemble the hampers which include gifts and food items. The Colborne Legion reception room is the centre of activity for the volunteers of all ages who come out to help and deliver the hampers. There are many angels among us! An estimated 147 adults and 96 children shared the Christmas spirit that’s alive an well in Cramahe Township.
The branch made it through the disruptive Christmas ice storm intact — with a small challenge remaining. The ice build-up around our sign on King St. East makes it treacherous to hang the “open” sign. But, no problem! We are open daily at 1 p.m. and, for now, are placing the sign in the front door windows.C’mon in! All are welcome!
The sold-out New Year’s Eve party and dance was a great hit! With the high-energy, live country/rock band Sawmill Road, the crowd rocked till the wee hours of 2014. Thanks to organizing chair Linda Ferguson, assisted by Donna Rusaw and Richard Loader and others, for a great time. And also to Ernie Dunk who drove the bus to take people home.
The monthly Colborne Legion executive meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Colborne Legion. At 7:30 p.m., the general membership meeting gets underway. All welcome! Come out and let us know what you’d like to see happening.