We were delighted to hear second-year university student Laura Cleave at our Mar. 17 membership meeting. Laura is fundraising to build a school in an isolated rural area of Haiti. She’s just over half way to her $8,000 goal. Colborne Legion donated $100 so Laura came by to thank us in person and tell us more about her project. It’s encouraging to see one of our local young people reaching out, acting to make the world a better place. If you are interested in having Laura make a presentation or give support, e-mail her at email@example.com.
People certainly got up and off the couch to come out to dance, sing karaoke, shake off the winter doldrums and prep for sunny days ahead at Loafer Fest March 23. Thanks to Linda and Rhonda Ferguson, organizers of the event.
If you host it, they will come.
A Gr. 4-5 Northumberland Hills Public School class proved it so.
We didn’t know of anyone would actually show up, things having been difficult for extra curricular activities in public schools these days. But the annual Colborne Legion Br. 187 public speaking contest was scheduled anyway for elementary through Grade 10 students on Saturday, March 17.
Suddenly, just after noon, 12 candidates arrived and registered — all for the Grade 4-6 class of competition and all from Northumberland Hills Public School in Castleton!
The winners were: first, Alyce McLean for her speech on “Wheelchair Rugby”; second, Ellie Norton for “Deforestation”, and third Ewan Morreau for “William Wallace: Scottish Hero.”
Alyce McLean advances to the Zone level of Legion competition. That goes ahead this Sunday, March 24, at Brighton Legion.
Here’s a salute to the Gr. 4-5 Northumberland Hills Public School!
Here’s the luck of the Irish for you! Friday, March 15 it’s our St. Patrick’s Day dinner themed for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations everywhere. For just $10 a person, enjoy a rainbow of offerings: corned beef, soup. boiled potatoes, rolls, fried cabbage, carrots and green salad with poke cake for dessert served up 5-6:30 p.m.. It’s a desperate good deal!
The annual elementary and secondary students’ speaking competition for Branch 187 will be held at Colborne Legion Saturday, March 16. Register from 12 noon to 1 p.m.. Our young speakers begin their presentations at 1 p.m. . Winners of respective classes qualify to proceed to the Zone level competition next weekend.
The annual June Dunk Memorial Dart Tournament will be hosted at Colborne Legion Sunday, March 24. Sign up between 11 a.m. and noon for the two-men/two-women teams. Registration is $25 per four-member team. Prizes, of course, great prizes, are at stake.
Also on Sunday, March 24 (a very busy day at Colborne Legion), the monthly eight-ball pool tournament.
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 Ruth White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to be the sharpest knives in the drawer! Foodland has a promotion on: for every $10 spent, you receive a sticker. Collect stickers and redeem them for assorted sizes of professional kitchen knives. Well, the Colborne Legion would greatly appreciate your donation of those stickers to replenish and/or augment our food prep knives. Please leave them with the bar steward in the clubroom or bring them to out twice-monthly dinners and turn them in at the door. The offer runs through to Apr. 25. We thank everyone in advance for your very welcome donation of the promo stickers!
Gift yourself and the Colborne Legion! It can be done by taking a new approach to your everyday purchases. Buy pre-paid “gift cards” for a whole host of name retailers. They never expire and you get the full value for the amount you buy. The retailer, in turn, pays a percentage (from 2 to 10%) of the value to the Legion. The orders for the gift cards go in monthly. Next deadline date for ordering is 5 p.m. Mar. 2. Among the many retailers included are Canadian Tire (including gas), No Frills (including gas), Your Independent Grocer, Metro, Ultramar, Staples, Winners, Giant Tiger and so on. Drop by the Colborne Legion for an order form. Make a cheque out to RCL Branch 187. Or, go on-line at www.fundscrip.com.