Shop and support 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., April 6. Among the many retailers included are Canadian Tire (including gas), No Frills (including gas), Your Independent Grocer (YIG), 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.
Welcome to our mid-month Meat Loaf Dinner Friday, Feb. 21! It’s a comfort food treat: homemade meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, carrots, bread or rolls, tea or coffee, soup and Lemon Brownie for dessert. Just $10 per person serving 5 to 6:30 p.m.
After the March 7 monthly roast beef dinner, there’s a terrific Roy Orbison Tribute Show with Bernie Jessome and musical hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s with Ian Roy starting at 8 p.m. in the main hall. Admission is just $15 per person. Tickets are available at the Colborne Legion club room or at Downey Pharmacy in downtown Colborne.
Winners! Congratulations to the Branch 187 Ladies’ Dart Team of Suzie Smith, Wanda Dunk, Norma Johnston and Fran Fox who won the Zone competition earlier this month. They now progress to District competition. Because our team won at the zone event for 2014, Colborne Legion will host the 2015 Zone tourney.
The Mixed Cribbage Team of Marj Barlow, Sandy Bowen, Gerry Ivanski and Lloyd Marcellus won the Zone title o and competed in the District tournament Feb. 15 at Port Perry.
Congratulations to Branch 187 members Bill Lutton, Howard Siddel, Tom Semple and John Fox who won the Zone 2 Snooker tournament at Brighton Jan. 12. The team went on to compete at the District level in Port Perry Feb. 8.
At Colborne Legion, we believe in community. We donated our banquet hall for the Feb. 14 Denim and Diamonds Valentine’s Dinner, a benefit for Heritage United Church (the new name for the combined United Church congregations of Colborne, Dundonald and Salem). It was a great success! Black Dress Catering plans to repeat the event annually!
At our January executive meeting, Colborne Legion approved a $200 donation to the D-Day Anniversary National Tour in which East Northumberland Secondary School students will participate; $200 to the March of Dimes Canada; and $200 to Big Sisters/Big Brothers Northumberland.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.