Sunday, May 25 saw the final installment of the 2013/204 Colborne Legion Monthly Fun Pool Tournament. There was a turnout of five two-person teams who settled in for an afternoon of comradeship and 8-ball in a round-robin format. Finishing first were Tom Semple and Howard Whaley. Second place went Bill Lutton and Bruce “Thumper” Ellis. Third place winners were John Fox and Dennis Stralak. Special thanks to all the organizers Bill Lutton and John Fox who kept the tournament up and running smoothly throughout the pool season. Looking forward to our start-up again in September.
The Colborne and Brighton Legion branches co-sponsor the First Canadian Parachute Battalion Cadet Corps. This energetic and committed group up young people, led by Captain Pam Hohner, was instrumental in the success of the 2013 annual Poppy Campaign b y volunteering to canvas and assist wherever possible. The Corps lends support in so many other ways, too. After the Apple Blossom Tyme Festival parade May 24, Colborne Branch 187 was pleased to present a cheque of financial support to the cadet corps. The funds were approved to be disbursed from the branch’s Poppy Fund. RCL Br. 187 President Patti May and Poppy Campaign Co-chair Gord McDonald presented the cheque to Capt. Hohner and a group of cadets.
We welcome new member Brian Robert Mappin!
The annual Colborne Br. 187 Royal Canadian Legion honours and awards ceremonies Sunday afternoon, Apr. 14, were expertly organized by branch executive committee member Elaine Colman.
A past officer medal and executive committee bar were presented to John Ton.
Membership service pins were presented to:
Ordinary Members (have served in the Canadian Forces): 15 years: Glenn McVeen; 20 years: Ruth White; 25 years: Les Day.
Associate Members (related to Canadian Forces veteran): five years: Dorothy Lutton, Mandy Martin; 10 years: Phil Ellis, Robert Scripture; 20 years: Brenda Graham, Marlene Harnden, Gordon McDonald; 25 years: Marj Barlow, Kevin O’Gorman, Marilyn Post, Dennis Walker, Ira Wile; 30 years: George Hockney, John Kernaghan; 40 years: Rex Dillabough.
Affiliate Members: Five years: Elizabeth Gilligan, Timothy R. Gilligan, Timothy M. Gilligan, Lanny Murphy; 10 years: Allison Smith.
Over 100 individuals, groups and organizations were thanked for their many contributions to Colborne Legion activities and projects during the last year. The list exemplifies how people work together to better our community.
There’s a special Fish Fry at Colborne Legion Friday, Apr. 18. We prepare the fish in our homemade batter and tenderly cook it in our outdoor deep fryers. The meal comes with all the fixings, dessert, tea or coffee serving from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. This is a delicious and convenient way to ease into the Easter holiday weekend!