The Royal Canadian Legion Bursary Program is available to all Students of ex-service personnel or currently serving members of the Canadian Forces (Regular, Reserve & the Merchant Navy) and their children and grandchildren, Commonwealth war veterans and their children and grandchildren. Ordinary & Life Members of the Royal Canadian Legion-children and grandchildren, Associate members of the Royal Canadian Legion and their children only.LA members and their children and grandchildren. The program opens in September and closes the last Friday of March every year. For further information please log on to the Legion website at on.legion.ca to determine the candidates eligibility and download the application.
Volunteers The Hampers are Ready
Toys ready for hampers
Rutherflo Transportation transported the toys for the wishing tree at the Cobourg Mall to Colborne Legion to be placed in the hampers for the wishing tree recepients
Firefighters Larry Dadson and Jamie Robinson present Legion President Bill Lutton with the van load of food collected at Foodland Grocery Store
Silver Lake Riding Stable present Legion with truckload of food collected at their ride with Santa event
Food Drive at Colborne Foodbank
All together food from three sources filled the hampers, the food which was donated and the food which was purchased with funds donated by various members of the community and of course food purchased by the Legion. Yes the Legion purchases food from local merchants such as Foodland and No Frills. Both these stores recognize that the purchases are for the “Hamper Program” and they respond by giving the Legion the “best price” that they can. Throughout the year different events are held or are hosted by the Captain Charles Rutherford VC MM Branch 187 . At many of these events the proceeds of the event go to the Community Services Account from which the Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Branch 187 purchases food for the Hamper Program in December 2016.
The Silent Auction December 13 by all accounts was a huge success. There were approximately 100 people who came and went from about 11:30 AM to the wrap up at 4:00 PM. In between they perused all the items that were available for purchase and wrote their bid on the bid forms. There were all kinds of different appetisers as well as some special beverages all provided by Black Dress Catering. Many of the items offered for sale were from various business’s as well as individuals in the community. At the end of the day there were items that sold for as low as $1.00 and items that sold for much more. The 50/50 draw collected $220.00. The winners share was $110.00 and the remainder was put into the total proceeds for the day. Many thanks go to all those who donated items for the silent auction as well as those who donated their time. The final tally is not in yet and once it is, that amount will be posted on the chat line. Once again a big thank you to Donna Rusaw of Black Dress Catering and to her team of helpers, Mandy Martin, Brenda Graham, John D Fox, Becky Williams,Courtney Dekeyser.
Food Drive at Colborne Foodland
Cramahe Firefighters Association Head Larry Dadson, and Firefighter Jamie Robinson present Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Legion President Bill Lutton with the van of food collected at Foodland December 12.
The Food Drive got a “big boost” December 12th from the Cramahe Firefighters Association Annual Food Drive. They delivered a van full of contributions collected at the Colborne Foodland to the Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Legion Branch.
Winners of January Eight Ball Competition
The next 8 ball pool tournament takes place at the Colborne Legion on February 28. Try and get there for about 11:30 am so that we can get started no later than 12:00. This is a mixed tournament and is open to all who wish to play. The cost will be $10.00. There will be an optional lunch which is $3.00 so if you do not want lunch the pool competition will be $7.00. At the January tournament first place was shared by Larry Rivers, Howard Whalley, Dale Canfield, Braden Dunk, Scott Bellamy, and Gerry Howe . The 50/50 draw was won by Bill Lutton. The lunch was prepared by Judith Howe and by all accounts everybody enjoyed the beef soup with pasta topped off by a delicious cold desert.Their were 26 contestants and judging by the results, it looks like the “team composition” is working out well. So if you are thinking about coming out to join us for an afternoon of “social fun”, the next tournament is February 28, 2016.