Monthly fun pool tourneys resume Sept. 8

The first monthly Fun Pool Tournament of the 2014-15 season resumes Sunday, Sept. 28. 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.

Past President Jack Heighton mourned

Comrade Jack Heighton has passed away. Comrade Jack served as President from 2005 to 2007. Jack Heighton 2010 wOur deepest condolences to the family.

After a courageous battle with cancer, “Jack” passed away in his 78th year.  Beloved husband of Nancy Heighton (nee Craig).  Loving father of Seana Heighton and Johnny Heighton (Gwen Watt).  Dear brother of Pauline “Polly” Marshall (the late Tony) and predeceased by sister Grace Taylor.  Jack will be missed by his sister-in-law Sue Craig and his several nephews and his niece.  He will be especially missed by his four legged feline companion Mosely.  The Heighton family wish to express their gratitude for all the wonderful homecare received from the nurses and personal support workers. Visitation to be held on Wednesday August 27th from 6-8 pm at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W., Colborne.  Interment to take place at Colborne Union Cemetery on Thursday August 28th at 11 am.  Service will be held on Friday, August 29 at 1 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 1 Laurentide Drive, Don Mills.  Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Jack can donate to their local animal shelter.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Fish Fry Friday, Aug. 15!

It’s Fish Fry Friday Aug. 15 at Colborne Legion! It’s always a very popular dinner. We coat the fish in our own homemade batter and deep fry it out-of-doors so it arrives fresh, crisp and tasty for your enjoyment. The meal includes, savoury roasted potato wedges, homemade coleslaw, sliced lemon and tomatoes, garlic bread and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Cost is just $12 per person! Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m..

Motorcycle Tab Ride earns wheelchairs

Thanks to all who collected pop can tabs throughout the year and delivered them to Howard Siddall in time for the annual motorcycle Robbie’s Run “Tab Ride” to the Elora Legion June 1. Several years ago, the Durham Harley Owners Group were invited to participate in the Roberts Run Tab Ride hosted by the Milton Harley Owners Group. The purpose of the ride was to collect enough tabs and contributions to purchase a wheelchair for a member’s nephew who was involved in a very serious car accident.

“In that first year (1993), we were unsuccessful in collecting enough tabs for an electric wheel chair but were able to raise a good portion of the amount needed. Now, in the 16 years that the ride has taken place, over 30,000 pounds of tabs have been collected. As of the end of 2013, over 1,030 wheelchairs have been purchased,” Howard says.

With the help of people around the world, the Elora Legion has taken the tabs received, converting the pure aluminum tabs into cash.  The cash then purchases wheelchairs for the disabled. If you would like to help out with this worthy cause, please contact the Colborne Legion. You can start a pop can tab collection at home, office, church, community centre or wherever.  Drop the tabs off at the Colborne Legion and they will be delivered to the Elora Legion in time for the motorcycle “Tab Ride” next year.Durham Chapter in Line w Elora Legion Banquet Room (1) Tab Room in Elora Tabs loaded in trailer

They rocked at Trash ‘N Treasures!

They rocked the barbecues at the Colborne Legion for folks at the annual Trash ‘N Treasures community-wide yard sale in Colborne Aug. 8. We raised over $1,000 for which we are most grateful! Our volunteers are hard-working, generous people. They make it happen!