Zone F2 Public Speaking winners

Young people have things to say and a crowd of 120-plus gathered to hear what 27 had to say at the Legion Zone F2 Public Speaking Competition Mar. 29.
“Wow! In all my years of going to these competitions, never have I seen such a wide variety of topics, wonderfully presented to a captivated audience,” Marlene Harnden, Zone F2 Youth Education Chair says.
In the Primary class, Grades 1-3, first place went to Paige Griffiths (My Favourite Teacher) of St. Mary’s Elementary School, Grafton; second place, Taylor Walsh (Career of a Firefighter) of Percy Centennial Public School, Warkworth; and third place to Grace Greene (Happy, the Miracle Dog) of Sacred Heart School, Frankford.
In the Grades 4-6 Junior class, first place went to Aidan Hussey (Why You Should Choose To Say No To Smoking) of Brighton Public School. Second place winner was Wyatt Brown (Being Left-handed in a Right-handed World) of Burnham Public School, Cobourg. Third place was a tie between Stephen Dodgson (Wakeboarding) of Percy Centennial Public School, Warkworth and Sarah Prins (Living on a Dairy Farm) of Trenton Christian School.
In the Grades 7-8 Intermediate class, first-place winner was Simon Hawes (Nagging Parents) of Frankford Public School; second place to Roisin Gibson (Making a Difference) of St. Mary’s Elementary School, Grafton. There was another tie for third place: Stephen Spencer (Diabetes) of Kent Public School, Campbellford, and Hailey Dulmage (Suicide) of Northumberland Hills Public School, Castleton.
In the Grade 9-10 Senior class, first place was awarded to Judith Murtha-Anderson (The United Nations and the Fight to Eradicate Child Labour/Improve Access to Education) of East Northumberland Secondary School, Brighton.
The first place winners now advance to the District level of competition. Branch 187 was honoured to have these wonderfully talented and innovative young people speak.
Legion Branch Youth Education Chairs in attendance were as follows: David Harnden of Br. 580 Grafton; Betty Lamble and Arlene Pettipas of Br. 30 Port Hope; Astrida Chalmers-Jenkinson of Br. 100 Brighton; and Tracy Singleton of Br. 187 Colborne.

429 Squadron and 1st Cdn. Parachute Battalion cadets attend Remembrance Day dinner

For our annual Remembrance Day dinner Nov. 11 (this year deliciously catered by Black Dress Catering), our scheduled guest speaker from the 429 Squadron at CFB Trenton was called to action preparing the huge Globemaster aircraft to airlift supplies and personnel to the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. You can always count on our 429 Squadron members! Capt. Shawn McGeown, accompanied by his wife and some fellow squadron members, arrived to give us a posting. Remembrance Day dinner 2013

Remembrance Day dinner 2013

Remembrance Day dinner 2013

8 Wing Concert in Colborne July 25 – free!

Every Thursday evening in the summer months, there are Concerts In The Park in Victoria Square in Colborne. Colborne Legion is honoured to be a co-sponsor, with Truss-Worthy Construction and Peter Hustler Law Office, of the July 25 performance featuring 8 Wing Concert Band from CFB Trenton from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the free, outdoor performance. It’s one of the best entertainment bargains of the year.

15 teams got the point at annual June Dunk Dart Tourney

The 22nd annual June Dunk Memorial Dart Tournament was hosted at Colborne Legion Sunday, March 24. Play began at noon for the 15 two-men/two-women teams. Competition was fierce! First was a team from Madoc, second from Trenton, third a team from Brighton and Shannonnville. Dunk Darts 1st e

Warm welcome for 2013

For a sunny, but cold, white New Year’s Day 2013, people gathered for the annual New Year’s Day Levée at Colborne Br. 187 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
It’s a tradition for the Legion to host the complimentary, all-welcome open house to kick start a new year.
Representatives of the 419 Squadron, the Globemaster aircraft unit based in Trenton, came out to support their liaised legion. Throughout the afternoon, people popped in to meet and greet fellow community members including Cramahe Twp. Mayor Marc Coombs, Deputy-mayor Jim Williams and Councillor Pat Williams.