The Colborne Darts Awards banquet was held at the Colborne Legion May 31. League Champs The 2014 Colborne Dart League championship went to team members, from the centre moving left, Joe Warner, Linda Ferguson and Edgar Campbell. The runners-up were, from left, John Fox, Lisa Johnson and Neil Thornton (absent). League highs The 2014 Colborne Darts League high scoring awards went to Jim Middleton and Wanda Dunk. The awards were presented at the annual award banquet at the Colborne Legion May 31. 2-dart league Marilyn Post, left, won the Colborne Dart league 2-dart women’s finish award, and Ernie Dunk, right, the men’s 2-dart finish award presented by Chris Swoffer, centre, at the 2014 annual Dart League Awards banquet at the Colborne Legion May 31. Marilyn also won the league women’s 3-dart finish and Neil Thornton the men’s 3-dart finish award. Perfect score Joe Warner, left, won the award for perfect score (180) and also men’s high score (140). Chris Swoffer, left, made the presentations at the annual Darts Awards Banquet at Colborne Legion May 31, 2014. A div champs Colborne Darts League A division champs were Lisa Johnson, John Fox and Neil Thornton (absent). A div runners-up Colborne Darts League A division playoff runners-up were, from left, Chris Swoffer, Tracey Loveless and Rob Knell. B div Champs B Division team champs were, from left, James Loveless, Melissa Charles and Jeff Lacombe at the annual Darts Awards Banquet at Colborne Legion May 31, 2014. . B div runners-up Colborne Darts League B division runners-up were, from left, Wanda Dunk, James Chaput and Nadine Moonie. High scores playoff Ladies’ high playoff score (133) to Lisa Johnson, left. Men’s high playoff score (140) went to Joe Warner at the annual Darts Awards Banquet at Colborne Legion May 31, 2014. 2-dart Finish Chris Swoffer won the 2-dart men’s finish (44) and Nancy Gauthier the women’s 2-dart finish (70) awards at the annual Darts Awards Banquet at Colborne Legion May 31, 2014. 3-dart Finish The men’s 3-dart finish awards went to Lloyd Marcellus (78) and, for women’s, to Sandy Boland (93) at the annual Darts Awards Banquet at Colborne Legion May 31, 2014. .
Here’s the beef! The monthly Roast Beef Dinner is being served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. this Friday, June 6. Enjoy homemade roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, roast potatoes, two veggies, salad, tea, coffee and rhubarb cake for dessert. Just $12 per person!
On Saturday, June 7 and June 8, Colborne Legion is opening its doors along with other Colborne sites as part of the provincial Doors Open program. That’s where institutions welcome members of the public to visit at no cost to learn of heritage and happenings. This year, the focus in Colborne will commemorate events of World War I.
Enactors will play the parts of important personages in the tales being told from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colborne Legion, the Colborne cenotaph and at Old St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in Ontario.
At the Colborne Legion, listeners will be told the Charles Rutherford, V.C. story, how he earned his Victoria Cross medal without firing a shot. Colborne Legion Br. 187 is named in his honour. The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration in the Commonwealth for valour in the face of the enemy.
In addition, Doug Lawrence has arranged a display of WWI items from his personal collection and has catalogued and arranged for display WWI memorabilia donated by our past Padre, Barbara Ann Ramer, from the collection of Irene Corbin. A fascinating display!
To ensure energy levels are maintained, sausages, homemade burgers and fried onions will be available to nosh from our barbecue 11 a.m. – early afternoon Saturday.
As part of the Cramahe community effort to restore the WWI cenotaph in Colborne’s Victoria Square Park, the Colborne Legion is hosting a quilt raffle. The quilt has generously been donated by the Salem Quilters. Watch for tickets starting this weekend.
We have a new Padre. Former Padre, the Rev. Barbara Anne Ramer, is relocating for family reasons. Our new Padre, the Rev. Michael Calderwood, has been the pastor of Old St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for just over two years. Ordained for 25 years, he has served in a number of congregations, both in Newfoundland and various places in southern Ontario. “What I enjoy most is working in small congregations. My wife, Chris, and I were recently married in September of 2013. I have been a padre of a Legion before and I enjoy this opportunity to support the branch, working closely with Patti and other members of the executive, and provide what I can to our veterans, “ Padre Calderwood says.
Mark your calendars for the annual Father’s Day Brekkie Buffet June 15. Dads dine for free! So do children under the age of five years! Waffles are hot off the griddle. Add scrambled, sausage, baked beans, toast, jams, tea or coffee, juice— now that’s a bountiful breakfast for just $7 a person. Bring the whole family and share the community celebration of Dad. Serving is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The 2014-15 Branch 187 executive was elected and installed at the May general membership meeting. President Patti May returns. First Vice President is Bill Bachellier and Mandy Martin Second Vice President. Paul Coleman is Secretary and Gord Gray Honourary Treasurer, Sergeant-at-Arms to be announced. Executive members are: Fran Fox, John Fox, John Ton, Brenda Graham, Gord McDonald, Carol McDonald, Tracey Singleton and Bill Lutton. Padre is the Rev. Michael Calderwood.
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!