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Bulletin of Events

Veterans Project

Our Veterans - proudly past and present.

 

Gordon Gibbins, Joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 at age 17. Trained as a Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee ASDIC (Pinger) or better known as Sonar Operator in later ships. Sailed on HMCS Sans Peur, HMCS Kootenay, D-Day support, HMCS Trentonian, in the Battle of the Atlantic. Gord survived the sinking of HMCS Trentonian on 22 February 1945 protecting a convoy in the North Atlantic.

  

 

Peter Healey, Joined the Royal Air Force in 1943 at age 19. Trained as a pilot/Navigator/Bomb aimer. One of 7 members in a crew. Flew Wellington 2 engine Bomber, B24 Liberator 4 engine Bomber, and the famous Lancaster 4 engine bomber. Peter saw action over Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Italy, and was preparing to go to Japan when the war ended.

 

 

Douglas Louch, Joined Royal Canadian Navy and fought in Korean War.

 

Philip N Lilly, Joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Police in 1956 until 1966.  Was an active member in the Legions over the years.

 

 

Don Scott, Was in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Marine Engineer (Stoker) 

  

 

Ed Baker, Enlisted in the Army in June 1953. Served with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps with a multitude of different jobs. Honorable discharged in 1956. Ed has been a active member of Sir Sam Hughes Legion Branch 67 and Highland Creek Legion Branch 258 for 35 years.

 

  

 

Tom Cooke, Joined the Army and fought in Korean War.

 

   

 

 

 

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Food Drive for the Kawartha Lakes Food Source

Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Food Drive

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 67, Lindsay, would like to thank all those who donated food items to this Food Drive for the Kawartha Lakes Food Source held during March 2018.

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SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT

Come out to our Decorations Day at Riverside Cemetery Lindsay

SPECIAL EVENTS

VIMY DINNER:

The annual Vimy Dinner will be held in the Vimy room Monday (yes Monday) April the 9th. The guest speaker will be the Hon. Col. Armstrong. It is sure to be a good meal, a good chance to sit and enjoy friends and family and hear an interesting speaker. Tickets are available in the office only. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Social hour: 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Dinner: 6:45 p.m.

Cost: $15.00 per person – Veterans are guests of the branch.

This event was a well turned out event. Our Guest Speaker gave a very knowledgeable with a very solemn and entertaining speech.

Our MC should be congratulated on a job well done. Bravo Zulu.

 

DECORATION DAY:

Decoration Day at Riverside Cemetery will be Sunday June 10th. We will need volunteers to help the cadets and children place flags on the veteran’s gravesites in the morning, and then the ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m.

Rob McDougall

Special Events Chairman

 

 

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Vickers Wellington Aircraft WW2 Book on sale at the Legion

All reviews on this book have been exceptional, a percentage of the proceeds will go toward the legion.

Vickers Wellington Aircraft

The Vickers Wellington was the most numerous British bomber of the Second World War. It was also the only British bomber to serve in that role from 1939 until 1945, and remained a front line aircraft with Bomber Command until 1943, a year after its contemporaries, the Handley Page Hampden and Armstrong Whitworth Whitley had been withdrawn.

The Wellington was the brainchild of Barnes Wallis, most famous for the bouncing bomb of dam buster’s fame. After a long period spent working for Vickers on airships, Wallis had moved to the design of aircraft. His main early contribution to the field was the invention of the geodetic method of aircraft production. In this system the aircraft fuselage was made of a light weight grid of relatively simple parts that combined to produce strong, light, flexible aircraft. The “basket weave” structure of the aircraft would then be covered with a layer of cloth.

The first aircraft produced for the RAF using this system was the Vickers Wellesley. This was a single engined bomber, designed to a specification issued in 1931. The first prototype flew in 1935, and the type entered service in early 1937. Tests on the Wellesley had proved the strength of the geodetic construction method.

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BRANCH 67 DONATIONS – January 1st to December 31st 2017

As you can see this Branch donates a lot of funds to all of these community organizations thousands of dollors each year.

A Place Called Home

Bethel EMMC

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes

Canada Day Celebrations

Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian Red Cross

Capital Experience Program for Children

Charitable Foundation

Diabetes Canada

District F Hospital Trust Fund

District F Track & Field

Easter Seals

Habitat for Humanity

Heart & Stroke Foundation

HMK Children’s Water Festival

Homeless Veterans

I.E. Weldon graduation

Kawartha Art Gallery

Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation

Kawartha Lakes Food Source

Kids Help Phone

L.C.V.I. graduation

Last Post Fund

Lung Association

March of Dimes

Monarch Bible Camp

Mouth & Foot Painters

Multiple Sclerois

Oldtimer Benefit Hockey

Ontario Horticultural Society

Royal Canadian Army Cadet League #2817

Salvation Army

Santa Claus Parade

Seasonal Sharing gift baskets for veterans

Spina Bifida

St. Thomas Aquinas graduation

Sunnybrook Comfort Fund

Teddy Bear Campaign

The Kidney Foundation

Veterans Voices of Canada

Windsor Classic Games

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Presidents Report

           

 

       

 

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We have a celebrity in our mist.

Howie Johnston, made these two videos in recognition of our veterans. "That`s our Legion President"!!! Ladies and Gentlemen

 

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Poem remembering WW2 Veterans

Submitted by Korean Veteran Cal Callebert.


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History of the Poppy

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ​JOHN McCRAE and Poem in Flanders Fields

                     

POPPY HISTORY

​​​​Each November, Poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s entire population. Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as a symbol of Remembrance, our visual pledge to never forget all those Canadians who have fallen in war and military operations. The Poppy also stands internationally as a “symbol of collective reminiscence”, as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

This significance of the Poppy can be traced to international origins.

The association of the Poppy to those who had been killed in war has existed since the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century, over 110 years before being adopted in Canada. There exists a record from that time of how thickly Poppies grew over the graves of soldiers in the area of Flanders, France. This early connection between the Poppy and battlefield deaths described how fields that were barren before the battles exploded with theblood-red flowers after the fighting ended.

Just prior to the First World War, few Poppies grew in Flanders. During the tremendous bombardments of that war, the chalk soils became rich in lime from rubble, allowing “popaver rhoes” to thrive. When the war ended, the lime was quickly absorbed and the Poppy began to disappear again.

The person who was responsible more than any other for the adoption of the Poppy as a symbol of Remembrance in Canada and the Commonwealth was Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian Medical Officer during the First World War.


​​​​​​LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ​JOHN McCRAE

​​​Lt. Col. John McCrae Lieutenant-Colonel McCrae was born on 30 November 1872 in Guelph, Ontario. At age 14, he joined the Highfield Cadet Corps and, three years later, enlisted in the Militia field battery. While attending the University of Toronto Medical School, he was a member of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.

With Britain declaring war on Germany on 4 August 1914, Canada’s involvement was automatic. John McCrae was among the first wave of Canadians who enlisted to serve and he was appointed as brigade surgeon to the First Brigade of the Canadian Forces Artillery.

In April 1915, John McCrae was stationed near Ypres, Belgium, the area traditionally called Flanders. It was there, during the Second Battle of Ypres, that some of the fiercest fighting of the First World War occurred. Working from a dressing station on the banks of the Yser Canal, dressing hundreds of wounded soldiers from wave after wave of relentless enemy attack, he observed how “we are weary in body and wearier in mind. The general impression in my mind is of a nightmare.”

In May, 1915, on the day following the death of fellow soldier Lt Alexis Helmer of Ottawa, John McCrae wrote his now famous work, an expression of his anguish over the loss of his friend and a reflection of his surroundings – wild Poppies growing amid simple wooden crosses marking makeshift graves. These 15 lines, written in 20 minutes, captured an exact description of the sights and sounds of the area around him.

Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae left Ypres with these memorable few lines scrawled on a scrap of paper. His words were a poem which started, “In Flanders fields the poppies blow…” Little did he know then that these 15 lines would become enshrined in the innermost thoughts and hearts of all soldiers who hear them. Through his words, the scarlet Poppy quickly became the symbol for soldiers who died in battle.

The poem was first published on 8 December 1915 in England, appearing in “Punch” magazine.

IN FLANDERS FIELD

​​In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

 

POPPY CHAIRMAN - John Sherman

​As part of your oath to join the Legion you are required to participate in the Poppy Campaign. We need everyone to participate as many times as they can to make this a big success. Don’t let a few people do the work of many. All of the stores are a major source of revenue for us.
All the stores need to be manned as much as possible.100% of the time would be great and we can be achieved this if you volunteer more than once.

Sign up boards will be in place in mid October. Sign up where you can and as often as you can. This money is used for Veterans and so many other uses.
Even if you think you volunteered in the past and you don’t have to again... please reconsider as it is your duty to participate.

Just imagine the impact we could make if every member volunteered even 1 hour of their time to our Poppy Campaign. Come out and meet other members in this worth while endeavour. This is our major fundraiser of the year for the Poppy Fund.
John McCrae poem speaks of Flanders fields, but the subject is universal – the fear of the dead that they will be forgotten, that their death will have been in vain. Remembrance, as symbolized by the Poppy, is our eternal answer which belies that fear.

Sadly, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae died of pneumonia at Wimereux, France on 28 January 1918. He was 45 years old.

THE FLOWER OF REMEMBRANCE
An American teacher, Moina Michael, while working at the YMCA Overseas War Secretaries’ headquarters in New York City in November 1918, read John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields”. She immediately made “a personal pledge to keep the faith and vowed always to wear a red poppy of Flanders Fields as a sign of remembrance and as an emblem for keeping the faith with all who died".

Two years later, during a 1920 visit to the United States, a French woman, Madame Guerin, learned of the custom. On her return to France, she decided to use handmade Poppies to raise money for the destitute children in war-torn areas of the country. Following the example of Madame Guerin, the Great War Veterans’ Association in Canada (the predecessor of The Royal Canadian Legion) officially adopted the Poppy as its Flower of Remembrance on 5 July 1921.

Thanks to the millions of Canadians who wear the Legion’s lapel Poppy each November, the little red plant has never died. And neither have Canadian’s memories for 117,000 of their countrymen who died in battle


​​​​A SYMBOL OF UNITY

​​​At 0530 hours on the morning of 9 April 1917, the Battle of Vimy Ridge began, marking an important milestone in our military history. For the next few days, Canadian troops fought relentlessly, braving enemy forces, a heavily-fortified ridge and the weather. This battle was significant; not only was it a resounding success for Canada but, in the words of Brigadier-General A.E. Ross, it marked the “birth of a nation”. No longer would Canada be overshadowed by the military strength of her allies.
​This battle had proven Canada’s ability as a formidable force in the theatre of war.

The bravery, discipline and sacrifice that Canadian troops displayed during those few days are now legendary. The battle represented a memorable unification of our personnel resources as troops from all Canadian military divisions, from all parts of Canada and from all walks of life, joined to collectively overcome the powerful enemy at considerable odds. Our troops united to defeat adversity and ​a military threat to the world.

Now, decades later, Canadians stand united in their Remembrance as they recognize and honour the selfless acts of our troops from all wars.
​We realize that it is because of our war veterans that we exist as a ​proud and free nation.

Today, when people from all parts of Canada and from all walks of life join together in their pledge to never forget, they choose to display this collective reminiscence by wearing a Poppy. They stand united as Canadians sharing a common history of sacrifice and commitment.

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Local Business receives the Poppy Appreciation Award

St Dave`s Dinner receives recognition for their work for the Poppy Campaign

Owner of Local Business receives Poppy Appreciation Award for their work assisting the Legion Poppy Campaign.

St Dave`s has been a great supporter of the Lindsay Legion and has been recognized by the Poppy Chairman Comrade John Sherman below and owner Dave.

We caught Dave off guard with this presentation. Many thanks to him and his staff for their great support.

Dave`s Dinner has historically always bought all Veterans breakfast if they showed up at his restaurant in uniform on November 11 morning before the Remembrance Day Service.

The Legion thanks you and your staff for your support by this small token of their appreciation. Bravo Zulu!!!

 

 

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Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party & Sergent-at-Arms

Colour Parties lead Legion Parades, play a prominent role in Remembrance Ceremonies and opening Legion meetings and Conventions

Colour Parties lead Legion Parades, play a prominent role in Remembrance Ceremonies and open Legion meetings and Conventions. ​They command attention and remind us all
​of the Legion’s commitment to Canada's Veterans.

The Royal Canadian Legion has a long history of loyalty and community service, and one of the most visible signs of that is the presence of Colour Parties at most Legion events from the Branch level up to and including Dominion Command.
​Members of the Colour ​Party wear full Legion Dress and carry a set of flags that represent the Legion and the principles on which the Legion is founded.​​

 

Sergent-at-Arms for Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67 Royal Canadian Legion. Comrade Dave St Denis.

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Bar Chairmain’s Report

Bar Chairman’s Report

The canteen bar is busy as usual.  Our Vimy bar has been extremely busy with the events held in January & February.

Yours in comradeship,

Jim Richardson

First Vice President/Bar Chairman

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Sports Report

This section will cover Zone and Branch 67 Sports

SPORTS REPORT:

Our house league winter sports continue to do very well and will continue until late April.

ZONE SPORTS

Two Lindsay teams moved on to District Senior Darts in Belleville Branch 99 in January but did not move on to Provincial level.

In Zone cribbage three (3) Lindsay teams moved on to District cribbage which was held in Lindsay.  The team of Dave Carpenter, Don Hutchinson, Ron Carpenter and Linda Griffith placed first and will advance to Provincial cribbage being held March 10th in Toronto at Branch 11.  The team of Edith Baker, Rhoda Bryant, Ed Baker and Joanne Pritchard will also represent Lindsay at the Provincial cribbage tournament.

Howie Johnston and Jim Richardson have advanced to District shuffleboard which is held in Lakefield at Branch 77 on February 24th.

Zone euchre is being held on March 10th in Bobcaygeon Branch 239.  Mixed darts is being held on April 7th in Haliburton Branch 129.

Keep an eye on the Sports board for Zone events.  Horseshoes – May 26th, Washer Toss - June 9th and golf -  June 23rd.

Good luck to all our teams!

Yours in comradeship,

Jim Richardson

Sports Officer

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Membership Report

Help bring our membership numbers up by applying for the early bird 2018. Dead line Dec 31st 2017

Branch 067 Membership Report

 

Membership renewals up to 15 December 2017.

 

Ordinary                  119

 

Associate                  315

 

Affiliate                  102

 

Total                  536

 

Reminder for members who have not renewed yet, the Early Bird rate has expired and the regular rate for December is active until 31 December.

For those who have not renewed their 2017 or prior years memberships, they can still be renewed.

 

James Cameron

Membership Chairman

 

 

 

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Poppy Report

Please honour your commitment to participate in the poppy campaign this year.

Poppy Report

This year the Branch raised $42,000.00 as compared to $44,000.00 last year. This is due to less participation from members honouring their pledge to participate in the annual poppy campaign, which we are all are aware that the funds we raise go to support our Veterans and their families during their time of need.

Because of this we will be setting up a phoning committee to call members and offer a time frame for you to honour your commitment to participate in the poppy ca next year.

Yours in comradeship

John Sherman

2nd Vice President/Poppy Chairman

 

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Kitchen Chairman Report

Busy, busy, busy. The kitchen has been extremely busy these last few months of last year. With our kitchen cooking 18 turkeys to accommodate the Christmas lunches and dinners which have been booked with our branch.

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the many hours the volunteers contributed to our success and I thank them for their dedication to our branch. Our cook (Mike Hensman) is going to write a book on how to cook turkeys, coming out soon in the New Year.

 

Yours in comradeship

John Sherman

2nd Vice President/Kitchen Chairman

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Ladies’ Auxiliary President’s Message

It is hard to believe that Spring is nearly here.  And Sunday, March 11th marks the beginning of Daylight Savings time so don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead by 1 hour before you go to bed on March 10th!  And check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Our Ladies’ Auxiliary members have been very successful in sports competition again this year. 

We have one team advancing to District cribbage being held in Ajax on March 10th.  Two teams are advancing to team District darts being held in Havelock on April 7th and in Singles and Doubles Darts we have 2 singles and 1 doubles team advancing to the Provincial Darts being held on June 6th.  Congratulations to all participants and good luck in your upcoming play!

The Ladies’ Auxiliary will again this year hold a bake sale – cookies, squares and tarts only.

We have booked the Vimy Room on Saturday, May 12 for the bake sale and hours of operation will be from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  In order for us to proceed with the bake sale we need donations to sell.  Comrade Eleanor Danilko is chairing this event and will be putting a notice up on the bulletin board for you to  sign up for your baking donation.  As well, phone calls may be made to our members to see if you are able to make a donation to this fundraiser.  We are looking forward to another successful bake sale!

Our annual Tea & Bazaar is going to be held on Saturday, December 1st and the theme this year is ‘Elf on the Shelf’.  Comrade Kim Junkin will be chairing this event again this year.

Election of officers for the 2018-2019 term will be held at our General meeting on Tuesday, May 1st  at 5:30 p.m.  We have asked for three (3) members of the Branch executive to conduct our election again this year and they have agreed.  So please come out to our May 1st. meeting and consider letting your name stand to serve on the executive.

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Yours in comradeship,

Sandra Richardson, President

 

Ladies Auxiliary Executive 2017-2018

President                                                         Sandra Richardson

Past President                                                 Donna Jessup

First Vice President                                         Marilyn LaMarche

Second Vice President                                    Sandy Ireland

Secretary                                                         Kitty Stone

Treasurer                                                         Kim Junkin

Sergeant-at-Arms                                           Joan Kirkpatrick

Sports Officer                                                 Jean Davis

Executive                                                       Judy Silverthorn, 

                                                                       Cindy Buda

                                                                       Janet Joyce,

                                                                        Marlene Bartley,

                                                                        Eleanor Danilko,    

                                                                        Lorraine Maloney

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Seasonal Sharing Basket with the Veterans

At Canadian Forces Base Borden,

The Lindsay Legion donating $1000.00 towards the Seasonal Sharing Basket to Veterans at Canadian Forces Base Borden.  

Once again the Lindsay Legion helping Canadian Armed Forces Veterans in this festive season.

 

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Alexandra Public School having a Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph

10 th of November Alexandra Public School had a ceremony at the Cenotaph

Alexandra Public School  had a great turnout for their Remembrance Day at the cenotaph in Lindsay.

Lindsay Legion Colour Party helped out by attending.

 

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Sir Sam Seniors President Dorothy Fieldhouse presented a cheque

Jim Cameron presented with a cheque.

Sir Sam Seniors President Dorothy Fieldhouse presented a $1000.00 cheque to Branch 3rd Vice President Jim Cameron at the Euchre Christmas Lunch.

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Remembrance Honours & Awards Dinner

Come out & have a great evening honouring our Veterans & Legion members


 

Our Special Events Chair Comrade Rob McDougall would like to thanks all who helped out with the Honours and Awards Dinner. Congratulations to all the recipients. Especially Comrade Howie Johnston for receiving the Life Membership. Also Comrade Hank Oppors for receiving the Legionnaire of the Year Award.

Howie Johnston receiving his Legion Life Membership.

Hank Oppors receiving the Legionnaire of the Year award

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Remembrance Day Service 11hour, 11day, 11 month

                                                                                                    Pictured, Janique McDougall reads Canada's Forgotten Women poem. - Barbara-Ann MacEachern                                                                                             Remembrance Day in Lindsay (1)Remembrance Day services take place in communities around the area on Saturday.

 

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Remembrance Day in Lindsay (2)

Lindsay residents came out by the hundreds to help honour those who give their all for the country at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Lindsay Saturday (Nov. 11). Pictured the Silver Cross Mother wreath is the first to be lain in the Laying of the Wreaths ceremony. - Barbara-Ann MacEachern 

 
Remembrance Day in Lindsay (3)Lindsay residents came out by the hundreds to help honour those who give their all for the country at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Lindsay Saturday (Nov. 11). - Barbara-Ann MacEachern 
bobcaygeon vets.jpgLindsay residents came out by the hundreds to help honour those who give their all for the country at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Lindsay Saturday (Nov. 11). - Barbara-Ann MacEachern 
 
Remembrance Day in Lindsay (5)Lindsay residents came out by the hundreds to help honour those who give their all for the country at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Lindsay Saturday (Nov. 11). - Barbara-Ann MacEachern 
 
Remembrance Day in Lindsay (6)Lindsay residents came out by the hundreds to help honour those who give their all for the country at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Lindsay Saturday (Nov. 11). - Barbara-Ann MacEachern 
Remembrance Day in Lindsay (7)Lindsay residents came out by the hundreds to help honour those who give their all for the country at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Lindsay Saturday (Nov. 11). - Barbara-Ann MacEachern 
 
Remembrance Day in Lindsay (8)Lindsay residents came out by the hundreds to help honour those who give their all for the country at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Lindsay Saturday (Nov. 11). - Barbara-Ann MacEachern 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Remembrance Day Display in Adelaide Place Retirement Community

Residents delighted to have a Remembrance Day Display
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Walk in The Past 2017

Vimy Ridge display & Memorial

 

 

 

The Legion Branch 67 would like to thank our Business Sponsors for donating items which added to the presentation for the "Walk in the Past" Vimy Ridge display & Memorial. They include these Business listed.

  • Food Basics                                  Contact: Dave Darling

  • Valu Mart                                      Contact:  Tim Norris

  • National Grocers                          Contact:  Jason Foster, Blair Simmons.

  • Northern Casket                           Contact:  Kaly Ferguson, Gary Stata

  • Home Building & Display Centre Contact:  All the staff 


All Business are located in the Lindsay area. Once again we appraise your support with making this a great display.

 

Vimy Ridge 9 April 2017 ( 100 years ) Anniversary 

 

 

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Increase in Benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada

Important information for our Veterans ( Please read )

 Veterans receiving benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada can receive this increase they are entitled to.

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Canadian Flag Protocol

The Canadian Flag was approved by Parliament and on February 15, 1965 proclaimed by Her Majesty The Queen. It is described as a red flag of the proportions two by length and one by width, containing in its centre a white square the width of the flag, bearing a single red maple leaf.

General

1. It is appropriate for the Canadian Flag to be flown or displayed by individuals and organizations; but at all times the Flag should be treated with dignity and respect and flown or displayed properly.


2. When possible the Flag is flown daily from sunrise to sunset at all federal government buildings, airports and military bases and establishments within and outside Canada. It is not contrary to etiquette to have the Flag flying at night.


3. The Flag may be displayed flat or flown on a staff. If flat, it may be hung horizontally or vertically. If it hangs vertically against a wall, the Flag should be placed so that the upper part of the leaf is to the left and the stem is to the right as seen by spectators.


4. The Flag may be flown or displayed in a church, auditorium, or other meeting place. When used in the chancel of a church or on a speaker's platform the Flag should be flown to the right of the Clergyman or speaker. When used in the body of a church or auditorium the Flag should be flown to the right of the audience or congregation. The Flag should not be used to cover a speaker's table or be draped in front of the platform; nor should it be allowed to touch the floor. If displayed flat against the wall at the back of a platform, the Flag should be above and behind the speaker.


5. When used on the occasion of unveiling a monument, tablet, picture, etc., the Flag should be properly draped and prevented from falling to the ground or floor.


6. In a procession, where several flags are carried, the Canadian Flag should be in the position of honour at the marching right or at the centre front.


7. The Flag should not be used for commercial advertising purposes. It is quite appropriate to fly it at business establishments or to display it to identify Canadian exhibits at fairs. Its use in such cases, as in all others, should reflect respect for the Flag.

Destruction

When a Flag becomes worn, noticeably faded or otherwise unfit for service, it should be disposed of privately by burning.

Half-masting

1. The position of the Flag when flying at half-mast will depend on its size, the length of the flagstaff and its location; but as a general rule, the centre of the Flag should be exactly half-way down the staff. When hoisted to or lowered from half-mast position, the Flag should first be raised to the masthead.


2. Flags of The Portage la Prairie School Division No. 24 will be flown at half-mast on the death of the Sovereign or a member of the Royal Family related in the first degree to the Sovereign, the Governor General, The Prime Minister of Canada, a former Governor General, a former Prime Minister of Canada, a federal Cabinet Minister, the Lieutenant Governor of the province, the Provincial Premier, the member of the House of Commons or the member of the Provincial Legislature.


3. Flags of The Portage la Prairie School Division No. 24 may be flown at half-mast on the day of the funeral in honour of students, staff, residents, or former residents of The Portage la Prairie School Division at the discretion of the Board of Trustees or the Superintendent of Schools.



Reference: General rules for flying and displaying the Canadian Flag and other flags in Canada. Secretary of State, Cat. No. 52-74/1978.
 
Adopted: Apr. 8/82
Revised: Sept. 10/92

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SERVING OUR VETERANS

Of Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67 Royal Canadian Legion
The Last Post Fund’s primary mandate is to deliver the Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral and Burial Program which provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Canadian and Allied Veterans. Its mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial, as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds at time of death.
In addition to delivering the Funeral and Burial Program, the Last Post Fund supports other initiatives designed to honour the memory of Canadian and Allied Veterans. It owns and manages its own military cemetery, the National Field of Honour. Moreover, the Last Post Fund has created the Unmarked Grave Program which is meant to provide military markers for unmarked Veterans’ graves.
Another option available to Veterans is interment in the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. One immediate family member may also be interred in the same plot. Please consult this link for further information or telephone 1-800-883-6094 or 1-866-990-9530.
The Last Post Fund is supported financially by Veterans Affairs Canada and by private donations. They can be contacted at 1-800-465-7113 or info@lastpost.ca.
 

The Legion Service Bureau Network serves Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), RCMP, and their families by representing their interests with Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board for disability benefits under the Pension Act or the New Veterans Charter. The Legion’s professional Command Service Officers are mandated by legislation to provide representation, advocacy and financial assistance free of charge, Legion member or not. 7000+ affordable housing units owned by the Legion for Veterans and their families.

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Wednesday Wings

On our beautiful deck Howie is dishing up great wings Wednesday afternoons for only $7.00 per pound. If your lucky and the sun is shining you will catch him pickin' his guitar between orders!

Only in the summer months from 1st May until end of Sept from 11:30am until 1:30pm.

One Pound of wings          $   7.00

Two Pound of wings          $ 14.00

Three Pound of wings       $ 21.00

Fries                                      $  3.00          1/2 Order Fries $ 1.50

Onion Rings                          $  3.00 

Sauces:

Howie`s Special,            Honey Garlic

Mild, Medium, Hot, and Extra Hot.

Includes Carrot & Celery Sticks with Wings Order

 

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BBQ Tuesday &Thursday

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers we are able to provide BBQ lunches on the best open-air patio over looking the water in Lindsay.

Stop by for a bite to eat and enjoy our view of the water!
In the fall & winter & spring we also offer these choices in the canteen.

From 11:30am until 1:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Hamburger $3.50
  • Hamburger & Fries or Onion Rings $6.25
  • Cheeseburger $3.75
  • Cheeseburger & Fries or Onion Rings $6.50
  • Peameal on Bun $3.75
  • Peameal on Bun with Fries $6.50
  • Hot Dog $2.75
  • Hot Dog & Fries or Onion Rings $5.50
  • Sausage on Bun $3.75
  • Sausage on Bun & Fries or Onion Rings $6.50
  • Western sandwich (Only in the Winter) $3.75
  • Western sandwich & Fries or Onion Rings $6.50
  • French Fries $3.00
  • Onion Rings $3.00
  • Cheese  $0.25
  • Gravy  $0.50
  • Fried Onions $0.00 No cost

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Friday Lunch

This event is open to the public

Our chef Mike and talented volunteers offer us mouth watering weekly specials ranging from ham with scalloped potatoes to lasagna or Fish N`Chips and everything in between. Join us this Friday to see what's cook-in'.

 

 

  • Homemade sandwiches $3.00
  • Corned Beef on Rye or Roast beef $4.50
  • Roast Beef Dinner $9.00
  •  Liver with Bacon n Onions $9.00
  • Turkey with all the fix-ins  $9.00  (served the last Friday of the month)                                           
  • Vegetarian dinner $4.50 ( Any of the above, Less meat)
  • All Friday lunches include mashed potatoes, veggie du jour, dinner roll and tea or coffee
  • Pie $3.00 ( Pie selections will vary week to week )
  • Take out containers $0.25

Every Friday we Include along with specials below Roast Beef, Liver and Onions, with all the fixings & sandwiches.

From 11:30am until 1:30pm  

 

Specials   

Feb 23    Turkey Dinner with all the fixings

Mar   2     Meat loaf 
Mar   9     Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Shepherd’s Pie 
Mar 16     Fish N Chips & coleslaw

Mar 23     Turkey Dinner with all the fixings

Apr   6     October Sausage

Apr  13     Lasagna w / Caesar Salad Garlic Bread                    

Apr 20     Fish N Chips & coleslaw

Apr 27     Turkey Dinner with all the fixings


 

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Saturday Meat Roll

2:00pm in the Canteen ( Down stairs at the Legion )

Stock up your freezer with great prizes!!

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This is a draw for meat. All you have to do is purchase a 50 Cents ticket for LARGE variety of meat to be won. 

                                       

Come down Saturday afternoon to the canteen & check it out.

As always... Good Luck!!

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