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Card / Letter to a Canadian Armed Forces Member overseas and not at home for Christmas holidays.

This is two address for CAF members you are wishing to send a Letter or a Holiday Card to.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) web site will show the actual deployment address through Canada Post.

Any Canadian Forces member PO Box 5140 Stn Forces Belleville Ontario K8N5W6

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) web site.  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/write-to-the-troops/mailing-instructions.page#anc3






Kent Street Tattoo

The Lindsay Legion would like thank the Kent Street Tattoo for another sucessful fund raiser on Remembrance Day November 11th

Kent Street Tattoo here in Lindsay has had another Remembrance Day Fundraiser for the Poppy Fund. 

All of their proceeds form tattooing a Poppy/Poppies for their customers goes to the Lindsay Legion Poppy Fund. They worked all day for the Poppy Fund which goes to the support of Veterans and their Families. Their total for the day was $2115 which brings our overall total for the last 4 years to $8065.

Kent street Tattoo has been in business for 5 years.

The Lindsay Legion thanks everyone who came out and got tattooed or bought a t-shirt.

A special thanks going to the Tattoo Artists:

                                            Corrie Worden

                                            Ryan Worden

                                           Ainsley Worsley






Paint Nite at the Legion

This is a great night of painting and fun with family and freinds sign up now to guarantee your spot.

What a great night of painting with friends.

Special thanks to Bill Shipman for the donation of cheese for this night.


Go to the Paint Nite site to book your seat at this great event.

Our theme for this paint nite is the Poppy. This is the picture we will be painting. Fitting for just before Remembrance Day.


Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67 Zone F-4 Convention

Comrade Chairman,Zone Chairman,Ladies Auxiliary,Comrades All:

                                               Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67
                                                   Zone F-4  Convention
                          Comrade Chairman,Zone Chairman,Ladies Auxiliary,Comrades All:

       Things at this time around our legion look very well. But looks can be deceiving. As I mentioned in my last report I was running for president to finish the job I started. Everything with the fuel tank removal seemed to be going along good. CHEST FUND submitted to help with the cost and had a positive meeting with the chairman. Cm3 said every hole was below MOECC standards and I was told I could pave the parking lot. Than the kick with that frozen boot came in. Cm3 informs me they have now found some fuel in one of the holes that is over the standards, our insurance said we're not covered, why do we pay such an exuberant amount I'll never know, get a letter from the CHEST FUND that their extenuating circumstance are a lot different than mine, and I have to do it all over,All thirteen copies. There is no way I can get the driveway paved until next year. Ministry of Environment wants to have a talk. I told them the amount of fuel in the ground has had no effect on the environment because I cut the grass every Thursday, cut the bushes down twice a year because they grow like weeds and the boat oil and gas in the river from spring til fall is way more than what our fuel tank held when it was full. Like all of you, we received an e-mail from Comrade Sharon from Ontario Command, what was the number one thing they could help us with. I had Comrade Jan, our great secretary write back and tell her, talk to someone in the government that can help end this nightmare at no cost to us.
    With the Poppy campaign coming close, our Ladies Auxiliary will be kicking into high gear. Making sure all our campaign volunteers have a beautiful warm meal to come back to. Their support to the branch is non measurable.
      Our membership continues to grow with 9 Life, 176 Ordinary, 465 Associate,174 Affiliates,and 1 N/V Affiliate,for a total of 825.
        This is my report and I move for its adoption.
         Howie Johnston
         President Branch 67



Poppy Campaign

will be starting on the 29th October until 10th November 2018. Come out and help/sign up with our Poppy Drive before Remembrance Day on November 11th.

Contributions received from the Poppy campaign directly support Veterans and their families, and ensure Canada never forgets.

Promoting Remembrance is part of The Royal Canadian Legion’s mission and has been one of our principal objectives since our inception. The Legion inspires Canadians to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and to honour those who served and continue to serve today. Remembrance is a year-long commitment and we endeavour to promote it through a number of programs, services and resources.

Poppy Trust Funds
Your contributions directly support Canada’s Veterans and their families, while ensuring Canada never forgets.

Use of Poppy Trust Funds

Through your donations to the Legion Poppy Fund, the Legion provides financial assistance and support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need. Poppy Funds may be used for:

Grants for food, heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter or assistance for Veterans and their families in need

Housing accommodation and care facilities for Veterans
Funding for Veteran Transition Programs that are directly related to the training, education and support needs of Veterans and their families
Comforts for Veterans and their surviving spouses who are hospitalized and in need
Veterans visits, transportation, reading programs and day trips
Accessibility modifications to assist Veterans with disabilities
Educational bursaries for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Veterans
Support of cadet units
Community drop-in centres, meals-on-wheels, and seniors services in communities where Veterans would benefit
Community medical appliances, medical training and medical research which will assist in the care of Veterans in the community
Support the work of Legion Command and Branch Service Officers across Canada in assisting and representing Veterans
Donations for relief of disasters declared by federal or provincial governments which impact Veteran in those communities
Promotion and administering of Remembrance activities to ensure Canadians never forget the sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans

Poppy Trust Fund Administration

The Poppy Campaign is organized and run by local Legion volunteers at over 1400 branches across Canada and abroad. Poppy Funds are held in trust at every level of the Legion and the use of these trust funds are strictly controlled, with appropriate approval processes. Branch executives are accountable for Poppy Fund expenditures and are required to inform the public through local media of the results of their campaign, including contributions received and disposition of funds. You may contact your local Legion branch to request information on their Poppy Campaign.

Details on the Poppy Trust Fund can be found in the Legion`s Poppy Manual.

Supporting Veterans Every Day

Thank you for your donations to the Poppy Fund. Through your generosity, the Legion helps all of Canada’s Veterans.

Did you know you can support Veterans year-round by becoming a member of the Legion? Join today!


Membership & Dues

Get in on the Early Bird for membership for the Legion for 2019

The Early Bird rate for membership renewal will be done on 30 November 2018.  If you have already renewed please disregard this reminder. For all those that have not, you can renew at the Office, Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.



Early Bird

Sept. 1/18 to Nov. 30/18………………$55.00

December 1/18 to Dec. 31/18………$60.00

January 1/19 to Aug. 31/19…………..$65.00

Ordinary Members:

With over 5 (five) years at this Branch and over 70 years of age:

Early Bird Sept. 1/18 to Nov. 30/18….$50.00

December 1/18 to December 31/18…$55.00

January 1/19 to August 31/19…….......$60.00


If you have changed your address, phone number, email address or any other information could you please submit a change of information form so we can update your records.  You can call the office at 705-324-2613 or mail the information to Royal Canadian Legion, 12 York St. N., Lindsay, Ont., K9V 3Z6 or bring it in to the Office.

Thank you,

James Cameron, Membership Chairman Br. 67 Lindsay, Ont.


Full Name: _________________________________________________________

Membership Number: __________________

Previous telephone number: ____________________   cell:  __________________               

New telephone number: home: __________________  cell: __________________


Previous Address:

 Street Number & Name: ____________________________________________

 Apt Number: _______________   City:_________________  Province:___________

 Postal code _____________________


New Address:

Street Number & Name:_____________________________________________

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18 October 2018


Membership renewal has picked up with the Early Bird Campaign now on.

As of 15 Oct. we have a total of 191 renewals.

Life…………….     9




Affiliate N/V…….1


At the Dominion Convention the Life Category has been reinstated.


Membership per capita has not changed.


If you have changed your address, phone number or email address please let us know so we can update your files.


James Cameron

Membership Chairman


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.

We just heard Gord crossed the bar May 2, 2018. One of a few of our World War II Veterans. He will be sadly missed by all that the Lindsay Legion. We send our condolences to his family.



Peter Healey, Joined the Royal Air Force in 1943 at age 19. Trained as a pilot/Navigator/Bomb aimer. Peter then re-mustered to be the tail gunner. 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 April 1949.  Was trained as a Communications Operator (Com Ops) Served on HMCS LaHulloise (frigate), HMCS Crescent (destroyer), HMCS Prestoian (frigate), HMCS Chignecto, (Minesweeper). HMCS Iroquois destined for the Korean War. On an operation near Songjin, North Korea, took on enemy fire killing 3 and wounding 10. This was the only casualties to the RCN for the Korean War. Reenlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1954 as a Radio Operator. Many postings. Retired form the CAF in December 1975. Lastly Joined the Canadian Coast Guard.



Philip N Lilly, Joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Police (Military Police) in 1956 until 1966. Philip Lilly, was a teacher, Hospital CEO, and now a snow bird in the winter. Was an active member in the Legions over the years.



Don Scott, Was in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Marine Engineer (Stoker) He owns a roofing company here in Lindsay.



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.



Charles Olito, Joined the Royal Air Force in 1948 1956. Trained as a Cpl Wireless Fitter. Three years posted Air Scientific Recovery (Security) Unit, (ASRU) 1954 Wing Commanders Office Selecting (Radio) sites for 1955 exercises. 1955 Exercises and First Mobile Field Trials.  Modern day Telephone System and Electronic Cyphers



Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Ron Neal CD (Ret`d) Enrolled in the Lincoln and Welland Regiment as a Private 1964. Served with 2 Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) as a reserve call out to Germany in 1967. Commissioned Lieutenant 1971. Graduated Militia Command and Staff Course Kingston Ontario 1989. Commanding Officer of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment 1990 - 1993. Commanded Toronto District Infantry Battalion, Military Concentration Petawawa 1992. Currently the Secretary Treasurer of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Trust Fund.



Michael Wilkinson born and raised in Lindsay from a proud military family. Joined the Army in 1981. After basic training 12 weeks in Cornwallis moved on to do his TQ3s course for 6 months in Petewawa with 1 Royal Canadian Regiment (1RCR) in London Ontario from 1981-1983. Posted to the Airborne Regiment 3 commando12 platoon also with Van Doos Regiment 1 Commando French Recce Company then on to the Pathfinder unit. Lastly posted to the Scottish Regiment (Kilt) Vancouver Island as an Instructor for new recruits.



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






HMCS Lindsay

Pulls into dry dock at the Lindsay Legion


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.


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


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



Presidents Report

Its that time of year again when the branch needs your help in the Poppy Campaign. Remember,when you took the oath to become a member it states,to promote the work of the organization including active participation in the Poppy Campaign. These words should not be taken lightly. Your two hours helps all Veterans and their families. Also,after request forms have been sent to Dominion Command,some donations from the poppy fund can benefit the whole community. This year's Remembrance Day is on a Sunday and I would like to see all our Legionnaires out at the cenotaph. Comrade Rob McDougall has some great ideas for this years ceremony and I encourage everyone to get involved. Comrade Eleanor Danilko has the sign up sheets on the board outside the canteen and I would like to see them full of volunteers. Two hours of your time a year is nothing compared to the years these men and women fought and died for. Don't let them down !

As Building Chairman it feels like I'm in a constant battle with this tank issue. If any government was so worried about the environment, they would have these underground tanks found,dug up,soil removed and do it at no cost to the owner.

Lets turn to a brighter subject. There has been nothing but compliments on the new wall on the stage. Comrades,Hank,Fred and Bev should be congratulated for such fine work. Also comrade Marg Mowat for her donation towards the Queen's new picture frame.

It's that time of year when we will be bringing in our patio tables and storing the chairs. Seeing this issue of the bulletin is for Nov. and Dec. let me say,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!!!

Yours In Comradeship
        Howie Johnston








Poem remembering WW2 Veterans

Submitted by Korean Veteran Cal Callebert.


History of the Poppy

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ​JOHN McCRAE and Poem in Flanders Fields



​​​​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.


​​​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 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



​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.

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


​​​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!!!




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.


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


Bar Chairmain’s Report

Bar Chairman’s Report

Appointments to the various committees for the 2018 – 2019 term have been made and I am pleased to accept the position of Bar Chairman for another term.

The Canteen bar continues to be busy as always.  The Vimy and Lounge bars also bring in revenue during the various functions held in those rooms.

We will once again be hosting three more deck parties: Canada Day, Sunday, July 1st; Civic Holiday, Monday, August 6th; and Labour Day, Monday, September 3rd.  These events are from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  They feature music by some of your favourite bands and a bar-b-que.

I would like to thank our Bar Stewards for a job well done in the past year and looking forward to the same again this year.

A note of thanks to our sales representative Joe Hawley and Molson Brewery for the recent donation of a new TV for our canteen.

Yours in comradeship,

Jim Richardson

First Vice President/Bar Chairman


Sports Report

This section will cover Zone and Branch 67 Sports


Appointments to the various committees for the 2018 – 2019 term have been made and I am pleased to accept the position of Sports Officer for another term.


House League summer sports have been underway for approximately two (2) months and are going well.

There are shuffleboard leagues on Tuesday and Friday nights.  As well, there is a cricket dart league on Wednesday nights and drop-in darts on Friday nights.  You must be a Branch member to play in our house league sports.

I would like to thank the convenors who willingly give up their time to run these leagues; it helps to keep our doors open during the summer evenings.

Sir Sam’s Seniors euchre continues to run throughout the summer every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Vimy Room.   Also, Big Buck Bid Euchre is held the 4th Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Vimy Room.


Zone Sports for the 2018 term are all over; however, there are still some District and Provincial sports events to take place.

Zone Washer Toss, which was hosted by Lindsay, took place on Saturday, June 9th.  The top four (4) finishers are 1st place Omemee; 2nd place Lindsay - Brenda Farr and George Staples; 3rd place Lindsay – Cathy & Wally Tomasik; 4th place Lindsay – Fred Hudson and Howie Johnston.  Lindsay will now be hosting the 2018 District Washer Toss on Saturday, July 14th – 10:00 a.m. registration and 11:00 a.m. start.  This event will be held at Memorial Park in Lindsay.

The last Zone Sport to be played was golf which took place on Saturday, June 23rd at Lindsay Golf Club.  The top five (5) finishers are 1st place Lindsay – Dave Carpenter and Peter Gourlie; 2nd place Omemee; 3rd place Fenelon; 4th place Lindsay – Randy McCuaig and Rick Wilson; 5th place Lindsay – Jim Hale and Randy Stewart.  These five (5) teams are moving on to the District golf tournament which is being played in Cobourg on Saturday, July 21st.

A listing of the 2019 Zone sports events will be posted on the sports bulletin board in early September 2018.

This was a very successful year for Branch 67 participants in Zone and District sports.  Thank you and congratulations to all who were involved in the sports program.

Yours in comradeship,

Jim Richardson  Sports Officer


Ladies’ Auxiliary President’s Message


Hope to see many out to the Remembrance Day Ceremony November 11th 2018. There are signup sheets downstairs for volunteers in the kitchen or two (2) hours shifts helping out on the Poppy Campaign.


“Lest we forget”


“Elf on the shelf” is our Christmas theme for our Christmas Tea & Bazaar on Saturday, December 1st 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please plan on attending this yearly event, there will be something for everyone.

We will gladly take any donations of bake goods, crafts, knitted items and any gently used items for any of these tables.

Our Christmas Dinner takes place on Tuesday, December 4th. Social hour is 5:30 – 6:30 and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Please let your phone committee know when they call you about the meetings and if you are planning to attend the Christmas Dinner. There is a minimum of a $10.00 gift exchange at our Christmas Dinner if you wish to take part in the exchange.

We are doing a Food Hamper Raffle and it will be drawn at the Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 4th 2018. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Service Dogs for Vets with P.T.S.D. Thank you to everyone who sold tickets for this worthy cause.

Kim Junkin

President Ladies Aux. Br. 67


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.






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 

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 




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.


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.


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.


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


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



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.



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 


Howie`s Special,            Honey Garlic

Mild, Medium, Hot, and Extra Hot.

Includes Carrot & Celery Sticks with Wings Order



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


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  



Nov   2     Beef Stew With A Kaiser Bun
Nov   9     Chicken Parmesan With Garlic Bread
Nov 16     Chili With A Kaiser Bun

Nov 23     Fish ‘N Chips

Nov 30     Turkey Dinner With All The Trimmings

Dec   7    Meat Loaf
Dec  14   Lasagna With Garlic Bread
Dec  21   Fish N Chips & coleslaw

Dec  28   Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings 





Saturday Meat Roll

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

Stock up your freezer with great prizes!!

                                       Image result for roasts from a butchery

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!!