Catherine has been a great resource for the Legion. Helping with numerious projects for the Artifacts Committee.
We have been trying for a few months to track down this very busy young lady. To present her with a Legion Certificate of Appreciation for all of her hard work while here on a co-op assignment. We hope to have her help out again when she is available. A avid historian herself. She was a great addition to the research and artifact groups of the Legion. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Great Job, Bravo Zulu.
From left to right in photo: Howie Johnston, Catherine Cadigan, Claus Reuter, & Bill Neville.
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 Claus Reuter for receiving the Legionnaire of the Year Award.
Claus Reuter receiving the Legionnaire of the Year award
Our Poppy campaign has been another successful event for this year for our legion
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!
The Lindsay Legion would like to 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.
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.
Bill Laidley Joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 at the age of 16 years old. He joined the Lindsay Legion with his father when he was home on leave during the war and he is still a member today. During the war he served on the HMCS St Pierre K680 as a Marine Engineer (stoker) doing convoy escort.
Bill told us this interesting story about his naval experience in World War 2. As the war was winding down his ship was slotted for a convoy escort JW67 heading form Greenock Scotland going to north Russia. As they where proceeding to Russia they where diverted, ordered to rendezvous with and escort German Submarines that had capitulated off the southern coast of Norway and take them back to Scotland under the agreed surrender conditions.
While underway in a fjord in the north of Scotland. Bill had completed his duty watch form the engine room around 2300 (11pm) he headed topside coming out on the 12-pounder gun deck. He noticed that the submarine tied up along side (abreast) of his ship and the conning tower of the captured submarine was at his deck level. Up until that time he had never seen a German Submarine up close. While he was standing there looking at the submarine, the captain of the submarine came up onto the coning tower and Bill said to the captain “how are you tonight sir” to his absolute surprise in perfect English the captain said “I’m fine how are you” Bill then said to the captain “ you can speak good English” The captain then replied “ He had studied in McGill university in Montréal and was a helmsman on the Taddy Shack ship during the summer months and just before war broke out he headed back to Germany with all of the charts of the St Lawrence river and seaway”. The conversation ended abruptly as someone came up to the conning tower from below. At the time he said he had never heard of Pierre Trudeau and wondered if he was sympathetic to the Nazi’s cause?
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.
John Danilko, enlisted in the Canadian Army, with the Royal Canadian Regiment, 1st Battalion on October 16th 1951 and went through basic training in Petawawa. His 1st Battalion was later changed to the 2nd Battalion, and then later 3rd Battalion. He served in Korea with the "Special Force" involved in engagement with the enemy at Hill 355, and then onto guarding POW`s a Kojedo Island. He served in Germany with NATO Force. John received his honourable discharge on June 7 1955. His medals include the Korea medal, UN service medal (Korea) Special Medal NATO, UN Peacekeeping Medal, Volunteer Service Medal (Korea). John currently resides in Lindsay where he is a member of Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67 of the Royal Canadian Legion with 26 years service.
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 Cook, was born in Toronto, on 14th July 1932. He enlisted in the Canadian Army on September 14th 1952 serving in Canada and Korea. The Canadian artillery stopped firing high explosive shells at Chinese positions a few minutes before the truce was signed, even though offcially both sides were permitted action until the ceasefire went into effect exactly 12 hours after the truce was signed. The only action by Canadian Gunners was firing of four smoke shells. These last smoke shells where fired by the crew which included Gunner Tomas Cook. Following his honourable discharge on 30th September 1954, Tom joined the Toronto Scottish Regiment Reserves. He was employed by the city of Toronto for a total of 26 years in the Department of Roads and Traffic before layoff due to government cutbacks. He eventually moved to Kirkfield where he resides with his wife Fran.
Hopefully everyone is making it through these dull days of winter unscathed. Myself, I enjoy the winter and try to be as active as possible. It won't be long before spring is in the air and the snowbirds are back at home.
Speaking of spring and this issue of the bulletin covers the month of April. Let me remind you that our elections will be coming up April 14th.You will be electing, the President, 1st 2ndand 3rd Vice-Presidents along with 8 executives. If you plan on running for the executive that would be great. If you know of someone you believe would be a benefit to the branch, please make sure you talk to them before you nominate them. There would be no use in nominating someone who goes down south for 6 months out the year for an example. There are a lot of great people in this organization with awesome ideas and to be part of that is quite rewarding.
As you all may know by now we were fortunate to receive $29,000.00 from the C.H.E.S.T Fund for repaving the parking lot. I have contacted the paving company to start scheduling for the work. I'm not going to guess how long this will take or the date it will begin. It all depends on the weather!
Also some more wonderful news, our application to the New Horizon for Seniors was approved. The $25,000.00 will go a long way in fixing our front entrance and side staircase. Now, this project will put the front entrance out of bounds for some time and I'm working on a way to accommodate all the needs of our patrons during this time. Patience will have to be priority number ONE. We have all been through a lot of renovations the past few years and came out on top with everyone. The Vimy Room, Legionnaires Lounge, Kitchen, Ladies and Men's Washrooms. These two projects slated for this summer will no doubt in my mind help us all.
It’s hard to believe that spring is nearly here, and Sunday March 10th marks the beginning of daylight savings time so don’t to forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on March 10th! Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Ours Ladies Auxiliary members have been very successful in sports competition again this year. We have one or two teams advancing to District Cribbage being held in Beaverton on March 9th. One or two teams are advancing to team District Darts info to follow in the next letter.
The Ladies Auxiliary will again this year hold a bake sale – cookies, squares, tarts & pies. We have booked the vimy room on Saturday May 4th 2019 for the bake sale and the hours of operation will be 12 to 2p.m. In order for us to proceed with the Bake Sale we need donations to sell. Comrade Cindy Buda & Joan Kirkpatrick is chairing this event, and will be putting a notice up on the bulletin board so that you can sign up for your baking donations to this fundraiser. We are looking forward to another successful Bake Sale! Our Annual Tea & Bazaar is going to be held on Saturday, November 30th 2019. Our theme this year is still to be determined.
Wishing you a Happy Easter
Yours in comradeship
Kim Junkin, President
Elections of Officers for the 2019 -2020 term will be at our General Meeting on Tuesday, May 7th 2019 at 5:30 p.m. We have asked for three (3) members of the Branch Executive to conduct our elections again this year and they have agreed. So please come out to our May 7th meeting and consider letting your name stand to serve on your executive.
I would like to personally Thank All Our Wonderful Volunteers, without each of you we would not be able to give back. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Ladies Auxiliary Executive 2018/2019
President Kim Junkin
Past President/1st Vice President Sandra Richardson
Second Vice President Wilma Overwijk
Secretary Kitty Stone
Treasurer Marilyn LaMarche
Sargeant-at-Arms Joan Bristow
Sports Officer Jean Davis
Janet Joyce, Marlene Bartley, Eleanor Danilko, Judi Terrett, Joan Kirkpatrick
Greetings Comrades, pretty soon the nice weather will once again be upon us, and our new marching of colours, for various occasions will be here. I will be posting on the bulletin board as the date of each occasion nears, and any member who has in the past, or recently considered carrying a colour for our colour Party are welcome. Comrades! It is an honour to represent our branch on parade with our Branch Colour Party. Proudly wearing our customary blues and greys…we are upholding a valued tradition of The Royal Canadian Legion.
We are appealing to our membership; to consider becoming part of these traditional events. A recruitment notice will be posted and I hope to see a good response. Thanks to all who have done so in the past.
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.
The last couple of months we did have some things going on at the legion, the branch started with a Wedding on Jan. 5th, then Ontario Darts, Zone Shuffleboard and District Cribbage and the Olympics. L.A. President Kim Junkin had a L.A. Zone Darts and her turn for Ontario Darts. I wish to thank Mike for working all of these events for Kim and I. Everything in the kitchen went well with the help from all the volunteers. Special thank you to Judy Eyres, Marlene Bartley, Joan Kirkpatrick, Joanne Pritchard, Annie MacGillivray for taking the orders at Shuffleboard and Diane McGinnis-Fountain for helping me serve the food at the Olympics. Communication is so very important in any business adventurers.
Bookings are starting to come in and it is great to see because they are return customers from last year. This all due in part by our great many volunteers that help in the kitchen. At this time I wish to thank the Special FRIDAY LUNCH LADIES Joan Kirkpatrick, Marlene Bartley, Cindy Buda, Joanne Pritchard, Edith Baker, extra helpers Annette Cameron, Judy Eyres, Jean Davis, Pat Eagan. These ladies work well together every Friday all year long, which makes our lunches very successful, a big thank you to you all. An important part of this lunch is our dish washers, Ken Sheehey, Donna Berry, Lynne Alexopoulos and Craig Levine. Our volunteers arrive at the branch about 9:30 a.m. and we are usually all done cleaning up about 2:30 p.m. If you wish to volunteer in the kitchen, please see Joanne Pritchard, I’m sure she can find a task for you at one of our events. I would like to thank Ron Cooper for his idea of grilled chicken on a bun, for his Tuesday and Thursday BBQ, it sure is delicious!!! Kim Junkin’s idea of veggies and dip I thought was very good, so I’m going to try it again and see how it goes. The price is $3.00 for veggies with dip; we need to try new things.
I wish to thank Ron for all his help in the kitchen while he can. I would like to thank Joanne Pritchard and Wally Tomasik for picking up all the food needed every Tuesday for the week. I wish to thank Kim Junkin and Wally Tomasik for taking care of the setup for the funeral tables and chairs on Thursday February 14th as we were away in Kingston. Kim Junkin and Annette Cameron are a great help to Jan Patrick in the office as bookings are coming in and the office daily duties need to get done.
Our bars for January and February have done well, even with all the cold weather and snow we have had. resulting in a lower attendance in our canteen. I am sure things will pick up as we move into spring.