The Remembrance Day Service will be held at the
East End Arena and Community Club
NOT the Blessed Scacrament Church as it has been in the past
Transcona Legion representative Comrade Les Issacs presented the RCSCC 350 Transcona Corps with a cheque to support them with their upcoming year.
Below is a thank-you note received from them:
Please pass along our sincere gratitude to the entire Transcona Legion for your ongoing generosity and support of RCSCC 350 Transcona. We are heading into another strong year and it would not be possible without the support of the community and our valued partnership with the Legion.
We are grateful to be able to involve the youth in our Corps with the valuable community service the Legions provide.
It is always our pleasure to see you.
President- Navy League of Canada
The Transcona Legion, Branch #7 will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary on Sunday October 2. There will be a Dinner at the Branch with cocktails at 3:30pm, dinner at 5:00pm.This will be a very special occasion, where we will hear about the early years, talk about the history we have in Transcona, and even recall some of the not-so –good times.
We are opening the ticket sales up to other branches and public now.
There are only 100 tickets, so you are asked to obtain your ticket asap.
Dress will be full Legion dress or Formal .
Tickets $ 30 per person and are available at the branch
Please contact the bar for further details
Oct 16/ 2016 tickets ate $20.00 available at the bar in Legion
Tickets are on a first come first serve basis.
Doors open at 2:00 pm first show at 3:00 pm
Also, There will be a Food Truck called ” Little Bones” in the parking lot of the Legion.
The Transcona Legion is collecting items and creating care packages to the Troops that are deployed overseas.
If you wish to send Christmas cards to include with the package that is acceptable.
You may obtain a list of these items at the Transcona Legion.
Please have them at the Legion by Oct 1st.
As noted by the Transcona Historical Museum:
Did you know that during WWII,
Transcona had a hand in the Battle of the Atlantic?
In an effort to boost morale and donations to fuel the war effort,
the Royal Navy held a contest for towns that stated,
“if they donated enough material
they would have a ship named after them”
The people of Transcona weren’t going to sit on the sidelines.
After donating money for cigarettes, food, and other supplies,
they earned their name on a bangor-class minesweeper!
Here is a picture of the brave crew of the HMCS Transcona!
Built at Sorel and commissioned there on November 25, 1942, Transcona was the last Bangor class minesweeper to join the RCN. She arrived at Halifax on December 19, 1942, having escorted HMCS Provider enroute, and remained in shipyard hands there from December 22 to March 6, 1943, owing to engine defects. Following workups at Halifax, she was assigned in April, 1943, to WLEF and, in June, to newly created EG W-2. In May, 1944, she joined Halifax Force, remaining until June, 1945, after which she performed various local tasks until she was paid off at Sydney on July 31, 1945. During this period she was under refit and repair at Lunenburg from February to May, 1945. On September 1st, Transcona was transferred to the marine section of the RCMP and renamed “French”. She was finally paid off and sold for scrap at La Have, N.S., in 1961.
Come and join us every Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Happy Hours prices
A domestic Beer or a Regular Shot is only $3.00 each
Wear a Red Shirt on Fridays
This is to show your support of the Troops Overseas
Every time you purchase a drink
Enter your name in a draw
Details at Legion Bar