Blue Bomber Football

Come to the Legion and watch the Blue Bomber Football Game on Thursday, July 31st.   FREE ADMISION

Pizza will be available for purchase.

 

HALL RENTAL FOR WEDDINGS

Please view pictures of our beautifully decorated for a Wedding recently in the  Moroz Hall at the Legion.

You too can rent the Hall for a reasonable price.  Please contact the Transcona Legion at 204-222-9951.

Hall decorated for Wedding

 

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Moroz Hall

 

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CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

Celebrate Canada Day in the Transcona Centennial Square!

July 1st 3:00pm-8:00pm

Official Ceremony 3:00-3:30pm
Local Entertainment 3:30-5:00pm
Headlining the Danny Kramer Band 5:00-8:00pm

-Refreshments
-Community Choirs
-Music & Dance
-Children’s Activities
-Fun
-Prizes

Proudly Presented By: The Government of Canada & the Transcona BIZ.
Supprting Partners: Transcona Musuem, Transcona Legion, Kildona Green Sobeys

DECORATION DAY PARADE – June 8th

Transcona Branch #007 of the Royal Canadian Legion Parade 2014

Transcona Branch #007 of the Royal Canadian Legion Parade 2014

Service at Field of Honour in Transcona Cemetery  is at  12:30 .  on June 8th, 2014

The Decoration Day Parade will begin outside the Transcona Royal Canadian Legion located at 117 Regent  Avenue East at 1:30 P.M. on June 8th , marching east on Regent Avenue to Wabasha Street,  then north to Memorial Circle Park on Ravelston Avenue.  Everyone is invited to participate in the parade.

 

National Day of Honour

“National Day of Honour” for the Afghanistan Veterans   on  Friday, May 9th

 

Doors open at 10:45 am.  

Ceremony at Noon  

 Light Lunch to be served.

 All Veterans and Members are welcome to attend.

 The Service Men and Women from 17 Wing, Winnipeg will be attending.

 

Legion Christmas Tree

 

 

Legion Christmas TreeLegion Christmas Tree 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Legion Decorated a Christmas Tree in the Centennial Square this December.   Decorators were  Jim and Arlene Reid, Ken Bouchart, Lorne Tyson and Celeste West.  As it so happened this was a contest and votes were cast at the park for the best liked tree.  And the winner was the Legion Tree.  The Transcona Legion donated the prize of $100.00 of Biz Bucks was donated to the Transcona Food Bank.   MERRRY CHRISTMAS Everyone.

 

A Veteran Passes on the Torch of Remembrance

My father Paul Martin is over 93 years old and was born and raised in Transcona. When he was 19 years old he joined the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. He came ashore during the first wave of the D–Day landings on Juno Beach.

My father lost a number of Transcona school friends during the war and made a pledge that when he returned home he would let future generations know about what his comrades and other veterans did.

My father has kept his promise for the last 35 years by speaking to students at Transcona schools in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day.

The first school he spoke at so many years ago was Central School and this year, on Nov. 7, while speaking at École Centrale, he announced he was retiring from this role and asked the younger generations to keep his message of remembrance flowing.

My father asked the students if they saw him on the street to offer him a silent salute of thanks. When he finished his speech there was no applause but most hands in the room moved into a silent salute. Only after the salute did applause follow.

As my father headed down the hallway, using his walker, a line of students and parents formed on each side of him. As he passed, each person saluted a soldier who cared about preserving the memory and sacrifices of all those who served and especially for the ultimate sacrifice given by so many.

There is no doubt my father has touched many lives during the years. In fact, just before he spoke, a man approached to shake his hand and let him know that he remembered hearing the school talks as he was growing up and that now his daughter was hearing the same message. What a legacy.

My father has always been a patriotic Canadian and he has a tall flagpole in his back yard where the Canadian flag proudly flies.

A couple of weeks before Remembrance Day, my father noticed the flag had begun to tear and fray at the edges, so he placed a call to his member of Parliament, Lawrence Toet, to help him find a replacement. Within a few days, MP Toet was at my father’s house with a brand new flag. My father was struck by the fact Mr. Toet actually came to his house. What was really surprising was that a politician could do something so special and not invite media.

Thank you, Lawrence, for doing that for my father. He was touched.

I would ask all those who have seen my father speak at their school over the past three or more decades to offer a silent salute when they see him. He will know what it means.

That is all he wants and that is really what all soldiers want and deserve — a salute of thanks and appreciation. My father has retired but his message must carry forward and he has entrusted the role to younger generations.

I have met with the Transcona Legion, Branch No. 7 leaders and we will be seeking individuals of all ages to be part of speaker training before Remembrance day, 2014.

We will work with you, provide the information needed and actually provide training on presentation skills and techniques.

If you are interested in being part of the speaker team, please contact me through the Transcona Legion.

Peter Martin is president of the Transcona Historical Museum, president of the Transcona Playground Renewal Association and carrier of the Torch of Remembrance for the Transcona Legion Branch No. 7

Paul Martin - World War II  War Veteran

Paul Martin – World War II War Veteran

Remembrance Day Service

Transcona Legion attends a Remembrance Day Service at John Gunn School on November 7th, 2013.

Transcona Legion attends Remembrance Day Service at John Gunn School 2013

Transcona Legion attends Remembrance Day Service at John Gunn School 2013

Life Membeship Awarded

Life Membership awarded to Comrade Darwin Armstrong, by President, Comrade Celeste West on October 18th, 2013.

Life Membership awarded to Comrade  Darwin Armstrong, presented by President, Comrade Celeste West in  October, 2013.

Life Membership awarded to Comrade Darwin Armstrong, presented by President, Comrade Celeste West in October, 2013.

 

Dinner Hosted by the Transcona Legion for EX-Service Men and Women

The Transcona Legion Poppy Committee hosted a  Dinner  for the Ex-Service Men and Women of the Transcona Area on Sept 29th.  The dinner was prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary and was very delicious.  It was noted that they feel very appreciated for the service they gave our Country by us having a function like this for them.  Greetings were given by the President, Celeste West and the Poppy Chairman, Jim Sylvester.

Veterans of the Transcona  Area

Veterans of the Transcona Area

 

There are many other photos to view in the Photo Section.

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