Nov 11th – Remembrance Day Service

Poppy  This year 2016

 

 

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

 

Further details will be advised as they become available

Transcona Legion Presents Transcona Sea Cadets with cheque

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.

Cheers,
Dawn Berry
President- Navy League of Canada
Transcona Branch

 

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Transcona Legion 90th Birthday

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

 

 

 

Legion news Sept 19

  1. 2017 Membership Renewals are now available. All renewals are $45.00. All renewals paid prior to November 30th will be entered into a draw to have their dues reimbursed. There will be 10 draws held on Levy Day (January 1, 2017). 6 of the draws will require that the winner be present at the Levy day. Please renew early to be eligible for the draw. You can drop in and renew anytime at the branch.

 

  1. Pea Pool will be starting this Friday, September 16th at 6:30pm, all our welcome to come out and play. There will be regular pool on Friday, September 23rd. Each week they will switch. Come out and have some fun in the new event.

 

  1. Volunteers are desperately needed for bingo on Monday evenings as well as Saturday meat draws. Please reply to the email or call the branch if you can volunteer. We are asking for a commitment of only once a month of our members.

 

  1. 90th Anniversary Dinner at the Branch will be on Sunday October 2, 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 will be 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.

 

  1. Elvis night tickets are now available for a performance on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00pm, doors open at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 each and available at the bar. There will also be a food truck at the branch selling wings.

Thank you.

Elvis Tribute by Daylin James

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.

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Legion News

The Transcona Legion has a supply of walkers, wheelchairs, and personal
devices that can be loaned out. If you know someone that is in need
please contact the Legion.
The Transcona Legion operates a Bingo every Thursday afternoon
held on the Main Floor of the Legion Doors Open at 11:00 am. Play
starts at 12:00 pm with penny bingo and at12:30 pm regular bingo with
accumulator games. These games require bingo chips to play. There
are also 3 special games requiring bingo dabbers. The special bingo
paper sheets must be purchased before 12:00 pm. The Bingo is usually
over around 4:00 pm. Refreshments (Sandwiches, cake, coffee or Tea)
are sold before and during intermission. We would be pleased to see
you there and bring a friend. Weekly Legion activities include
Bingo on Mondays at 6:45pm (Early Bird) & 7:00pm (Regular Games).
Cribbage on Tuesdays at 7:00pm… Friday night Bluegrass…Saturday
afternoon Meat Draw & Chase the Ace, draws starts at 2:00pm &
4:00pm respectively. Volunteers are always needed for
our events. Contact the Legion at 204-222-9951 and leave your name and
number and someone will contact you. “Thank you to Smitty’s on Re-
gent and the Transcona Biz for their support of our Annual Pancake
Breakfast”.
For more information on all events and activities at the
Transcona -Legion Branch #7, 117 Regent Avenue East, watch the bulletin boards.

Christmas gift packages for Deployed Troops

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.

 

HMCS Transcona

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!

HMCS Transcona Crew

The Story of HMCS TRANSCONA
from the Naval Museum of Manitoba

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.

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Friday Happy Hour

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

Red Fridays

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

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