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!
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.
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
This year the Transcona Legion Branch #7 celebrates its 90th Birthday.
Please watch for upcoming events pertaining to the Celebrations.
The Royal Canadian Legion was known as the British Empire League
and was later changed to become The Royal Canadian Legion as it is known today.
The purpose of the Legion was to help and assist members of the forces that returned
from war conflicts. The wounded and the families of the forces.
The main program with the Legion is the Remembrance Day activities where we remember
the Veterans that lost their lives in the wars.
We have a church service where all our veterans are remembered.
This takes place at the 11th minute, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month every year.
We will have a wreath laying and the laying of a poppy for the veterans at
The Blessed Sacrament Church on Roanoke at 10:30AM, Nov 11th.
Wintersail 2016, which is being held for 10 days in Victoria, BC.
Three of Transcona’s Cadets won the preliminaries this past fall in Gimli, MB., and are part of a group of only 16 Cadets from around the Northwest Region that are competing. It is an amazing opportunity for them.
I just wanted to pass this along to you to show how much the Legion impacts what we are able to do for our Cadets. While the DND pays for Wintersail entirely, we would not be able to develop and train our Cadets to the extent they are without the Transcona and Elmwood Legion’s ongoing support, and are proud to share a partnership with the Legion.
We are extremely proud of CP01 Sebastian Wright, P01 Cameron Kalynuik
and P01 Johnathan Wood for representing our communities.
President-350 Transcona Branch
Navy League of Canada
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.
Transcona Legion was at Immanuel Christian School presenting award winners with their Certificates for the Poppy Contest for Posters and Essays they prepared and submitted.
WWII Veteran Paul Martin celebrated his 95th birthday at the Honour, Awards& Initiation night.
The Transcona Legion is holding their annual Rememberance Day Parade and Service on November 11, 2014.
The Parade forms up outside the Legion at 10:20 am then marches to the Blessed Scacrament Church for a Service to start at 11:00 am. After the Service the parade will march back to the Legion.
Transcona Pipes and Drums on Parade