CLOSED JULY 1ST
ENJOY THE HOLIDAY-STAY SAFE
BRANCH WILL REOPEN JULY 2
HOURS OF OPERATION *
JULY 2-4 2pm-7pm
JULY 8-11 2pm-7pm
JULY 15-18 2pm-7pm
JULY 22-25 2pm-7pm
*HOURS/DAYS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
BINGO-CRIBBAGE-MEAT DRAWS HAVE NOT BEEN RE-SCHEDULED
GENERAL MEETING JULY 25 7:30 pm
FRIDAYS WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR RED
WE REMEMBER EVERYONE DEPLOYED
OUR BRANCH IS FOLLOWING THE PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES
TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Transcona had a significant number of men lost to this war-over 40 never returned home. Our Branch has actively remembered our fallen at our Decoration Day in June and our Remembrance Day Service.
Comrade Martin, from our Branch, is very active within our Community ensuring “We Never Forget” our Veterans.
A new project he is working on is researching the names of Veterans who live within our Community and who served during WWII. The goal is to have a Honouray Street Named after them.
Today Transcona has 3 Honourary Street Names and there are more to come.
Andrushko Way- corner of Melrose and Wabasha (Stephen Andrushko)
Henry Golis Way -Regent W between Winona and Madeline
Robert Bullen Way -Rosseau between Hoka and Madeline .
If you know of a WWII Veteran who currently resides within Transcona please let Peter know by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org subject attn Peter Martin-Veterans.
Please provide the name and as much information as you can about the Veteran as well as your contact information. Peter will be in contact with you / our Veterans and meet once it is physically safe to to
Let us all remember the tragic losses that have recently taken place in our Country and continue to recognize the hard work that our Armed Forces-RCMP-Police-Fire Fighters-Ambulance -Front Line-Essential Workers continue to do for us.
The picture below shows merchandise available to purchase that commemorate VE Day. Our Branch will be able to order the Items below for you.
May 12, 1870 Manitoba Act received Royal Assent.
We became the 5th province to enter into Confederation.
In 1906 the Prairie Crocus was adopted as our flower
Flag was raised May 12 1966
Great Grey Owl was adopted as our official Bird 1987
The 150 years celebrations have been delayed to 2021 and we look forward to celebrating with the rest of Manitobans.
Veterans-Branch Members-Our Community everyone please stay safe and healthy.
Message from Comrade Peter Martin- Transcona Branch #7
Saturday June 6th is the 76th Anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy
Every year in the past, the Transcona Legion have acknowledged this historic event with ceremonies at the Transcona cemetery Field of Honour and followed by wreath laying at the Transcona Cenotaph.
This year is not the same and all Legions are ensuring their members and the public stay safe in light of Covid -19. I find it kind of interesting that those who landed on D-Day did that to also keep us safe and free. Even though we cannot get together for ceremonies of Remembrance, we should all think about those who served and especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. We paid a high price for freedom and we should never forget that and continue to appreciate what a wonderful country we live in.
My father, Paul Martin landed during the first wave on Juno Beach. He was a dispatch rider, and the picture below shows him on his motorcycle in the Isle of Wight, where he trained for the invasion.
I was on Juno Beach last year and collected sand and stones from the beach where he landed which is included in my creation below. He survived but many of his friends did not. His best friend from School, Roger Ferman was captured during the landing and shot by his captors two days later along with 39 others in a wheat field. My father did not speak a lot about his experience but one thing he did say was that the D-Day landing was a massive team effort with unbelievable support from many including Transcona ladies making shells at the Transcona shops.
This Saturday, please accept sincere thanks of appreciation for all your family and friends that served 76 years ago. Their participation and sacrifice will never be forgotten even during this time of Covid-19.
Lest We Forget