Weraths for Transcona Field of Honour

Good morning.
In case you are not aware the Transcona Legion are participating in a special event
at the Transcona Field of Honour on Sunday, December 4
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 Every Grave in the Field of Honour will have a Wreath and red ribbon attached to a wooden stake
beside the headstone. The grief ceremony will be the official opening of this exceptional display.

These wreaths will remain on display in the Cemetery until January

We encourage everyone to visit and see this tribute to each of our veterans in the Field Of Honour.
This has never been done before in Manitoba and there are only four cemeteries in Canada
that are participating this year.

Cenotaph at Transcona Cemetery

Cenotaph at Transcona Cemetery

Transcona Sea Cadets and Legion Members salute Veterans

Transcona Sea Cadets and Legion Members salute Veterans

Salute to Veterans

Salute to Veterans

Transcona Sea Cadets present wreath

Transcona Sea Cadets present wreath

Transcona Legion President presents Wreath

Transcona Legion President presents Wreath

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Nov 7th – No Stone Alone

The Transcona Legion and River East Transcona School Division are partnering to ensure no stone is left alone.

Their efforts will culminate in what should be a moving ceremony at the Transcona Cemetery on Mon., Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. when more than 400 Grade 6 students will place a poppy at the foot of the grave of each of the more than 270 soldiers buried in the Fields of Honour.

The No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization which works with the Canadian Armed Forces, schools, and volunteers to “educate, act and honour our military fallen who lay in Fields of Honour across Canada,” co-ordinator Peter Martin explained.

“The purpose is to recognize the sacrifices of our military,” Martin added. “Through our ceremonial efforts, our main goals are to educate and engage the next generation, as well as to help raise awareness and funds for our Canadian veterans, serving soldiers and their families.”

Martin said students from across the River East Transcona School Division are participating, as are Immanuel Christian and Balmoral schools.

Martin is determined to recognize the many veterans not buried in the Fields of Honour.

“As I was planning this ceremony, I realized that not all Transcona soldiers are buried in the Fields of Honour in our cemetery, as some are buried with family members elsewhere. I do not want these brave citizens to be forgotten during our ceremony.

“If any person who has a family member or friend that served our country in military service and they are not buried in the Fields of Honour, we encourage you to attend our ceremony on November 7th. You will receive a poppy from the Transcona Legion that you can place on the grave of someone who served that also deserves our thanks and appreciation.”

Veteran Tom Panting No Stone ALone

School Children at Transcona Field of Honour

School Children at Transcona Field of Honour

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Veteran Tom Panting received the Silent Salute

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Legion Members Sent Packages to Deployed Military Personel

Members of Transcona Legion send packages to Military Personnel Deployed in Other Countries.

All items were donated and 50 shoe boxes were put together containing items for daily needs, books, playing cards, Christmas cards from members and treats and goodies.

It is planned that these packages will arrive to the personnel in time for Christmas.

Thank-you to all those that donated and thanks to Tova Anderson for co-ordinating this event and to Joan Sylvester, Fiona Olsen, Heather Admson and Mikki Belndiuk for packaging the items.

Boxes for Troops oct 2017

Heather Admson, Fiona Olsen, Joan Sylvester, Tova

Heather Admson, Fiona Olsen, Joan Sylvester, Tova

Mikki Blendiuk

Mikki Blendiuk

Joan Sylvester

Joan Sylvester

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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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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.

 

Ceremony at Field of Honour June 2016

Ceremony

Ceremony

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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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

What the Legion Stands For

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.

Transcona Sea Cadets News

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.

https://prairiecadets.smugmug.com/Sea-Cadets/Events/WinterSail/WinterSail-2016/WinterSail-2016/i-Hn3LRCZ

Dawn Berry
President-350 Transcona Branch
Navy League of Canada

 

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