Building Renovation Fund

 

Comrade Jeanne Rudniski has made a challenge to all members
within our Branch and the Community to donate $25.00 (or more)
to our Building Renovation Fund.

We currently we have a $100,000.00 repair facing our Branch.
The front of our building is sinking,
we need to fix and raise the foundation.

We do have a grant of 50,000.00 available to us,
however we have to raise the balance of the funds
by March 2018.

Members wishing to donate
please stop by to the Branch and see our Bar Staff.
We will have a poster on our bulletin board
showing the results of this challenge.
We will also host events over the next while
to help meet the deadline of March 2018,
we hope that you will support these events.

Annual Christmas Parcel Drive

ANNUAL “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS’

CHRISTMAS PARCEL DRIVE

 

Our Branch is participating  in sending Christmas parcels to our serving personnel overseas.
Some suggestions range small shampoos, lotions, soaps, razors to cross word puzzles, Sudoku, playing cards, cookies, Tim Horton gift cards, candy, gum, granola bars, protein bars, beef jerky, dried fruit, mixed nuts, pens, paper, cards, lip balm, toothpaste, tooth brushes, current magazines, crossword puzzles, cough drops, floss, xmas decorations…..
as well as any cash donations to purchase the items.

If you wish to donate cash or a gift card please place this in an envelope along with your name (if you wish to remain anonymous that is also fine).  Please address the sealed envelope to Comrade Anderson.

Items may be dropped off at the Branch, then will be taken to the Military Family Resource Centre, where the individual packages will be made & sent.

DEADLINE for donations is the 27th October, 2017. Ask your family, co-workers & neighbors all to pitch in.

 

 

 

Weekly news and informtion

There is a display at the Legislative Building until
Sept 29, 2017 entitled Je Me Souviens: Vimy 100.
The photo Exhibition has 24 captivating images of the
Vimy monument, original trenches and tunnels.

 

We have in our display case in the Branch an Exhibition recognizing the 75th anniversary of the battle at Dieppe. This will be available for viewing until the end of the month. Next month we will be displaying an Photo Exhibition on the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele.

Mark your calendar for Friday Oct 27th for our Honours and Awards night..7:30pm.

 ?We are looking for volunteer(s) who can assist us to change the information on outside signage. Please contact the Branch at 204-2229951 if you are able to assist us. The signage is our way of providing information about events at our Branch to the community as a whole.

 

Monday Night Bingo 

 The Ladies Auxiliary of our Branch have agreed to providing a small meal with a dessert on the first Monday of the month. They will also be raffling off pies on that same Monday.

  • October 02 they will be serving soup and sandwiches with a small dessert similar to Thursday afternoon Bingo.
  • October 09 we are closed for the holiday. 
  • October 16th Pizza will be served.
  • Oct 23th Rougeau Dogs with potato chips
  • Oct 30 will be potluck with the table you play Bingo with.


“Theme is
Halloween bring your ghoulish foods wear your fancy costume.


Our Branch is still searching for talented creative volunteers with desire to prepare and serve a snack like meal for at least
one Monday a month… to maybe two. Please give us a call at the Branch leave your name number and we will get back
you.

Reminder Alert:

Membership cards for 2018 are available for pay and pickup at the Branch. We encourage members to obtain your new membership card by November 30th so you can be entered into the early bird draw of Jan 1, 2018. If your name is drawn your membership is paid for the year.

 

Veterans Visit- Sept 27 @ Noon.  Please join us in welcoming our Veterans from both Deer Lodge and Park Manor as they visit our Branch. If you have some time we would also appreciate if you could help us in assisting our Veterans off or on the bus and into the building and helping to get them some beverages. This is a great opportunity to meet and chat with our Veterans.

 

We will be holding our General Meeting Sept 28 @ 7:30pm Sharp. All members are invited to attend.

 

Branch is closed Oct 09 for Thanksgiving.

 

We have Grey Cup tickets for sale at the Bar. If you want to sell a bundle of tickets please call, leave your name and number, and we will call you back with all the pertinent information.

 

The Ladies Auxiliary is also selling tickets for Grey Cup and raffle tickets to be drawn at their Fall Tea Oct 28th.

 

Weekly Events:

Monday Evening
Bingo Paper cards early bird 6:45pm regular game 7pm. Pizza served for Sept 18th and Rougeau Dogs on Sept 25th  and tickets are sold at the Bar.

 Tuesday Evening
Cribbage takes place every Tuesday evening at 7pm all skill levels are welcome.

 Wednesday Evening 

Darts come and enjoy a fun evening 7:30 pm the league is always looking for spares.

 Thursday afternoon

Bingo noon light lunch will be available for sale courtesy of members of our Ladies Auxiliary.

Friday Night

Come down and listen to Bluegrass every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

If you are a pool player come down for 6:30 pm and join in on the fun.

Saturday Afternoon

Meat draws-Chase the Ace-50-50 draws.
Start time 2pm…Come down for a chance to win some delicious meat from breakfast bacon and eggs to pork, beef and ribs for dinner.

 

If you have some time to volunteer for any of our Regular/Special upcoming events please contact the Branch @ 204  222-9951 leave your name and number someone will contact you.

 

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Canada Day 2017

 

Legion colour party marches from the Transcona Legion to the Centennial Square in downtown Tanscona.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooks doing a great job.

 

 

Legion Marches in Hi Neighbour Parade 2017

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
th.

 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

Boxes for Troops oct 2016

 

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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Ceremony at Field of Honour June 2016

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