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Champagne Brunch

Champagne Brunch   Dec 17, 2017

Tickets $17.00 per person

Music by Al Andrusko

Doors open at 10;00 am   –  Brunch served at 10:30 am

Door Prizes  –  Santa in the house —-Singing songs

Fun  and friendship

Remembrance Day Service

Transcona Legion attends a Remembrance Day Service at John Gunn School on November 7th, 2013.

Transcona Legion attends Remembrance Day Service at John Gunn School 2013

Transcona Legion attends Remembrance Day Service at John Gunn School 2013

Veteran on the Canadian Ten Dollar Bill

THE VETERAN ON OUR TEN DOLLAR BILL

 If you look at the back right-hand side of a Canadian $10 bill, you will see an old veteran standing at attention near the Ottawa war memorial. His name is Robert Metcalfe and he died last month at the age of 90.

 That he managed to live to that age is rather remarkable, given what happened in the Second World War. Born in England , he was one of the 400,000 members of the British Expeditionary Force sent to the mainland where they found themselves facing the new German warfare technique – the Blitzkrieg.

 He was treating a wounded comrade when he was hit in the legs by shrapnel.  

 En route to hospital, his ambulance came under fire from a German tank, which then miraculously ceased fire. Evacuated from Dunkirk on HMS Grenade, two of the sister ships with them were sunk.

 Recovered, he was sent to allied campaigns in North Africa and Italy . En route his ship was chased by the German battleship Bismarck .

 In North Africa he served under General Montgomery against the Desert Fox, Rommel.

 Sent into the Italian campaign, he met his future wife, a lieutenant and physiotherapist in a Canadian hospital. They were married in the morning by the mayor of the Italian town, and again in the afternoon by a British padre.

After the war they settled in Chatham where he went into politics and became the warden (chairman) of the county and on his retirement he and his wife moved to Ottawa . At the age of 80 he wrote a book about his experiences.

 One day out of the blue he received a call from a government official asking him to go downtown for a photo op. He wasn’t told what the photo was for or why they chose him. ‘He had no idea he would be on the bill,’ his daughter said.

And now you know the story of the old veteran on the $10 bill.

Veteran’s attend Dinner in their Honor

To finish up the
National Legion Week. 
The World War II and
Korea Veterans
along with their guest 
from Transcona area
were invited to
attended a catered 
dinner at the
Transcona Legion,
on Sunday,
September 26th, 2010.

Everyone had a good time,
new friendships were made
and some were rekindled.

Welcome to the Transcona Legion

We have many ways for you to join and enjoy a safe adult place to socialize and enjoy a night out!

Come in as our guest and see what our Legion has to offer you!

Welcome to our new web site

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