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
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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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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

Ceremony

Ceremony

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.

National Day of Honour

“National Day of Honour” for the Afghanistan Veterans   on  Friday, May 9th

 

Doors open at 10:45 am.  

Ceremony at Noon  

 Light Lunch to be served.

 All Veterans and Members are welcome to attend.

 The Service Men and Women from 17 Wing, Winnipeg will be attending.

 

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