General Meeting

    

BRANCH # 7

 

DATE:                    JULY 23.2020
TIME:                    7:30 PM SHARP
LOCATION:        MAIN FLOOR CLUBROOM

           ***IMPORTANT *****INFORMATION WILL BE PRESENTED AND VOTED ON****

ENTER THROUGH SIDE DOORS BY PARKING LOT

MANDATORY SIGN IN FOR ENTRY INTO THE BRANCH

HAND SANTIZER -REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE CLUBROOM

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ENFORCED.

ALL MEMBERS ATTENDING THE MEETING MUST PRESENT TO THE SARGEANT AT ARMS
WITH CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD.

BRANCH WILL BE OPEN TILL 10:00 PM

Manitoba 150th Anniversary

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.

Remembering D-Day

Remembering D-Day                                                    

 

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

Historical Event

June 25, 2020 marks the 70th anniversary that the Korean War began.

Canada provided military support to the UN operations.

There were 26,791 Canadians that served on land, at sea and in the air during this
Conflict. An additional 7000 served in a peace support during the Korean Armistice
Agreement in July 1953. Canadian casualties were 1558 with 516 killed.