Legion Update

REMINDER – Monday May 24th we will be closed in recognition of Victoria Day-no messages will be retrieved on this day.

Our Secretary Linda is typically in the Branch- Monday-Wednesday-Friday for a couple hours each day to see to the business of our Branch. If you wish to pay for your membership, please call ahead to make the arrangements.

Veterans/Members requiring assistance please feel free to contact us at 204 222 9951.

Any new information about our re-opening will appear on our Website and our Facebook Page.

Everyone please continue to stay safe.

Fundraiser for Transcona Sea Cadets

                                                                                                 

    Branch 7                                                            350 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Transcona

 

 

           Please join the Branch as we support our Sea Cadets in their fundraiser.           

 Tickets are being sold on line for a chance to win a new Vehicle. 

                                            50% of total sales will be given to our Cadets

                           

                             2021 FORD BRONCO SPORT 4X4 or cash prize of $30,000.00 

                                    Draw date is Sunday, June 27th 2021 at 11:45 PM

 

                       The link below will provide the opportunity for you to purchase

                                                   tickets and support our Cadets! 

            https://www.fundingchange.ca/wpgkinsmen/YAEF2OKj7ikvD8_o/YFoKzPxg6kPzv8qO

 

Vimy Ridge

VIMY RIDGE DAY 

April 9,1917 is the date that soldiers of the Canadian Corps began their role in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

There were many key components to the success of the Corps-from leadership, planning and preparation for this operation. A huge underground tunnel system was built that helped protect our troops. The Royal Flying Corp were involved in aerial reconnaissance which provided the necessary photographs. There were some new technological innovations and the four Canadian division fought together as a unified force-the first time in history.

It took four days before the Canadian Corps had successful taken control of Vimy Ridge. There were many casualties and lives lost.

France granted the land to Canada in 1922 in perpetuity as a Memorial to the soldiers of the First World War. The memorial is referred to as the Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada

The remains of the Unknown Soldier that lies in the Tomb, in front of the National War Museum, are those of an unidentified Canadian Soldier who had been buried near Vimy Ridge in France.                                                            

The Federal Government has declared that April 9 as Vimy Ridge Day. This day we honour and remember those that fought in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  The flag on the Peace Tower will be lowered at half-mast.

Our flag will also be lowered this Friday for the weekend.

Easter Weekend

REMINDER – as we are closed for Good Friday- there will be no one to check messages on this day.

Our Secretary Linda will be in next week- Monday-Wednesday-Friday for a couple hours each day to see to the business of our Branch.

Veterans/Members requiring assistance please feel free to contact us at 204 222 9951.

Any new information about our re-opening will appear on our Website and our Facebook.

Everyone please continue to stay safe.