LEGION OPENING

                                          DOORS OPEN

  July 21, 2021

     Wednesday-Saturday  

     Hours are 2-7 pm

Entry into Branch via side door near parking lot.

  We will be following all Public Health Guidelines.

              Mandatory– Masks be worn unless sitting at a table/VLT-sign in-hand sanitize. 

We are operating at 50% capacity. 

Fully Vaccinated Patrons/same household can sit together with ID/ Proof of Vaccinations. 

  VLTS are operational – This could be your lucky day!

Our weekly activities will resume at a later date. 

We appreciate your patience as we work through this process keeping

our Staff, Members, Volunteers and our Community safe.          

Legion Update

Veterans, Members, Community

Just a brief update-due to the COVID restrictions still in place we are not able to open at this time.

Please stay safe, we encourage everyone to get vaccinated. It is our hope that the next Provincial update will provide us with that opportunity to re-open. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back in to our Branch.

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.

Decoration Day

Due to the COVID-19 Public Health restrictions we were unable to host our annual Decoration Day this past June.

On July 4th we held a brief ceremony at the Field of Honour at the Transcona Cemetery.

Please see the attached video of the ceremony as we pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom, for those that have returned and have since passed away and are buried here.

We wanted to mark this occasion despite another difficult year.

Our Pledge “We Will Remember Them – We Will Remember Them!

 

Remembrance Poppy

Remembrance Poppy

The Poppy became a symbol of Remembrance due to the poem written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a soldier from World War I, “In Flanders Field”.

This July we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canada officially adopting the flower of the Remembrance.

Madam Anna Guerin, known as the “The Poppy Lady from France”, met with the Great War Veterans Association (GWVA), the forerunner to the Royal Canadian Legion in July 1921. She presented the idea of the Remembrance Poppy. The funds were to raise money for the Veterans needs and to remember those who had given their lives in the First World War. July 6,1921 the GWVA passed a resolution that the Poppy would be worn on the anniversary of Armistice Day in memory of the fallen comrades.

Poppies were made by women and children of France and under the sponsorship of the GWVA the were distributed in Canada. The next year all Legions across Canada wore the poppy as a means of remembrance. The tradition of wearing the Poppy continues 100 years later as we continue the pledge to honour our Veterans, remember their incredible sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy and acknowledge the families of our Veterans and their losses.

 

Our Provincial Command has provided information of a Livestream, about the 100th anniversary, Sunday July 4th @10:30 am EST on the Port Arthur Legion Facebook page @portarthurlegion. We encourage you to watch this.