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Welcome to the Colchester Branch 026 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Colchester Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion received their charter in October 1928 and has been a proud member of the Truro, Nova Scotia community ever since. Funds raised through the Royal Canadian Legion support veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.


Royal Canadian Legion 26

Supporting veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.

 



Don’t miss the JANUARY article

 

“LIBERATION of NETHERLANDS”
in the Heritage Room under the About tab:
http://www.trurolegion.ca/heritage-room/

 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Bingo is CANCELLED


Truro Legion donates Second World War uniform to Italian museum
http://www.trurodaily.com/living/second-world-war-uniform-from-truro-on-display-in-italian-museum-180997/ (Click here)


Chase the Ace

Chase the Ace
Truro Legion + Colchester Community Workshop
Friday, February 22, 2019
Wings will be available for purchase.
Starting Jackpot: $10,784
37 cards remaining
Last week’s Daily Winner – Len Campbell
Card Drawn –  6 of diamonds for $316
Tickets sold 5pm to 7pm
Draw: approx 7:15pm
You don’t need to be at the Legion to win.
Tickets: 3 for $10.00
Available Saturday to Thursday at:
Truro Legion Canteen (also Friday and Saturday)
Colchester Community Workshop
MacQuarrie’s Esplanade
Fletcher’s Restaurant
West End Family PharmaChoice
M&M Food Market
Kennedy’s on Ryland Avenue
East End Mini Mart
Lawtons Drugs
Elizabeth’s Family Hair Care

Everyone Welcome!

Snowball 50/50 draw

Every Monday morning.
Pot was $1,498.
Name drawn: Joseph Burns – Signed in! WINNER.
Sign in during the week in the canteen – Members only ($2)

Crib Tournament


Saturday, February 23, 2019
Noon to 5:00pm
In the Lounge
$22 per team
Two 50/50 draws
Food and Bar service available
Everyone Welcome – Bring your Friends

Annual Fred Seaman Memorial Dart Shoot – Winner


Saturday, January 26, 2019
Noon to 4:30pm

Eldon Melanson is the winner of the Annual Fred Seaman dart shoot held on Saturday, january 26 at the Truro Legion Branch 26. The trophy was presented to Eldon by his niece, Margie MacIntyre.

 

Fish & Chips


Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
5:00 – 7:00pm Unless Sold Out
Cost $8.00 per person
Music by 2 Shades of Grey
In the Lounge

Valentine’s Dance

February 16, 2019
Royal Canadian Legion, Auditorium
7pm – 11pm, Doors open 6:30
Cash bar available
Music by: Andy LeBlanc
Tickets at door: $5 per person
Everyone welcome!

Frank Lowe and SideKicks

Saturday, February 23, 2019
8pm – 11pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
In the Auditorium
$8.00 per person
Everyone Welcome – Bring your Friends!

 


REMEMBRANCE DAY

Remembrance Day is a Memorial Day observed by the Commonwealth of Nations members started since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty. The day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

Remembrance Day is observed on the 11th of November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in accordance with the armistice and is the time and date for the Remembrance Day ceremonies held at cenotaphs across the member nations.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due mainly to the poem “In Flanders Field” written by Canadian Army Doctor Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in WW I. Their brilliant red color became a symbol of the blood spilled during the war.

The Last Post: The Last Post is the common bugle call of the close of the military day. It is the time to put out the lights and sleep.

Silence: Upon completion of the Last Post, two minutes of silence are observed by all as those members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty are remembered.

Reveille: Reveille is the first bugle call of the day and is a signal for the troops to arise from their sleep and start their day. At the cenotaph it is a symbol for the dead to rise from their sleep and guard the home of the war-dead.

On completion of Reveille the Act of Remembrance is said.

The Wreath: The laying of the wreath is the traditional means of signaling that high honours are being paid to honour the war dead.

Prepared by: Ralph Campbell, Co-Chair School Visitation, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 (Truro)


PASSCHENDAELE

Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada’s First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917.

Read more about Canadians at Passchendaele (Click here)


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