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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.

Don’t miss the JUNE article “The Battle of Normandy” in the Heritage Room under the About tab: http://www.trurolegion.ca/heritage-room/


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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Chase the Ace is BACK!
The Legion is partnering with
Scotia Pool
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Tickets sold 2pm to 4pm
Draw: approx 4:15pm
You don’t need to be at the Legion to win.

Starting
Jackpot: $2,184.50
51 cards remaining
Tickets: 3 for $5.00
Available all week at:
Truro Legion Canteen (also Saturday)
Scotia Pool
MacQuarries Esplanade
MacQuarries Bible Hill
East End Mini Mart
Kennedy’s on Ryland Avenue

Everyone Welcome!

Snowball 50/50 draw
Every Monday morning.
Pot is $112
Name drawn: Carolyn McRae – NOT signed in!
Sign in during the week in the canteen – Members only ($2)

NEW in the Canteen: Hot Dogs – $1.50
Need Ice?
Only $1.50 per bag from the canteen.

Fish & Chips
Friday, December 1, 2017
CANCELLED

5:00 – 7:00pm Unless Sold Out
Cost $8.00 Per Person
In the Lounge

Ladies Auxiliary Celebrate 70 Years
Florence Hamilton cuts the 70th anniversary cake with Ladies’ Auxiliary President Christine Naugle as Nova Scotia Past-President Steve Wessel looks on


Fish & Chips Helpers

Frank Lowe Dance

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Lowe and Side Kixx
Frank Lowe from “Franks Kind of Country” Sunday
on Cat County, 99.5FM
Saturday November 25, 2017
Doors open: 7:30pm
Dance: 8:00pm – 11:30pm
In the Auditorium
$8.00 per person
Cash Bar

Tickets Available:
MacQuarries (Esplanade), Legion Bar (downstairs)
and at the Door

Everyone Welcome

 

 

Branch 26 Eldest Member Celebrates 101 years
Sandra Dill, Legion executive member and Christine Naugle, Ladies Auxiliary president celebrate Florence Hamilton’s 101 years

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Wings
Restarting Fall 2017
In the Lounge
2 – 5pm
Unless sold out

CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE
Ladies Auxiliary R.C.L. #26
Saturday November 18, 2017
10am to 1pm
Truro Mall, Robie St, Truro

Legion presents assististive reading device
Alan MacPherson, Adrian Armsworthy – President, Bill Herron – Service Officer, and Wilson MacDonald
The Royal Canadian Legion Colchester Branch 26, Truro recently presented an assistive reading device to Alan MacPherson. Alan’s comment was “At last I can read the newspaper again”.


100th Commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 9, 2017 has been proclaimed Vimy Day in Truro by the Truro town council because of the heroic contribution made by hundreds of Nova Scotians to ensure success of this epic battle during this First World War battle.
All Legion members are encouraged to take part in the Parade or attend as spectators. Our goal is to recognize the sacrifice of the young men who fought in the battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago.

 


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)


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