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.
Ladies Auxiliary President Christine Naugle presents Legion President Terry Flewelling with a cheque for $10,000. The Ladies Auxiliary traditionally presents a cheque to the Legion during the Remembrance Day meal that is not possible this year due to COVID-19.
Royal Canadian Legion 26
Supporting veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.
REMEMBRANCE DAY Ceremony – video
During these COVID-19 times the Truro Legion in partnership with the Cobequid Educational Centre and the Town of Truro created a video to share the Remembrance Day ceremony with local schools and nursing homes.
It is important we ensure everyone has an opportunity to reflect on the freedoms and peace in their life, and to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for all we have today
The video is available to view here.
The Truro Legion thanks Cobequid Educational Centre and the Town of Truro for sharing their skills to make this possible.
Let’s take care of each other.
Fish ‘n Chips is BACK!
Snowball 50/50 draw
Every Monday morning.
Pot is $308.
Name drawn: Enid MacKenzie – NOT Signed in!
Sign in during the week in the canteen – Members only ($2)
New Cards activities
45’s on Tuesdays
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 re-opened August 31.
Bar hours are 12pm to 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Masks are required.
Playing cards is not permitted at this time.
Bingo re-started 6:30pm, Wednesday, September 2 (see below).
Masks are required at all times.
We welcome all Members to drop in for a visit.
Check here for more information as it becomes available.
If you are travelling, consider dropping into a local Legion to say hello and for friendly conversation.
Legion Bingo re-opened 6:30pm, Wednesday, September 2 under COVID-19 restrictions.
Masks are required at all times except when eating or drinking.
Physical-distancing is required between bubbles.
You must stay in your seats. No roaming and/or socializing.
Temporary changes for Legion Bingo
New prize format – All regular games will be $50.
When current Bonanza and Jackpot games go, they will restart at 50% of the originals.
No admission under 16 years of age.
Don’t miss the historical articles on the Heritage Room page:
COMRADE LLOYD COADY HONOURED
To honor members of the Canadian Armed Forces who served in a medical corps during World War II, Lloyd Coady was invited to attend the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Atlantic) mess dinner which took place Thursday 6 June 2019 (in commemoration of D-Day). The dinner was held at CFB Halifax followed by a reception on the Bridge at Juno Tower.
In 1942 at the age of 18, Lloyd left his home village of Sheet Harbour and joined the Army. He took his basic training in Peterborough and Petawawa. After basic training, Lloyd arrived in Halifax where he was taken off the draft and sent to Windsor, NS to train as a medical orderly. During the latter part of World War II, Lloyd served as a medical orderly on the Queen Mary, Aquitania and Samaria which transported troops to and from England. He also served at Cogswell Hospital, Halifax and the Debert Hospital outside Truro, NS.
Lloyd is pictured with LCol Rochelle Heudes, Commanding Officer CF H Svcs(A) Halifax.
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)