Hello 2019! Out with the old, in with the new! We hope everyone will
have a spectacularly successful New Year.
Here at the Legion, our next event is Meat Draw on Friday, January 4,
with ticket sales starting at 6:30 p.m. and 50-50 draw to follow.
Darts will be played on Saturday, January 5. Call the Club Room at
204-467-2261 for further information.
Next on the calendar, our next Executive Meeting is at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 8, followed by the General Meeting at 8 p.m. Your humble
correspondent assumes that these meetings will provide us with information
about the upcoming events at the Branch.
Bonspiel Weekend will be February 15-17. There will be live
entertainment in the Club Room on the Saturday evening, starting around 7 p.m.
More details to follow.
In Manitoba, we celebrate Louis Riel Day on February 18, and the Club
Room will be closed.
In the past, the Club Room has had Hot Meals on Friday evenings, in
conjunction with Meat Draw. No schedule has yet been drawn up for this season,
so if you want to know about them, you will have to phone the Club Room.
Speaking of Meat Draw, the Saturday Afternoon Meat Draw on the last Saturday of
the month has been well-received, and will continue. It starts at 3 p.m.
You many recall that we elected to skip the Fall Supper in 2018, with
the possibility of replacing it with a Spring dinner; this will be discussed at
upcoming meetings, and I will let you all know when I know.
Early Bird Draw Winners for 2020 membership paid are Cde. Bonnie Boon and
Cde. Pat Hnatuk .
I have saved the best for last. Our thanks are extended to the 2018
Executive which did such a great job over the past year. Now we welcome the
Sgt @ Arms- Cde. H.Hilstrom
Cde. B. Howe
Cde. G. Deprez
Cde. G. Brennan
Cde. B. Brennan
Cde. G. Goresky
President- Cde. T. Taplin
1st Vice president- Cde.
2nd Vice President- Cde. Cheryl Fedon
Past President- Cde. Tim Williams
Honorary President- Cde. H. Hilstrom
Publicity- Cde. B. Boon
Poppy Chairman- Rev. Oracheski
Service Officer- Cde. Mark Barda
Secretary/Treasurer- Cde. C. Felske
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Jan 01 Club Room Closed Jan 04 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow Jan 05 Darts League 7 pm Jan 08 Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Meeting 8 pm Jan 11 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow Jan 18 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow Jan 25 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow Jan 26 MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room
Feb 01 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow Feb 08 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow Feb 12 Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Meeting 8 pm Feb 15-17 BONSPIEL WEEKEND Feb 15 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow Feb 16 Live music in the Club Room 7 pm Feb 18 Club Room Closed Feb 22 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow Feb 23 MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm
Reminders Bingo – Mon nights at 7 for the Early Birds Seniors' Bingo – Tues afternoons at 1:30 Chase the Queen – Wed evenings 7:30 – 8:30 Meat Draw – Friday nights starting at 6:30; last Sat. of each month 3pm Crib - Thurs. nights 7 pm sharp Darts League - schedule available at the bar
Veterans’ Week is November 5-11, 2018. Our
Branch will hold its annual Vets’ Dinner and Dance on November 3. Cocktails will
be served at 5 p.m., followed by the dinner, presentations, and then the dance
in the Club Room with the musical stylings of the Marvels. Tickets in advance;
phone the Branch at 204-467-2261.
It is wonderful to see the young people
taking an interest in the Legion. Bobby Bend School has requested a veteran to
speak to the students about Remembrance Day. The teachers would also like to
have the entries to the annual poster contest displayed around the Hall for our
Remembrance Day Service on November 11. Be sure to get there early – it fills
up quickly! The service begins at 10:45 a.m.
In other youth news, our very successful
Cadet program feels the need for more space. Executive will look into this and
see what else we can offer them.
The annual Poppy Campaign will kick off on
October 26. Poppies will be boxed and ready to go to those businesses that have
requested them. Support the Legion -- wear a poppy! This is an act of remembrance for all of those who have made the supreme sacrifice so that we could live our lives in peace. It is NOT a glorification of war. I am sure that if you ask any veteran, you will learn that war is anything but glorious. And yet the men and women of our Armed Forces are ready and willing to defend our freedom in every way necessary. Show your respect. Wear a poppy!
Bells of Peace:For the 100th anniversary of the
end of WW1, on Remembrance Day at Sundown church bells are to be rung 100 times.
Cde Tim Williams will be in touch with the town regarding the Marking of the
Graves of WW1 Vets with flags. Flags can be ordered through Command. Bells of
Peace Lapel Pins will be sold at the bar in the Club Room.
Regarding the Hong Kong War Plaque, we have a
letter from Jim Trick to receive a plaque to be hung in the Legion on
display.Cde M. Pull looking into this.
Our Ladies’ Auxiliary requests the assistance
of all of the Membership with baking for special events such as funerals and
fund-raising teas. They were quite disappointed with the turnout at the Seniors’
Tea that was held recently. There was some confusion over the advertising of
the event; hopefully this can be remedied next year so that we can have the
excellent attendance that we are used to having.
One of the highlights of the pre-Christmas
season is the annual Craft Sale put on in the Hall on November 24 by the
Seniors’ Group. This is a good fund-raiser and awareness-raiser for our Branch.
Donations for the Brown Bag Auction are welcome, and so are the many hands that
make light work of setting up and taking down the tables and so on. Set up begins
on Nov. 23; hope to see you there!
Crib has begun for the winter season. Be at
the Club Room on Thursday nights to begin play at 7 p.m. sharp. On Nov. 10 our Darts League will be under way
once more, playing on designated Saturday nights. Check at the Club Room bar
for the schedule 204-467-2261.
Our Meat Draw is held every Friday night.
Ticket sales begin at 6:30, with draws starting at 7 p.m. The Meat Draws are
followed by the 50-50 Draw. We have added an extra Meat Draw each month – on the
last Saturday of each month, at 3 p.m.
Planning will soon begin for our annual
Bonspiel in mid-February. But first, a party! A Grey Cup Party! This will be
held in the Club Room on Nov. 25 with game-watching, nibbles, and prizes. Call
the Branch for details.
Come out to the monthly meeting on Nov.
13 in the Club Room, at 8 p.m. It is that time of year again – elections for
our officers will take place soon. Have your say. Help your Branch. Vote.
Remember to pay your Membership Dues. Early
Bird pricing is in effect until the end of November, and your name will be
entered into a draw to win a free membership for 2020.
AND THAT BRINGS US TO
We kick off December with the annual
Breakfast With Santa in the Hall, on December 1. Will the Jolly Fat Man make an
appearance? Come out and see …. Call for further information 204-467-2261.
The General Meeting is at 8 p.m. on December
11. We hope for a good turnout for the voting for the 2019 Executive.
Bingo on Monday nights continues to hold its
own. This event is much-beloved by a certain group of participants, and we do
our best to keep it going for them. Tuesday afternoons there is another Bingo –
this one for the Seniors’ Club who meet in the Club Room at 1 p.m. and enjoy an
afternoon of socializing. On Wednesday nights the enormously-popular Chase the Queen
drawing is between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings we have Crib, Friday is
Meat Draw night, and select Saturdays see the Darts League take to the floor.
It is a busy week at Branch Number 52 in Stonewall!
Each year we hold Christmas Eve in the Club
Room on Dec. 24, generally from 2-6 p.m. Come out to socialize and enjoy
nibbles and prizes! The Club Room closes at 6 p.m. that night.
Our New Year’s Eve celebration will take
place in the Club Room on Dec. 31 with music by Halo Jump. Call the Branch 204-467-2261
for details and tickets. And then it is
on into the New Year!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Nov 03Vets Dinner and Dance with Band the Marvels
Nov 09MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Nov 10Darts League starts 7 pm
Nov 11Remembrance Day Service 10:30
Nov 13Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Meeting 8 pm
Nov 16MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Nov 23MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Nov 24Craft Sale in the Hall presented by Seniors
Nov 24 MEAT DRAW starts
3 pm in the Club Room
Nov 25Grey Cup Party in the Club Room
Nov 30MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec01Breakfast with Santa
Dec 07MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec 11Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Meeting 8 pm
Dec 14MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec 21 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec 24Christmas Eve in the Club Room 2-6pm
Dec 28MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec 29MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm
Dec 31New Year’s Eve in the Club Room;
entertainment byHalo Jump
Bingo – Mon nights at 7
for the Early Birds
Seniors' Bingo – Tues
afternoons at 1:30
Chase the Queen – Wed
evenings 7:30 – 8:30
Meat Draw – Friday
nights starting at 6:30; last Sat. of each month 3pm
Crib - Thurs. nights 7
Darts League - schedule
available at the bar
ALL COMMUNICATION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE BRANCH OFFICE,