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PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON

There is room for 11 more plaques at Place Vimy that can be dedicated to a family member or friend who has served in various armed conflicts around the world since 1900.


Given the recent change in COVID-19 zoning to ‘Red’ in our region, The Hudson Legion bar will be closed as of Thursday, October 1 for 28 days.

We now have room for 11 more plaques that can be dedicated to a family member or friend who has served in various armed conflicts around the world since 1900. They cost $150 each and will be mounted on the posts that surround Place Vimy. Please contact us at rcl115@videotron.ca with the wording you wish to have printed on the plaque.


PHOTO COURTESY GEORGE ELLERBECK

A line up of the CF-104 Starfighters in 1962 at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Cold Lake, Alberta.


The Canadian flag is at half-mast this week in memory of former Prime Minister the Right Honourable John Turner. It will remain so until after his funeral on October 6 at the request of Dominion Command.

Branch member and veteran of the RCAF George Ellerbeck recently sent along a photo of the line-up of the CF-104 Starfighters in 1962 at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. He flew this plane while serving with the RCAF. There are about 34 lined up on the tarmac. This was one of our training squadrons. We had many more stationed overseas during the Cold War.

In a recent ‘Cabinet Shuffle’ Bill Sansom has taken over the House Rep. from Jay Oland, Robin Pelletier has taken over the Service Rep. from Rod Hodgson, John Dalgarno has taken over the Welfare Rep. from Eric Connor on an interim term basis until the elections and Jay De La Durantaye is now classified as Chairman of the Legion Curling Committee rather than Curling Liaison.

The new Place Vimy park bench was delayed in construction and should be here by mid-week. Therefore we will be scheduling its dedication for Saturday, October 3 at 1 p.m.

Lest we forget…

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