By Rod L. Hodgson
PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON
This large plaque used to hang in the main hall and it dates back to 1945 when our legion was formed. It now hangs in the stairwell near the back door. Note the different title that we were registered under at that time. That changed in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Well we reopened last weekend after nine months of closure and many people dropped in to wish us all the best and enjoy a libation or two. We also picked up five new members as well which is very nice. We will be open again Friday, July 2, 3 and 4 with the same hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Seating is limited as per government and legion regulations as we had last September but the terrace is open this time, albeit with no tables. Beginning Thursday, July 8 we will be open for ‘Thirsty Thursday’ and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well with the same hours.
Special thanks to our volunteer bartenders Jay Oland, Sheila Fedrock, Bill Sansom and Bob Hart for last weekend’s duties and also Doug Jesty and Terry Connolly for getting the back terrace all cleaned up and prepared. Very much appreciated.
Masks are mandatory while moving about in the legion hall and everyone must sign the register upon entering. You must also have a parking pass, either the one from the Town of Hudson or you can get a day pass from the legion bar or Community Centre desk if open. These must be displayed on your dashboard. The Hudson parking pass that is good for Sandy Beach and Jack Layton Park is the one that will be accepted in our parking lot as well. Restricted parking signs are now up and are being enforced from 3 to11 p.m. We are working on getting a special Legion Parking Pass for our members.
If all goes well after these two weekends we will reopen completely in late July and hopefully maybe we will have a return of Nelson’s Burger Night on July 27. Time will tell.
The Canadian flag outside our building is once again at half mast in memory of the over 750 Indigenous people, many of them children, whose bodies were located this past week at a residential school in Saskatchewan. This is following a directive that has come down from Dominion Command President, Tom Irvine.
Lest we forget…