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Branch 115,
Hudson


Address:

56, Beach Road,
Hudson, Qc,
J0P 1H0

Telephone:

(450) 458-4882

Founded:

April 28, 1945

District:

06-Lakeshore West

Email:

rcl115@videotron.ca

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The executive committee of Branch 115
(Updated on: January 7, 2021)
  • President: Comrade Rod Hodgson
  • Past president: Comrade Eric Connor
  • 1st Vice-president: Comrade Michael Elliott
  • 2nd Vice-president: Comrade Peter Mansell
  • Secretary: Comrade Lise Bernier
  • Treasurer: Comrade Ted Poulin
  • Service Officer: Comrade Robin Pelletier
  • Poppy Chairperson: Comrade John Dalgarno
  • Membership Chairperson: Comrade Lise Bernier
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Comrade Robin Pelletier
  • Curling Chairperson: Comrade Jay De La Durantaye
  • Executive Member: Comrade Jay Oland
  • Executive Member: Comrade Bruce Ruiter
  • Executive Member: Comrade Bill Sansom

The « Branch information form » must be completed and returned to Quebec Provincial Command as soon as possible after your elections.

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Fundraising at Branch 115

December 5, 2020

Our fundraising campaign on December 5, in the form of drive-thru, was a great success.

Comrade Jay Oland organized an amazing day, and it was VERY well received.

(Photos by Peter Mansell)

A special thank you goes out to all of our members and friends who dropped by to purchase the various products we had available.

Some 125 cars drove through our set up with the occupants donating 680 kg of food for the John Abbott College Food Bank.

(Photos by Peter Mansell)

Numerous members and new members also signed up for 2021.

It was a long cold day for our 17 volunteers, but very worthwhile and just seeing members and friends for the first time in many months was wonderful as well.

On behalf of Legion Branch 115, I wish to thank all of you who were there on that day.

You are all so kind and generous.

Comrade Rod L. Hodgson
President
Branch 115
Hudson


Donation to the Branch from a local area resident

November 11, 2020

Mrs. Paola Irrera handing over her donation
to our Branch President, comrade Rod Hodgson.

Back in October, Paola Irrera, decided to make poppy masks and she promised to donate part of the sales to our Legion, Branch 115.

Well, at the end of November she had raised $850.00!

On behalf of our Branch, thank you for this very kind and generous donation.


Place Vimy park bench

October 24, 2020


The idea was conceived by Branch 1st V.P. Mike Elliott and the design was made by Natalie Trainor of St. Lazare.

The project got really moving by Executive member Jay Oland then it was built by Keith Bonerak of Rigaud.


It is totally unique and was paid for by donations from the family of Lt. Harry E. Trenholme RCNVR, WW II.

He was at D-Day on a landing craft and was awarded the Legion of Honour a few years ago.

The other donor was the D-Day Society & Friends who Remember.


This group of which Harry was a member, was formed in 1945 by those who had been at D-Day the year before.

Only Ian M. Walker who was with the British Army that day is left, he lives in Okotoks, AB.

We normally meet every year for a lunch at the Hudson Legion, but not this year, the first time in 75 years.

Sad as we normally get 85-90 ‘’Friends who Remember’’. Legionnaires and just friends.


New Vimy tree planted at Branch 115

June 18, 2020

Legion Branch 115 in Hudson Quebec received a replacement Vimy Oak and it was planted on June 18th, 2020 by President Rod Hodgson (left) Stephanie Morris and 1st V.P. Mike Elliott in Place Vimy next to the cenotaph.
(Photo by Bill Sansom)

Well the new Vimy Oak has arrived and we planted it on Thursday, June 18,2020.

A local area resident was kind enough to pick it up near Dundas, Ontario and deliver it to us free of charge.

The seven memorial plaques for the posts surrounding Place Vimy, that were advertised to be available, have now been sold and should be installed by the end of this coming week.

Work on the Place Vimy Park bench is coming along well and it should be here by mid-August if all goes well.

Thank you for supporting our cause!


A Lady that cares for our Veterans

December 23, 2019


Each week a local resident, Gwen Periard, collects our empty wine, liquor and soft drink cans and takes them to Hawkesbury.

The money raised goes to purchase gifts for the Veterans at the Ste Anne’s Veterans Hospital at Christmas.

This year she has raised $930.00.

This is a wonderful volunteer achievement from a local lady who is not a Legion member but who cares for our Veterans.

Thank you, Gwen, on behalf of all the members of Legion Branch 115 in Hudson.

For the gifts, she coordinates this with Legion members Linda Eames & John Dalgarno.

Sadly, Gwen cannot continue in 2020 thus we will be looking for a volunteer to carry on her dedication and hard work.


Branch 115, Hudson very honored to have one of their own on the 2019 Veterans’ Week poster marking  the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign

July 27, 2019 – Hamilton, Ontario – Veterans Affairs Canada


Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, unveiled the official poster for Veterans’ Week to commemorate the Italian Campaign during the Second World War.

The poster features Lieutenant (retd) Maxine Llewelyn Bredt—a Nursing Sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps who helped treat the sick and wounded during the Italian Campaign. Ms. Bredt, in her former uniform, is superimposed on a photo showing soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in the Sicilian town of Agira after capturing it in July 1943.

Comrade Bredt is a member of Branch 115, Hudson.

Are we proud of her and all of our other Veterans?
YOU BET WE ARE.
Lest we forget.

Comrade Rod Hodgson,
President,
Legion Branch #115, Hudson

To learm more, click here.

CBC News, Posted: Aug 01, 2019: 'I wanted to be right in the action': Maxine Bredt, 99, is the face of Veterans' Week,


La Filiale 115, Hudson est très honorée d’avoir l’un des leurs sur l’affiche de la Semaine des anciens combattants 2019 marquant le 75e anniversaire de la campagne d’Italie.

Communiqué de presse, le 27 juillet 2019 – Hamilton (Ontario) – Anciens Combattants Canada


Aujourd’hui, l’honorable Lawrence MacAulay, ministre des Anciens Combattants et ministre associé de la Défense nationale, a dévoilé l’affiche officielle de la Semaine des vétérans 2019 commémorant la campagne d’Italie qui s’est déroulée pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

Sur l’affiche, on peut voir le lieutenant (à la retraite) Maxine Llewelyn Bredt, une infirmière militaire dans le Corps de santé royal canadien qui aidait à soigner les malades et les blessés pendant la campagne d’Italie. Une photo de Mme Bredt dans son ancien uniforme est superposée à une photo historique montrant des soldats du Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry dans la ville sicilienne d’Agira après sa capture en juillet 1943.

Camarade Bredt est membre de la Filiale 115, Hudson.

Sommes-nous fiers d'elle et de tous nos autres anciens combattants?
CERTAIN QUE NOUS LE SOMMES.
Nous nous souviendrons.

Camarade Rod Hodgson,
Président,
Légion, Filiale #115, Hudson

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WW II Veteran present the Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence

June 2019

From left to right:  WW II Veteran J. Norm St. Aubin, Sgt. Abby Campeau and her mother Deborah Pharand.

WW II Veteran J. Norm St. Aubin representing Legion Branch 115 of Hudson Qc. presented the Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence to Air Cadet Sgt. Abby Campeau of 867 Air Cadet Squadron, Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Alongside Air Cadet Sgt. Abby Campeau is her mother Deborah Pharand.

Comrade St. Aubin is the last surviving "Pararescue" from WW II in Canada and is 97 years old.


D-Day" luncheon at Branch 115

Thursday, June 6th 2019

Front Row: Norm St. Aubin, Peter B. Hughes, Emily Aird, Maxine Bredt, Stan Sepchuk, Harry Trenholme & Marjorie Nichol.
Back Row: Nicolas Body-Jodoin, Stephane Boisclair, Alexandre Grimard-Latulippe, Christian Primeau & Anne-Marie Fournier.

We were very pleased to have seven World War II Veterans present at the annual "D-Day" luncheon.

Two had been at "D-Day", Harry Trenholme & Peter B. Hughes.

They are all pictured here with five members of the current Canadian Armed Forces who were VERY proud to be there with these very special Veterans & local residents of Hudson.


Donation from Branch 115 to the Army and Navy Cadets

Thursday, June 6th 2019

Captain Alexandre Grimard Latulippe accepting the check from comrade Eric Connor Past President and Poppy Fund President.

During the annual "D-Day luncheon a check was given to Captain Alexandre Grimard Latulippe of #3 Bourget Army Cadets in Rigaud by Poppy Fund Chairman, Comrade Eric Connor.

Lieutenant(N) Anne-Marie Fournier representing the Navy League Cadets of Valleyfield accepting the check from comrade Eric Connor Past President and Poppy Fund President.

Another check was also given to Lieutenant(N) Anne-Marie Fournier representing the Navy League Cadets of Valleyfield.

These two cadet corps are regular attendees at our annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.


Canadian flags placed next to the gravestones at the Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire

Saturday, June 1st 2019

Suzanne Beckman who was there with her son and sister to help out.

Some 15,000 Canadian flags were placed at each of the grave markers at the Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire.

A small number of our Branch #115 members were there to help.

Pictured here is Suzanne Beckman who was there with her son and sister to help out.

Thank you to all those who did attend.


Presentation of the Royal Canadian Legion Canadian Cadet Medal of Excellence and certificate.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

Left to right: Branch President Comrade Rod Hodgson, Master Corporal Maika Roy and Sgt. at Arms Comrade Robin Pelletier.

Branch President Rod Hodgson and Sgt. at Arms Robin Pelletier were invited to attend the annual review for the #3 Bourget Army Cadets in Rigaud.

They presented Master Corporal Maika Roy with the Royal Canadian Legion Canadian Cadet Medal of Excellence and certificate.


Donations from the "Poppy Fund" of Branch 115, Hudson

Saturday, March 16th 2019

Accepting the check was Carole Ravenda, Development Manager. Presenting the check was comrade Eric Connor Past President and Poppy Fund President.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 115 Hudson, presented a check from the Poppy Campaign of $2,000.00 to the "Lakeshore Hospital Foundation" in Pointe Claire, Qc.

Accepting the check was Carole Ravenda, Development Manager. Presenting the check was comrade Eric Connor Past President and Poppy Fund President.

Comrade Eric Connor presenting a check for $2,000.00 from the Hudson "Poppy Campaign" to Erin Tabakman representing the "Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation" in Hawkesbury, On.

Comrade Eric Connor presenting a check for $2,000.00 from the Hudson "Poppy Campaign" to Erin Tabakman representing the "Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation" in Hawkesbury, On.


Branch 115 well represented in the Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 16th 2019

Those marching were John Spriggs, Neil Tomiuk, Meredith Royds, Barry Rowland, John Dalgarno, Mike Archambault, George Young & Ian Peck.

On Saturday, March 16th 2019 - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 115 was well represented in the Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade with a colour guard and a float with many of our junior curlers.

Thanks for all those who participated. The colour guard was made up from our very dedicated Hardy Rocks curlers.

There over 20,000 people in attendance, that is 4 times the population of Hudson!


Donations from Branch 115, Hudson

Friday, March 15th 2019

On the picture: Accepting the donation was Stephane Brais. Representing the Hudson Branch were Eric Connor Past President & Poppy Chairperson (centre) and Rod Hodgson Branch President.

On Friday, March 15th Legion Branch 115 in Hudson, gave out $2000.00 to the "l'Hôpital du Suroît Foundation" in Valleyfield, Qc.

On the picture: Accepting the donation from Eric Connor Past President & Poppy Chairperson was Milly Belliveau who was representing the Manoir Cavagnal in Hudson.

That same evening Eric Connor (Past President & Poppy Chairperson) presented a check for $2,000.00 to Milly Belliveau who was representing the Manoir Cavagnal in Hudson.

The Manoir Cavagnal is a seniors residence sponsored by five Legion Branches west of Montreal.


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