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Flag raising ceremony at Branch 158, Sutton.
July 1st, 2017

Sutton, Branch 158 and the Massey Vanier Air Cadet Squadron conducted the flag raising ceremony on newly erected flagpoles on the Legion site.

Branch 158 recently installed 3 brand new flagpoles which allowed us, for the first time, to have an actual flag raising ceremony as part of our Canada day celebrations.

The flag raising party consisted of , from left to right comrade Harold Bailey president of Branch 158, comrade Clifford Sevigny Sergeant at Arms, comrade Mike Jennings Membership Chairman, comrade John Hawley 1st Vice President ,corporal Jocelyn Vachon Legion historian and member of the Royal 22nd Regiment, comrade Robert Gaudreau Branch service officer, comrade Terry O'Regan past president , WO Justin Bridger Warrant Officer with the Massey Vanier Air Cadet Squadron and comrade Chuck Richards poppy chairman.

We raised the Legion flag first, the Quebec flag second and the Canadian flag last with the playing and singing of the national anthem.


Hudson Legion Branch 115 present five bursaries to local students.

June 22, 2017 - Five bursaries of $750.00 from the Poppy Fund were presented to local students.

On the picture, left to right; Peter Miller (teacher), Olivia Dumas, Lucas Petropolis, Shane Rikley-Krindle, Hanna Schmoelz and Griffin Walker. They are students from Westwood Senior Campus in Hudson, Quebec.

Presenting the checks were comrade David Hatch, Sgt at Arms and President comrade Eric Connor from Hudson Legion Branch 115.

(Photo courtesy of Westwood Senior Campus High School.)


Presentation of a life membership at Branch 245, Dorval Air Services.

A life membership presentation took place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Branch 245, Dorval Air Services for Comrade Larry Hall.

Larry has been a Legion member for over 64 years a remarkable achievement.

In the picture comrade Ron Diano is presenting comrade Larry Hall with his certificate along with comrade Stephen Clempson, Branch 245 president, and comrade Barbara Cunningham Stokes.


Presentation of a painting made by students of Shawinigan for Veterans.

On Friday, June 9, 2017, four groups of Secondary I students at Des Chutes Secondary School prepared a painting under the supervision of their teacher, Mrs. Johanne Boisvert, to hand over to the Veterans of Branch 044-Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Grondin , CD of Shawinigan.

In the photo, representing the students, Mademoiselle Émie Garceau and Comrade Alain Boisvert, President of Branch 44-Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Grondin, CD of Shawinigan.

The canvas will be on display at the Shawinigan Armory.


Branch 115, Hudson commemorate D-Day Landing

Last Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Branch 115, Hudson commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy landings to honor those who landed at D-Day (1944), and especially those who made the supreme sacrifice.


In the presence of D-Day and WW II Veterans, the Branch held its 72nd D-Day Society & Friends luncheon commemorating that event.

Photos by James Parry.
Report by Rod Hodgson.


Hudson Branch 115, Legion NEWS

June 4, 2017 - In the NEWS at Hudson Legion Br. #115:
1. Friday night dinner.
2. Lobster dinner on Friday, June 23rd.
3. Last Pub Quiz of the season.
4. Dedication of our cenotaph.
5. In Memorium.
6. Field of Honour. 7. Hamburger Night. 8. Legion Market.
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Presentation from Shawinigan, Branch 044-Lieutenant-colonel Robert Grondin, CD to the Shawinigan High School.

On Friday, June 2nd, 2017, President Alain Boisvert and Comrade Conrad Boucher, head of the Drawing and Literature Contest at the Branch 044-Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Grondin CD, Shawinigan, presented Dominique Wilma Beaudoin in the center with the prize for the third position at the junior drawing competition.

To his right, Ludovic Dauphinais who received an Honorable mention. Also awarded 6 lapel pins. All participants are from Shawinigan High School.

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Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School by Branch 034 Arras Chambly.

June 1st, 2017 - First Vice-President of Quebec Branch 034 Arras Chambly Comrade Yves LaBarre presented a certificate of appreciation to Chief Warrant Officer Vincent Gagnon, Training Sergeant-Major at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School.


Branch 172, Bay des Chaleurs remember all Hong Kong Veterans of the Gaspe Coast.

May 20, 2017 - Branch 172, Cascapédia-St-Jule had a very important Event on May 20th, 2017 to remember all their Hong Kong Veterans of the Gaspe Coast . Our special guest was Hong Kong Veteran Mr. Philip Doddridge.
On the first picture, Branch President comrade Joanne Huntington and 1st Vice President comrade David Foran presenting Hong Kong Veteran Mr. Philip Doddridge with a gift following the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibit presided by Mr. Tom Eden.

On the second picture, Hong Kong Veteran Philip Doddridge being presented an Eagle Feather by Sergeant at Arm comrade William Jerome of Branch 172 Baie des Chaleur.


Presentation the 150th Canada's Birthday Legion Medal.

April 28, 2017 - The president of Chambly, Branch 034 Arras comrade David Innes presenting to comrade and Chambly's Mayor M. Denis Lavoie the 150th Canada's Birthday Legion Medal.





Chambly, Branch Arras 034 , present a life membership card.

April 28, 2017 - Comrade Lauchenna Macleod from Branch 34 Arras receiving her life membership card and the Medal of the 150th Canada's Birthday Legion Medal from Branch President comrade Davis Innes, Denis Lavoie Mayor of Chambly left and comrade Yves LaBarre, 1st Vice-President to the right


Hudson Branch 115, Legion NEWS

April 9, 2017 - In the NEWS at Hudson Legion Br. #115:
1. Extra End Bonspiel.
2. Sunday's memorial to Vimy Ridge.
3. Sales of the Vimy pins.
4. Friday Night Dinner.
5. Burger night.
6. Passing of two long term Hudson Legion members.
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Hudson Legion Branch 115, present a check to the Lakeshore Legion Housing Association.

March 10, 2017 - Hudson Legion Br. #115 present a check for $3,000.00 to the Lakeshore Legion Housing Association.
Accepting the donation from Hudson Legion Poppy rep. Moe LaFoley (left) is the Association's Vice President Neil Asselin (right).
Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Patrick O'Grady (centre).
(Photo by Bob Blackburn.)


Branch 115, Hudson present a check to the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation.

March 10, 2017 - Accepting a donation of $2,000.00 is Pierre-Luc Byham (on the left) of the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation.
Those presenting the donation from the Hudson Legion Poppy fund are Moe LaFoley (2nd from left) & Hudson Legion Br. #115 President Eric Connor (right).
In the background is Master of Ceremonies Patrick O'Grady.
(Photo by Bob Blackburn.)


Branch 115, Hudson present a check to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

March 10, 2017 - On Friday March 10th 2017, Branch 115, Hudson presented a check for $2,000 to Jeanie Basile of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.
Presenting the check from the Legion Poppy fund is Moe LaFoley (centre) and Eric Connor, President Hudson Legion Br. #115.
(Photo by Bob Blackburn.)



Morin Heights Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171, welcomes new members.

February 26, 2017 - (Left front row) Vice-President Andrea Basler, Katie Jackson, Helen Smith Kirkpatrick, Liliane Bruger. Debarah English, Membership Chairman Michel Drouin.

(Left back row) President Eddy Black, Sgt-at-Arms Scott James, Cameron George Mason, Ian Hamel, Pierre Caron, Keith Logan Moore, Andrew John Hobbs.
(Photo: James Lawson)


At the annual Robbie Burns dinner, Hudson Legion Branch #115 presented four checks to various organizations.

January 27, 2017 - Hudson Legion Br. #115 President Eric Connor along with Cody Gilmore of the Hudson Poppy Campaign are seen presenting a check for $2,000.00 to Judy Tellier of NOVA Hudson Day Care Centre.

Hudson Legion Br. #115 President Eric Connor along with Cody Gilmore of the Hudson Poppy Campaign are seen presenting a check for $2,000.00 to Madeleine Langlois from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence in Hudson, Qc.


Cody Gilmore of the Hudson Br. #115 Poppy Campaign presents two checks of $2,000.00 each to Jean Hurtubise and John Dalgarno representing the Ste Anne's Veterans Hospital Volunteer Services and Patient Committee.



Presentation to the Executive Director of the Adaptive Sports Foundation.

January 22, 2017 - Sutton Branch 158, Terry O' Regan, past president and Chuck Richards poppy chairman present a $1000 donation to Steve Charbonneau Executive Director of the Adaptive Sports Foundation


Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation awarded to a comrade from Branch 035, Trois-Rivières.

The "Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation" was awarded to comrade Florent Coutu of Branch 035 Trois-Rivières on November 6, 2016 at Hôtel Château Vaudreuil, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
Comrade Coutu served 31 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He is the vice-president of The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, where he is heavily involved in the restoration of the Louiseville cenotaph. Mr. Coutu actively participates in Veterans' Week activities and assists with the yearly Poppy Campaign. As a representative of his Legion branch, he regularly attends RCL provincial conferences, as well as district meetings.
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Long Service Award for 60 years as member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

November 3, 2016 - Comrade Donald M.C. Wells received the Long Service Award for his 60 years as member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
This award was presented to comrade Wells at the Honour and Awards Ceremony held at his Branch 099, Cowansville.


Comrade gives a new banner as a gift to Shawinigan, Branch 044 "LCol Robert Grondin (CD)".

October 24, 2016 - Comrade Robert O. Germain gives a new banner as a gift to Shawinigan, Branch 044-Lcol. Robert Grondin, CD.
The old banner was broken and not usable publicly.
Comrade Germain being aware of this problem got a new banner made that he presented to the Branch at the Members' Assembly on Monday, October 24, 2016.


Sixty (60) years of service with the Royal Canadian Legion.

September 24, 2016 - During the fundraising dinner of Branch Lt Col J Charles Forbes, RMWO (Quebec No. 265) held at the Officers' Mess at Valcartier Garrison, Branch President comrade Claude Racine presented a certificate and pin for 60 years of service with the Royal Canadian Legion to Comrade Laurent Lefebvre.


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