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Québec, Canada
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Coverall January 2011

 

 

 

These editions of the Coverall are copied from the printed versions, which were initially posted at the branch and published by Bruce Robertson.

Minor changes have been made in layout and format to allow for web publication.

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I apologize for the lateness of this edition of the Coverall. Unfortunately computer problems and the loss of a dear family member conspired to take away much of the time that would have been spent on preparing this issue.

The fourth quarter of 2010 was unlike any that I have experienced in my years with the Legion. There were, of course, the usual events – A Mardi Gras dance (see Page 22), our Remembrance weekend (Pages 11 - 13) the Children's Christmas Party (Page 17), and our elections in November (Page 16), in addition to the regular events – line dancing, Bridge, Crib, 500, Trivia night and darts.

Several things made this quarter stand out. First there was the first ever “Special Edition” of the Coverall. It was devoted to veterans issues. Then there was the November 6th rally in front of our MP's office to protest what was considered unfair treatment of our veterans and for us in Quebec the Federal Government's plan to turn St. Anne's Hospital over to the Government of Quebec. These concerns are covered on the following pages.

In our early years we occasionally ran a feature we titled “Unsung Heroes”. This recognized the contributions of members who worked diligently behind the scenes to make the branch a better place or to bring credit to it. There are among us members who still contribute in this way. November 6th, the day of our rally and the Remembrance supper saw one such member at work. Coordinating and organizing the rally, taking to the podium to plead for support, returning in the evening to serve in the flag party to deposit the colours, then working in the kitchen during the meal and finally putting her uniform back on, and returning to the flag party to retrieve the colours. This was more than a day's work for Francine Cantwell. Prior to the event she put in a lot of effort to get everything arranged and and as a result of the positive reactions following the presentations continued to push the cause as the attestations on the pages 6 and 7 confirm. Francine is truly one of our unsung heroes.

Undoubtedly there are others in our midst. If you know of an unsung hero who deserves mention or have any other ideas, suggestions or submissions we would like to hear from you. A note addressed to the Editor left with our bartender or an E-mail to ecurbten@yahoo.ca. Is all that is required.


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ST. ANNE'S VETERANS HOSPITAL
Submitted by Bruce Robertson

Throughout this past year veterans and their concerns commanded extensive media coverage. To its credit The Royal Canadian Legion has been a leader in seeking improvements to the veteran's charter. Individual veterans and veterans groups have also been in the news addressing wrongs committed against veterans and fighting for improved rights. And then of course there was the considerable coverage generated by the Government's decision not to renew the contract of Veterans Ombudsman Pat Stogran. This is what brought everything together.

But through all this, flying under the radar, was an announced decision by the Federal Government to transfer control of St. Anne's Veterans Hospital to the Government of Quebec. Outside of our district little attention seems to have been paid to this and no one else seems to have shown the least concern. Facts indicate that there should be concern – lots of concern.

In 1915 the Federal government created the Military Hospitals Commission (MHC) to address the needs of injured soldiers. The MHC tried to assist soldiers who had been victimized by disease rather than wounds. Tuberculosis and mental disease provoked by "shell shock" were relatively common among Canadian soldiers. St. Anne's came into being in 1917 and was one of the institutions built to deal with these problems. Since its beginning the hospital has gone through many changes and transformations but has remained dedicated to researching and treating the non physical effects of warfare.

St. Anne's is like no other hospital in Canada. There is an extensive library, craft and leisure facilities, and even two bowling allies. It is geared to meet the special needs of vets and returning battle weary soldiers.

It is difficult to visualize Quebec giving St. Anne's the attention it merits. For starters The Province is spending billions on the construction of two new super hospitals. In addition millions are being spent on renovations to the Montreal General Hospital and probably to others in the province. Quebec still suffers from a shortage of doctors and nurses from decisions made many years ago. A shortage of money and a shortage of qualified staff. In spite of the best of intentions how can Quebec maintain the high standards that have been established?

On top of this it is not Quebec who recruited, trained and assigned our military to serve in trouble spots around the world. In a year end interview with Peter Mansbridge of the CBC Prime Minister Harper boasted that in spite of cuts to most departmental budgets spending on improvements to military equipment would increase. We'll have new planes and better equipment. Better equipment perhaps but also more exposure to the horrors modern weaponry brings to war. Canada is upgrading its tools of war while attempting to downgrade care of its veterans. Is it not logical to expect that if you accept the responsibility of sending men and women to war that you must also take responsibility for the results – good or bad? This means ensuring that every veteran is guaranteed the best possible care for the rest of their days and this can't be done by shunting the duty and expense to someone else.

Rallies in support of our veterans were held across Canada on November 6th. As seen on the following pages our branch played a major role. “Saving St. Anne's” was a major theme for us. This is evidenced in the signs carried by members of various branches of District 10. Noticeably absent in the photos is any representative of the district. They declined to participate.

When other countries – Australia, England, and the United States for example – continue to maintain first class institutions to take care of their veterans why is there so little concern in this country that the Federal Government is about to divest itself of the last of our veterans hospitals? Why is no one concerned that there will no longer be a facility devoted to the care of our veterans or one central point to gather the best brains in the country to research and find measures to counter the effects of battle stress and the anxieties that follow?

Is it perhaps that although “Saving St. Anne's” has a tremendous impact locally it doesn't mean much in the rest of the country? Would the fate of St. Anne's climb rapidly on the list of everyone's priorities if we were to survey the country with the following question: Do you believe that the Canadian Government has an obligation to ensure that veterans and members of the armed forces are guaranteed hospital services to their needs and to a quality of life commensurate with the service they rendered to their country?

 

 


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The answer would undoubtedly be a resounding yes. And if the government were to live up to this commitment and all it entails it may find that maintaining St. Anne's would not be enough!

Saving our last military hospital is a worthy cause and one for which we must continue to fight. It is up to us to continue lobbying our friends, our peers, our MP's and our government


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For your information Mike Blais is the man behind the Canadian National Day of Protest Francine Good morning Mr Blais

I am sending you a copy of the pictures taken at our rally last Saturday. It was a super day and we got a lot of publicity (The Gazette, CBC, CTV, and a live interview on LCN0.

Please keep me updated on what is going on. Our group is ready to fight this battle I hope that you had the same success in Ottawa Thank you

From: Mike Blais

To: Francine Cantwell

Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 9:37 AM

Subject: Re: Fw: Invitation to view L Boura's Picasa Web Album - Veterans Day of Action Rally - Longueuil

Hi Francine. Great Job!

I would thank you sincerely and advise you the date has already been set for next year for the Saturday before Remembrance day.

We shall not give up until we succeed, or troops and veterans deserve no less!

Great pictures, I will post some at the new website we are creating. Please pass my compliments to all that participated and remember, we can still speak to our MPs at the R day services or continue to email/phone, ect...

Mike.

I just got interviewed directly at 10:00 on the French station LCN about our Rally. I think it was the most difficult thing that I did in my life .I had 15 minutes to get ready to speak live on TV.

Nevertheless, I did not want to miss the chance to plug in the safeguard of St-Anne's Hospital. Hopefully, I did OK.

WE HAVE BEEN HEARD

LET'S CONTINUE TOGETHER AND GET RID OF THE NON FOLLOWERS.

Francine

AND THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO GIVE ST. ANNES AWAY?

Extracted from The Montreal Gazette article "Unique makeup helps snipers lessen stress" which appeared January 9, 2011.

"A House of Commons committee has estimated that 1,120 of the 27,000 Canadians soldiers who served in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2008 showed symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Yet a number of soldiers who have returned from the war have complained that the military does not provide adequate care to those afflicted with the disorder."

WHY? THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OBVIOUSLY NEEDS SUCH A FACILITY. IT'S THE ONLY ONE THEY HAVE LEFT!

 

 


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After the Special Edition of the Coverall by our Editor, Comrade Bruce Robertson, we were very busy with the following:

On November 4th, we were invited to attend a General Meeting of the Black Watch Association of Montreal where we were well received by their President. In attendance were Cde Andrea Main. Bernie Constantini, and myself Ray. Langstaff. I was requested by the President to say a few words as to what type of progress had been made and I mentioned that we were not too pleased that our District 10 of the legion has not supported us in our efforts to save St. Anne's Hospital nor change the New Veterans Charter.

We sent e-mails and letters to each President of the District 10 branches to ask them to attend the National Rally on November 6th which was being held across Canada and thanks to our members we had over 100 persons. Only one other President from District 10 attended. This Rally was efficiently organized by Cde. Francine Cantwell of our Committee. We received television and newspaper coverage for which we were thankful. We have not been busy since the Rally on November 6th but we plan to continue our quest in the New Year and will keep you informed of any developments.

At this time I would like to thank my Branch Committee members, namely Jack Gammon, Bernard Constantini, Francine Cantwell & Andrea Main for their perseverance and dedication to this cause.

Yours In Comradeship

Raymond Langstaff

 

Subject: 400 PETAWAWA SOLDIERS

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 01:25:04 -0400

Here’s an article that appeared in the Pembrooke area/near Petawawa: Pembroke, Ontario, Regional Hospital

The Pembroke, Ontarion Regional Hospital will phase out counseling services to approximately 400 Petawawa based soldiers due to budget constraints. The hospital has provided these services to soldiers who sought free counseling for anger, stress, depression and marital problems. The hospitals aid it can no longer afford the adult out patient services.

Canadian Forces Base Petawawa is home to the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and The Royal Canadian Regiment, units that regularly rotate to Afghanistan. These troops have been in the thick of the Afghan struggle in Kandahar province since 2004. While the Canadian media does an excellent job of reporting Canada's war dead and the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), treatment of mental stress is seldom covered.

Prolonged absence and the stress of a war zone has taken a toll on our soldiers and their families. While the military has stepped up its counseling services and has recognized PTSD, soldiers are often reluctant to seek those services due to a fear of having their military careers tarnished. There is still a stigma of weakness, especially for combat arms soldiers.

The service at Pembroke Regional Hospital ensured relative confidentiality and soldiers and their spouses were more likely to seek help there. The military has come a long ways in the way it deals with PTSD since awareness was raised during the Bosnia deployments. It has not been able to completely remove the stigma. Services, as those provided by the Pembroke Regional Hospital, should be funded by the Federal Government, preferably by Health Canada.

It is incumbent upon Canadians to look after the mental health of our troops and their spouses. Veterans Affairs and the Department of National Defence has come under fire lately for its treatment of veterans. With the Federal Governments decision to continue a training mission until 2014, let's make sure that our soldiers are provided the funding and services needed to treat mental health issues.

Something politicians know not much about, the stigma of seeking help when your in a Combat Arms group, when you’re found out, you are shunned from the group, partly because they are afraid that it will happen to them of that you will not back them up in combat. So much for Stevie sending/keeping more troops in a lost cause, I hope his son is old enough to lead the way by joining up, like Minister Blackburns’ son did at least one tour in Afghanistan.

Ed Prebinski
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The essence of this November weekend’s activities -the rally in support of our veterans , our Remembrance Dinner Dance and the ceremony and parade, were summed up nicely by our President Bernie Constantini in his remarks to members and veterans, specially the veterans, at the conclusion of the Remembrance dinner.

The following are some of the highlights of his address:

“When I walk through the doors of this building I look forward to seeing our members chatting with their friends. In the afternoon a few of our vets get together here and enjoy the comrades who are sitting with them and like many other groups who sit together they are solving the problems of the world. “

“The only difference is that this group of men and women are the ones that kept me free. They are the past military personnel that fought for me.”

“I recently received a video E-mail that showed a veteran with his grandchildren and they were sitting in a theatre watching a film about the war. The vet turned to his grandchildren and said, ‘I fought for you.’”

“Well you fought for me also. You and thousands of others fought for me.”


“Thousands lost their lives for me.”


“Thousands came home injured from the war because they fought for me.”


“Today thousands more are still fighting for me.”


“I cannot find all the words to express how much I appreciate the fact that you fought for me. All I can say is ‘Thank You.’”


“Thank you for being there when our country needed you.”


“Thank you for being there when we as Canadians needed you.”


“Thank you for being there when the world needed you.”


“Thank you for being you, and thank you for being my friend.”


“Now the fight to protect you, our veterans, is in my hands. We will fight with
Ottawa to save St. Anne’s Hospital for you and that is the least I and others from this branch can do for you.”


“This morning many of us attended a rally in front of the offices of our local MP to
protest the way our Canadian Government is treating our veterans.”


“We will not sit back and watch our veterans get treated like second class
citizens. You deserve much better than that.”


“This is one of the steps we are taking to fight for you. Petitions and letters are
being sent to the Prime Minister– to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and to the Liberal critic.”


“We have Roxanne Stanners our Liberal candidate for our riding who is with us
here tonight who is working along side of us in this fight. I want to publicly thank her tonight for her support of our veterans.”


“The branch has formed a special committee made up of Past President Ray
Langstaff, our secretary Andrea Main, our Poppy Chairman Jack Gammon and our Service Officer Francine Cantwell. I also want to thank them for giving their time and energy to this fight.”


“I can tell you this the Government started this fight but we will do our very best
to end it so that our veterans are never forgotten.”

 

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
MARGARET FILION
DAVID RALPH


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Comrades and Friends of the Legion.

It is an honour for me to have been elected President of the Ladies auxiliary for the year 2011.

First of all, I wish to thank Comrade Jean Harrison for a job well done during her term as President of the Ladies Auxiliary in 2010. Because of the efforts of the ladies we were able to present a cheque in the amount of $7,500.00 to President Bernie Constantini at the General Meeting on November 24th. To raise such an amount is not easy, we do it one step at the time with hard work and collaboration of many women.

If you have time to spare and wish to join the Ladies auxiliary, we will be happy to welcome you to our group. The Ladies Auxiliary is an integral part of the senior branch who supports the aims and objective of the Legion. We organize fundraisers, cater for weddings, funerals, anniversary parties etc…. The most important thing is that we work as a team having fun and caring about each other.

Don’t miss the chance to join the ranks. Please complete the membership application form located On page 26.

Thank you

Francine Cantwell,
President, Ladies auxiliary


Camarades et amis de la Légion

C’est un honneur pour moi d’avoir été élue Présidente des dames auxiliaires pour l’année 2011.

Premièrement; je désire remercier la Camarade Jean Harrison pour son excellent travail durant son terme comme Présidente des dames auxiliaires en 2010.

Avec les efforts constant; nous avons réussi a amasser la somme de $7,500.00 qui a été présenté au Président de la filiale M. Bernie Constantini lors de l’assemblée générale du 24 novembre.

Il n’est pas facile de ramasser un tel montant; nous avons eu besoin de la coopération de plusieurs dames et plusieurs événements.

Si vous avez un peu de temps de libre et souhaitez vous joindre à notre groupe; il nous fera plaisir de vous accueillir.

Les dames auxiliaires font parti intégral de la Légion et elle supporte les mêmes buts et objectifs qu’eux.

Nous organisons des levées de fonds, service de traiteur pour les mariages, funérailles, parties d’anniversaires etc.….Le plus important est que nous travaillons en équipe et avons du plaisir à se côtoyer.


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Ne manquez pas la chance de vous joindre à nous. A cet effet; vous trouverez une demande d’adhésion au dos de la couverture du «Coverall»


Merci,


Francine Cantwell,
Présidente, dames auxiliaires.


MARGARET FILION:

We were all saddened by the passing of Margaret Filion on December 6th.

Margaret had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for 25 years and became a Life Member in 2002. She was our Membership Chairperson from 1987-2005. Two of Margaret’s favourite activities were crib and bingo. The first Wednesday of every month you would find Margaret at the front of the hall giving out the bingo cards. Her sense of humour will surely be missed by all.

ELECTIONS – NOVEMBER 17TH

Elections were held on November 17th .

Past President:
  Jean Harrison
President:
  Francine Cantwell
1st Vice President:
  Linda Smith
2nd Vice President:
  Loretta Julien
Secretary:
  To be elected
Treasurer:
  Shirley Miller
Membership:
  Monique LeBel
Sick and Visiting:
  Julia Shapcott
Telephone Committee:
  Elsie Bannister
Sgt-At-Arms:
  Loretta Julien



I would like at this time to thank Jean Harrison for her leadership and guidance during the past year. It was a pleasure working with you Jean.

FLEA MARKET – December 5th

Again this year, our December Flea Market was a huge success. Our next Flea Market will be held on March 6th. There are only a few tables left. If you wish to reserve a table please contact Linda Bremner at 466-3469. Special thank you to all our “Angels” who bring in baked goods .

BINGO – DECEMBER 1ST

There was a very good turnout for our Bingo on December 1st. Again we have a few “Angels” to thank for stepping up and helping us out – Naomi Ward – Caller, Sophie Boivin – Entrance, Allan Cleary – runner.

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 5
  Bingo
January 19
  L.A. General Meeting
February 16
  L.A. General Meeting
March 2
  Bingo
March 6
  Flea Market
March 16
  L.A. General Meeting

On behalf of the members of the Ladies Auxiliary I would like to thank all of you for your support during 2010. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and health and happiness in the New Year.


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EXECUTIVE MEMBERS
2010/2011
TITLE
PRESIDENT BERNIE CONSTANTINI
PAST PRESIDENT BRUCE ROBERTSON
1ST VICE PRESIDENT LEWIS BROWN
2ND VICE PRESIDENT CHERYL MOORES
3RD VICE PRESIDENT SHIRLEY MILLER
SECRETARY ANDREA MAIN
TREASURER ORIETTE CONSTANTINEAU

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CAROL GIROUX

RANDY MOORES

4 UNFILLED POSITIONS

ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COMMITTEES

50/50 DRAWS MONIQUE LeBEL
BINGOS FRANCINE CANTWELL
BOOSTER MONIQUE LeBEL
BUILDING RANDY MOORES
BY-LAWS COMMITTEE CDES. GERALD CANTWELL,
R. LANGSTAFF,
B. ROBERTSON
& A. HOLDEN
DISTRICT DELEGATE LEWIS BROWN
ENTERTAINMENT BERNIE CONSTANTINI
HONOURS & AWARDS ANDREA MAIN
LITTLE HOUSE LINDA ROGERS
MEMBERSHIP SHIRLEY MILLER
POPPY TRUST FUND/CAMPAIGN JACK GAMMON
PUBLICITY
REMEMBRANCE EVENTS
SENIORS PROGRAM JOSEPH RODGER
SERVICE & WELFARE FRANCINE CANTWELL
SICK & VISITING
SPORTS CAROL GIROUX
TELEPHONE COMMITTEE
WAYS & MEANS CHERYL MOORES

Vacancies will be filled as soon as possible. We also need members to take charge of specific events. Ideally ten to twelve members with an idea for an event and a willingness to organize it. In this way no member is under pressure or time constraints. It is possible for several groups to be working on different events at the same time. For example, there is no reason why one group cannot be working on St. Patrick’s festivities and another thinking ahead to the Children’s Christmas party while others are looking at Remembrance and a dance for June. If we all pitch in and work together it can be a fun year. Think about how you can help! Any of the members listed above will be happy to discuss your ideas with you.


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Poppy Campaign 2010 Financial Report
November 24th 2010

Wreaths & Donations: $ 3,684.00
Poppy Sales: $20,728.54
Total gross sales to-date: $24,412.54


2010 Poppy Campaign “Thank You” Report


We would like to thank the following members for their help:
Branch Manager: Linda Roger
Bar Tenders:


Wrappers/counters: (1st count over $5,000.00 in coins)
Andrea Main
Joe Bockus
Evelyn Pye
Linda Bremner
Wreaths & Donations: Claudette Lapointe

Team Leaders.

Home Depot: Ben Milhomme
IGA: Donna Demick & Mickie Barr
Maxi: Andrea Main
440 & Pharmaprix: Evelyn Pye
Metro: Ray Langstaff


The 185 Volunteers who filled the above locations


Location coordinator. Shirley Miller


Comrade Jack Gammon Comrade Shirley Miller
Chairman Treasurer


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We're now in 2011 and membership dues should have been paid. The grace period will expire on January 31st. Members who have still not renewed their memberships by this date will no longer be admitted into any branch of the Legion and their Legion Magazine subscription will be cancelled until such time as their dues have been paid.

Our E-mail notifications of Branch events is now fully operational. If you would like to receive notice of coming events please give your E-mail address to any one of the Membership Committee listed below:

Shirley Miller - 923-561
Francine Cantwell - 465-764
Monique LeBel - 455-1336
Bruce Robertson - 671-1108

Get your friends to join and have fun with you at Branch 94. Tear out or make copies of the application form on the back page or ask the bartender for an application form on your next visit to the branch.

ROLE OF THE BRANCH SERVICE OFFICER
WE CARE.

We provide counselling, assistance and representational services free of charge, whether or not you are a Legion member.

We are «Referral Agents» for Command Service Officers who represents clients in their attempt to secure disability benefits from VAC.

We are the eyes and ears of the Service Bureau Network at the grass roots.

If you require assistance in gaining access to VAC benefits, or if you have a friend or family member who needs help, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Francine Cantwell
450-465-7644
francinecantwell@sympatico.ca

MISSION DE L’OFFICIER D’ENTRAIDE DE LA FILIALE
ON SE SOUCIE

Nous offrons des conseils, de l’aide et services de représentation à titre gratuit que vous soyez un membre de la légion ou non.

Nous sommes des «agents d’orientation» pour les officiers d’entraide des directions qui représentent des clients dans les efforts de ces derniers pour obtenir des prestations d’invalidité d’ACC.
Nous sommes les yeux et oreilles du Réseau du Bureau d’Entraide au niveau des exécutants de base.

Si vous avez besoin d’aide pour avoir accès aux prestations d’ACC, y compris aide
bienveillante, ou si vous avez un ami ou un membre de famille qui a besoin d’aide, n’hésitez pas de communiquer
avec moi.

Francine Cantwell
450-465-7644
francinecantwell@sympatico.ca


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In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling around the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four nesting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one problem….how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a “Monkey” with 16 round indentations. However, if this plate was made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make “Brass Monkeys”. Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much quicker than iron when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey. Thus it was quite literally, “Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.” and all this time you thought this was a nasty phrase, didn’t you?


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Happy New Year everyone! New Year’s Eve at the branch was a lot of fun! Good music, good food & good people. Thank you Donna & Bob, Mickie, Gerry & Carol, George & Barbara, Celina & Kevin, Monique & Francine for all your help and hard work!

February 6th, 2011 Come join the fun on SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, and watch the game on the BIG SCREEN in the lounge at Branch 94! "1st come 1st served" basis! "Super Bowl Squares” are SOLD OUT!

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 – Valentine’s Day Supper/Dance – supper - 6:30 pm. -
“Duo Rockin” - tickets $13.00 each

Saturday, March 12th, 20ll – St. Patrick’s Day Supper/Dance – supper - 6:30 pm . –
“Double Image” - tickets $13.00 each

Sunday, March 13th – Irish Coffee day – Music 2pm – 6pm - Ted Danko

Please check our Branch Bulletin Board for updates on events to come

The Children’s Christmas Party was a great success again this year as evidenced by the happy faces on page17. Lysa Woolley and Amanda Moir did a great job finding gifts for all the children. Lysa and Dolores Robertson spent several nights wrapping them. Then Lysa and I, along with Courtney, Kim, Donna Demmick, Sue Monk, Mickie Barr, Claudette Lapointe and Kelsey Byford did a lot of running around to keep the children fed and amused. My thanks to all and to Lew Brown who kept the children busy singing Christmas songs. My sincere appreciation to all for an outstanding effort. A lot of people contributed. Hopefully I haven’t missed anyone.

I would just like to thank all of our comrades and friends at Branch 94 for supporting our branch functions. No ONE person can do it all and without the help and ideas from all of our members that volunteer and/or attend these events, they would not be as successful as they are.

 

On August 6th members of our branch are invited to join us at our annual picnic for the veterans at Ste - Anne's Hospital. We are looking for singers, musicians and dancers. Everyone is welcome.

Francine Cantwell
President, Ladies Auxiliary


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This edition of the Coverall is a copy of the printed version, which is initially posted at the branch and published by Bruce Robertson.

Minor changes have been made in layout and format to allow for web publication.

  
 
   
   
   
   
   
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