June 2, 2020

In 1954 Comrade Bill wanted to be part of a worldlier picture.  His brother had enlisted in the army two years earlier and his sister was in the Women’s Army Corps.  Comrade Bill reported for basic training in London, Ipperwash and Cedar Springs, Ontario, T.O.S. 1st BN...

May 31, 2020

On May 30, 2020, Coldwater Branch President Comrade Norm Marion presented, on behalf of the branch, a donation of $500 to Captain Megan McKinnon, Commanding Officer of 724 Midland Lions Air Cadet Squadron.  Under normal circumstances, the donation to the 724 Midland Li...

April 18, 2020

To all those writers who currently are industriously spinning their tales for our annual Seniors Literary Competition, thank you for hanging in there.  With you wearing your fingers to the bones on your lovely new MAC or Dell, or whatever, we can honestly say while the...

April 9, 2020

The National Flag at the Coldwater Cenotaph is lowered to half-mast today in commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commemorative wreath laying ceremonies are cancelled in Ottawa and across the country, including here in Coldwater....

April 2, 2020

Comrade Michael has always had strong military role models.  His grandfather was in the Infantry and served in the Great War.  His father was in the Air Force and served in the Second World War.  Brother John is a former Air Force Reservist (see M.L. issue, April 2019)...

February 24, 2020

On February 23, 2020, the annual Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking Competition was held at Branch 270 Coldwater. Contestants ranging from Grade 2 to Grade 9 took turn at delivering their own original speech in front of judges and an audience of family and friends....

February 16, 2020

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater held a special spaghetti dinner on Friday February 14 to celebrate Valentine's Day, while at the same time raising funds to help with the branch's building expenses.  More than 60 people attended the dinner, which was served i...

January 22, 2020

At an early age Comrade Betty-Jean (B.J.) was already singular.  She dreamt of being an astronaut. In the 1950’s girls did not apply to astronaut school.  Years later, Comrade B.J. passed her VFR License, and is qualified to pilot a small Cessna aircraft.  

As...

January 3, 2020

More than 150 people attended the President's Levee at the Coldwater Legion on New Year's Day.  The crowd was treated to our traditional Moose Milk, prepared under the supervision of our expert Garry Perryman, and to finger food, courtesy of our Ladies Auxiliary, as we...

December 21, 2019

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater is pleased to announce the branch level results of the Legion's annual Poster & Literary Contest.  Awards were presented to most winners during a school assembly on the last school day before the Holiday break.  Winners were s...

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