CRAFT AND BAKE SALE

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater Ladies Auxiliary held its annual Fall and Christmas Craft & Bake Sale on Saturday November 19, 2016, in the upstairs hall at the Legion. "We are very pleased with this year's sale," says the President of the Ladies Auxiliary, Donna Packer. "And the feedback from vendors and the community has been awesome." Organizers estimate that between 150 and 200 people came thru, very close to last year's attendance. There were a few more vendors this year, and the money raised exceeded previous year's sales. The Ladies Auxiliary wish to thank all the volunteers, participants and visitors who contributed to make this event a success. "And I would also lik

WINNERS OF REMEMBRANCE DAY POSTER CONTEST

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater is pleased to announce the winners of the Legion's annual Remembrance Day Poster Contest. The entries shown here are the winners of the Black & White and Colour Poster categories, submitted by students of Coldwater Public School and Coldwater-Moonstone Elementary. Congratulations to winners and all participants! Click on the image to enlarge and see details.

REMEMBRANCE DAY IN COLDWATER

The annual Remembrance Day Ceremony was held on November 11 at the Coldwater Cenotaph, across from the Legion building on Michael Anne Street. Alongside Coldwater Legion volunteers, a large contingent of troops from CFB Borden took part in the parade and ceremony that followed. We extend our thanks to all who attended and all who contributed to the event.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Each year Remembrance Day brings back thoughts of war, suffering, and perhaps humility in the realization of the incomprehensible scale of pain and destruction that November 11, 1918, brought to an end. Even though the general idea behind commemorating the 1918 Armistice through Remembrance Day remains, the thoughts and actions inspired by that day vary greatly among people. For many, "Remembering" means taking part in a ceremony, and perhaps laying a wreath for a long gone parent, relative or friend. For others, it's about taking the time to sit and chat with a Second World War or Korea Veteran and listen to their stories as they recall events that changed their lives forever. For many o

REMEMBERING GUNNER BRUSH

The flags are half-staff again today at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater, to mark the 100th anniversary of another Great War casualty from the Coldwater area, Gunner Frank Andrew Bush. Frank Andrew Brush was born on August 22, 1895, the son of Roland and Florence (Borland) Brush of Eplett Street in Coldwater. Frank enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Kingston, Ontario, on October 1, 1915. He was 20 years old and single. On his Attestation Form he is described as 6 foot tall, with grey eyes and light brown hair. He listed his civilian trade as farmer and claimed previous military service in the militia with "C" Battery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Gunner Frank

AWARD PRESENTATIONS

Several awards - including the Legionnaire of the Year Award to Past President Marie Langley - were presented during the Veterans Appreciation Dinner held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater on Nov 5th. Here are some of the presentations.

VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater held its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Saturday November 5th. The event was well attended by Legion members, supporters, dignitaries, and of course Veterans. We would like to thank all who attended and all who contributed in so many different ways to make the event the success that it was. A special thank you goes to the members of the Branch's Ladies Auxiliary who put together the scrumptious meal and took care of so many details in the setting up. Thank you all!

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