COLDWATER REMEMBERS PRIVATE JAMES LANGLEY

On August 29, 2017, the Coldwater Legion lowered its flags to half-mast in honour of Private James Langley of Coldwater, who died of wounds received in action 100 years ago while serving on the front lines in France. James Murray Langley was born in Lovering, near Coldwater, on March 20, 1897. As his mother died when he was still young, James was raised by his uncle Arthur and aunt Florence (Carter) Langley. On February 12, 1916, James and dozens of other Coldwater young men enlisted with the 157th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during a recruiting drive in Coldwater. He was 18 years old and single. On his Attestation Form he is described as 5 feet 9½ inches tall,

"NO REASON WHATSOEVER" LUNCHEON

On Tuesday August 29, 2017, a special event labelled the "No Reason Whatsoever Luncheon" took place in the club room at Branch 270 Coldwater. The event was an opportunity for ladies (members and non-members) to visit our Branch, order lunch from our canteen and enjoy refreshment served by our friendly Bar Steward. In addition to a savoury lasagna lunch special prepared by our canteen operator, Michele Russell, games of shuffleboard, pool, and darts were set-up for after the lunch, with lady coaches available to teach the games to guests. A Community Dessert Table was also set-up in the sports room for anyone who wished to satisfy their sweet tooth, and various prizes, donated for the mos

INTRODUCING OUR VETERAN…G. DEAN MCARTHUR

Born in 1965, Dean is one of four children. At age 18, Dean was one of 52 persons who took advantage of the Youth Training and Employment Program (YTEP). By the end of the first year, 50% chose another career path. Dean opted for the Land section which offered the most opportunity to travel in a non-threatening role. Dean was chosen to serve in the Special Service Force which allowed him to travel throughout Canada, the Arctic, Central Europe, and Scandinavia and participate with the Ten Mountain Division (U.S.A.). At times, the troops were offered the opportunity to live off barracks and as such, many took advantage of enjoying the local cuisine and culture. While their United Nations d

COLDWATER REMEMBERS PRIVATE CHARLES ORR

On August 19, 2017, the Coldwater Legion lowered its flags to honour Private Charles Orr of Coldwater, who was killed in action 100 years ago while serving on the front lines in France. Charles Henry Orr was born on June 21, 1897, one of twelve children raised by John and Marion (McCaskel) Orr of Coldwater, Ontario. On October 12, 1915, Charles enlisted in Toronto with the 95th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was 18 years old and single. On his Attestation Form he is described as 5 feet 6½ inches tall, with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. He identified his religious denomination as Methodist, and his trade as farmer, with no previous military experience. Privat

COLDWATER STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL

From August 10 to 12, 2017, thousands of people landed in the village of Coldwater to take part in the 7th annual Coldwater Steampunk Festival. Steampunk enthusiasts walked the streets dressed for the occasion in Victorian era costumes, often adorned with strange contraptions worthy of the era's "cabinets of curiosity". Taking place over the three day period were a classic car show, artisan demonstrations in iron forging, spinning, leather working, painting, glass blowing, 3-D printing, paper & metal stamping, steam power engines, and even teapot racing. This year's main event day contests included Arts & Crafts competitions, a live Costume Contest, Scavenger Hunt and a Photography Contes

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