LEGION SUPPORTS LOCAL YOUTH

On November 21, 2017, the Coldwater Legion made a donation of $1,000 to the Coldwater Minor Hockey Association in support of local youth sports activities. Coldwater Legion member Norm Marion presented a cheque for $1,000 to Kyle Heckendorn, Captain of the Peewee #2 team, who accepted the donation on behalf of the CMHA. The presentation took place at the Coldwater Community Centre in front of Kyle's team and the president of the association, Frank Brazda.

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater held its annual Remembrance Day parade and service on Saturday November 11. Despite the cold, dozens of people did show up to pay their respects to our Fallen, many to lay a wreath in memory of a loved one. This annual event would not be possible without the tremendous support given by Canadian Armed Forces personnel from CFB Borden, who provided troops and much logistical support. As Remembrance Day also signalled the end of this year's Poppy Campaign, we wish to thank the many groups, local businesses and individuals who contributed in so many ways to the Coldwater Legion's Poppy Campaign. Thank you to those who marched and stood on parade, and

REMEMBERING PRIVATE MCDONALD

On November 9, 2017, the Coldwater Legion lowered its flags to honour Private Ronald James McDonald of Coldwater, who died of wounds received in action 100 years ago while serving on the front lines in Belgium. Ronald McDonald was born on May 19, 1889, son of Dan and Mary (McGillis) McDonald of Coldwater, Ontario. On March 15, 1915, Ronald enlisted in Lindsay, Ontario, with the 21st Canadian Infantry Battalion, part of the 4th Canadian Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was 25 years old and single. On his Attestation Form he is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. He identified his religious denomination as Presbyterian, an

VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater held its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Saturday November 4th. 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 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, once again, put together a wonderful meal and took care of so many details in the setting up. Thank you all!

HONOURS & AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater held its 2017 Honours & Awards presentations during the Veterans Appreciation Dinner that took place on Saturday November 4th. Legion Service pins, Certificates of Appreciation, Past Office Medals and Branch Service Medals were presented to deserving members of the branch. Congratulations to all recipients!

REMEMBERING PRIVATE DUNKIN

On November 6, 2017, the Coldwater Legion lowered its flags to honour Private Alexander Dunkin of Coldwater, who was killed in action 100 years ago while serving on the front lines in Belgium. Alexander Dunkin was born on December 26, 1898, in London, England. He was the son of Alexander and Ellen (Arnold) Dunkin. By the beginning of the First World War, the family, including Alexander, his widowed mother and his four siblings, had moved to Coldwater, Ontario. On May 23, 1916, Alexander enlisted in Orillia with the 157th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was 18 years old and single. On his Attestation Form he is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown eyes

REMEMBERING PRIVATE BEACH

On November 6, 2017, the Coldwater Legion lowered its flags to honour Private George Henry Beach of Coldwater, who was killed in action 100 years ago while serving on the front lines in Belgium. George Henry Beach was born on July 13, 1897, son of John and Mary (Lang) Beach of Coldwater, Ontario. On October 6, 1915, George 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 7 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. He identified his religious denomination as Methodist, and his trade as farmer, with no previous military experience. Private George Beach, regimental nu

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