On Saturday May 25, dozens of people braved a steady rain and gathered in Coldwater for the annual Lions Duck Race Parade. As per tradition, a Colour Party from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater led the parade.
Comrades, we have a new president! On Wednesday May 22, 2019, during the May General Meeting, the Coldwater Branch held its annual elections for a president, two vice-presidents, and three executive members. Congratulations go to Comrades Annie McArthur, Randy Rice, and Maggie Murphy, who were re-elected as members of the Executive; to Comrades Wayne Tutt and Carol Baird, respectively 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents; and to Comrade Norm Marion, our newly acclaimed President. W
Comrade John comes from a military background. His father served in the Air Force during the Second World War. As a youngster, John served his community as an Air Cadet and after five years, he was given the opportunity to assist at the summer camp and teach the Glider Training Course. Comrade John relocated to another city where he assisted and pursued Air Cadet activities. Half-way through 1972, Comrade John decided to pursue a career path as a Reservist. He joined th
On Tuesday May 21, 2019, during the May General Meeting, Branch 270 Ladies Auxiliary held its annual elections for a president, two vice-presidents, and several executive members. Congratulations go to Annie McArthur, who was re-elected as President, and Rosalie Pratt and Dianne Sauvé, also re-elected respectively as 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents. In addition, Gaëtanne Robinson was elected as Treasurer, Donna Packer as Secretary, Michele Russell as Sports Officer, and Debbie
Today, May 5, 2019, members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater gathered at the Coldwater Cenotaph to lay a wreath in remembrance of the Battle of the Atlantic. Fought between September 1939 and May 1945, the Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous battle of the Second World War. In Canada it is commemorated each year on the first Sunday in May. The following is an overview of the battle, from the files of Veterans Affairs Canada. The Battle of the Atlan
In 1967 graduated Registered Nurse, Comrade Sonia enlisted in the air force on the basis of a Short Service Commission (a temporary contractual military career). Basic training at Camp Borden was followed by a one-year posting at the Stadacona Naval Base in Halifax. From there, Comrade Sonia was posted to an army hospital in Iserlohn, northern Germany for the next one and one half years. This hospital was under British Command which included the Canadian Medical corps. Wi