COLDWATER LEGION SUPPORTS SKATING CLUB

On Tuesday August 20, 2019, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater President, Comrade Norm Marion (left), presented a cheque for $200 to the Coldwater Skating Club. Accepting the donation on behalf of the club are, left to right: Jessica Gray; Charlotte Gray; and Madeline Thornton, all involved with the skating club as member or volunteer. Many Canadians don’t realize that the Legion is one of the largest supporters of community youth activities in the country. The Legion supports youth leadership programs and activities such as Cadets, Scouts and Guides, and youth sports, helping build the next generation of leaders.

IN MEMORIAM - VETERAN BOB RICE

It is with profound sadness that we must say goodbye to our good friend, Veteran Bob Rice, who passed away on August 8. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday on July 17. A combined Legion and Lions service in his honour will take place at the Coldwater Branch on Saturday August 17, at 1:30 p.m. Flags at the branch were lowered to half-mast for the past three days, and will be lowered again on the day of the service. Born in Scotland in 1929, Bob was a Veteran of the Royal Air Force (1947-1949), having served as a Flight Engineer on board RAF aircraft during the famous Berlin Airlift. After immigrating to Canada, he served an additional eight years as an aircraft mechanic with the Canadian

COLDWATER STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL 2019

On August 10, 2019, thousands of people landed in the village of Coldwater to take part in the 9th annual Coldwater Steampunk Festival. Steampunk enthusiasts walked the streets dressed for the occasion in Victorian era costumes. Taking place over a three day period were artists and artisans demonstrations, live music, circus acts, oddities, magic shows, and steam power engines demonstrations. This year's main event day contests included arts and costume competitions, African dance ensemble and First Nations drummers. In addition to hosting thirsty and hungry visitors who came through the Legion during the event, some of our members took part as dressed-up participants.

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