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Burlington, Ontario - Branch #60

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With the province-wide Stay at Home order now in place, we are back to offering our Friday Fish & Chips for TAKEOUT ONLY from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Please phone Friday afternoon BEGINNING AT 2 pm at the numbers below to order your fish for TAKEOUT only. Beer and wine are also available. Thank you for your continued support.

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Burlington Royal Canadian Legion 2020 Poppy Campaign collects $106,000 for the Community!

While the ongoing battle with COVID has reduced the income of the Royal Canadian Legion to almost nothing, it has not impacted the way Royal Canadian Legion volunteers and the citizens of Burlington have responded to the call for donations to the Poppy Fund.

The most recent Poppy Campaign in 2020 collected $106,000 for the community of Burlington.

It should be noted that none of the Poppy Fund donations are used to pay the monthly bills of the Legion. Every dollar goes back into the community to support hospitals, care homes, research centers, the Red Cross and Cadets. Many of these institutions treat our older Veterans.

Over 350 red and white cardboard poppy boxes were delivered all around the city in the 2020 campaign. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 of Burlington would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to all our volunteers and the citizens of our wonderful city for the help we received to carry on this essential service to the community.

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Comrade Jane Richardson.

Jane was a life member of the Legion with thirty years membership.  She was Recording Secretary of Branch 60 for the past 12 years and Secretary of the Zone B6 for the past  15 years. Jane was also actively involved with the Poppy Campaign for 25 years. She was married to one time Branch President Bob Richardson (deceased in 2017).  Jane was active with the Compassionate Society and was a member of the Branch 60 Ladies Auxiliary. View her obituary here. We send our sincere condolences to her family.

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Remembering a veteran: Cogeco TV's Nikki Wesley recently interviewed our 1st Vice President Burns MacLeod about his father, Hinson MacLeod. Watch the video here.

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Branch 60 was officially reopened on August 19th, 2020 (before the most recent COVID closure) with a special guest to cut the ribbon - 102 year old Legion member Doug Rickard who survived the Dieppe Raid on the same day 78 years ago! Here's a link to the video of the reopening ceremony featuring Doug, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, MP Karina Gould and others: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Utp5eJ3NMm8&feature=youtu.be

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On June 23rd, 2020 the Burlington Chamber Of Commerce held its annual Business Excellence Awards, virtually (ie, via the pandemic-made-popular Internet conference app, Zoom ). Mayor Marianne Meed Ward was one of the participants as was Branch executive Bob Ankrett. The mayor presented 3 Mayor's Awards  - one was for Not-For-Profit Community Service - awarded to Bob Ankrett (Branch chair for Government Liaison) who regularly engages with City personnel to synergistically advance the Branch's mission; in particular, for various veterans-related issues.

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Here is a video of the flag restoration produced by our Terry Scott:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxAaZWUDdkA&feature=youtu.be

 

New Flooring in Lounge

You may recall the good-news email in October 2019 announcing that the Branch received another $25,000 federal grant via the New Horizons For Seniors program.

All of the provided funding has now been spent with the recent completion of new flooring installed in the lounge, dance floor, games area and in front of the bar (the repair of the foundation at the rear of the games area was completed earlier thus eliminating the egress of moisture that was a major concern for mould and for damage to the expensive pool table cloths).

These are some photos of the new flooring installed by Eric Cowell (who also installed all of the vinyl tile in the 2 kitchens, lower hallway and adjacent utility rooms):

 


 Updated: May 7, 2021  
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