2019/2020 Executive Members
Lesa Peat - President/Membership
April Addison - 1st. Vice President/Sports
Liz Whitten - 2nd Vice President/Resolutions/Bylaws/Historian/Bingo
Roxanne Young - Secretary/Treasurer
Gord Horseley - Padre/BSC/Veterans Affairs/Legion Seniors
Mary Warman - Bursary/Leadership Development
Kim Reidler - Ladies Auxiliary Liaison/Ways and Means
Tracy Norris - Honours/Awards
Betty Anne Prince -Youth Ed.
Ruth Garwood - Cadets Liaison
Dean Schroeder - Sergeant-at-Arms/Poppy
Philip Norris - Public Relation Officer/Building
Kim Ricci - Bar Manager/Canteen
We have a simple, but robust mission: to help people in need. We do that by focusing on community-based efforts including education, awareness, and food aid. We want to make a difference.
We're continually working hard to improve our community of Shelburne and Dufferin County. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our Facebook page, this Website or stop by the Branch. There is always room for new Volunteers and it is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
If you have able hands, we need your help. Whether it's helping serve food in our kitchens, clean floors, dishes or tables at our events, canvassing for Poppies.
WE WANT YOU
All our committees are run by Volunteers and we could sure use fresh hands to help. Stop by Branch 220 and see what you can do to help. Beside we have fun while we raise money for our Veterans, their Families and our Community.
WEAR RED ON FRIDAYS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS
The Royal Canadian Legion has a long history of proudly supporting Veterans. When the First World War came to an end, numerous Veterans groups and regimental associations representing former service members were created. Despite their shared goals, efforts were fragmented and unsuccessful.
An appeal for unity led to the formation of the Dominion Veterans Alliance and, in Winnipeg in 1925, the Legion was founded as “The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League.” It was incorporated by a special Act of Parliament and the Charter was issued in July 1926. On December 19, 1960, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave her consent to use the prefix 'Royal', and the organization became known as 'The Royal Canadian Legion." The Act of Incorporation was later amended in 1961 to make the change official.
The Legion’s initial main objective was to provide a strong voice for First World War Veterans. However, the advent of the Second World War created a host of new demands. The Legion expanded to offer more dedicated support to Veterans, as well as those serving abroad.
Today, the Legion continues to improve the lives of Veterans, including serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families. This has been our principal objective since our inception and we will continue to work for it today and every day forward.
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae
~ May 3, 1915History of the Poppy