Walk to support veterans
The Ruck to Remember is coming back to District G and the Ottawa Valley from Sept. 13 to 16. The group is adding on another 10 kilometres to make it a total of 160 kilometres this year. Ruck to Remember is a not for profit organization that works with established charities to help raise funds, resources and awareness around veteran’s issues.
The Road to Recovery began in 2014.According to the “R 2 R” website: Each year the Road To Recovery, covers roughly two kilometres each for members of the military, police, paramedics and firefighters lost the year before. Typically, this results in between 150 and 160 km. http://www.ruck2remember.com/index.html.
The march is used to reduce the hardship that some veterans face. During the months leading up to the event money is raised for Operation: Leave the Streets Behind, a charity maintained by the Royal Canadian Legion. Operation: Leave The Streets Behind helps military and, police veterans facing homelessness to get back on to their feet, off the streets and into sustainable housing they can maintain on their own. The program helps them get their finances sorted out and equips them to succeed. The charity is managed by the Royal Canadian Legion and 100 per cent of the proceeds of this event go towards the veterans. Between volunteers, sponsors and the local branches of the legion it is able to run the event with no overhead.
The first inaugural legion washer toss league came to an end last week. Sports Officer Denis Levasseur thanks Gerry Ranger and Liz LaBlanc for a job well done. It was a very successful year, concluding with a dinner and awards night. Matt Jones was the men`s winner, Chris Weatherbie came in second place. Playing for the ladies, Rose Laidlaw finished first followed by Colleen Weatherbie. Thank you the to the Ladies Auxiliary’s Denise Laroche for a wonderful meal. Several members will be attending the District Washer Toss event in Almonte in early July.
Congratulations to Terry K os mack who was the big prize winner of the Stanley Cup Squares and to Rolly Dagenais and Doug Love who qualified in the Zone Golf tournament held recently in Eganville.
The big dance on Saturday, June 15 will feature Last Call playing in the hall from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.. The entrance fee is $5, which includes a chance to win the door prize and a light lunch. This event is open to the public.
The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving a roast beef dinner on June 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $15 with special prices for children. Tickets available in the office or kitchen. The Seniors Committee fundraiser is a paint night. Join us Friday, June 22 in the hall from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $40. This will cover the supplies required to create your own work of art, a light snack and draws throughout the evening. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. there will be a silent auction set up in the hall. Both events are open to the public. You must preregister for paint night by June 20. Due to summer hours at the branch please call 613-633-3244.
The last Seniors and Friends dance of the season is Friday, June 29 in the hall. The cost is $7, with entertainment provided by Greenwood Country. Dances will resume at the end of September.
The entertainment in the lounge Saturday, June 16 is John Priebe from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Join us in the lounge or the hall for soup and sandwich lunch at a cost of $5 on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 recently gathered at the Pembroke Cenotaph to mark the anniversary of D-Day. On hand for the wreath laying (back from left) Wanda Lavergne, Judy Conway, John Henshaw, Ted DíEon, Dawn Wilson and Brian Devereaux. In the front row (from left) are Sgt-at-Arms Chris Thorbourne, president Stan Halliday, Bruce Westgarth, Laurette Halldiay, Mary Ellis, Ladies Auxiliary president Didi Leonard, Tony Bourne and District PRO Caroline McCaul.