Clarenville Le­gion hands out an­nual honours and awards

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Sports -

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — The Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch

27 held its an­nual Honours and Award Din­ner on Satur­day evening, April 21, rec­og­niz­ing var­i­ous in­di­vid­u­als.

Cur­tis Sk­iff­in­g­ton was pre­sented the 2017 Le­gion­naire of the Year Award by Judge Ran­dolph Whiffen.

Pres­i­dent Jackie Vokey pre­sented Com­rade Everett Pen­ney with Life Mem­ber sta­tus in the Le­gion.

Su­san Hol­lett of the Ran­dom Run­ners was pre­sented with a Cer­tifi­cate of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion. On the morn­ing of Nov. 11 Re­mem­brance Cer­e­mony in Clarenville, the Ran­dom Run­ners ran

11-kilo­me­tres to raise funds for the Branch 27 Poppy Trust Ac­count. These funds are used solely to as­sist vet­er­ans and their dependents.

Emma Duke, a stu­dent at River­side El­e­men­tary in Clarenville, took part in the 2017 Le­gion Poster and Es­say Con­test, and was a first place win­ner for her Black and White Poster. Her poster was then for­warded to the Le­gion Pro­vin­cial Com­mand in St. John’s and judged against win­ners from across the province, where she placed sec­ond.

In ad­di­tion, many other Le­gion mem­bers re­ceived pins rec­og­niz­ing years of ser­vice, and other com­men­da­tions.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Front row (from left to right): Pres­i­dent Jackie Vokey, Past Pres­i­dent Medal, bar and pin; Emma Duke, pro­vin­cial win­ner in the Le­gion Poster and Es­say Con­test, Black and White Poster; MHA Colin Hol­loway; John Met­calf, 15-year pin; and Gor­don Til­ley,...

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