Clarenville Legion hands out annual honours and awards
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.
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,...