Archive for November, 2014

  • Everyone remembers: Abbotsford pays respect to the men and women in uniform

    By Simon Grant

    On a very windy Tuesday roughly four hundred people attended Abbotsford’s Remembrance Day memorial ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square. 2014 marks the centennial since the war to end all wars began.
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  • President’s Report

    It’s been a very busy year for the Executive of RCL Branch 15. President Geoff Hosking, along with Thomas Buchenauer, Gail Sigvaldason, Frank Svenshek and Peter Slade have represented the Legion at events in house, as well as in the community.
    March – The Legion was invited to the Chilliwack Branch for The Battle of Atlantic Ceremony. We also hosted a Commonwealth Day Reception at our Branch.
    April – We had an excellent turnout for the Vimy Ridge Ceremony this year. Also, we held a Queen’s Birthday Luncheon on April 21 at the Branch.
    May – Our Branch hosted a special dinner for National Day of Honour and we were privileged to have six Afghanistan Veterans in attendance, as well as special guests MP Ed Fast and Mayor Bruce Banman.
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  • Chaplain’s Corner

    3 November 2014
    by Padre Art Turnbull, Branch 15 Chaplain

    Congratulations! The Branch 15, Royal Canadian Legion Website is launched. This project has been long over due. I have been a part of the team that has worked to have this communications vehicle put into place. The purpose of such a site is to support and inform members, create community interest, and to promote the remembrance of veterans past and present.
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