Archive for October, 2016

  • Abbotsford’s Forgotten Soldiers – Presentation November 8

    During World War One, the Abbotsford Post published an Honour Roll of Abbotsford & District men who enlisted and those who were killed.  Yet some of these men have been “overlooked” and their names are not on the Abbotsford Cenotaph.  Come to the presentation on the evening of November 8 at the Clearbrook Library to learn about a number of these men, where they fought, died and were buried. Click the heading to reach the page with the link: abbotsford-forgotten-soldiers 

    Please note that the venue has been changed to the Clearbrook Library

  • Remembrance Day Concert – Valley Festival Singers

    A Remembrance Day Concert has been sponsored by our Branch 15.  The Valley Festival Singers will be performing and admission is free to Legion members who must present their member Cards to MB Bakerview Church to obtain a ticket on either November 11 or 12.  Click on to the heading to go to the page with the link for the Poster:  2016-vfs-remembrance-day

  • Branch 15 Bursary Awards

    Branch 15 Executive members Robert Rohrer, Frank Svenshek and Debbie Ward presented our 2016 bursary awards to some deserved students from Abbotsford Schools.

    To see the photos click the heading, then on the next page click the highlighted link.

     

  • Frank Bauer

    Long-time Branch 15 member, Frank Bauer, a veteran of World War II, passed away on October 12, just short of his 96th birthday.  His extensive service in the War and the medals that he won are explained very thoroughly in his obituary (see later).

    Frank was at the recent Battle of Britain ceremony in Abbotsford.  One video in the Battle of Britain report shows Frank placing a wreath for the Veterans at this ceremony.

    Two links are given here, one for the obituary:  frank-bauer-obituary  and one for the wreath laying video: wreath laying

     

     

  • Remembrance Day Latest Update

    Here is our annual reminder.  Please click on the link to read preliminary details and the important request for members to sign up for the colour parties we need for the visits to the schools and for the event itself:  2016-remembrance-day-update

     

  • Mr. Lube Free Oil Change for Veterans

    Mr. Lube, at 33261 South Fraser Way, is once again offering free oil changes to Veterans on November 10th.  This means that Ordinary Members, with a valid Ordinary Members Card will be eligible.
  • Time to Wear your Poppy

    President Robert Rohrer, accompanied by Vice President LC Lukiv presented Mayor Henry Braun with the ceremonial poppy at City Hall.  So now is the appropriate time for all of us to wear our poppy.  Click the heading to get the page with this link to view the photos:  2016-ceremonial-poppy

  • Veterans’ Dinner

    There will be a Veterans Dinner on Sunday, November 20 at the Branch from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  This is by invitation letter.

    Happy Hour is 4:00 pm and Dinner at 5:00 pm.