Happenings at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 202 Lion’s Head 

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Photo Courtesy of Nancy Alleyne. Photo: The 126th Forty Second Grey Simcoe Cadets on Tuesday June 4th. The Lion’s Head Legion supports the cadet corps with a yearly monetary donation.
Submitted by Sharron Colter 

Several Legion executive members attended a Leadership and Development seminar at the Owen Sound Legion Branch 06 on Sunday June 2, 2024. There is always lots to learn about a volunteer position.

The newly elected executive met on Thursday June 6 at 6:00 p.m. The membership meeting was held at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will be in the evenings in July, August, September and October. All members are invited to attend to discuss items that are important to the health and wellbeing of veterans, their families and their communities. Many members volunteer on committees to help with the work of the Legion. Not a member? Then think about joining online or through the application process with Chris Mawdsley, Membership Chair. Chris’ contact information is call by phone 266-668-4540 or e-mail to branch202membership@gmail.com.

We welcome the warmer sunny days. Corn Hole will be played outside on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. The fee is $2.00. It is a rain or shine event. If it is rainy, darts will be played inside. Remember to bring your own darts.

Some upcoming events at the Legion are the Country Roast Beef Dinner on Tuesday July 9th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the Fish Dinner on Tuesday August 13th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mark these dates on your calendar. To purchase tickets for the Country Roast Beef Dinner on July 9th, call Don or Sharron Colter at 519-793-3473. Tickets are $25.00 each.

Nancy Alleyne, Veterans Service Officer and Seniors Chair would like you to contact her to suggest a visit or a card if someone has been or is in the hospital or may want a visit. Nancy’s contact information is 266-974-2505 or e-mail br202vetsandseniors@gmail.com. Nancy attended the review of the 126th Forty Second Grey Simcoe Cadets on Tuesday June 4th. The Lion’s Head Legion supports the cadet corps with a yearly monetary donation. 

On Friday and Saturday June 14th and 15th the Lancaster airplane will be in Goderich. The Lancaster is scheduled to land at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Goderich Airport (off 21 Highway). The return of the Lancaster to the Goderich Airport is in recognition of the “80 Anniversary of D Day” and the “100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Airforce.” All are welcome to attend. There are approximately 500 parking spaces including handicap/accessibility parking and VIP parking. There will be a marching parade with Legion Branch colours, legion members and the public.

The Military Service Recognition Program continues to promote veterans’ service in the military. A family member is encouraged to submit a picture and a 250 word bio about a veteran to be included in the next volume of the Military Service Recognition Book. For more information check the Ontario Command website or phone Sharron Colter at 519-793-3473. All volumes of the Military Service Recognition Book have been made available to schools, libraries and families for free.