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Cloverdale Legion Election of Officers
Saturday, June 1
The annual election of officers will take place at our General Meeting on Saturday, June 1.
The General Meeting was moved to a Saturday morning so that as many people as possible may attend and vote.
Here are the people who have been nominated for office so far:
Further nominations from the floor will be accepted at the General Meeting.
- President: Frank Redekop
- First Vice President: Earle Fraser, Pat Keeping
- Second Vice President: Glenn Thomsen
- Directors: Dell Cooke, Darcy Copan, Scott McMillan, Ken Marjoram
Note that the following still have one year to serve in their two year terms as directors:
Alison Jones, Deana Johnson, Pat Keeping, and Anne Sharkey
Sunday, June 16
Johnny Vallis is a tribute multi-impersonator known as a ‘Man Of Many Voices.’
Johnny Vallis grew up dreaming of being Elvis, but he made a name for himself in showbiz by impersonating another rock legend – Buddy Holly.
Johnny toured the world with “The Legends of Rock n Roll” show for over 10 years.
This is his second appearance at the Cloverdale Legion, and he is back by popular demand.
The branch will be open to ticket holders only from Noon to 8:00 PM. The Veterans Grill will be open.
Tickets are $13.50, now on sale at the bar.
Legion Provincial Golf Tournament
July 24 - 25
Cloverdale Branch 6 is hosting this year's tournament. Dates are:
Entry fee is $150, which includes golf carts and a $6 lunch voucher at Redwoods. Non-playing guests are $25.
- Tuesday, July 23: Wine & Cheese and registration from 3:00 - 7:00 PM
- Wednesday, July 24: golfing at
Newlands Golf & Country Club
starting at 9:30 AM. The banquet will take place in the evening
at the Branch.
- Thursday, July 25: golfing at
Redwoods Golf Course starting at 9:30.
Prizes and awards will be handed out at the Branch in the evening.
Number of golfers is limited to 80, and entry deadline is July 14. Trophies and prizes will be awarded using the Calloway Scoring System.
We have arranged a special rate of $99 + tax at the
Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel
for out of town guests.
Free RV parking is also available on our parking lot (sorry no hookups).
For more information download Golf Information.doc.
For the application form, download Golf Entry form.doc.
Redevelopment Plan Approved
At a general meeting on June 27, 2012, the membership passed the following resolution:
“That Branch 6 enter into an Exchange Agreement
with Townline Housing and the City of Surrey, where
our Branch would exchange our present location for
a 10,000 sq. ft. building with $1,000,000 of tennant
improvements and 1,800 sq. ft. of commercial retail space”.
To view or download the site plan
To view an online slide show
To download the 85 page planning report
The May - June 2013 TAPS newsletter is now available online. Just click on the 'TAPS' Newsletter link
on the left, and it will take you to a page where you can download the file.
If you would prefer to have TAPS e-mailed to you, just send an e-mail to the Editor at
We can remove you from our "snail mail" (Canada Post) mailing list and add you to our
e-mail list instead. That way you get the TAPS sooner and we save on the cost of postage.
The New Model Branch
BC/Yukon Command recently received a letter signed by more than 60 veterans
ranging in age from 22 to their 50's, thanking the Legion for their support,
but suggesting changes that would make branches more appealing to younger veterans.
This is a letter everyone who is concerned about the future of the Legion should read.
The letter from the veterans and the cover letter from Command may be downloaded here.
Click here to download the letter
Youth Remembrance Video Contest
The Winter 2012 Youth Remembrance Video Contest submissions are online and it is time to cast your vote.
We have received an UNPRECEDENTED number of great videos from young people. The committee will be challenged to pick the best of the best,
but you can help!
View the finalists on our Youtube Playlist:
then vote for your favourites.
The deadline for voting is January 15th, 2013.
Legion Disappointed At DND's Cuts to Operational Health Research
Dominion Command President Pat Varga has written an open letter to Peter MacKay, Minister of Defence, expressing concern that
the department is eliminating the jobs of medical professionals involved in suicide prevention and monitoring of
post-traumatic stress disorders for our veterans and serving members of the forces.
To read the full letter
Last Post Fund Newsletter
Since 1909, the Last Post Fund has been dedicated to ensuring that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial for lack of funds.
To download their newsletter
Preview of Resolutions Approved at Dominion Convention
The 44th Dominion Convention was held June 10-13, 2012 in Halifax Nova Scotia.
This important gathering occurs every two years and is critical to our organization nationally;
it is where so much important business is done.
From the voting in of the leadership in elections, to the passing (or not) of resolutions that guide the general bylaws,
it is central to the governance of the Legion.
Dominion Command will be providing each Branch with a copy of the Convention Report in the fall,
and that report will contain the details of each resolution approved at the Convention.
For an advanced overview of some of the important resolutions dealt with at this past convention
Documents Presented to Dominion Archives
On June 9, 2012 our Comrade William Larson donated copies of the surrender documents for World War II to Dominion Command for their archives.
Being a bit of a historian, Bill was very pleased to make this donation.
Dominion Command has responded to Bill expressing their thanks for such a donation.