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Cloverdale Branch # 6

17567 - 57 Avenue, Cloverdale, B.C.

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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2013

The Remembrance Day service in Museum Square was attended by an overflow crowd. Wreaths were laid, and a two minute silence was observed in memory of those who gave their lives for their country.

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Terry Fox Run

September 15, 2013

The annual Terry Fox Run was held in the Legion parking lot. Shown here are some of the runners limbering up before the run. For lots more photos see our Facebook page.

Donation to Terry Fox Foundation

September 13, 2013

The Cloverdale Legion presented a cheque for $1,000 to the Terry Fox Foundation during the Friday night meat draws. Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Foundation is Elaine Gooliaeff. Making the presentation is Branch 6 President Frank Redekop.

Installation of Officers

July 5, 2013

Four officers were installed for a two year term. From left to right, new executive officers Scott McMillan and Derek (Del) Cook, and re-elected executives Darcy Copan and Ken Marjoram. President Frank Redekop was also sworn in for another one year term. First Vice President Earle Fraser and Second Vice President Glenn Thomsen will be sworn in at the next General Meeting.

The Ladies Auxiliary also held their installation of officers.

Canada Day

July 1, 2013

The Pacific Zone Colour Party, including Branch 6 members, led the parade officially opening Canada Day celebrations at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre.

The Branch also had a display table in the Destination Cloverdale booth. Shown here is Publicity Chairperson Anne Sharkey with her display.

General Meeting

June 26, 2013

At the monthly general meeting, Comrade Pat Keeping, Poppy Committee Chairperson, presented a cheque for $3,000 to Yolanda Bouwman of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Comrade Darcy Copan, Ways & Means Chairperson, presented a cheque for $1,000 to Andrea Coogan, Development Officer of the BC Cancer Foundation, Fraser Valley Centre.

Boxing Show

June 23, 2013

A good crowd attended the amateur boxing show. The show was a tribute to the late Comrade Jimmy Gallagher. Organizer Comrade Ken Marjoram hopes to put on another show in the fall.

Open House

June 22, 2013

Branch 6 held an Open House as part of Legion Week in Canada.

The highlight of the Open House for many, particularly the kids, was a Russian tank crushing three cars. The tank was on loan from the Canadian Military Education Centre Museum in Chilliwack.

There were also a free pancake breakfast, free hot dogs, and lots of displays.

The Open House was held in partnership with four cadet corps: Seaforth Highlanders 2277, Seaforth Highlanders 2812, Mariners, and Air Cadets 746 Squadron.

Spinoza Bear Presentations

June 19, 2013

The Ladies Auxiliary presented Spinoza Bears to two five-year old boys, Jonathon Garafina and Slade Gibbs, following their General Meeting on June 19. Shown here is the presentation to Jonathon.

Spinoza bear kits, which feature personalized voice recordings, bring comfort to children with health issues.

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The Johnny Vallis Show

June 16, 2013

Johnny Vallis was back for a return engagement at the Cloverdale Legion. The show opened with his tribute to Buddy Holly. He then performed a series of hilarious impersonations, with audience participation.
Photos by Sandi McGill

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Veterans Appreciation Dinner

June 9, 2013

Linda Jones and Patti MacGregor entertained the veterans at the Veterans Appreciation Dinner. The dinner was served by volunteers including members of the Executive.

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General Meeting

June 1, 2013

Comrade Pat Keeping, Poppy Chairperson, presents a cheque for $3,000 to Selina Yano of the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation.

BC/Yukon Command Convention, Whistler

May 26 - 29, 2013

The convention began Sunday with a memorial service in Village Square followed by a parade down Village Stroll to the Olympic Plaza.

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There was a good contingent of Branch 6 delegates on hand. Shown here are (front row) Judy Cooke, Anne Sharkey, Alison Jones, Sandi McGill, and Bonnie McMillan; (back row) Pat Sharkey, Mike Cooke, David, Dale Johnston, Frank Redekop, Earle Fraser, and Glenn Thomson. Missing from the photo are Barb and Gord Kendrick and Pat Keeping.

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The Ladies Auxiliary also held their convention at Whistler on the same days. Here the LA Colour Party forms up in Village Square for the opening parade on Sunday. Photo by Marilyn Chepil

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Rodeo Parade Bands

May 18, 2013

The Crescent Beach Pipe Band, the Port Coquitlam Legion Pipe Band, and the Surrey Firefighters Pipes and Drums staged an impromptu concert in the auditorium after the Rodeo parade.
Photo by Sandi McGill

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LA Steak BBQ

May 17, 2013

Every Rodeo weekend the Ladies Auxiliary put on a very popular Steak BBQ. Shown here are some of the LA volunteers.
Photo by Sandi McGill

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Tricycle Races

May 16, 2013

Nine teams entered the annual Rodeo Tricycle Races. Shown here are first place winners The Copans (Darcy, Rob and Gus).

Second place was won by the team of Mary Ward, Dana Reid and Frank Redekop.

Third place winners were Melody Robbins, Don Miron, and Frank Bolin (photo not available).

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Darren "Elvis" Lee

May 12, 2013

Darren Lee performed a tribute to Elvis on Mothers Day. Darren is a world champion Elvis tribute act, and has returned to Canada after an 11 year stint with the Superstars of Rock 'N Roll at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. Photo by James McGill.

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Darren (shown here in a costume from Elvis's 70's period) plans on opening an Elvis themed luau in Maui this year. Photo by Scott McMillan.

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International Gavel Passing

May 5, 2013

A good contingent of Canadians turned out for the 87th International Gavel Passing at the American Legion Post 86 in Blaine, Washington. This is a fun event in which a gavel is passed back and forth between Canadian Legion branches and American Legion posts once or twice a year. There was a parade and ceremony, followed by food, dancing and good fellowship. Shown here are some of the Canadian Colour Party.

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Honours & Awards

April 28, 2013

Honours, Awards, and Years of Service pins were presented at the annual Honours & Awards ceremony. Shown here are the recipients of the Branch Service Medal (left to right) Branch 6 President Frank Redekop; recipients Comrade Anne Sharkey, Branch 6 Padre Jefrey Koenig, and Comrade Lou Hagan; and Zone First Vice President Dale Johnston.

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Poster and Literary Competiton Presentations

April 17, 2013

Each year across Canada students compete in the Poster and Literary Contest to foster the tradition of Remembrance. The contest is judged at four levels: Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior.

On April 17, Comrade Gord Kendrick presented awards at a convocation at Precious Blood Catholic School. Here is a group photo showing Gord with the contest winners.

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Divas Las Vegas

April 14, 2013

Brother and sister act Divas Las Vegas stagged a hilarious tribute to the leading ladies of Las Vegas including Cher, Dolly, Barbra, Bette and Shania. Audience participation was very much a part of the show.

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Poster and Literary Competiton Presentations

April 12, 2013

Each year across Canada students compete in the Poster and Literary Contest to foster the tradition of Remembrance. The contest is judged at four levels: Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior.

Branch 6 had 120 entries submitted this year from five schools: Sullivan Heights, Fraser Heights Secondary, Erma Stevenson Elementary, Hazel Grove Elementary, and Precious Blood Catholic School.

On April 12, Comrade Gord Kendrick presented awards at the first four schools. Here he is shown making the presentations at Fraser Heights Secondary.

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St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2013

The Stewart School of Irish Dance performed for us. This group practices in our auditorium every Monday.

Also performing were the Fraser Valley Irish Dance Association another talented group of young people.

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Susie Francis & The Versatiles

February 24, 2013

Susie Francis and her troupe put on an afternoon of music, dancing, comedy and fun at their annual Cloverdale Legion show. Thanks to all the performers and the audience members who joined them on stage.

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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation

January 19, 2013

Mel Hargas was presented with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Vancouver Naval Veterans Association. Shown making the presentation are (left to right) George Davidge, Naval Vets Sgt. At Arms (and Branch 6 member); Mel; John More, President of the Vancouver Naval Veterans Association; and Frank Redekop, Branch 6 President.

Mel is a World War II veteran. He served on an anti-submarine mine sweeper during the war. He has been with the VNVA for over 40 years, serving on their executive and colour party. He is also a long-time Legion member, and served on our colour party until recently.

Congratulations Mel. The award is well deserved!

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Do you have Cloverdale Legion photos that you would like to share with us? Please e-mail them to patricksharkey@shaw.ca. We will use as many as we can. If you can't e-mail them, you may drop off photos at the office, attention Anne Sharkey.

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