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Cloverdale Branch # 6

17567 - 57 Avenue, Cloverdale, B.C.


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General Meeting

December 19, 2012


Penny Dyck, whose husband is a Branch 6 member, won third prize in the Legion Foundation Raffle. She was presented with a cheque for $600 by President Frank Redekop.

Winner of the first prize, a Ford Escape, was Cheryl Morginn from Half Moon Bay. The second prize, a flat screen TV, was won by Tim Robillard from Fernie.


Christmas with Elvis

December 17, 2012


Steve Elliott (Elvis Elite) dedicates a song to Bill and Joan McLennan, who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary this year.

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General Meeting

November 28, 2012


President Frank Redekop and Publicity Chairperson Anne Sharkey present a cheque for $1,000 to Andrea Coogan of the B.C. Cancer Foundation.


Mary Burchnall (centre) presents a cheque for $500 from the Ladies Auxiliary to Pat Keeping, Poppy Fund Chairperson. Branch President Frank Redekop looks on. The LA also presented a cheque for $500 to the Christmas Hamper program.


LA Bazaar & Fall Fair

November 24, 2012


Dolly Greensides sells raffle tickets at the Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar and Fall Fair.

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Book Launch

November 21, 2012


James L. McWilliams, author of The Black War-Bonnet and The Fugitives, two books in the The MacHugh Memoirs series, hosted a book launch at Branch 6. McWilliams, a legion member and arranger of international folk and classical music for the pipes, is an active member of the Canadian Authors Association.

Photo by Ursula Maxwell-Lewis


Remembrance Day

November 11, 2012


The Legion Colour Party led the parade to the cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremonies. The sky was grey, but the rain held off until after the ceremony.

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At the Museum, Anita Lewis and Anne Sharkey set up a display with help from cub scout Dayton.

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Back at the Branch, members and guests were entertained by the RCMP E Division Pipe Band, the Swing City band, and Susie Francis and the Versatiles.

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See also the YouTube videos of the ceremony and entertainment in the Branch by Ursula Maxwell-Lewis.

Halloween Dance

November 3, 2012


The Halloween Dance was a lot of fun with a full house and great costumes. Depicted are the Best Costume Contest judges and winners.

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Branch General Meeting

October 24, 2012


Cloverdale Legion Branch 6 presented the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $3,000. Shown presenting the cheque are President Frank Redekop, Publicity Chairperson Anne Sharkey, and Poppy Chairperson Pat Keeping. Accepting the cheque on behalf of the foundation is Selina Jano, Director, Annual Gifts & Donor Relations.


Branch General Meeting

September 26, 2012


The Ladies Auxiliary presented a cheque for $5,000 to the Branch. Shown here are Mary Birchnall of the Ladies Auxiliary and Branch President Frank Redekop.


The Branch presented the George Derby Centre with a cheque for $509 to be used for improvements to their new bus. The money was raised by our "penny drive". Shown here are Anne Sharkey who organized the penny drive, President Frank Redekop, and Bruce Burlington accepting the cheque on behalf of the George Derby Centre.


Terry Fox Run

September 16, 2012


The Legion hosted the 2012 Cloverdale Terry Fox Run. Participants had a choice of 1, 5 or 10 kilometer courses, and could walk, run, bicycle, or use a stroller or wheelchair. The weather was perfect, and there was a good crowd of all ages.


The Legion presented the Terry Fox Foundation with a cheque for $1,000. Here Branch President Frank Redekop presents the cheque to Cloverdale Terry Fox Run organizer Elaine Gooliaeff.
Photo submitted by Sandi McGill

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Provincial Golf Tournament

July 25 - 26, 2012


The Provincial Golf Tournament was held at the Surrey Golf Club on July 25 and 25. Shown here on the course are Bob Brett, Dale Johnston, Gil Stetch and special guest Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations with the BC Lions.

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Canada Day

July 1, 2012


The Branch Colour Party led the parade at the Cloverdale Millenium Amphitheatre on Canada Day. The Branch also set up a display booth courtesy of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce and the BIA.

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Branch and LA Open House

June 22 -23, 2012


The Branch and the Ladies Auxiliary held a joint Open House on June 22 & 23. The pancake breakfast was well attended, but not many people came out to view the displays. However, we did manage to sign up several new members for both the branch and the LA.

Shown is one of the displays, a poster of 158 Canadian servicemen and women killed in Afghanitan, with a poppy for each of those killed.

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Branch and LA Installation of Officers

June 22, 2012


The Branch and the Ladies Auxiliary held joint installation of officers on Friday, June 22.

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Neda's Last Day

June 22, 2012


It was our branch secretary Neda's last day on June 22. Here she is presented with a cake by bar manager Tom and president Pat Ostrom. We wish Neda all the best in her new job.


Fleetwood Park Secondary Graduation

June 22, 2012


Dolly Greensides presents an athletic scholarship to Tyler Eastman on behalf of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Photo submitted by Dolly Greensides


Dominion Convention, Halifax

June 10 - 13, 2012


The Legion Colour Party at the Cenotaph service on opening day.

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Veterans Appreciation Dinner

June 3, 2012


Emerson and Pat were two of the veterans attending our annual dinner.

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Susie Francis & The Versatiles

May 27, 2012


Susie Francis & The Versatiles played to a full house in a Sunday afternoon fundraiser. Shown here is Susie and some of her boys.

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Honours & Awards Presentations

May 6, 2012


The Branch and the Ladies Auxiliary held a joint Honours & Awards ceremony. Pins were presented for years of service, and several awards were made for special service to the Branch.

Shown receiving her 65-Year LA pin is Anita Lewis.

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Battle of the Atlantic Commemoration

May 6, 2012


A ceremony was held at the Cenotaph to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic (1939 - 1945).

A parade formed at the Legion and proceeded to the Cenotaph, with the participation of the Legion Colour Party.

At the cenotaph, a Roll Call of 24 navy ships sunk in the battle was read. Also commemorated were the 75 Canadian merchant ships sunk, as well as the 752 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and 380 members of the Canadian Army who lost their lives.

The parade and ceremony were organized by the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps "Mariner". Also participating where the 746 Air Cadet Squadron, Army Cadets, RCMP, and several veterans organizations including the Legion.

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Contest Winners

April 25, 2012


Awards were given to the annual Remembrance Day Poster, Poem, and Essay contest winners at the Branch General Meeting. These students all received awards at the Provincial Command level.

Winners are (left to right): Erin Murphy, First Place, Colour Poster Primary; Justin Jenkins, Third Place, Junior Black & White Poster; Dwayne Tonta, Second Place, Intermediate Colour Poster; Hao Huang, Second Place, Senior Essay; Christopher Daniel Garzota, Third Place, Senior Poem. Missing is Lazar Savic, Third Place, Senior Black & White Poster.

Shown with the winners are Poppy Committee members Cde. Pat Keeping (chairperson) and Cde. Gord Kendrick. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Initiation of New Members

April 25, 2012


New members were initiated at the Branch General Meeting on April 25. Cde. Joan McLellan is shown administering the oath.

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Branch 6 85th Anniversary

March 17, 2012


The Cloverdale Legion Branch 6 was granted its charter on March 19, 2012. We celebrated the anniversay on Saturday, March 17. Here members of the Executive display the anniversary cakes which were later served to the members. From left to right: Anne Sharkey, Earle Fraser, President Pat Ostrom, Frank Redekop, Bonnie McMillan, and Dale Johnston.


St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2012


The Shannon Irish Dancers performed in the evening to a large crowd.

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Fraser Downs Presents Cheque

February 22, 2012


Richard Lancaster of Orangeville Raceways (Fraser Downs) presents a cheque for $2,200 to President Pat Ostrom at the February AGM. The cheque matches $2,200 donated to the Legion in November by champion driver Scott Zeron from Ontario. Other Fraser Downs drivers and trainers donated $500 at the same time.


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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