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Remembrance Day & The Poppy

Remembrance day is fast approaching and we’re prepared: Our Poppy Blitz will start on October 29th. This year’s parades will be held as follows: November 6th – Williamstown begins at 11:00 am followed by the Lancaster parade at 2:00 pm…

Sunnybrook Wall of Honour

Here’s a note from Carolyn McCaul outlining the ribbon cutting ceremony in Toronto. Hello Comrades Last Monday, August 22, 2016 we had the honour of attending the unveiling of the ‘Veteran’s Living Tribute Wall’ at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Please see…

Icav Letter of Apprecciation – July 2016

Appreciation is a commodity that is not easy to come by… it is always nice to have our efforts acknowledged.  Below is a Letter of Appreciation from the Sicily ICAV (1045-1). We thank them for that… it makes us work…

Thank You – Lancaster Air Cadets

The Lancaster Legion, Branch 544 is proud to sponsor the 253 Claude Nunney VC Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (Lancaster). Last month the squadron held their annual Mess dinner at the branch. Below is a letter of appreciation from Captain Earle DePass…

D-Day, June 6, 1944

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day …we will remember them. Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. Theoperation commenced…

Captain Thomas Leo MacDonald Uniform Donation

Last week, Anne MacDonald, the great granddaughter of Captain Thomas Leo MacDonald donated the Captain’s uniforms and a miscellany of memorabilia to the branch.  The Lancaster Legion was selected as the recipient of these artifacts because the land that the branch…

Happy New Year 2016 Levee

January 1st, 2016 – The Royal Canadian Legion, Lancaster Branch 544 and President Bill Bresee, hosted its annual New Year`s Day Levee. The Sergeant at Arms, Herb Hewitson led a toast to the Queen.  Herb, also had everyone toast Bill…

Jean-Marc Viau & Lancaster Legion donate to Cornwall Hospice

December 21st, 2015 After a very successful fund raiser held at our branch in November, Jean-Marc Viau was able to present the Cornwall Hospice with a cheque in the amount of $7,000… Congratulations to Jean-Marc and all who took part…