Around the Legion
Information on this page was last updated on the 15th of February 2019
In this section, you're going to find little bits of information from time to time about happenings, people, etc. "Around the Legion" so come back often to see who has been up to what or what items of interest may have occurred.
RECENT LEGION CALANDER LOTTERY WINNERS. The 2019 Legion Calander Lotto has started and the following are among the first round of winners.
11 Nov $300.00 Angela Bothner
16 Nov $20.00 Susan Schmidt
23 Nov $20.00 Phoonam Dursun
30 Nov $20.00 Joyce Muir
7 Dec $20.00 Carol Stringfellow
14 Dec $20.00 Amil Minken
21 Dec $20.00 Sierra Cook
21 Dec $50.00 Darryl Niefer Special Draw - Legion #77 Birthday
25 Dec $50.00 Tom Cook
28 Dec $20.00 Barb Woytas
1 Jan $50.00 Sarah Holmberg
4 Jan $20.00 Kevin Stringfellow
11 Jan $20.00 Theresa Schmidt
18 Jan $20.00 Carol Smith
25 Jan $20.00 Vickie Tockar
1 Feb $20.00 Al Konkin
8 Feb $20.00 Judie Bernat
14 Feb $50.00 Karen Hierlihy Special Draw - Valentine's Day
15 Feb $20.00 Liela Falkowski
POPPY TRUST DONATIONS - On the 23rd of January 2019, Comrade President Barry Whitehead presented the following donations from the Poppy Trust account in the amount of $1,000.00 each to:
YORKTON AIR CADETS - CAPT. TERRY ERITZ
YORKTON ARMY CADETS - CAPT. COLIN MCINNES
YORKTON NAVY LEAGUE - MIDSHIPMAN COREY ANDERSON
SIGN - LAUNEY WEITZEL
MEALS ON WHEELS - DONNA BRENNER
SASKTEL PIONEERS PRESENTATION. Thank you to the SaskTel Pioneers for their generous donation to our Legion. From left to right are Dave Roberts from SaskTel Pioneers, Legion 1st Vice President Ken Gordon and SaskTel Pioneers President John McMurdo.
BRANCH GENERAL MEETING. The next scheduled General meeting will be held on Wed the 27th of February 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
LOUNGE. Unless otherwise posted, the Legion Lounge will be open every Saturday. Meat draws will be held at approximately 5:00. The number of meat draws (maximum 10) will be dependent on the number of guests we have and the number of tickets sold. The lounge opens at 3:00 p.m.
HORSE RACES. We will occasionally be hosting the Legion horse races. Watch for updates.
KIDS HELPING VETS. Students from St Paul's school recently helped the Legion with Poppy campaign activities by filling poppy bags for Citywide distribution. In addition to the very helpful students, also in the picture are St. Paul's principal Mr. Quinn Haider, and Legion members Bill Stubbings and Peter Wyatt. We also wish to thank students from Sacred Heart High School and Columbia school for their support and help with the Poppy campaign activities recently.
CAIRN UNVEILING AND DEDICATION. The cairn which was formally located at the old Legion building on Broadway has been relocated complete with a new flagpole to the boulevard on Darlington Street close to Second Avenue. The rededication services were held at 11AM on the 13th of October 2018.
2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS. Membership renewals for 2019 are now available at the office. The price is the same as last year - $50.00. Why not do your renewal today? We're open for renewals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 till noon.
AN AFTERNOON OF GOOD FELLOWSHIP. Back in September, the Legion hosted an afternoon tea for veterans and friends. The event was well attended and everyone had a great time. We are hoping to host many more of these events in our new facilities in the future.
OFFICIAL RE-OPENING. On Friday the 24th of August, the General Alexander Ross Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #77 Yorkton, conducted an official re-opening ceremony at its new location on Parkview Road. In attendance and helping with the official ribbon cutting were from left to right: President Barry Whitehead, representing our federal Member of Parliament, Kathleen Gibson, Mayor Bob Maloney and Legion Executive Member Ken Gordon.