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Military Themed Benches
Memorial and Commemorative Benches
Bravery Park is in the final stages of being completed. We want to have some military themed benches in the park. This is an opportunity for you to have a beautiful bench with your family name on it.
We would like to have 3 more benches in the park. The military themed benches are made from steel, galvanized for weather and corrosion protection with a 25 year warranty. I have enclosed some pictures and I thought the WWI bench seat, WWII bench seat and the Lest We Forget bench seat are the best choices for our park. Ogilvie Site Furnishings are presently working on a Korean themed bench. My family is ordering the Afghan one and Amaranth Lions is ordering the butterfly/bee bench that will go beside the playground.
They are quite impressive but they are expensive. Ogilvie is in Scotland and pricing includes shipping, import custom charges and hst for $4,085.00; the stainless steel plaque for the seat is $145.00 with whatever you want on it ie. In memory of ... ie. Kindly donated by....
There are two parks that you can visit to see the actual benches. Victoria Park in Milton has two of them and Elmira Cenotaph Park has 4. Elmira is the one I visited. They are truly beautiful and comfortable to sit in. Delivery takes 8-10 weeks so we would like to order soon. I am asking our legion members first.
I can be reached at 519-942-8194 to answer any questions you may have.
www.ogilviesitefurnishings.com to see their products and get more detailed information on the benches
On Monday, 8 March 2021, Comrade Barry Kimber and I took a trip up to the Headwaters Hospital where we had the great pleasure of presenting a cheque for 5200.00 to the Headwaters Health Care Foundation for the purchase of a CO2 Incubator. In this time of so much negativity, it was such a joy to be able to take part in something, quite frankly, extremely positive and uplifting.
The money donated came from the R.C.L. Ontario Command, Branches and Ladies Auxiliary “Charitable Foundation”. One of the ways that this foundation receives money is from the funds donated during the Poppy Campaign. This goes to show you that local communities do have a big impact on this foundation.
To learn more about the Legion's Charitable Foundation, please follow the link provided: https://www.on.legion.ca/who-we-are/community.
Chuck Simpson, First Vice,
Zone E-3 Charitable Foundation Chair
“Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”
Picture, left to right: Chuck Simpson, Zone E-3 Charitable Foundation Chair, Kendra Goss, Coordinator of Corporate and Community Engagement, Sarah Mailhot, Vice Chair of Headwaters Health Care Foundation's Board of Directors, Barry Kimber, President of Branch 233 Orangeville.
Good Afternoon Comrades,
Last week the Provincial Executive Council which includes the District and Zone Commanders for all of Ontario met in regards to Branch Elections.
After much debate Declaration #9 has been crafted and accepted and, as such, elections are still on hold pending a return to full branch operations. The situation will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis and once things change a new direction will come out.
If a branch has executive members that do not wish to remain in their current roles they are not required to do so and the succession as per the by-laws will be triggered.
While I can appreciate that this will be met with mixed reactions we need to keep the safety of our members especially our elderly members in mind. With the vaccine immunization starting to pick up some speed, the days of meeting in person as a group are on the horizon and until then we must do everything we can to protect ourselves and our members.
Yours in Comradeship
District E Commander
The Royal Canadian Legion
I'm pleased to say our banquet room is now freshly painted. Wow, what a difference! It presents itself like a room that can be used for all occasions. We had two marvelous volunteers from Procare Painting: owner Ken Appleby (on the right above) and Luke Panoussis (on the left above) make this happen. We have so many wonderful people in our community who are willing to give their time and money to help our organization achieve greater opportunities for recovery from this pandemic. Even the supplier of the paint donated 10 gallons towards this project: Thank you to Dulux Paint Orangeville.
I would also like to thank Comrade Chuck Simpson 1st Vice President for helping me with preparation of the hall for painting. I think we removed a thousand staples from the ceiling. A shout out to Comrade Ruth Garwood for connecting us to these great volunteers. When we get back to some normality, I'm hoping our rental income will improve. So many families have postponed their events due to this pandemic. This is another opportunity for recovery.
Once again, to Ken and Luke; thanks from all of us!
Barry Kimber President Branch #233
We are reaching out to our community for help. Many of you have enjoyed a meal, played bingo or attended one of our many other events. There have been many members over the years, perhaps even your parent or grandparent were a member. Almost everyone has fond memories of our Orangeville Legion which was founded back in 1935.
The legion supports our military veterans and their families. In our community our legion also donates to many charities including the food bank, hospital and gives support to seniors and youth in our town. Our legion is a nonprofit organization which is run by volunteers. You don't have to have been a veteran to be a member, just have a desire to help us keep the Remembrance and help the community.
Due to having to close our branch back on March 16th because of Covid-19 our financial loss has been severe, as our branch’s income comes from renting our hall, as well as food and bar sales. Our president, Barry Kimber, put in an insurance claim for loss of income due to the outbreak, but we were denied as were all other legions in Ontario. Our branch was counting on receiving money from our insurance company, but since the claims were denied, we are asking for your help. Some legion branches will not survive this.
Please make a donation to our Orangeville Legion, Branch 233 to help us to be able to continue making more great memories for the people of Orangeville. Please remember every little bit helps, all small donations do add up, and we appreciate any help you can give. Thank you
If you prefer to donate by cheque please contact the legion. Thank you for your support!!!!
Please see on our Branch News Page, how you can send a letter to our MP to help petition for more support for the Legion Branches in Canada.
Please browse through the various sections of our website to learn more about our organization, our branch, its mission, and its part in our community that reaches far beyond Remembrance Day.
Founded in 1925, the Royal Canadian Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With more than 275,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers and in our efforts.
There is no requirement now to have a family link to a veteran in order to become a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Although our main focus continues to be care of Veterans, their dependents, and those still serving in the Canadian Forces, Legions throughout Ontario contribute to the well-being of our communities by sponsoring numerous community programs. Click on our links to learn even more!
Hello! Hang in there everyone.
Please see the notice under Branch News that gives more info and phone numbers for support.
Just a gentle reminder that while our Orangeville Royal Canadian Legion may be closed for the time being, our confidential, knowledgeable volunteers are still open for business when it comes to assisting our Veterans. Anyone who has served, or is serving, Canadian or Allied Veterans, and requires help of any kind is encouraged to reach out and call the Legion and leave a message: 519-942-4895, or email the Orangeville Legion at: email@example.com
THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION - MISSION AND VISION
"To serve veterans, which includes serving military and RCMP members, and their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our Communities and our Country."
Our Vision Statement serves as a long-term and aspirational goal for the organization:
"Our vision is to be the most highly respected Veteran and Community Service organization."