On Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019, members of the R.C.L. Branch 233 Orangeville had the great pleasure of presenting a cheque in the amount of $4000 to the 1849 Lorne Scots Cadet Corps of Orangeville. The money, donated through the Poppy Fund, will greatly assist in the continuing development of these fine young men and women of this Corps.
One of the Legion's mission is to support our Cadet units across Canada as much as possible and one of those ways is through the donation and sponsoring process. These upstanding citizens and future leaders should be supported as much as possible and we of Branch 233 Orangeville will endeavour to continue this mission.
“Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”.
Picture, left to right: Barry Kimber, President of Branch 233 Orangeville, (Corps) RSM, WO Patricia Stewart, (Corps) Commanding Officer, Capt Luis Simoes, Chuck Simpson, 1st vice president, Branch 233 Orangeville.
Pictured, left to right: Barry Kimber, President of Branch 233 Orangeville, (Corps) RSM , WO Patricia Stewart, (Corps) Commanding Officer, Capt. Luis Simoes, Chuck Simpsom, 1st Vice President, Branch 233, Orangevillè.
Greetings to one and all from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 233 Orangeville. Have you ever wondered where the monies donated during our Poppy Campaign go? Well let me show you one of the programs (Operation Service Dog) (PTSD) that provides support to one group of our veterans.
Looking at the picturest above, what do you see? Individually you see a dog and a man. Put them together, you see “MAGIC”. The time and effort to put these two souls together is quite expensive, but by doing so, you make for a better life for one of our veterans who stepped up and did his duty for us and his country.
I have met both comrades and yes, I consider Chandler a comrade, and in the very short time from meeting them, the difference in the quality of life for that veteran is extra-ordinary. You can not ask for anymore (may I say) value from monies donated to a worthy cause.
So, when you see the members of the Legion out canvassing during the upcoming Poppy Campaign (starts Friday 25 October 2019) please remember that picture and what a life changing impact it has had on one of our veterans.
“Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”