Greetings to the members and friends of the Orangeville Legion, Branch 233.
We now are just completing week one of our annual Poppy Campaign. The pandemic has had a really large impact on so many things, but the one thing it has not prevented or dampened is the unbelievable generosity of the citizens and businesses of Orangeville and the surrounding areas. The ability for us to safely canvass and to place our poppy counter boxes in so many businesses has just been phenomenal.
Today, (November 6th) our president, Barry Kimber received a phone call from Mr Paul Law, owner of Midas Orangeville, asking him to stop by. Upon arriving, Barry was very much surprised when he was presented with a cheque for $2000.00 for the Poppy Fund. You just can't say “THANK YOU” enough when things like this happen. So much good will be done with this donation and the many others received so far from this campaign. We, Branch 233 are ever so grateful to Mr. Law and all of the staff at Midas Orangeville. There are still 4 days to go in this campaign, so you will see us out there doing what we do best. Your generosity will allow us to provide support to our veterans and their families when needed. Again, thank you to all.
“Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”.
Even with so many restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 epidemic, the Orangeville Legion will still be conducting its Poppy Campaign this year, although modified.
We will have a very limited number of members out canvassing this year. You will find us at Walmart, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, Sobeys and Zehrs (hours will vary). Social distancing and all safety protocols will and must be followed. You will find a table, set up with a tray containing poppies, wrist bands and stickers. You will be required to pick your own item and place a donation in the box provided (if you so desire). You will also find hand sanitizer for your use, A legion member (wearing a mask and gloves) will be stationed 2 metres away from the table.
You will also notice the Counter Poppy Boxes at various businesses in town. To honour and remember all of those veterans who served and are currently serving, please take a poppy and if possible, donate if you so wish to, This will be the primary means of raising monies this year.
Donations may also be made at our branch or by mail. Our hours of operation are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m. If mailing a cheque, it should be made out to Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund, Branch #233. Our mailing address is RCL Branch 233 Orangeville, 7 John St., P.O. Box 141, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Z5.
The monies raised are put into a trust fund which goes to support our veterans and their families.
As always, we are ever so grateful and thankful for the support given by the people of Orangeville and the surrounding communities.
LEST WE FORGET WE WILL REMEMBER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
27 March 2020
Legion Branches, Ontario Command Continue to Support Veterans
The Royal Canadian Legion, Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries in Ontario Command continue to support our Veterans and their families through these trying times.
We understand that during this time of crisis there are needs and financial distress and we remind Veterans and their families that the Royal Canadian Legion is only an email away to assist. Our Provincial and Branch Service Officers will help in completing any applications for assistance free of charge.
Although our Branches and offices are closed to the public, we remain committed to provide the necessities for our Veterans. If any Veteran requires assistance they can contact their local Branch or contact direct to Ontario Command email firstname.lastname@example.org and if you provide your full contact information, someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We have Provincial staff, including Provincial Service Officers, working from home who are in contact with Veterans Affairs Canada on a daily basis.
Our Mission: TO SERVE VETERANS, WHICH INCLUDES SERVING MILITARY AND RCMP MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO PROMOTE REMEMBRANCE AND TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITIES AND OUR COUNTRY.
For further information please contact email: email@example.com, or as listed below for individual staff:
Veterans Hot Line – 437-228-4747
Homeless Veterans Program – firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com
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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”