We wish to thank Cherrie Chivers for organizing and liaising with CDN Auctions of Orangeville for donations of items to be auctioned through the
m and their kind donation of their commission too!
Don't miss out on bidding for the wonderful Pelican Canoe 15.5 foot generously donated by the Canadian Tire of Orangeville!!!!!
This week is the final week of auction of Legion donations. If you have any small household items (appliances, antiques, tools, etc.) please call Cherrie or Jess right away to make arrangements.
Cherrie receiving the first donation cheque from CDN Auctions!
Good day one and all.
Well, the donations just keep on coming in. Another company has stepped up to support the Orangeville Legion, Branch 233. We cannot speak enough about the generosity that has been demonstrated by those individuals and companies in the Orangeville area who care so much about “their” Legion. On Sept 20th, Pat Davidson, Jill Davidson and David Morgan of "Davidson's Electrical Service" stopped by the branch and presented our President, Barry Kimber with a cheque for $1,000.00. We of the Legion are extremely grateful for this. Don't know what we would have done if members of the community hadn't stepped up. The theme spoken so much of during this pandemic is to support local. This company did. Please keep them in mind if you have any electrical needs taken care. Support those who support others. Picture: Left to right, David Morgan, Pat Davidson, Barry Kimber, President of Br 233 and Jil Davidson. “Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”.
Left to right, David Morgan, Pat Davidson, Barry Kimber, President of Br 233 and Jil Davidson.
Comrades and friends of the R.C.L. Br 233 Orangeville.
More good news about this community that we are a part of. This afternoon, Sept 20th, the branch was paid a visit by the Northerners MotorCycle Club. Just a fantastic bunch of riders from the local area who truly like the freedom of getting on their bikes and getting out and enjoying themselves. Not only did they come visit us, but a bunch of their friends as well (cars of course). It was great to see so many new people come and spend some time with us. But, there was an added surprise. They came to make a donation in support of this legion. Randy Duncan, who spoke for the group, let us know that a great many of the riders had relatives who had served this country of ours (W1/WW2), with some making the ultimate sacrifice. He further said, that as a group, the discussion had was that with the Legion being in need, they had to do something. He mentioned that due to the covid-19 crisis, their club has been unable to do any fundraising so they reached into their own pockets and were able to present our President, Barry Kimber with $1,000.00. That generosity is just unbelievable. Can't say enough good things about them. I would also like to mention a branch member, Ruth Ellis-Byers. A big thank you has to go out to Ruth for getting so many people involved in coming out today. That is the type of support that all legions need!
“Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”
Members of the Northerners MotorCycle Club and Br 233 President, Barry Kimber. “Lest We Forget”
For the last couple of weeks, CDN Auctions here in Orangeville has been helping us (Branch 233) fundraise to help with our COVID-19 action plan to keep our doors open. Through their support and generosity, CDN Auctions, at no cost to Branch 233 Orangeville Legion, auctioned off quite a nice (combined) item which had been donated by the Orangeville Canadian Tire. A beautiful canoe, life jackets and paddles. This one item raised 700.00 and to even make for a better day, Craig Stevenson, General Manager of the Orangeville Canadian Tire presented our Service Officer/Sgt-at-Arms, Chris Skalozub, an additional donation of $500.00. We of the Orangeville Legion are profoundly grateful to have two such wonderful organizations come to our assistance. Their support enabled us to keep our Legion going and to continue with our mission, which is to be there for our Veterans, their families, and our community as a whole. This is a perfect example of community spirit, helping us which enabled us to be there to help others. Again, thank you so much.“Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”
Left to right: Chris Skalozub, Br 233 Orangeville Service Officer/Sgt-at-Arms, and Craig Stevenson, General Manager, Orangeville Canadian Tire.
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