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Royal Canadian Legion Br. 148 / October 2020 Branch Bulletin

LEST WE FORGET

30 Raglan Street South
RENFREW, ONTARIO K7V 1P7

Office: (613) 432-6450 Clubroom: (613) 432-2582
http://www.renfrewlegionbr148.ca
E-mail rclrenfrew@cogeco.net

Legion Mission Statement: 

Our mission is to serve Veterans, including serving Military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.

Meetings

Branch 148 Executive Meeting: 2nd Monday of each Month, 7:00 p.m.
Ladies Auxiliary Br 148 Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m.
Branch General Meeting: 4th Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m.

The Branch does not have General Meetings the months of July, August and December. 

President’s Message:  Hello Comrades – I hope this newsletter finds everyone well. We have had a busy summer, with various barbecues over the past couple of months. I would like to thank everyone who helped during the bacon-on-a-bun barbecue in September and our recent barbecue – Tena, Kelly, Tracy, Chris, Jessica, Laura, Sheila, Nathan, Dennis and Joanie; to our Bar Stewards, Tim, Brian, and Kim for keeping the lounge open; to Debbie for her advertising of all events on our website and Facebook pages; to Richard, for all that he has done around the Branch; and to everyone who has come out to support us. The Executive approved a gofundme page for the Branch, which is located at https://gf.me/u/y2hpk2. Every little bit helps to keep our doors open, so that we can continue to assist our veterans and local youth.
Please remember to wear your mask, and to sign the attendance book in the Lounge – this is mandatory and very important for contact tracing, should we be contacted by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit. Masks are mandatory now in the Province upon entering a building – when you are seated, you may remove your mask, but you must wear it when walking around in the Branch. We are doing everything to keep everyone safe.
Please take the time to read our bulletin, as there is information regarding the Poppy Campaign this year. 

Greg Walbeck, President

Last Post:  Our Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family of Associate Members Frances Culligan, Bill Debenham and Sandford “Sandy” Cook. 

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will Remember Them."

If you hear of a member passing away, please contact the office and let the Secretary know so that we can be sure to include them in the next bulletin.

Greetings To Our Housebound Members:  A warm hello to all of our members who are unable to visit the Branch

Bonnechere Manor: Dan Deslaurier, Mel Scobie, Louise Snow, Elwood Stafford
Mirimichi Lodge: Cecil Code
Groves Park Lodge: Norman Warren
Quail Creek: Ann Hisko, Olga Llewellyn 
At home: Bernadette Lacourse, Ruth Purdie, Frank Ring, and Pat Currie 

If you know of someone who should be included, please contact the office and let the Secretary know so that we can be sure to include them in the next bulletin

Property:  The building is in good shape. There are some small jobs to do when I get time.

Richard Fitzsimmons, Property Co-Chair

Ways & Means:  Draws are doing well. I would like to thank all our volunteers who help.

Richard Fitzsimmons, Ways & Means

Membership:  It’s that time of the year for your membership renewal, and the renewal stickers for 2021 are in the office. Just a reminder to members who may have forgotten to renew your 2020 dues, they can still be paid at the office or in the Lounge. Memberships may also be renewed online.

Robert Marsh, Membership Chair

Sergeant At Arms:  I would like to welcome everyone back as our Legion is slowly getting back to somewhat normal.  If I could take time to request anyone with a willingness to take part in a colour party or take part in an act of remembrance as we have lost several members over lockdown. If you could please contact the office, or me directly at 613-582-3332 or 613-281-2729, or by email at racm49ja@yahoo.com.

Robert Marsh, Sgt-at-Arms

Honours & Awards:  Service pins may be picked up at the Branch Office or may be presented at our October 28 General Meeting, and our November 25 General Meeting.

Affiliate:    
Kenneth Graham : 10 years  
Marion Graham: 10 years
Ian Matheson: 5 years 
Robert Saunders: 10 years
Elwood Stafford: 20 years

Associate:
Donna Brunelle: 20 years
Randolph Dowell: 15 years
Eelow Ejetsiak: 20 years
Richard Fitzsimmons: 25 years
John Forgie: 30 years
Terry Garron: 45 years
Marilyn Gillespie: 20 years
Robert Hunter: 15 years
Donna McLaren: 35 years
Larry McMahon: 15 years
James Miller: 25 years
Sylvia Pudsey: 5 years
Sylvia Sell: 45 years
Marjorie Watts: 15 years

Life:
Tom Anderson: 45 years

Ordinary:
Eric Brown: 50 years
W.H. Coolican: 40 years
William McLeod: 10 years
Tim Phinney: 15 years
Melville Scobie: 15 years
Louise Snow: 50 years
Robert Tytler: 35 years
Cathy-Lou Weaver: 35 years

Public Relations:   On October 1, President Greg Walbeck and First Vice-president Bruce Ferguson, along with Comrade Ella Box, attended at the Bonnechere Manor, and awarded WW2 Veteran Comrade Louise Snow with her 50 year membership pin and medal. Louise’s family was also in attendance. Congratulations Louise and thank you for your service! 

 Debbie McDermid, Public Relations

Youth Education:   Fostering Remembrance is a part of everything we do. Through The Royal Canadian Legion's longstanding annual Poster and Literary Contests, Canadian school children honour Canada’s Veterans through creative art and writing and help perpetuate Remembrance. Entries can be mailed or dropped off at the Renfrew Legion. The deadline for submission is Thursday November 12, 2020 at 2:00pm.

For guidelines and additional information:  https://legion.ca/communities-youth/youth-education/remembrance-contests

Jo-anne Caldwell, Youth Education

Ladies Auxiliary:  Please note the Ladies Auxiliary Zone that was scheduled for Oct 25 in Petawawa has been cancelled. The next General meeting will be November 17 - 7pm Zone Commander Joan Smithers will be making her visit at this meeting.    

Rose LaFont, LA President

Poppy:  As many of you have probably noticed, the accessibility modifications to the main door leading from the parking lot have now been completed, which will allow much easier access for our veterans, their families and the elderly to our hall and the lounge.  Our 2020 Poppy Campaign will begin on October 30 this year, following the tradition of launching it on the last Friday in October. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, our campaign will take on a greatly reduced look. There will be no parade of any sort on November 11, but there will be a reduced ceremony at the cenotaph. There will be no tagging per-se this year, but poppy boxes will be placed in various businesses in Renfrew. You can also choose to donate through the Legion’s website. As a reminder, all monies received remains in a Poppy Trust Fund and is used solely for the support of our veterans and their families. The importance of a ceremony honouring our Veterans and their sacrifices is considered paramount by the Legion, especially during the 75th anniversary of the Second World War. We, as Legionnaires, have a duty to support the objectives of the Poppy Campaign and participate while working within the constraints imposed by the pandemic. As further information is received, this will be forwarded via our Legion website.  There are Legion masks now available in our office for $10.00 each.  We will remember them.

Bruce Ferguson, Poppy Chair

Scouts:  At this time Scouts Canada has closed our Scout Camp and all our meetings until further notice. 

Yours in Scouting, Susan Fleming

Entertainment: We have started our Saturday entertainment, and have moved into the hall, for social distancing (please note no dancing is permitted, and masks are mandatory in the hall until seated). We are also serving meals during the entertainment.  

October 17 – Just Country, 4-8pm
Meal: Homemade beans and ham, with coleslaw and biscuit for $8.00

October 24 – Alan Wright and Friends, 4-8pm
Meal:  to be announced

October 31 – Last Call
Meal:  to be announced

Please come out for a night of great local entertainment and support your Branch.

Fran Godin, Entertainment Chair

Renfrew Silver Seniors:  At this time of year, we give thanks for the various events we have had, but with the Covid-19 we try to reflect on what has happened to us and how we are going to cope and do our best to keep ourselves, our families, and friends safe. I know this is a very hard time, as we are confined to our homes. It is difficult on us Seniors, as we cannot visit friends and relatives. But we are trying our best. It is with sadness that our Seniors had to shut down during this epidemic. But we must abide by the Health rules that are put forward to us. Yes, I miss our get-togethers like most of you, I am sure. But please call a friend or neighbour just to say hello and how are you. As many of you have seen or heard, we will not be operating until we get notice from the Renfrew County Health, and the Royal Canadian Legion. Please, seniors, get your flu shot and try to be safe, wear your masks. I am sure we are all trying our best to be safe. All the BEST TO EACH OF YOU. 

Irene Rosebrugh, President – Executive, Renfrew Legion Silver Seniors 

Bursary:  Thank you cards received from several students conveying appreciation for their Branch Bursary. Card was also received from Renfrew Collegiate Institute thanking the Branch for their continuous support of granting Bursaries.  The Provincial Bursary program is now open for this academic year.  Applications are available in the Legion office or by referring to the website, on.legion.ca and clicking on Student Bursary – reminder completed applications must be mailed to Ontario Command. It was brought to our attention the communication between the status of the application is with provincial headquarters Bursary Secretary and the student themselves. It is the responsibility of the student to apply and follow up. 

Ella Box, Bursary Chair

Military Service Recognition Book:  Volume #7 has been finalized; we should soon receive copies to be distributed to area schools and libraries.  Ontario Command is now accepting submissions for Volume 8. Submission forms are available from the Legion office or Ontario Command website. Submission forms must come to the Branch to be verified for correctness and completeness. Fenety Marketing are the publishers of these books and once again will be conducting a telephone appeal to private citizens and business communities through Ontario. All proceeds raised from this project will continue to be used to assist various Veteran Transition Programs supported by Ontario Command.

Ella Box

Constitution & Laws & Resolutions:  A moratorium in response to COVID-19 was approved by Dominion Executive Council on March 20, 2020 which suspended the holding of Branch elections and placed all current and future Article 111 Complaints in abeyance until further notice. Declaration No.4 – 2020 indicates Branch elections will be rescheduled to the appropriate date in 2021 pursuant to Branch Regulations.

Ella Box

Tribute To Fallen Comrades:  Due to the current pandemic situation, we will be unable to gather to remember our Fallen during Veteran’s Week.

Veterans and Members passed since last November (2019)

Michael Barry (Associate Member)             
Francis Belisle (Ordinary Member)
Rheal Lafleur (Ordinary Member)    
Winnie Fraser (Associate Member)
Patricia Griese (Ordinary Member) 
Andrew Sunstrum (Ordinary Member)
John Sullivan (Ordinary Member)
Lorne Guest (Ordinary Member)
Murray Code (Affiliate Member)     
Sandford Cook (Associate Member)
Lorne Guest (Ordinary Member)
Bill Debenham (Associate Member) 
Forrest Fraser (Ordinary Member)
Winnie Fraser (Associate Member)
John Godin (Affiliate Member)     
Lawrence Guest (WW 2 Veteran)
Patricia Kilby (Associate Member)
Rheal Lafleur (Navy Veteran)
Ivy Latendresse (Associate Member)
Joe Quilty (WW 2 Veteran)    
Joseph Quilty (WW2 Veteran)
Bruce Pudsey (Ordinary Member)    
Walter Schroeder (WW 2 Veteran)

Ladies Auxiliary Members to Branch 148

Betty Belanger
Elizabeth Eady
Mabel Eady
Julia Fawcett
Liala Gilchrist
Emily Harper
June Logan
Betty Eady

From The Office:  The office is operating a reduced schedule until further notice. The phones, email and regular mail are still being checked regularly. Please leave a message and someone will get in touch with you. There is now a locked  mailbox by the auditorium doors, that is checked daily. Please contact the office if you are thinking on booking our hall for an event in 2021. We are currently renting the hall for small gatherings subject to limits imposed by Heath authorities. It is the renters responsibility to ensure that their guests are maintaining social distancing, that masks are worn when required and that hand sanitizer is available and used. The Branch is set up for e-transfers for donations, hall rentals and membership renewals. If you wish to receive your Bulletin by email, please contact the office to be added to the list. If you have recently moved, please notify the office so that your information can be updated. 

Local health units announce regional approach to mandatory masks

July 6, 2020

Public Health

Today Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Renfrew County and District Health and Ottawa Public Health announced a regional approach to the use of masks in their respective jurisdictions.

Each public health unit will be invoking a directive under the Province’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act(link is external) that requires individuals to wear a mask in certain enclosed public spaces. Under the directive, the person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall operate the business or organization in compliance with the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials, including any advice, recommendations or instructions on physical distancing, cleaning or disinfecting.

“Increasing scientific evidence indicates that wearing a mask is an important measure in reducing COVID-19 transmission,” says Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health with Ottawa Public Health. “It is important to have a clear and consistent regionalized approach to mandatory masks across the Champlain region, especially as we are in the middle of peak travel season.”

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TIMELINE OF COVID-19

March 11– World Health Organization declares a global pandemic.

March 12– All publicly funded schools (elementary and secondary) to close until April 5th.

March 15– Elective surgeries and non-emergent clinical activity to be cancelled.

March 16– Ontario courts, Superior Court of Justice and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario shut down.

March 17 - Ontario declares a State of Emergency

March 18 – Provincial Parks close, essential visitors to retirement homes, student interest six month hold.

March 19 – Municipal Emergency Act passed, Employment Standards Amendment Act passed (worker protection), altered regulation to allow delivery of goods without restriction of by-laws.

March 20 – Independent learning, waiving of three months waiting period for OHIP coverage

March 21 – Collective agreement provisions overrode for hospital workers

March 22 – Plans for first responder free child care announced

March 23 – Announced $148 million for social services funding for municipalities and organizations such as shelters, charities, emergency services and non-profits. $52 million Emergency Assistance through Ontario Works for financial aid not covered by federal programs. Overrode provisions in collective agreement for long-term care workers. Announced the pending mandatory closure of businesses. Announcement of mandatory business closures in Ontario for March 25.

March 24 – Announced reduction in hydro fee for at least 45 days.March 25 – Mandatory business closures including list of essential workplaces, release of fiscal and economic update and 10 billion in tax deferrals

March 26 – Allowed at-home delivery of alcohol through restaurants.

March 28 – Prohibited public events and social gatherings of more than five people, announced price gouging measures, Supply Chain Management Act to centrally manage public sector PPE and supply chain.

March 29 – Announced health and safety measures for construction sites

March 30 –Extended emergency declaration for two additional weeks. Recommended those over 70 and those with compromised systems self-isolate. Ordered the closure of all outdoor recreation amenities.

March 31 – Ontario schools and childcare to remain closed until at least May 4, 2020

April 3 – Revised the list of essential workplaces. Overrode provision in collective agreements for public health unit workers.

April 6 – Portal opened for one time parental education resource support for children under 12. ($200)

April 7 – Launched an on-line portal to match skilled frontline health care workers with employees.

April 8 – Enhanced safety measures and workplace inspections for essential businesses. Suspension of environmental oversight rules, limiting consultation or public notification.

April 9 – March unemployment figures show 403,000 jobs lost changing unemployment rate from 5.5% to 7.6%. A new Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee was created to assess COVID-19 impacts on businesses and the Economy.

April 10 – No fees to be charged to parents to hold child care space during pandemic.

April 13 – Funding for mobility and medical devices non-essential.

April 14 – Ontario state of emergency extended by 28 days to May 12th. Restricting long- term care workers to on facility for two weeks.

April 15 – Action plan released for long term care homes, testing for all staff and patients.

April 16 – Auto insurance companies able to give temporary premium rebates to drivers

April 17 – Emergency order to hire college students in the ambulance and paramedic programs yet to graduate to provide aid. E-learning resources distributed to children in need. Expanded free child care to additional essential workers groups.

April 20 – Claw back of federal Canada Emergency Response Benefit for social assistance recipients.

April 23 – for unions’ legal recourse to demand long-term homes provide workers with PPE, Canadian military personnel deployed to five Ontario long-term care facilities. Extended emergency orders to May 6th.

April 24 – Ontario Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRAP) announced

April 25 - $4 per hour “pandemic pay increase” for hourly frontline workers. Permitted health service providers to redeploy workers to support services in long-term care homes.

April 26 – Announced all publicly funded school will remain closed until at least May 31st. Limits on the dispensing of prescription medicines.

April 27 – Release of the Framework to re-open the economy

April 29 – Emergency child care for additional front line workers

April 30 – 65 new rules and regulations that Ontario businesses must follow.

May 1 – Certain businesses, workplaces and essential construction projects can reopen May 4th.

May 6 – Extension of Mandatory closures to May 19th, continuation of electricity rate relief.

May 8 – Professional sport training facilities will be permitted to reopen with established safety protocols

May 9 – Limited recreational trail day use permitted in Ontario parks.

May 10: Ontario reports 294 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 20,238. The 294 cases are the lowest increase daily increase announced since March 31.

May 14: Doug Ford provides details on the province’s first stage of its “Phase 2: Restart.” Some businesses are allowed to open on May 16 including campgrounds, marinas and golf courses. A lengthy list of other businesses will be allowed to get underway the following Tuesday.

May 19: The Ontario government says an in-class school year will not be able to recommence during the coronavirus pandemic, however, online learning will continue.

May 23: Ontario reports 412 new cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 25,040.

May 23: Thousands of people gather in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto drawing condemnation and scorn from elected officials and city staff.

May 26: Canadian Armed Forces teams deployed to five of the province’s worst-hit long-term care homes to help control COVID-19 raise concerns about each facility, describing the care as ranging from below best practices to “borderline abusive, if not abusive” and worse, documents obtained by Global News show.

May 27: Ontario government says it is extending all current emergency orders until June 9.

May 27: Province announces that chiropractors, dentists, massage therapists, optometrists, homeopaths and psychologists can see patients once each profession gets the go-ahead and receives guidelines from each respective governing authority.

June 1: New rules come into effect at Pearson Airport in Mississauga which include mandatory face masks and the barring of “meeters and greeters” from inside its terminals.

June 2: Ontario’s state of emergency extended by 28 days but Premier Doug Ford insists that does not mean the province’s reopening will necessarily be put “on hold” during that time.

June 4: Ontario allows short-term rentals to operate including lodges, cabins, cottages, homes and condominiums.

June 6: The total number of cases in Ontario passes 30,000 as the province announces 455 new cases including 68 from a reporting delay. A total of 2,407 Ontarians have now suffered COVID-19-related deaths.

June 6: Ontario extends emergency orders by another 10 days.

June 8: Ontario announces that some regions of the province will enter Stage 2 of its COVID-19 recovery plan. Toronto, Mississauga and Hamilton are among the areas which are excluded.

June 9: Province announces daycares can open the following Friday although few, if any, are able to given the short notice and lengthy set of adjustments needed.

June 11: Province announces “cautious” restart plan to allow visitors back into the province’s long-term care homes beginning June 18.

June 14: Ontario announces it has conducted it has now conducted more than a million tests for the novel coronavirus.

June 15: Province announces that several regions including Durham, York, Hamilton, Sarnia-Lambton and Niagara are allowed to enter into Stage 2 of its recovery plan. Toronto, Peel and Windsor remain in Phase 1 however.

June 17: The Ontario government extends all current emergency orders until June 30 while stating it will review each order on a case-by-case basis to determine if it can be adjusted or lifted.

Looking to find out more about CERB?

CERB INFORMATION HERE

Check out our new video releases below:

PPE with Kristin Leitch

Working From Home

Support Local Businesses During COVID-19

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 148 / JUNE 2020 BRANCH BULLETIN

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 148

LEST WE FORGET

30 Raglan Street South

RENFREW, ONTARIO    K7V 1P7

 

Office: (613) 432-6450 Clubroom: (613) 432-2582

http://www.renfrewlegionbr148.ca

E-mail rclrenfrew@cogeco.net

JUNE 2020 BRANCH BULLETIN

Legion Mission Statement:
Our mission is to serve Veterans, including serving Military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.

MEETINGS: 

Branch 148 Executive Meeting                      2nd Monday of each Month                 7:00 p.m.

Ladies Auxiliary Br 148 Meeting                     3rd Tuesday of each month                7:00 p.m.

Branch General Meeting                                4th Wednesday of each month            7:00 p.m.

 

THERE WILL BE AN EXECUTIVE MEETING MONDAY, JULY 13, AT 7PM.

PLEASE CONTACT THE BRANCH FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

The Branch does not have General Meetings the months of July, August and December.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:  Hello Comrades – the Branch is still closed due to Provincial guidelines, however, we are working towards an eventual reopening date. E-transfers are being accepted for donations, membership renewals or deposits for hall bookings for 2021. Branch 148 wishes to thank the many volunteers for assisting the Branch during this pandemic: to Cheryl, Larry, Tammy & Wayne for hosting a successful fundraiser for the Branch, and thank you to everyone who contributed; to Laura and Casey, for making sure our mail is being taken care of; to Fran, Susan, Richard, Robert, , Rose, Irene, Bill, Bruce and Tena for giving our hall a well-needed cleaning and painting and other repairs; and to everyone who has made a donation to help us get through these troubled times. We are looking forward to being able to re-open to you once we have received confirmation to do so.

On June 12, the Province lifted restrictions regarding the re-opening of patios. Our executive has met and decided to proceed with caution, with an anticipated opening date of early July.  This will enable us to open safely, with proper distancing regulations in effect. We will be contacting the Renfrew County Health Unit for their insight and inspection prior to reopening.  Please watch our Facebook page, and our website, for any further updates.  We look forward to reopening and seeing everyone again at the Branch.                                                   

Greg Walbeck, President

LAST POST:     Our Deepest sympathy is expressed to the families of Veterans Andrew Sunstrum (Feb. 12), and Forrest Fraser (Apr. 19), Associate Member Patricia Kilby (June 5), and Ladies’ Auxiliary members Julia Fawcett (Feb. 5), Mabel Eady (Feb. 10), Liala Gilchrist (Mar. 2) and Emily Harper (May 26).

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will Remember Them."

If you hear of a member passing away, please contact the office and let the Secretary know so that we can be sure to include them in the next bulletin.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS:   The Branch was pleased to assist the Renfrew Food Bank in April with a $500 donation to assist the Food Bank help our local citizens.                                                                               Debbie McDermid, Public Relations

FROM DOMINION COMMAND, VETERANS SERVICES:   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 rclontariocommand@on.legion.ca 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.  

For further information please contact email: rclontariocommand@on.legion.ca, or as listed below for individual staff:

Veterans Hot Line – 437-228-4747

Homeless Veterans Programjkemp@on.legion.ca and/or psweeny@on.legion.ca

Service Bureau (Aurora)mrohmann@on.legion.ca and/or adina@on.legion.ca

Service Bureau (North Bay) – sculling@on.legion.ca and/or rabud@on.legion.ca Service Bureau (Kanata) – proyle@on.legion.ca and/or shannon@on.legion.ca

Service Bureau (London)rhyndman@on.legion.ca and/or dsnyders@on.legion.ca.

FROM THE OFFICE:  Although the Branch is closed, we are still available for any assistance required for our Veterans. The phones, email and regular mail are still being checked regularly. Please leave a message and someone will get in touch with you. Please contact the office if you are thinking on booking our hall for an event in 2021. If you wish to receive your Bulletin by email, please contact the office to be added to the list. If you have recently moved, please notify the office so that your information can be updated.

Renfrew Town Council adopt the following temporary changes to Store Hours By-Law No. 20-2007 in order to provide retail business establishments more flexibility in serving its customers and the greater community during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

June 10, 2020

Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce

C/O Gail Laird, Manager

161 Raglan Street South

Renfrew, ON K7V 1R2

Dear Ms. Laird:

Reference: Store Hours By-Law Amendment

Renfrew Town Council, at its regular meeting held June 9, 2020, approved amending the Store Hours By-Law (BL.20-2007), by adopting the following motion:

THAT Renfrew Town Council adopt the following temporary changes to Store Hours By-Law No. 20-2007 in order to provide retail business establishments more flexibility in serving its customers and the greater community during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

 

  • On Saturday of each week, no later than 8:00 pm and shall remain closed until atleast 8:00 am on the following Sunday; and
  • On Sunday of each week, no later than 8:00 pm and shall remain closed until atleast 5:00 am on the Monday following; and

FURTHER THAT these temporary changes be in effect up to and including September 6, 2020.

Please contact the Clerk’s Department should you have any questions, 613-432-4848 or info@renfrew.ca

Sincerely,
Jennifer Charkavi

Jennifer Charkavi
Deputy Clerk

Corporation of the Town of Renfrew ~ 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, ON K7V 1P8
Phone: (613) 432-4848 Fax: (613) 432-7245 Email: info@renfrew.ca Website: www.renfrew.ca

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Explained | May 7 at 11:00 am ET

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) was created to help businesses retain their  workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The application for this subsidy opened on April 27 and managing through the requirements of the application can be complicated. Eligibility requirements, meeting the specific revenue tests, and ensuring your documentation is correct can be complex and cumbersome. Please join us on Thursday May 7, 11 a.m. ET, as we tackle common questions that have surfaced and discuss CEWS with tax partner John Di Liso at Grant Thornton LLP
 
During this session John will give an overview of the CEWS program and will also outline some of the key questions raised by taxpayers out of the program. Discussion to include:

  1. Eligibility criteria
  2. Qualifying periods
  3. Application process
  4. Issues and opportunities
  5. Frequently asked questions

 
Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn more about CEWS!

Call-In Details
Call-in details will be provided to registrants in a separate email

Date And Time
Tuesday, May 7
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

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If you have any questions, please email Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, Senior Director, Parliamentary Affairs.

For questions about registration, please email Lianne Cheng.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 148 MAY 2020 BRANCH BULLETIN

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 148

LEST WE FORGET

30 Raglan Street South

RENFREW, ONTARIO    K7V 1P7

 

Office: (613) 432-6450 Clubroom: (613) 432-2582

http://www.renfrewlegionbr148.ca

E-mail rclrenfrew@cogeco.net

MAY 2020 BRANCH BULLETIN

Legion Mission Statement:
Our mission is to serve Veterans, including serving Military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.

MEETINGS: 

Branch 148 Executive Meeting                     2nd Monday of each Month                         7:00 p.m.

Ladies Auxiliary Br 148 Meeting                   3rd Tuesday of each month                         7:00 p.m.

Branch General Meeting                               4th Wednesday of each month                    7:00 p.m.

THERE ARE NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME – PLEASE CONTACT THE BRANCH FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

The Branch does not have General Meetings the months of July, August and December.

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:    Hello Comrades – This edition of the Branch newsletter will be a shorter one. As of March 17, 2020, the Branch is closed in compliance with the Provincial Government’s State of Emergency. This means that we are not able to raise the necessary income in order to pay our regular bills. Please consider making a financial donation to the Branch, so that we may get through this, either by cheque, or by e-transfer (sent to the office’s email address at rclrenfrew@cogeco.net).  At this point, we are not sure when we will be re-opening the Branch to the public. If you have any questions, please call the office and leave a message, or send an email, as both the phone messages and email are being checked regularly.                                                                                 

Greg Walbeck, President

 

LAST POST:     Our Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family of Ordinary Member Rheal Lafleur.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will Remember Them."

 

If you hear of a member passing away, please contact the office and let the Secretary know so that we can be sure to include them in the next bulletin.

BURSARY:     Applications for Renfrew Branch Bursaries are available online through the local High Schools.  Qualifications:
1.         be accepted in an institution offering post-secondary training (University, community college or an accredited private school)
2.         be the son or daughter of any of:
a)         a Veteran (service number required)
b)         an Ordinary member of  Branch 148 (service number required/member in good standing)
c)         an Associate member of Branch 148 (member in good standing)
d)         a Ladies’ Auxiliary member to Branch 148
e)         currently serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces (service number required)
3.         be the Grandchild or Great Grandchild of:
a)         a Veteran (copy of discharge paper required)
b)         an Ordinary member of the Legion (copy of discharge paper required)

Deadline for applications to be submitted via email to Ella Box, at mmmebox@gmail.com is June 5, 2020.                                                                                                               

Ella Box, Bursary Chair

 

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GRANT:  We are pleased to announce that Bonnechere Manor Long Term Care Home was approved for a grant in the amount of $8,570.00 to purchase five Electric Beds and Accessories.  For several years Renfrew Branch has donated poppy funds to this Ontario Command Foundation. It is very gratifying to see some of these monies come back to the Renfrew Community. Cheque presentation will take place at a later date.            

Ella Box

 

BRANCH PUBLIC SPEAKING 2020:  Results of the February 9 competition held at the Renfrew Branch:

 

Grade 1-3                    1st Landon Skelhorn – Grade 3 – St Thomas the Apostle

2nd Liam Seaman – Grade 3 – Our Lady of Fatima

3rd Kendal Richards – Grade 3 – St Thomas the Apostle

Grade 4-6                    1st Alexandra Powell – Grade 6 – St Thomas the Apostle

2nd Sadie Wilson – Grade 6 - St Thomas the Apostle

3rd Abbi Proulx – Grade 4 – Our Lady of Fatima

Grade 7-9                    1st Grace Hill – Grade 7 – Our Lady of Fatima

2nd Lila Pole – Grade 8 – Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

3rd Konstance Hepburn – Grade 8 – St Joseph’s High School

Grade 10-12                No contestants

 

19 students participated in this year’s contest held at the Renfrew Legion. First place winners competed at the Eganville Legion on March 7, 2020. Alexandra Powell of St. Thomas the Apostle School placed 1st in the Grade 4 to 6 division. There were speakers in all divisions, first place winners will advance to district level on March 28th at Branch 638 Kanata (cancelled due to COVID-19).  Congratulations!  Alexandra was so looking forward to competing at the district level.

 

Thank you to the executive, members and volunteers who assisted with the contest including Greg Walbeck, Ron Kirby, Richard Fitzsimmons, Rob Marsh, Ella Box, Debbie McDermid, Rose Lafont, Tracy McIsaac, Kelly Berger, Katie Palubiski, Kelly Thompson, Harry Gill, Kate Windle, Fran Watson, Don Eady, Arjun Gill, Seva Gill and Jack Stekelenburg. Thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary who prepared the luncheon. The collective efforts are appreciated and made this year’s contest a success.                                                    

Jo-anne Caldwell, Youth Education Chair

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  The Nominating Committee met on March 11, 2020 to contact people who would be interesting in serving on the Executive for the 2020/21 year. With the Branch now closed, Dominion Command has stated that all branch elections are suspended pending a return to normal branch operations.    

Debbie McDermid, Nominating Committee

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS:   Since our Branch is closed, there is little to report. There have been photos submitted to Legion Magazine. The flags at the Branch and Low Square were lowered to half-staff in honour and remembrance to the victims of the shooting in Nova Scotia on April 19, and will be at half-staff for the National Day of Mourning on April 28, to honor those lives lost in workplace accidents.                                       

Debbie McDermid, Public Relations

 

FROM THE PROVINCIAL PRO:   Ruck to Remember:  The 2020 Ruck 2 Remember, This year marks 75years since VE Day! To commemorate that, this years’ Ruck event will take place from London to Paris! (Ontario) during September 10-13, 2020. Host Districts are Districts A, B and C.  (Br. 317 in London, Br. 236 in St. Mary’s, Br. 518 in Tavistock with a lunch stop at Br. 08 in Stratford, Br. 50 in Kitchener with a lunch stop at Br. 532 in New Hamburg, ending at Br. 29 in Paris.)  Even though this important event is not taking place in District G, it does not mean that you cannot donate to this important event. Remember the funds raised, 100% go to our Homeless Veteran’s Program, “Operation: Leave the Streets Behind”.  If your branch is going to donate to the Homeless Veteran’s program at upcoming Conventions, and wish it to count toward the R2R, please write in the memo area of the check 2020 R2R.  The donation will still go to “Operation Leave the Streets Behind”, but the Ruck will also be credited.   
                                                                                                           

Provincial PRO Carolyn McCaul

 

ZONE G7 NEWS:  Spring Zone Convention was held on March 8th in Barry’s Bay, guest speaker Comrade George Wood Deputy District Commander brought greetings from District Council, presented a  review of items that required our attention from the Provincial Administration Council meeting held in Aurora . This report highlighted several topics such as growing membership in Ontario. Requesting more submissions for the Military Recognition Book, some review on how Poppy funds should be spent.
The Zone Lottery ticket winners: 1st prize $500.00 Bev Schroeder of Eganville, 2nd Prize of $200.00 Sharon Back of Cobden, 3rd Prize winner $100.00 Debbie McDermid of Renfrew; $1,022.00 was raised to aid Zone expense, thank you to all members and patrons for your support of this fund raiser. Convention delegates passed a motion to donate $500.00 to District Track & Field & $500.00 to District Youth Sports. 
Delegates representing Branch 148 were Comrades Greg Walbeck, Rev Bruce Ferguson, Tena Miller, Bill McLeod, Rob Marsh, Huguette Jobin and Ella Box.

Report of Zone Service/Senior Officer Curley Andrews:  Procedures to be followed in the Event of the Death of a Canadian Forces Pensioner or Survivor:  Most personnel will not write a letter so I will give you some phone numbers to get the information.  Local: 613-971-6012; Toll Free: 1-800-267-0325; Fax: 613-971-6006; Toll Free Fax: 1-866-719-4043.  As the benefit entitlement ceases at the end of the month of death please call the Canadian Forces Specialized Services at toll free: 1-800-267-0350.  If you, as a Branch Services Officer have any questions on Pension for Life, go to website veterans.gc.ca/pensionforlife or phone 1-866-522-2122.  The Government Services have put out a health hotline and information sheet, for additional information go to www.consumerinformation.ca.                                                          

Ella Box

 

FROM THE OFFICE:  As part of our Mission Statement to give back to the community, the Branch accepts bookings for fundraisers. If you are planning a fundraiser and would like to book the Hall, please contact the Branch office at 613-432-6450 for available dates. Please note that fundraisers are to be approved by the Executive. Once approved, the Branch waives the rental fee, however, we do request a $75 fee for the cost of security if a bar is requested. We would be pleased to assist you with your fundraiser. Our hall is licensed for 250 people, which includes our bar and/or kitchen staff (if a bar or catering is requested) and will hold 200 people comfortably.  Members may rent the Hall at a discounted rate for themselves, their parents, siblings and children. For pricing, please contact the office. Hall rentals include the use of the Hall, Wi-Fi access, the coffee and tea urns, fridge and counter space in the kitchen. There will be a charge of $25 if you wish to use the stove. The Ladies’ Auxiliary must be contacted concerning any additional kitchen enquiries and the Branch Secretary notified to prevent any confusion or disputes.   As directed by the Executive, the use of Cannabis and vaping (e-cigarettes) are not permitted on Legion Property, and signs have been posted.

 

If you wish to receive your Bulletin by email, please contact the office to be added to the list. If you have recently moved, please notify the office so that your information can be updated.

Urgent support needed for LOCAL families

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for many families. If you’re like me you may be asking, “How can I help?”

Since we launched 96.1 myFM in 2004, we have been a part of hundreds of successful fundraisers and community support projects that have made our community a better place to live.
 

Today, we launch what may be the most important community outreach project in our history - “HELPING AT HOME”.

We know two things.

1. We have families in our community that could use our help as they have been hit hard by the economic ramifications of COVID-19.

2. The Renfrew community is always quick to step up and help those in need. Giving, supporting others, and making a difference is in the DNA of our community.

The Rotary Club of Renfrew and myFM have teamed up to launch “HELPING AT HOME”. We are collecting funds that will be directed to local families. If you can help by making a small or large donation, 100% of the money raised will be used locally. Our goal is to raise money as quickly as possible, so we can distribute it as soon as possible. To kick things off, over the next few days, every dollar donated (up to $5000.00) will be matched by the Rotary Club.

You can make your donation here - DONATE NOW

If you or someone you know could use financial assistance please let us know CLICK HERE.

All information will be confidential and no names will ever be publicized.

“HELPING AT HOME” will be a success if we all work together. You can make a donation, let us know someone who needs help, or just pass the message along - every little bit will help! Please share this message with your coworkers, circle of friends, and family. We encourage you to SHARE our posts on social media.

We are in this together. Together, we can make a difference here in our community. Together we are Renfrew Proud.
 

Thank You.

Jon Pole
President
96.1 myFM

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce- Business Resources - COVID-19

 

An Update from us on COVID-19

Business Resources

https://www.renfrewareachamber.ca/

info@renfrewareachamber.ca

 

Town of Renfrew

https://www.renfrew.ca

https://www.renfrew.ca/covid19government-programs.cfm?thispageid=3003

https://www.renfrew.ca/news.cfm?newsid=187

info@renfrew.ca

 

Community Futures Development Corporation Renfrew County

Support for Small and Mid-Size Enterprises in Renfrew County that are impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic Loan Support https://www.rccfdc.org/financing/

 

County of Renfrew

https://www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca/en/index.aspx

 

Renfrew County and District Health Unit

https://www.rcdhu.com

 

Government of Canada

COVID-19 Update Page

Resources for Business

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Helping Canadians With the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Calling All Suppliers - Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

ROE Guidelines for Issuing EI

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Benefits and services

 

Government of Ontario

https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2020/3/ontarios-action-plan-responding-to-covid-19.html

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

http://chamber.ca/

http://chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html

http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/BusinessPrepGuidePanPrep2020

 

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

https://occ.ca/covid19/

 

 

RENFREW & AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & BREAKFAST NETWORKING EVENT

Please join us at our Annual Breakfast Networking Event.  This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with local business and organizations while enjoying a buffet breakfast.  Our guest speaker Tom Sydney, Owner of Crossroads Empowerment Services, will be presenting, “Mental Health / Wellness in the Workplace”.  Listen to the importance of positive mental / emotional wellness in the workplace and how to recognize and support a co-worker that maybe struggling.  Please extend the invite to your employees / teammates for this event at the members cost of $15.00.Contact the Chamber office at 613-432-7015 or email at info@renfrewareachamber.ca to reserve your spot.

We look forwarding to seeing you on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at the Renfrew Visitors Centre.

 


 

Renfrew Legion Branch 148 FEBRUARY/ MARCH 2020 BRANCH BULLETIN

FEBRUARY/ MARCH 2020 BRANCH BULLETIN

Legion Mission Statement::

Our mission is to serve Veterans, including serving Military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our

communities and our country.

MEETINGS: 

Branch 148 Executive Meeting                      2nd Monday of each Month                           7:00 p.m.

Ladies Auxiliary Br 148 Meeting                     3rd Tuesday of each month                          7:00 p.m.

Branch General Meeting                                4th Wednesday of each month                      7:00 p.m.

 

The Branch does not have General Meetings the months of July, August and December.

 

COMING EVENTS:

 

DARTS FUN NIGHT

Friday, February 7, 2020 “Battle of the Sexes”

Registration:  6:00-6:45pm   Play time:  7:00pm

$5.00 ENTRY FEE

Come out for a night of fun!

Prize money based on number of players

VALENTINE’S DINNER & DANCE

Friday, February 14, 2020

Social Hour:  5:00   Roast Beef Dinner:  6:00

Dance at 8:00, entertainment by BBC& Co.

Dinner & Dance Tickets:  $15.00/person

Dance Only: $5.00/person

Doors Open at 8pm for Dance
 

MIXED DOUBLES DART TOURNAMENT

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Registration:  10:00-10:45am  Play Time:  11:00

Registration fee:  $30.00 per team, with portion donated to Branch Sports
 

FEBRUARY CHILI COOKOFF

Friday, February 28, 2020, 4:30-7:30

Come and Judge who will win Bragging Rights for best chili in town! 

Meal:   $5.00/person

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:   Hello Comrades – winter has certainly let us know it is here with all of this snow. I hope everyone is careful when walking or driving. I would like to thank all of our volunteers within the Branch that keep everything running smoothly.  It is coming up to that time of year again when our Nominating Committee will be approaching members to see if they will let their names stand for the Branch Executive.  If you are asked to let your name stand for office, please give it serious consideration. You must be a member of the Branch for at least one year, and a member in good standing.  New members are always welcome to the Executive.  The Branch Election Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Please ensure you have paid your 2020 member dues, in order to let your name stand and to vote in the election.
Greg Walbeck, President

LAST POST:     Our Deepest sympathy is expressed to the families of Ordinary Members Lawrence G. Guest, and John Sullivan, Affiliate Members Murray Code and John Godin and Ladies Auxiliary Members Betty Belanger, Betty Eady and June Logan.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will Remember Them."

If you hear of a member passing away, please contact the office and let the Secretary know.  That way we can be sure to include them in the next bulletin.

SICK & VISITING:

Bonnechere Manor - Dan Deslaurier, Julia Fawcett, Liala Gilchrist,

Bruce Pudsey, Mel Scobie, Louise Snow, Elwood Stafford

Mirimichi Lodge - Cecil Code

Groves Park Lodge - Norman Warren

Quail Creek – Ann Hisko, Olga Llewellyn

At home – Winnie Fraser, Bernadette Lacourse

 

LADIES AUXILIARY:  The Ladies Auxiliary have been busy with funeral luncheons. On behalf of the Auxiliary, I would like to pass our condolences to the

families of LA members Betty Belanger, Betty Eady and June Logan, on their recent passing.   

Rose LaFont, President

BURSARY:      Ontario Command are now accepting Provincial Bursary Applications for this school year – deadline date is March 27th.  Bursaries awarded are

in the amount of $750.00  -  students must apply for OSAP to be considered for this bursary and currently be enrolled in a post-secondary education program.

Applications may be picked up the Legion office.

Ella Box, Bursary Chair

MEMBERSHIP:  Membership dues for 2020 must be paid in order to remain a member in good standing. Dues are $47.00 and can be paid in the Office, the Lounge,

or at Legion.ca. Please remember that you must be a member in good standing to participate in the upcoming Branch elections.                                                                                 

Robert  Marsh, Membership Chair

SERGEANT AT ARMS:  Volunteers with full Legion uniform are always needed to serve in the Colour Party.  If you are interested, please leave your name at the office or

contact Robert Marsh. Our flag is lowered as a sign of respect when a Branch or Ladies Auxiliary member passes away. If you hear of a member who has passed,

please let the office know.

Robert Marsh, Sgt.-at-Arms

POPPY:   Greetings Comrades. Hopefully by this summer we will have made accessibility modifications to the main door leading from the parking lot. This will bring these doors

up to code and provide easy accessibility for our veterans and their spouses. The total cost which includes installing a new single front commercial door for property accessibility

with someone with special needs, the removal and disposal of the existing two front commercial doors and hardware, plus all taxes, is $9,711.17. 

According to the Poppy Manual the total cost can be covered from the Poppy Trust Fund, subject to approval by Provincial Command. Thank you again for your support.                       

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.                     

Bruce Ferguson, Poppy Chair

PROPERTY:   The building is in good shape. I would like to thank Dave and Mark Guyea for fixing the sinks in the Men’s washroom.                    

Richard Fitzsimmons, Property Co-Chair

WAYS & MEANS:  The Friday meat draws are still doing well. I would like to thank all volunteers who help with the Friday and Saturday afternoon draws.

Richard Fitzsimmons, Ways & Means Chair

RENFREW SILVER SENIORS:  Seniors, I know as we look out of our windows and see the amount of snow we have been having, I know it is hard to get motivated, and thinking how long it will take us to clean off our walkways and our driveways. But, as we think about things we would like to do, we press on and get over those winter blues.   We have been having our usual Thursday lunches and it is great to see so many coming and enjoying the lunch along with having an afternoon of friendship and catching up on the various activities we have scheduled. Please listen to Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 for our various announcements.  Our February and March schedule is as follows:

Sunday February 2 – cards; Saturday February 8 – Valentine Dinner & Dance – $15.00 to be purchased by February 3 – time from 6pm to 10pm, music by Nelson Towns – call Judy at 613-432-5200; Monday February 10 – meeting; Thursday, February 13 – luncheon & bingo; Thursday February 27 – luncheon; Sunday, March 1 – cards; Monday March 9 – meeting; Thursday, March 12 – St. Patrick’s entertainment with Kyle Felhaver Band from 1-4pm, followed by Irish Stew Dinner, price $10.00.; Thursday, March 26 – luncheon.

We want to express our condolences to the families that have lost loved ones. If you hear of any of our members that are hospitalized, sick or have lost a loved one, please let Joan Miller, our Sick and Shut-in Convenor, know.

We welcome new members – our membership is $5.00, and it is time to renew for another year, if you have not yet done so.

I would like to express my thanks to the Executive for all they do for the Club.

All seniors are welcome to our events – if you have any ideas for other activities, please let us know.                                                                

Irene Rosebrugh, President, Renfrew Silver Seniors

1ST RENFREW SCOUTS:  Beavers are doing an Area camp February 1st and 2nd in Arnprior. Kids are looking forward to swimming and sliding all in the same day. They will be working on the Beaver cars soon. This is always exciting. The Scouts are planning hikes and different outdoors activities. They will be working on Scout trucks. It is always interesting to see the different creativity they have. We are planning to have our Baden Banquet in February this year with a skate night more info to follow. The camp is closed for the winter because of accessibility. Have safe and fun adventures for the winter.    Yours in Scouting, Susan Fleming

(613-433-9516)

ENTERTAINMENT:  Please see the attached calendars for all event postings. The Legion Lounge Facebook page (“The RCL 148 Legion Lounge”) and the Legion website are also a good place to find out what is happening at our branch.                         Fran Godin, Entertainment Chair

YOUTH EDUCATION:  The Youth Public Speaking Contest will be held on Sunday February 9th beginning at 1:00pm in the Legion Hall. The contest is open to students from grade 1-12 and the public is welcome to attend.

Results from the Zone and District Remembrance Contest have not yet been received. As information becomes available it will be posted on our website

 Jo-anne Caldwell, Youth Education Chair

SPORTS:  February 23           Open Mixed Doubles Darts at Renfrew Legion, Branch fundraiser

March 14        Joanne Ciphery Memorial Dart Tournament at Renfrew Legion

March 28        Ladies’ Darts at Renfrew Legion

March 29        Open Mixed Doubles at Renfrew Legion, Branch fundraiser

April 11          Daryl Lecuyer Open Dart Tournament, Renfrew

April 18          Zone Mixed Darts, Eganville                        

Greg Walbeck, Chair

PUBLIC RELATIONS:     At our January General Meeting, we were pleased to present a monetary donation of $200 to the Renfrew Girl Guides, from our Nevada Account.

Nevada Chair Comrade Sheila Riopelle and President Greg Walbeck were pleased to present the cheque to Guide Evelyn Leclerc and her mother, Guide Leader Tania Leclerc.

The Branch was surprised – to say the least! – when Comrade Tena Miller presented President Greg Walbeck with a cheque from the Ladies Auxiliary, in the amount of $5,000.00. We are very fortunate to have such an active and dedicated Ladies Auxiliary within our Branch. Thank to you very much to our Ladies Auxiliary!

The Royal Canadian Legion has recently taken “unprecedented steps” towards individuals that are wearing medals and decorations to which they are not entitled – which has coined the term “Stolen Valour”.  The wearing of uniforms and official orders, decorations and medals by those not entitled to do so is actually an offence, under Section 419 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Correspondence from Dominion Command has been posted on the bulletin board.  

We are also pleased to report that our website has been updated to an easy-to-read format and will be updated on a regular basis. Please keep reviewing the website and Facebook pages, as they are a good source of information.  Zone G7 has also created a Facebook page, which enables Branches within our Zone to promote all coming events.  Please keep the attached calendars available to see all coming events and activities at the Branch at a glance.

Debbie McDermid, PRO

CONSTITUTION & LAWS & RESOLUTIONS:   The General By-Laws amended to November 2019 are now on line, the booklet in the office is now outdated so you should refer to the online version for up to date information.  Ontario Command may print copies for us to purchase.  The annual Provincial Executive Council meeting was on November 15th, resolutions were reviewed, so we soon hear of an amended Provincial By-Law booklet.

Ella Box, By-Laws

MILITARY SERVICE RECOGNITION BOOK:  We are looking for more submissions; I have two to bring to the Zone meeting on Feb. 2nd. Ron Goebel, the Provincial Chairman requested we continue to promote this program within our Branch, in order for us to recognize Veterans within the Community through submissions for publication in this book of Remembrance. Reminder all submissions must come to the Branch to be checked for correctness.                                                                                                               

Ella Box, Coordinator

FROM THE OFFICE:  As part of our Mission Statement to give back to the community, the Branch accepts bookings for fundraisers. If you are planning a fundraiser and would like to book the Hall, please contact the Branch office at 613-432-6450 for available dates. Please note that fundraisers are to be approved by the Executive. Once approved, the Branch waives the rental fee, however, we do request a $75 fee for the cost of security, if a bar is requested. We would be pleased to assist you with your fundraiser. Our hall is licensed for 250 people, which includes our bar and/or kitchen staff (if a bar or catering is requested) and will hold 200 people comfortably.  Members may rent the Hall at a discounted rate for themselves, their parents, siblings and children. For pricing, please contact the office. Hall rentals include the use of the Hall, Wi-Fi access, the coffee and tea urns, fridge and counter space in the kitchen. There will be a charge of $25 if you wish to use the stove. The Ladies’ Auxiliary must be contacted concerning any additional kitchen enquiries and the Branch Secretary notified to prevent any confusion or disputes.

As directed by the Executive, the use of Cannabis and vaping (e-cigarettes) are not permitted on Legion Property, and signs have been posted.

If you wish to receive your Bulletin by email, please contact the office to be added to the list. If you have recently moved, please notify the office so that your information can be updated.

Please Click Link below for Bulletin with Calendar of events !

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce-January 2020 E-News

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a New Year and a New Decade!

2020 Chamber Events

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday March 3, 2020

Annual Community Awards - Thursday May 28, 2020

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for Board Members to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors for 2020. The Board meets each month on the third Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. As a Chamber Director you will have an opportunity to help shape the future success of our business community and the way in which we do business.

Interested members should contact Gail at 613-432-7015 or info@renfrewareachamber.ca by February 14, 2020.

Your Chamber now offers the convenience of online payments. At the bottom of each page of the Chamber website, there is a button that says:

Please visit  https://www.renfrewareachamber.ca for this convenient option.  Membership provides many benefits to your business and our greater business community including:

· Discounted credit card and debit fees,

· Comprehensive health benefits

· Reduced courier costs with UPS

· Discounted fuel purchase program

· CAA Discount

· Unique advertising opportunities

· Preferred business referrals

· Exclusive event sponsorships

· Online membership directory

· Tourist information centre

· Business Advocacy to ensure local business issues are shared directly with municipal government

· Our collective voice plays a role in economic development & tourism planning

· Your business is seen as making a positive difference in our community

· Together, we are the “Voice of Business”

·  Access to business & community leaders

To learn more about utilizing additional Chamber benefits, please contact

Gail Laird at 613-432-7015 or info@renfrewchamber.ca .

We also accept cheques in addition to VISA, MasterCard and Debit payments through the Chamber office.

Chamber Office

Our next Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday February 18, 2020 at the Chamber office begining at 8:00 a.m.

Would you like to showcase your businesses? Why not consider hosting a networking event. Contact the Chamber office and we can put the wheels in motion! 

tel. (613) 432-7015 or info@renfrewareachamber.ca

The 2020 Chamber Membership Renewal invoices have been issued by email. If you did not receive your renewal invoice, please contact Gail at the Chamber office.

Do you have an event coming up that you would like promoted? As a Chamber Member we are happy to include your event in our newsletter. Please feel free to contact the Chamber office if you have any questions or to submit an event.

Welcome to our New Members

Sweeney Curations

Graphic Design – with you in mind! Logos, (re)branding, stationery, custom design, menus, brochures, advertisements, business cards & more.

Contact Name: Amber Sweeney

Phone Number: 613-323-1330

Email: hello@sweeneycurations.com

Website Address: https://www.sweeneycurations.com/

Buske Office Equipment

Office Equipment - Working together, Buske Office Equipment and their partners have developed a winning combination of price, service, and overall value for our government and educational base of customers. Buske Office Equipment, together with Panasonic and Konica Minolta, will guarantee your complete 100% satisfaction. At Buske Office Equipment, the objective is never to just “make the sale”, it is rather to gain a loyal customer. To that end, we hope you will be impressed with our solutions that will meet your expectations for today and will expand for your future needs of tomorrow. We deliver print strategy hard copy solutions to our customers at the lowest possible price. Service and support theses withe excellence and an unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction.

Contact Name: Jeff Buske

Phone Number: 613-735-2458

Email: admin@buskeoffice.ca

Website Address: http://www.buskeoffice.ca

5 Minutes for Business

Economic Rewind: A Decade In Review

Are you ready to rewind to the start of 2010? A time where your radio boasted the Black Eyed Peas and boot cut jeans were fashionable. While this may sound like a dystopian past, it really wasn’t. The start of this decade was actually a sign of hope for Canadians as we weathered the financial crisis better than our G7 peers, and the economy started to rebound.

So how has our economy has fared over the last decade and what’s in store in 2020? Find out in this edition of  5 Minutes for Business.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce - Access for up-to-date information that affects Canadian Businesses. Visit the Canadian Chamber of Commerce website... http://www.chamber.ca

Community Events

NEWS ALERT- New Year, New Changes to OHIP

New Year, New Changes to OHIP

Starting January 1st 2020 Ontario residents will not have OHIP coverage for Out of Country (OOC) medical emergencies. Residents will be expected to ensure their own private health coverage for travelling, as hospital room and doctor’s fees, treatments, and any other emergency medical services outside Canada will not be covered by OHIP.

 Full details on the following link.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ohip-coverage-while-outside-canada

 Whenever you travel (be it across Canada or internationally), it’s always crucial to be aware of what your health coverage is. Check your insurance coverage before your travel!

 

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce December 2019 News

 

 

A Note From The Board of Directors

 

 

Season Greetings

 

 

 

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to express their sincere thank you for your continued support of your Chamber. Your support through membership, participation and sponsorship, makes a real difference in maintaining and enhancing the local business environment.  

We wish you, your families and friends a

Very Merry Christmas and a successful New Year. 

The Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce

is the Voice of Business,

working together for the common good of our community.

 

 

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce

 

 

2019 President's Report

 

Thank you for being an active member of the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce. Your continued support is appreciated. Collectively, we are the Voice of Business in the townships of Admaston / Bromley, Horton, Greater Madawaska and the Town of Renfrew. We focus on advocacy, education and networking and are dedicated to working with stakeholders to help our community thrive.

 

2019 has been a successful year for your Chamber including the Annual General Meeting and Breakfast Business Seminar, the Renfrew & Area Home Garden and Leisure Show, and the “New to the Frew” Newcomers’ Night. The annual Community Awards Celebration is where we celebrated outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals in our community. This year’s event for “A Tour Through the Valley” was a huge success and was well attended.

 

Our exciting news is that we have launched a new, updated website. We are pleased to announce that your Chamber now offers 3 levels of Membership, as well as payments can now be made online. Please visit  https://www.renfrewareachamber.ca for this convenient option. You will notice that there is a special discount until December 31, 2019 for a Silver or Gold membership. Membership provides many benefits to your business and our greater business community including:



· Discounted credit card and debit fees,

· Comprehensive health benefits

· Reduced courier costs with UPS

· Discounted fuel purchase program

· CAA Discount

· Unique advertising opportunities

· Preferred business referrals

· Exclusive event sponsorships

· Online membership directory

· Tourist information centre

· Business Advocacy to ensure local business issues are shared directly with municipal government

· Our collective voice plays a role in economic development & tourism planning

· Your business is seen as making a positive difference in our community

· Together, we are the “Voice of Business”

·  Access to business & community leaders

 

To learn more about utilizing additional Chamber benefits, please contact

Gail Laird at 613-432-7015 or info@renfrewchamber.ca .

 

For your convenience, we now offer online payments. We also accept cheques in addition to VISA, MasterCard and Debit payments through the Chamber office.

 

We thank you for being a member of the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce and look forward to seeing you at the next Chamber event. 

 

Regards,

 

 Susan Tough



Susan Tough, President

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Chamber Office

 

Our next Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday December 17, 2019 at the Chamber office begining at 8:00 a.m.

 

Christmas Office Hours

Monday December 23 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday December 24 - Friday December 27, 2019 - Office is closed

Monday December 30 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday December 31, 2019 to January 1, 2020 - Office is closed

Thursday January 2, 2020 - regular office hours resume

 

Would you like to showcase your businesses? Why not consider hosting a networking event. Contact the Chamber office and we can put the wheels in motion! 

tel. (613) 432-7015 or info@renfrewareachamber.ca

 

The 2020 Chamber Membership Renewal invoices have been issued by email. If you did not receive your renewal invoice, please contact Gail at the Chamber office.

 

Do you have an event coming up that you would like promoted? As a Chamber Member we are happy to include your event in our newsletter. Please feel free to contact the Chamber office if you have any questions or to submit an event.

 

 

 

The Shortest Decade: Addressing the Coming Climate Crunch

 

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been unequivocal: without significant action to limit global warming to a 1.5 degrees, humans will increasingly suffer from the effects of extreme weather events, disease and the loss of habitable land. Canada simply cannot achieve its climate goals unless the government can successfully establish the investment environment that will allow Canada’s business community to offset emissions elsewhere through energy products. Canada’s business community will be a driver in effective and responsible climate action. We hope our policy makers will be able to say the same.

 

To find out more, read this month’s 5 Minutes for Business.

 

 

Canadian Chamber of Commerce - Access to up-to-date information that affect Canadian Businesses. Visit the Canadian Chamber of Commerce website... http://www.chamber.ca

 

 

 

Community Events

 

 

 

 

Hello Ottawa Valley Vendor!

 

You are invited to participate in the 2020 Bliss Wedding Show in Renfrew

 Sunday, January 12 2020

 

The focus of BLISS wedding shows is to provide local couples with the opportunity to meet local, Ottawa Valley Based wedding vendors. To be inspired by these local vendors and to be informed that all of their wedding dreams can be fulfilled right here, locally.

 

Kelly and I are happy to announce that this year we will be coordinating the Bliss Wedding show!

 

We will be keeping much of the show the same but will be adding our own flare to maximize exposure for all vendors involved.

 

A few of these changes include but are not limited to:

 

- Streamlined, online ticket sales/ bridal registration

- Live music

- Interactive exhibits and events to keep couples interested and at the show longer, And

·    A VIP lounge

·    A vendor information section on the webpage that will link to your webpage so that brides can easily contact you.

 

The first 5 vendors to fully register will receive 2 VIP tickets to give to clients/ potential clients.

 

Please take advantage of our new webpage: http://www.blissweddingshow.com 

 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2581381911977460/?active_tab=about

 

(the more these are shared around, the more potential business we all get)

 

A vendor information package is attached to this email.

If you are a vendor that is unable to attend the show but would still like exposure for $20 you are welcome to include any pamphlets or information in the “loot-bags”.

 

You are encouraged to register early so that we have a larger budget to spend on advertising, which in turn will lead to higher attendance by brides at the shows. 

 

After December 6th, we will also open up registration to those businesses outside of the Lanark, Renfrew County and surrounding area. We always have a waiting list of Ottawa based wedding businesses that are interested in becoming vendors at our shows.  

 

We look forward to another great show, and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Kelly or myself.

 

Warm wishes for another successful wedding season in 2020!

 

Aaron DiLella

Photographer - Curator of adventures

Kelly Cobus Photography

613-401-6298

www.kellycobusphotography.ca

www.facebook.com/kellycobusphotography

 

Recipient of Renfrew Mercury's Reader's Choice Awards - Diamond Photographer 2018

Proud Finalist for Best New Business 2015 - Renfrew Chamber of Commerce 

Proud Finalist for Best Photographer and Best New Business 2015, 2016 & 2017- Ottawa Wedding Awards

 

 

 

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce | 161 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1R2 Canada

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 148 December 2019 Bulletin

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 148

LEST WE FORGET

 

30 Raglan Street South

RENFREW, ONTARIO    K7V 1P7

 

Office: (613) 432-6450

Clubroom: (613) 432-2582

http://www.renfrewlegionbr148.ca

E-mail rclrenfrew@cogeco.net

DECEMBER 2019 / JANUARY 2020

BRANCH BULLETIN

Legion Mission Statement:

Our mission is to serve Veterans, including serving Military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.

MEETINGS

Branch 148 Executive Meeting                 2nd Monday of each Month                       7:00 p.m.

Ladies Auxiliary Br 148 Meeting                3rd Tuesday of each month                       7:00 p.m.

Branch General Meeting                            4th Wednesday of each month                 7:00 p.m.

 

The Branch does not have General Meetings the months of July, August and December.

COMING EVENTS:

NEW YEAR’S DAY LEVEE

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 2:00-6:00

Downstairs in the Hall – doors open at 1:30

Music by Bustin’ Loose                               $5.00/personz

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE:    Another year is coming to a close. I would like to thank everyone who has stopped in over the year to the Branch for our weekly meat draws, for volunteering at any of our events, or for supporting our events and poppy campaign. We have a slight change to our New Year’s Levee this year, and are having the Levee downstairs in the Hall, with Bustin’ Loose as our band. Come out and start the New Year off right.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas, and all the best to you and your family in the New Year.                                                                                   

 

Greg Walbeck, President

 

LAST POST:     Our Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family of Ordinary Member Pat Griese.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will Remember Them."

 

If you hear of a member passing away, please contact the office and let the Secretary know.  That way we can be sure to include them in the next bulletin.

 

SICK & VISITING:        Bonnechere Manor - Mel Scobie, Dan Deslaurier, Julia Fawcett,

Liala Gilchrist

Mirimichi Lodge - Cecil Code

Groves Park Lodge - Norman Warren

Quail Creek – Olga Llewellyn

At home - Bernadette Lacourse, Winnie Fraser

 

LADIES AUXILIARY:               The Ladies Auxiliary have been busy elves preparing dinners and doing luncheons. We have finished our Zone Sports season, with first place winners in Cribbage, Single Darts and Team Darts. The winners will now advance to District level. On Dec. 17 we will have our Christmas meeting. Afterwards we will have pot luck and awards. It is “bring a gift get a gift”, $20 value. 5pm- meeting and socialize. 6pm supper.

The Ladies’ Auxiliary presented a cheque in November to Bonnechere Manor, in the amount of $500.00, for repairs to the fireplace in the Great Hall.  From left: LA 1st Vice-President Cathy Buzzell, Secretary Irene Rosebrugh, Legion 3rd-Vice President Tena Miller, Legion 2nd Vice-President Sheila Riopelle, Bonnechere Manor Administrator Supervisor Sandra Blok, LA Secretary/Treasurer Susan Fleming, and LA President Rose LaFont, with veterans Comrade Lawrence Guest,

and Harold Irving holding the cheque.

 

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and safe travels.

                                                                                                                           Rose LaFont, President

 

FINANCE:  Earlier this fall, we applied for a grant through the Seniors Community Grant program to seek funds to update our website. We are pleased to report that we were granted this request and are in the process of updating our website in order to reach out to the community.  We hope to have our revised website ready in the New Year.                                  Tena Miller, Chair

 

BURSARY:      The Provincial Bursary Assistance program is open to accept applications. Applications are available in the Legion office or maybe found on line at the Ontario Command Legion website. Members please help to get the word out that these bursaries are available to qualifying students in the amount of $750.00.                                           Ella Box, Bursary Chair

 

MEMBERSHIP:  The 2019 Early Bird campaign began September 1. Please feel free to stop into either the office (during office hours) or in the Lounge to pay your 2020 dues, or you may pay online through the Royal Canadian Legion website.  Please support your branch.

                                                                                                            Rob Marsh, Membership Chair

 

POPPY:    Greeting Comrades. First of all, a heart-filled thank you to all who volunteered to assist in this year’s Poppy Campaign and to all who made donations to it. Renfrew is a wonderful and generous town. It seems to have been a resounding success both financially are in the participation. Our total tagging deposit for this year is $8,699.15. In 2018, our total tagging deposits for the same period was $8,497.56, for an increase of $201.59.  Our total poppy store boxes deposit to date is $8,019.28, which our 2018 deposit for the same period was $6,299.67, resulting in a profit of $1,719.61. Thus, the total profit to date for this year is $1,921.20.  Also this year, we had only 6 spots not covered during the two-day tagging period. We have not, as yet, totaled the wreath sales.

I do want to personally thank Comrade Jessica Thompson for helping me keep my head about water during the campaign, Comrade Rob Marsh for helping me get all the wreaths organized and out, and especially to Comrade Tena Miller for putting up with me over the last few weeks, and for saying “yes” every time I needed someone in a hurry. GREAT JOB EVERYONE.

People have asked me, “where do the poppy funds go?”, and “what are they used for?”. All donations made through our campaign to into a Poppy Trust Fund, and all dollars raised locally are used locally. All funds are solely used to support our veterans and their families. I’ll just give you three examples.  If a veteran was in need and needed a new battery for his/her mobility scooter, he/she would get a new battery. If the veteran needed a hearing aid, he/she could get a hearing aid. If he/she needed heating oil, they’d get that. And that’s what this money is entitled to. There are very strict guidelines on how the funds are to be used.

Thank you again for your support.                                    WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

                                                                                                            Bruce Ferguson, Poppy Chair

 

PROPERTY:      The Lounge is getting a new coat of paint, and it will brighten up the Lounge when it is finished. We have also upgraded the lighting to more energy-efficient bulbs. Thank you to Dave Guyea and Mark Guyea for their assistance. Richard Fitzsimmons, Property Co-Chair

 

WAYS & MEANS:  Friday meat draws and Saturday 50/50 are going well. Thanks to all who help. If you would like to volunteer either Friday or Saturday afternoon, please leave your name with the office.                                                       Richard Fitzsimmons, Ways & Means Chair

 

RENFREW SILVER SENIORS:  We are getting ready for the holiday season, and this time of year where presents must be wrapped, lots of goodies to be baked, and waiting for our loved ones to come and enjoy the holiday season with us, some may travel to visit their families, and give blessings of peace, love and joy.

We have been busy at this time of the year, getting our 2020 calendar set up for the new year. Lots of activities are scheduled, for the new year and we hope you come and join us.

Membership is $5.00 per year, and dues are due January 1. Please let us keep our membership up.  We have lunches scheduled for the year, bingo fun days which include darts, cards, dinner/dances for $15.00 with live entertainment. Our Seniors play darts every Monday at 1:00pm. We have euchre the first Sunday of the month, a lovely lunch is served, prizes, and great fellowship is enjoyed by all. Check your Renfrew paper and listen to the radio station for the various activities and times.

December Schedule:  December 1 – Cards, 5 – lunch and bingo, 9 – Executive meeting 14 – dinner & dance with Greenwood Country. Cost is $15.00.

January Schedule:  January 5 – cards, 9 – luncheon, 13 – executive meeting, 23 – luncheon, 26 – fun day with ham & beans supper.

On February 8, we have our Valentines Dinner & Dance with Nelson Towns.

We wish all our sick and shut-in members all the best, and to those we have lost this past year, our thoughts & memories.

We have made donations to The Royal Canadian Legion, The Sunshine Coach and the Food Bank this past year.  Merry Christmas and best wishes for a blessed and Happy New Year to all, from your President & Executive.                        Irene Rosebrugh, President, Renfrew Silver Seniors

 

1ST RENFREW SCOUTS:  Things got a slow start but is now picking up. For the Scout Troop we have another leader who transferred from BC with his son. We have for the Beaver Group another little one coming to try it out he is from Eganville. 

The Troop are learning about outdoors adventures, they even seem to enjoy it. They even visited the Police Station. This Group will be participating in the Santa Claus Parade, can't wait to see what they are preparingMuch more to come in the new year.  The Beavers have been on several hikes. They as well are learning some outdoor skills.

For Remembrance Day Parade the Beavers and Scouts participated in the Parade. Our outdoor skills came in handy on how to stay warm. The Scout Troop had a new adventure and served at the Remembrance Day Dinner. They had so much fun and said they didn't even work too hard. Some parents were impressed how well they did.

All groups are planning Christmas Parties and what they would like to do in the new year.

From 1st Renfrew Scouting we would like to wish everyone a safe and a Merry Christmas. Can't wait to let you know about our new adventures in 2020.  Yours in Scouting, Susan Fleming

(sue_is_bubbles23@hotmail.com)

 

ENTERTAINMENT:  Please see the attached calendars for all event postings. The Legion Lounge Facebook page (“The RCL 148 Legion Lounge”) and the Legion website are also a good place to find out what is happening at our branch.                    Fran Godin, Entertainment Chair

 

YOUTH EDUCATION:  At our November 27 General Meeting, the Branch was pleased to congratulate our winners of the 2019 Remembrance Competition. With over 280 entries, the judges were challenged to find winners. The submissions of the 1st place winners have been forwarded to District Level.

 

 

Category 4 Senior Essay

School

1

Alexa Narezny

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

2

Liam Gorra

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

3

Noah Hogan

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

 

 

 

 

Category 3 Intermediate Essay

 

1

Lincoln Sammon

Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

2

Summer Guest

Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

3

Cooper Ferguson

Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

 

 

 

 

Category 2 Junior Essay

 

1

Kyler Rea

Admaston Public School

2

Abigail Brisco

Admaston Public School

3

Zac Clemmer

Admaston Public School

 

 

 

 

Category 4 Senior Poems

 

1

Aashah Ramadan

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

 

 

 

 

Category 3 Intermediate Poems

 

1

Lincoln Sammon

Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

2

Payton Fleming

St Joseph’s Calabogie

3

Savannah Miller

Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

 

 

 

 

Category 2 Junior Poems

 

1

Mia St Michael

St Joseph’s Calabogie

2

Makenna Craig

Queen Elizabeth Public School

3

Cheyenn Armstrong

Admaston Public School

 

Category 4 Senior Black/ White Poster

 

1

Kylar Hartwick

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

2

Jacqueline Thaci

St Joseph’s High School

3

Hannah Hewitt

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

 

 

 

 

Category 3 Intermediate B/W Poster

 

1

Hailey Maxwell

St Joseph’s Calabogie

2

Savannah Miller

Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

3

Madyson O’Grady

Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

 

 

 

 

Category 2 Junior B/W Poster

 

1

Alexandria Wieland

Admaston Public School

2

Aiden Hutchingame

Admaston Public School

3

Sadie Chamberlain

Admaston Public School

 

 

 

 

Category 1 Primary  B/W Poster

 

1

Cameron St Michael

St Joseph’s Calabogie

2

Hayden MacDonald

St Joseph’s Calabogie

3

Wylie Cameron

St Joseph’s Calabogie

 

 

 

 

Category 4 Senior Colour Poster

 

1

Aashah Ramadan

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

2

Cadence Mosgrove

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

3

Ethan Jackson

Renfrew Collegiate Institute

 

 

 

 

Category 3 Intermediate Colour Poster

 

1

Grace Hill

Our Lady of Fatima

2

Maclaine Gahan

Our Lady of Fatima

3

Jacey Templeton

Renfrew Collegiate Intermediate School

 

 

 

 

Category 2 Junior Colour Poster

 

1

Charlee Bowes

Central Public School

2

Patrick Vanlindenberg

Admaston Public School

3

Dora Naulls

Our Lady of Fatima

 

 

 

 

Category 1 Primary Colour Poster

 

1

Payton Latrielle

Our Lady of Fatima

2

Delaney Smith

St Joseph’s Calabogie

3

Bethany Brown

St Joseph’s Calabogie

 

 

 

 

Category 0 Kindergarten Colour Poster

1

Logan Marshall

St Joseph’s Calabogie

2

Nash Galaski

St Joseph’s Calabogie

3

Andre Brunet

St Joseph’s Calabogie

Congratulations to everyone who participated.

                                                                                         Jo-anne Caldwell, Youth Education Chair

 

SPORTS:  Upcoming Sports:     Zone Darts                            December 7, 2019   Renfrew

Seniors Darts                        January 4, 2020       Pembroke

Zone Euchre                         January 25, 2020     Chalk River

Zone Shuffleboard              February 8, 2020     Chalk River

Ray Megrath Memorial Dart

Tournament – Open Triples           January 25, 2020     Renfrew

                                                                                    .                                              

Greg Walbeck, Chair

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS:     We have been fortunate to extend financial support to the community this year, and have presented cheques to the Sunshine Coach, Renfrew Hospice and Renfrew PeeWee Timberwolves – the Rep Team, and a house league team.  At our November 11 Remembrance Day dinner, we accepted a donation from our Sgt.-at-arms Rob Marsh, of a framed poster of our fallen Canadians in Afghanistan and the awarding of the Legionnaire of the Year award to Comrade Richard Fitzsimmons. Local artist/sculptor Richard Gill attended our November general meeting and donated a piece of artwork entitled “War is Over” to the Branch, which will be hung in the Lounge in due course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renfrew Hospice:  A donation of $2,000 from our Nevada account was made on October 23, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renfrew PeeWee Rep Team:  A donation of $850.00 from Ways & Means and Nevada, to cover the team’s registration fee for a hockey tournament hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion in Brockville in January 2020.

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