We, at the Port Moody Legion, are very proud of our efforts and respect that we put forth to honour our Veterans and their families on this very special day of Remembrance.
Although we are currently closed for redevelopment, we must and shall continue the tradition to mark this very important day.
The Community attendance on the street on the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month is historically over 4000 strong and growing every year.
Over 500 Cadets, Scouts, Girl Guides and Brownies join our Colour Party, Veterans, Legion member and First Responders to participate in the parade around the block to ultimately stop at the cenotaph for the official Act of Remembrance and Two-Minute Silence followed by the laying of the wreaths. We are extremely fortunate to have the world famous Simon Fraser Pipe and Drum Band parade every year; this being the 38th Anniversary of their attendance at our Nov 11th ceremony. We have the proud distinction of being the only Legion in Canada to present a 21-Gun Cannon salute, performed by the Seymour Artillery.
Your Executive Committee, along with the Port Moody City Staff, are currently putting plans together to present the 2016 November 11th Day of Remembrance. We have received permission by the City of Port Moody to use the Kyle Centre and Arts Centre facilities to hold our service, ceremony and reception this year.
Let us take this opportunity to extend an invitation for you to attend our upcoming event for our Poppy Drive and Nov 11th Act of Remembrance and ceremonies, on behalf of the Port Moody Legion, our Veterans and families and our Community. Lest We Forget
10:00am – Non-denominational Service – Kyle Centre
10:30am – Form up at Kyle Centre and Parade to Clarke St and around the block to corner Kyle/St. Johns and stop in front of Arts Centre and monument.
11:00am – Act of Remembrance, 2-Minute Silence - outside Arts Centre, Laying of Wreaths, 21-Gun Cannon Salute – Seymour Artillery, Swiftbird Ex-RAF Team Flyover
12:30pm-6:00pm-Kyle Centre-125 Kyle Street, Port Moody (19+) – SFU Pipe and Drum Band, Penk O'Donnell Irish Dances, Heather Jolley Scottish Dancers, Golden Spike Can Can Girls, DJ John Comeau
Lest We Forget
Yours in Comradeship
On October 28th to Nov.11th the Port Moody Legion Branch #119 will be Poppy Tagging in our Community.
Joining as volunteer taggers are our local Cadet Corps and members of the Legion. Due to our large community support, poppies will be available at many businesses throughout the Tri-City area.
The Poppy Campaign provides Canadians with the opportunity to Remember and honour our fallen Comrades by providing a Poppy to be worn to pay tribute to their sacrifices, deeds and accomplishments.
All funds raised go directly to Veterans and their families - to the Legion Foundation - to special programs for Veterans with special physical needs - PTSD care and research - Veteran Care Homes - and provides bursaries, and much more. Please support this national campaign and give for those who have given so much to us.
If you wish to volunteer to help with this campaign, please contact the office at 604-936-1312, Poppy Chair Margaret Walline 778-989-8404 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on our website legion119.ca. Your participation is your duty and is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to lay a wreath on Nov. 11th in memory, please complete the attached order form and return it to the branch. The cost of a wreath is $55.00.
Early Bird Renewal for 2017 Membership is now underway. Cash draws for early renewals is $100 for Sept, $75.00 for Oct., $50.00 for Nov.
Even though we are temporarily closed for redevelopment we count on your support so we can continue to contribute to the Legion's various programs that help our Veterans. We also donate to youth and sports, rehab hospitals and more. Volunteers are still working to maintain our Branch.
Please mail your renewal cheque ($60.00 Regular/ $50.00 Seniors/disabled) to:
RCL Br. 119 at 2513 Clarke St. Port Moody, BC V3H 1Z3.
We will mail your new membership ASAP.
Please ensure we have your correct address and contact information. In order to cut costs and save trees, we are trying to keep you informed via email and face book. We are harvesting email addresses to better be able to communicate with our membership during this redevelopment phase of our branch. Please add your email address to the list which will be available at all meetings or email our office at email@example.com
Alternately, you can go to our website at legion119.ca and send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Temporary office # 604-936-1312
Your Membership Chair, Rose, will be on hand to help with any membership renewals or applications for membership at our General Membership meetings:
held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Legion Manor located at 2909 Hope Street, Port Moody.
Join us to stay informed regarding the new development and our plans for the future. Remain an active part of the process by attending our meetings and renew your membership at the same time. New members are always welcome.
Thank you for your continued support of our branch during redevelopment.
Yours in Comradeship,
2016 Executive Committee
Port Moody Legion #119
Royal Canadian Legion - Port Moody Branch # 119 - 2513 Clarke St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Z3
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