Port Moody Branch #119

Fall 2018 Mailout

Fall 2017 Mail-Out

Dear Members and Comrades;

Please find attached our fall mail-out detailing our 2017 Poppy Tagging Campaign, Early Bird Membership Renewal Drive, 2018 Executive Committee Elections, Nov 11th Schedule of Events, and Wreath order information.

We, at the Port Moody Legion, are very proud of the 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.  Gratefully, the City of Port Moody has given us permission to hold our service, ceremony and reception at the Kyle Centre and Port Moody Arts Centre  again this year.

We sincerely thank the City of Port Moody and the Port Moody Arts Centre Society for accommodating our Legion and Community while we are still under construction.

Let us take this opportunity to extend an invitation for you to attend our upcoming event for our Nov. 11th Act of Remembrance and ceremonies; on behalf of the Port Moody Legion, our Veterans and families and our Community.

Our Branch #119 Mission Statement                                                         

Remembering Yesterday – Living for Today – Visions of Tomorrow

Yours in Comradeship
2017 Executive Committee
Port Moody Legion #119

 

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Poppy Drive 2015

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On October 30th 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.

Remember that 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.

November 11, 2015 – Schedule of Events

10:00am – Non-denominational Service – Kyle Centre
10:30am – Form up at Legion and Parade to Cenotaph
11:00am – Act of Remembrance, 2-Minute Silence,
Laying of Wreaths at Cenotaph
21-Gun Cannon Salute – Seymour Artillery
Swiftbird Ex-RAF Team Cenotaph Flyover

1:00pm-7:00pm-Kyle Centre-125 Kyle Street, PtMdy (19+)
SFU Pipe and Drum Band – 1:00pm
DJ Russ Enair – 12:30-4:30pm
Heather Jolley Highland Dancers – 1:30pm
Stave Falls Scottish Dancers – 2:15pm
Penk O’Donnell Irish Dancers – 3:00pm
Golden Spike Can Can Dancers – 4:00pm
Linda Jones Remembrance Show – 5:00-7:00pm

Lest We Forget
Yours in Comradeship

Nov 11 2015 Program


Form up at Legion 10:30 and parade to cenotaph
East on Clarke to Mary – South on Mary to St. Johns – West on St. Johns
To Kyle – North on Kyle to Clarke and East on Clarke to Cenotaph.

Parade route map 2015

May 2015 update

We have obtained membership approval to move our Exec and GM meetings during our development to the Legion Manor at
2909 Hope Street, commencing May 2015 as follows:

Exec Mgs: 3rd Tuesday of each month- 6:30pm
GM Mgs: 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (no Gm July/Aug)
Note: no parking on Manor lot. Members must park off-site.

Approval has been obtained by membership to hold our 16th Annual Show & Shine on June 20, 2015 at the Kyle Centre facility. We will be requesting sponsorship from our members and community as usual and hope you will attend this annual fundraiser and membership drive.

Remembrance Day service and ceremonies will be held on Wed. Nov 11, 2015 at Kyle Centre.
As a Royal Canadian Legion branch, we must continue to support our Veterans and our Community as we have always done and will continue to do during this time of transition.

Our Poppy Campaign will run Oct 30-Nov 10, 2015. More information TBA

Update on our new office located in the Legion Manor – occupation May 1st. Our mailing address will remain the same and mail will be forwarded to manor for 2 years. Phone and email to remain the same.

201-2909 Hope Street
Port Moody, B.C.
V3H 2J3 604-936-1312

May 26 SGM Letter

Car Show Sponsorship Letter

New Legion Information

In 1931, 11 war veterans decided they would like to form a Legion. Although they had no money, no property and no building, they applied and received a Charter that same year. Meetings were held in the basement of the Port Arms Hotel – now the Burrard Public House – and in their homes. They worked very hard to raise money through dinners and dances; the ladies made quilts, baked goods and sold them.

In 1950, the City of Port Moody let them use a small empty building. With more members now, the group was growing and they elected a Mr. Gee as their first President; Mrs. Gee was the first President of the Ladies Auxiliary.

By 1951, they had enough money to put a down payment down on a piece of property – 2513 Clarke Street – where we are still located. Veterans and members worked at their day jobs and built the Legion at night – giving $5.00 a pay-cheque to the building costs. In 1955, they opened the building for a New Year’s Eve Party. There was a roof on the building but no floor. All had a great time.

On Sunday, October 16, 2005 the City of Port Moody honoured Port Moody Legion Branch #119 with Freedom of the City in recognition of the Legion’s long and distinguished presence within the City and their many contributions.

We continue to support our local Cadets, Scouts, Hospitals and Hospices, youth and senior sports, the arts, Fire and Police Dept community projects and other worthy charities through fundraising efforts. Our yearly Poppy campaign supports Veterans and their families through the Legion Foundation. With the many challenges that our Veterans face of late, all our help is needed now more than ever.

Today, we meet in the Chip Kerr Memorial Hall, named after the Victoria Cross winner. We have a floor but our roof is failing us. It seems only appropriate that we close on this New Years Day Jan 1st 2015 and prepare to take down our beloved building and redevelop for the future. We will retain our charter and need your support to keep our membership strong during this transitional time.

Our land has been sold and a new Legion will be built with an 84 unit condo above; the projected reopening being late 2016. This new building will become the future of the Port Moody Legion for our Veterans – our Members – and our Community of Port Moody. We look forward to a new beginning and will always remain committed to our Mission Statement: Honouring Yesterday – Living for Today – Visions of Tomorrow

December 2014

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Remembrance Day 2014

May I, at this time, take this opportunity to thank all who attended our Nov 11th Service and Ceremony of Remembrance
at the Port Moody Legion. Record crowd in attendance to pay their respects to our Veterans – past and present.

The sun was shining and there was a nip in the air. The streets were lined with young and old – standing in silence for those who have given their lives and continue to fight for our freedom. The 21-cannon salute by the Seymour Artillery, the wonderful sounds of the SFU Pipe and Drum Band, O’Canada performed by the RCSCC GRILSE Sea Cadets Band & the Port Moody Senior Secondary Choir and the amazing and timely Swiftbird Ex-RAF Squadron Cenotaph flyover made for a lasting day of Remembrance.

We extend our sincere gratitude to all who made this event possible from our Veterans, Colour Party, Cadets, our 1st Responders and the youth of our community on parade to our many volunteers who made us proud to represent the Port Moody Legion #119

Lest we forget….

Yours in Comradeship,

Faye Johnson
President
Port Moody Legion

link to newspaper pictures taken at the Port Moody Legion
Tri-Cities mark Remembrance Day – Coquitlam Now

November 2014

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Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014