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Centennial of the Newfoundland National War Memorial (1924-2024)

https://www.gov.nl.ca/tcar/centennial-of-the-newfoundland-national-war-memorial-1924-2024


A cooperative service was held on May 5th, 2024, honouring the Battle of The Atlantic, between Branch #47 & Branch #57 of Labrador City and Wabush respectively. Their cadets provided the band and colour party for the parade.


Tickets for the 70th Anniversary of Branch 32, Bay Roberts are now on sale at the bar during normal hours (noon to midnight, Monday to Saturday). Telephone (709) 786-2075 to reserve your tickets before they are sold out.


Honours and Awards Ceremony for Branch 13, Corner Brook

Group photo of the members from Branch 13 who received their years of service pins.

Photo of Comrade Marilyn Hewitt who received a 50 year’s of service pin.

Branch 13, Legionnaire of the year award for 2023 presented to Comrade Robert Murphy.


Branch 5 Botwood, President Jim Hancock (left) presents a $500 cheque to Arch Rice, Chair of the Exploits Veterans Pavilion Action Committee.


On Friday, 05 April 2024, The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32 Bay Roberts, presented a cheque in the amount of $250.00 to the Baccalieu Trail SPCA. (L – R) Branch President, Comrade Harold Brown and Brittany Szues representing the SPCA. The donation came from the proceeds of the Friday Morning Coffee and a Chat held at the branch.


The Second World War veteran Johnny Pauls was celebrated on Saturday, March 16th as he turned 100 and marked nearly eight decades of service to the Royal Canadian Legion. In the photo below Comrade Pauls is being presented with a plaque by Provincial Command President, Comrade Gerald Budden in recognition of his 100th birthday.

In recognition of his many year’s of service to Branch 9, the Branch Veterans Room has been renamed “Uncle Johnny’s Room”. A group photo of some of those present at his celebration dinner.


On March 17, 2024 Janis Boone, 1st Vice-President of NL Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion conducted the Election and Installation of Officers at Gander Branch 8. 

Seated L-R: Treasurer Lynn Butler, 2nd Vice-President Allison Butler, President Daniel O’Donnell, Janis Boone, Service Officer Nelson Granter, 1st Vice-President Brian Cottrell, Secretary Shirley O’Donnell.

Standing L-R: Padre Capt. Edgar Schroeder, Executive Members Mike Keating, Oz Fudge, Beulah Cooper, Rita Pearce, Pat Woodford, Lloyd Burke (Sgt-At-Arms)


On Friday, 15 March 2024, The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32 Bay Roberts, presented a cheque in the amount of $400 to O’Shaughnessy House in Carbonear. (L – R) Renee Mercer representing O’Shaughnessy House and Branch President, Comrade Harold Brown. The donation came from the proceeds of the Friday Morning Coffee and a Chat held at the branch.


Presentation of $500. From the Poppy Trust Fund of Botwood Branch 5 to Eli Rowsell of Heroes Mending on the Fly by Branch 5 President – Comrade James Hancock.


Comrade Nicole Badcock being presented with the Legion Service Medal by past District 2 Commander, Comrade Harold Brown for her more than 10 year’s as the District 2 Secretary. Congratulations Nicole! (Photo courtesy of Comrade Ira Halfyard, Branch 39 – Dildo)


Branch 34 (Ferryland) were in desperate need of a new wheelchair ramp for their building and did not have the funds, thus limiting access for some members. When Branch 36 (Mount Pearl) caught wind of this it was quickly voted in by the executive to help out our comrades with the use of our Poppy funds. After going through the proper channels we were able to present a cheque on December 27th, 2023 for $7000!

Left President Bruce Butler, Branch 34 (Ferryland) accepting the check from President John Blackwood, Branch 36 (Mount Pearl).

Left Comrade Jack Lepierre – 2nd Vice President, Comrade Jerome Ennis – Membership, Comrade June King – Treasurer and Comrade Calvin Smith – 1st Vice President.


Winners of the District 4 Crib Tournament held at Grand Falls-Windsor, Branch 12. (L-R) Jennifer Pellerin, Frank Rowe, Will Loveman and Ted Fudge. Presenting the trophy, 1st Vice-President of Provincial Command Janis Boone.

District 4 Darts Tournament held at Grand Falls-Windsor, Branch 12. (L-R) Mark Andrews, Byron Bennett, Gord Corbin and Dave Jewer from Branch 12. Presenting the trophy 1st Vice-President of Provincial Command Janis Boone.



On Feb. 8th, 2024 Br.12 Grand Falls-Windsor held their AGM and installation of officers. 

Front row: (l-r) Treasurer Ed Fewer, 1st Vice Frank Way, President Jamie Samson, 2nd Vice Joe Alteen, Secretary Karen Samson.

Second row: Prov. Chair/District Commander Law Power(installing officer), Executive Committee Pat Beson, Sonja Cull, Peg Downton, Frank Zaretrky, Garry Janes, Past President Dan Devine.

Third row: Alwin Parsons, Jim Gillard


On Friday, 09 February 2024, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32 Bay Roberts, presented a cheque in the amount of $600 to the Helping Hand (Food Bank) in Bay Roberts. (L – R) Branch President, Comrade Harold Brown and Darlene Kearley from The Helping Hand. The donation came from $400.00 raised by the proceeds of the Friday Morning Coffee and a Chat held at the branch and $200.00 from Branch 32. Top picture is some of our regulars at the Friday Morning Coffee and a Chat.


Special Olympian and Clarenville Legionnaire Nick Chafe presents a cheque for $1000 from Branch 27 to Jessica Andrews of the Clarenville Special Olympic All-Stars. Nick will be representing Newfoundland and Labrador at the upcoming Special Olympics in Calgary. 


Branch 32 President Comrade Harold Brown Presents Constable Todd Hussey with a $250.00 Cheque Towards the 38th annual RCMP Wish Tree Campaign in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The donation was made from the proceeds of the Friday Morning Coffee and a Chat held at the branch.


On Friday, 17 November 2023 The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32 Bay Roberts, presented a cheque in the amount of $400 to the Helping Hand (Food Bank) in Bay Roberts. (L – R) Darlene Kearley from The Helping Hand and Branch President, Comrade Harold Brown. The donation was made from the proceeds of the Friday Morning Coffee and a Chat held at the branch.


Clarenville Branch President Comrade Bill Meadus presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Junior Peddle of Clarenville Ford. The Ford dealer was very supportive of the 2021 and 2022 fundraisers held by the branch.


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