Membership Committee resumes weekly meeting

The Membership Committee has resumed its weekly Tuesday availability in the Boardroom from Noon to 2 p.m. Please call the Branch in the event of inclement weather to ensure folks will be there. This is an opportunity to meet with Membership Chair Helen Horoky to update your membership and address any questions you may have.

Help a Veteran feel a little less lonely this Valentine’s Day. Veterans Affairs Canada will once again be distributing Valentine’s Day cards to Veterans in long-term care facilities across the country on February 14.

Learn more: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/.../valentines-for-veterans

Congratulations to Helen Horoky on being selected Branch 60's Legionnaire of the Year ! The announcement was made at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Dec. 19th by President Murray Sutherland . Helen has taken the reins of Membership Chair for the past couple of years and along with partner Gary Cox has been invaluable in assisting with most of our social events and keeping members informed through various posters.

Certificates of Merit were also presented to four members in recognition of their various volunteer efforts to keep the Branch alive and thriving. Thank You and Congratulations to Dorothy Lundy, Melanie Pepper, Dave Smith and Gerry Bardy all pictured below.!

Branch 60 was proud to host the 2022 Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph at Veteran Square on Nov. 11th. If you were unable to attend in person or watch the live stream, we invite you to watch it HERE .

Also, there are some fantastic photos on BurlingtonToday.com .

The Honourable Karina Gould, Member of Parliament for Burlington, cut the ribbon on Oct. 14 as the Branch gratefully acknowledged the various government grants for capital projects to assist with recovery from mandated closures and to improve accessibility within the building. Among other things, the federal government's grant to improve accessibility allowed the Branch to replace its old bar with a new wheelchair-accessible structure. You can watch the ribbon cutting ceremony HERE.

Branch 60 was proud to host members of the 2022 Ruck to Remember campaign on July 31. The 900km ruck march along the Bruce Trail from Tobermory to Niagara-on-the-Lake is in support of a Legion program called "Operation Leave the Streets Behind" which aims to get and keep veterans off the streets. We served them dinner and breakfast and provided overnight accomodation. Plus, we presented them with a cheque for $10,000. Pictured are Ruck team members along with President Murray Sutherland (far right) and Vice Presidents John Mattocks (far left) and Dan Lauzon (lower left). More information on the Ruck is available HERE.