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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS THE POOL TABLES, DART BOARDS AND SHUFFLE BOARDS WILL BE OPEN FOR YOUR USE AT NO CHARGE. HAVE A TRY AND JOIN ONE OF OUR LEAGUES IN THE FALL.

SMALL PARTIES

THE BACKROOM IS OPEN FOR BIRTHDAY, RETIREMENT AND OTHER PARTIES FREE OF CHARGE FOR MEMBERS. BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY USE OF THIS AREA –

PLEASE BOOK THROUGH THE OFFICE WELL IN ADVANCE.

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A PRIVATE IN-BRANCH FREE THANK YOU PARTY FOR OUR

WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS

Sunday, October 1st – 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

OPEN TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEER MEMBERS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN:

The Bowness May Weekend Clean-up; Garage Sale; Stampede and Silent Auction

SIGN-UP SHEET ON THE BOARD BY THE KITCHEN

EACH VOLUNTEER IS PERMITTED ONE GUEST FOR A FREE STEAK BUT THE GUEST  PAYS FOR THEIR OWN LIBATION(S)

THE BRANCH WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR ANYONE ELSE ON THAT SUNDAY GOT IT!!!!

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70TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, October 22nd – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our Charter Dates from 31 December 1947.

But trying to combine our traditional New Years Eve Party and the 70th celebration was just a little unlikely to work well!

OPEN TO ALL AGES AND THE PUBLIC AND “YES” THAT MEANS EVERYONE – JUNIORS TOO!

BBQ – LIVE MUSIC – POOL – DARTS – SHUFFLEBOARD

and

MUCH MORE!

Come on out and visit with us and see how we really make the communities of Bowness and Montgomery work! Don’t forget – we ARE the last Water Hole WEST!

(Until you get to Cochrane Legion!)

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LADIES AFTERNOON DARTS – WEDNESDAYS AT 1:30 P.M.

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MIXED SHUFFLEBOARD

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

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NEW

IN-HOUSE MIXED SHUFFLEBOARD

MONDAY, at 6:30 p.m.

There is a Sign-up Sheet in the Pool Room Notice Board.

Talk to 3rd Vice-President and Sports Officer Lyle Kent

Must be a Branch 238 Member

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In-House Mixed Darts League

Tuesdays, 6:30 P.M.

 

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TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER GROUP

WEDNESDAYS, AT 6:30 P.M.

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 FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ARE AWESOME AT THE 238 LEGION

Fridays – 3-Meat Draws + 50/50 + Loser’s Draw start at 5:30 p.m.

Band starts to play at 7:00 p.m. (scroll down)

Saturdays – 3-Meat Draws + 50/50 + Loser’s Draw start at 5:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY BANDS

Sept 29 – VINTAGE EXPRESS

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OCTOBER BANDS – FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS

October 6, 7 – Lindberg Express

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October 13, 14 – Hot Rod Kitty

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October 20, 21 – The Sub A-tomic Spiders

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October 27, 28  –  IN4RED

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NOVEMBER BANDS

November 3, 4 – DC TOP

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REMEMBRANCE DAY TAG DAY IS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4

We need Adult Taggers as well as Cadets, Scouts, Guides, etc.

We also need assistance to deliver and pick-up the “Taggers” 0900 – 1700 that day driving rented passenger vans.

Help us prepare food for the hungry cadets, scouts, guides and other Taggers as they come and go on their appointed shifts.

Remember Legionnaires – you promised to assist in Remembrance activities when you joined the Legion!

This year we have added the two Beacon Hill Open Air Shopping centres to service as well as our existing areas – please volunteer in your local area if covered by our Branch 238. Talk to Chair, Brian (Chuck) Cherry or Vice-Chair Pat Almond or leave your name and contact details at the bar. A large sign-up sheet will be posted near the kitchen hatch in a few days.

Saturday, November 10

REMEMBRANCE DAY

SERVICE AT THE BOWNESS SPORTSPLEX MAIN HALL

BE SEATED  BY NO LATER THAN 10:45 – SERVICE STARTS AT 10:50 A.M. sharp.

Saturday, all day will – as usual feature a cross section of highland dancers, cadet corps bands and Highland Pipe and Drum Bands commencing shortly after the colour party returns to the Branch (About 12:10 p.m.). Members and one guest only until 4:00 p.m. and then open to the public

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November 17, 18 – Nova Scotiables

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Friday, November 24th – The Sidewinder Band

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Saturday, November 25th – Jim Baxter

 Scroll down to the bottom of this page for our calendar.

3-MEAT DRAWS, a 50-50 and “Loser’s” Draw start at 5:30 p.m. Come in and have  great dinner from our kitchen, join in for our 3 meat draws and our 50/50 draw starting at 5:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday evening. The regular meat draws are valued at bout $50.00 – $60.00 0f good quality cuts. We even have a “Losers” Meat Draw where ALL the tickets go back in the drum again! But the meat doesn’t have quite the same value as the regular draws!

Every day we host a “Loonie” and 25c “Lucky” draw for members of Branch 238 in good standing. These draws happen at 6:00 pm.

If the loonie pot reaches a maximum of $1,500.00 then a second pot is started, so while we’re waiting for the $1,500.00 pot to be won our second pot is building you must be here, have paid your loonie, printed your name and signed the draw book to win. Members win 75% of the Loonie Pot with 25% going to donations.

For the “Lucky” quarter draw the entire amount collected goes back as the prize. Come in anytime during the day to pay your quarter and sign the book, you do not have to be in the branch when that draw is made. One weekend before the Easter, Thanksgiving AND Christmas weekends our meat draws are for turkeys and hams or prime rib roasts. That means September 30th/October 1st for Thanksgiving 2017.

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Seniors Thursdays Jam 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open for you!

Seniors Jam – Dance Floor on a Thursday afternoons starts at 1:30 p.m.

Seniors Jam Thursdays Afternoons – The Jammers!

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ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

1st Saturday of January

We install our newly elected Executive.  All 238 members welcome.  Cold plate buffet follows.

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LAST FRIDAY IN APRIL – HONOURS & AWARDS

6:00p.m. Cocktails – followed by the presentation of awards AND a free buffet supper.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY

NOVEMBER 11

Veterans are an important part of our history. At Branch 238 we celebrate all our Veterans achievements from past Commonwealth Actions, the two World Wars and Korea as well as Peace Keeping including Afghanistan. After our Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Bowness Community Centre (see more information on our community page) our Branch is open to members only plus 1 guest until 4:00 p.m. and then open to the public. The festivities include highland dancers, pipe bands, other entertainments, snacks and beverages.

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NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS

Are held at the October General Meeting and the November General Meeting. We invite all 238 members to nominate other worthy members for positions on the Executive Committee. At the November General Meeting we hold our elections of Officers and Executive Committee Members. Positions of the executive office are President, the three Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant-at-Arms and other Executive Committee positions. Go to our page “About” to see are on who are our current officers and Executive Committee Members.

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VETERANS AND SENIORS CHRISTMAS DINNER

On the first Sunday in December we host an afternoon Christmas dinner for our valued veterans and seniors. Tickets for Branch 238 members and 1- guest become available after Remembrance Day for approximately 2-weeks, then we open ticket sales to the all community seniors. We have maximum seating for 200, All staffed by our wonderful volunteers. Live Entertainment is provided in both the upper and lower levels of the Branch with cash draws as well.

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We also celebrate the “Battle of The Atlantic,” and the “Battle of Britain” always providing sufficient interest is shown. Just check this page once or twice a month.

Battle of Britain

(Courtesy of Wikipedia and Royal Canadian Air Force Archives)

Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of the Second World War when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force attacks from the end of June 1940. It is described as the first major campaign fought entirely by air forces. The British officially recognize its duration as from 10 July until 31 October 1940, which overlaps with the period of large-scale night attacks known as the Blitz, that lasted from 7 September 1940 to 11 May 1941 while German historians do not accept this subdivision and regard it as a campaign lasting from July 1940 to June 1941 including the Blitz.

Phase II, of Adlertag (Eagle Day) as it was called by the Luftwaffe was the main assault, it was marked by further attacks on radar positions and massive attacks against airfields to destroy Great Britain’s fighter capability in the air and on the ground. In particular, the airfields of 11 Group, located in the southeast of England, came under fire.  The only Royal Canadian Air Force squadron in the Battle – No. 1 (Canadian) Squadron, later renamed 401 Squadron – was part of 11 Group.

Courtesy of Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA license

Start date: Jul 10, 1940

  • End date: Oct 31, 1940

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Battle of the Atlantic

(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, announced the day after the declaration of war, and Germany’s subsequent counter-blockade. It was at its height from mid-1940 through to the end of 1943. The Battle of the Atlantic pitted U-boats and other warships of the Kriegsmarine and aircraft of the Luftwaffe against the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy, United States Navy, and Allied Merchant Shipping. The convoys, coming mainly from North America and predominantly going to the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, were protected for the most part by the Royal Navy; Royal Canadian Navy and air forces. These forces were aided by ships and aircraft of the United States from September 13, 1941. The Germans were joined by submarines of the Italian Royal Navy after their Axis ally Italy entered the war on June 10, 1940.

 Start date: Sep 3, 1939

  • End date: May 8, 1945

en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA license  Wikipedia

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