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Legion News (21/8/2019) Legion News Provincial Horseshoe Champions.They did it again. It is with

Legion News (21/8/2019)



Legion News Provincial Horseshoe Champions. They did it again. It is with great pleasure that Branch 197 wishes to congratulate Amy Newman and Teresa Uiterwyk on winning the ladies provincial doubles in horseshoes, for the second year in a row. This event was played in Everett Ontario On August 10. Good fun was had by all. The ladies from Strathroy finished second. Amy also finished third in singles. The rest of the contingent Keith, Dave, Bryan, and Johnny, did us all proud. Wes Kutasienski’s mantra is that “Volunteers are the Life Blood of the Legion” That was really put to the test on August 11 when we found ourselves with two big events on our hands. First of all we had to set up and man the booth at the Leathertown Festival and at the same time prepare to host as many as 500 Motorcycle enthusiasts who for the last two years have made our Legion the end point of their Ride For Sick Kids Rally. Fortunately we had lots of volunteers step forward to help us make both events a resounding success. Most of us had a 9 to 5 Day. Wes and his team, are extremely proud of all those volunteers who contributed their time to both events. You know who you are. Leathertown was a great experience, meeting and greeting so many friendly faces and it is always surprising to see who purchases the Legion logo wear and pins. After the morning shift at Leathertown, we three guys went to the Legion to help with the Ride for Sick Kids. What a reception we were met with. Nowhere to park, as the parking lots were chocked full of Motocycles of all sizes and description, spilling over to surrounding streets. My understanding was that this year the organizers were anticipating 500 riders, but more than 600 turned out, which means they probably exceeded their donations target of $100,000. We were kept busy all afternoon, and it was a pleasure to serve all these riders who were there for a great cause. The highlight of the afternoon was watching one young guy win the draw for $9000 Harley Davidson Motorcycle. This years Steak Dinner on Saturday, August 17 saw 60 people enjoy an excellent meal with attendees from Georgetown and Milton Legions joining in. DJ Elio. Was at his best, as everyone danced the night away. Lynda asked me to thank all the volunteers and especially the cooks On Sunday August 18, the rain stayed away, although it looked cloudy at the start, but the 15th annual Gary Mundy Fishing Derby was a huge success as 60 kids signed up to fish on what turned out to be a bright sunny day. The catch of the day belonged to 10-year-old Hunter Yeatman who reeled in a record breaking 17-inch big mouth bass. Way to go Hunter. The Family Picnic that followed, with many hilarious games was enjoyed by more than 100 family members. Cathy and her family would like to thank all the volunteers who made the day possible, and to the many folks who made donations. We are all geared up for the 5th annual Car Show which is being held this coming Sunday. We will be serving Beef on a bun and Hamburgers. Volunteers are always welcome, so please come and help. Coming up, we have the Legion Masters Golf on Saturday, September 7. You need to sign up by foursome, so check the list behind the bar and make sure your team is entered. On Sunday September 8, the Ladies Auxiliary will be welcoming a busload of veterans from Sunnybrook Hospital from 11am to 2pm. The Ladies would like to see as many branch members as possible come down to the branch and welcome the Vets. Please check the notices behind the bar for upcoming events as well as our webpage at legion197.com DAVID MALONEY PRO BRANCH 197 ACTON





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