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Greetings to all.

There was a very poor turnout of members at the February General meeting. This is the forum for members to help your executive in the operation of the branch. Meetings only occur every other month and the meeting only lasts for an hour or so. This is not much time to dedicate to your branch. General meetings are held the 3rd Thursday in February, April, June, August, October and the 2nd Thursday in December. Meetings commence at 7:00 P.M.

At the April general meeting we will be deciding on the number of delegates and electing members to be delegates to the 2014 Dominion Convention. If you are interested in representing your branch at this convention please attend the meeting in order to be elected as a delegate. The convention will be held in Edmonton, Alberta 15 - 18 June, 2014.

On the 4th Thursday of January, March, May, September and November at 7 P.M. The branch holds a special meeting at which the new members to the Legion are initiated. As part of this meeting Special Awards and Long service pins are presented to deserving members. At the March 27th meeting, donations from the Poppy Fund, as approved by the general body, will be presented. The Initiation meetings normally take less than an hour and is a good way for the membership to welcome our new members, and honour our long serving ones.

The Sports Foundation of Manitoba & Northwest Ontario Command operates the Best Sports Camp in Canada for Children. In order to do this they need help. If you are able to give some time to the welfare of our youth, then maybe you could volunteer as a Dorm Dean (Chaperone) at the Athletic Camp for a week this summer. The camp operates in one week blocks from 13 July 2014 until 16 August 2014 at The International Peace Garden. Your help would be greatly appreciated. More information can be obtained from the office.

My best wishes to all. If you are under the weather, Get Well Soon, and I hope to see you all in the branch over the next couple of months.

Cde. Ronn Anderson, President


Our Door Prizes for the Christmas Luncheon should have read: Door Prizes, Donna Dyck Ticket # 22, Gertrude Derkson Ticket # 20 and Sarah Morrison Ticket # 86.

Elections took place at our February meeting. The following is our Executive:

Past President - Marjorie Suddick President - Corinne Van Meer
1st Vice - Phyllis Psooy 2nd Vice - Jane Deller
Treasurer - Barbara Criggie Catering - Marjorie Suddick
Deer lodge - Marjorie Martin Shut-ins - Phyllis Psooy
Joint Hospital - June Clarke Publicity - June Clarke
Social Committee - Corinne Van Meer Sewing and Crafts - Annette Sul
Ways and Means - Barbara Criggie Sargent At arms - Lila Yelland

Letter from George V School

École George V School
265 Grey Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R2L 1V6
Phone 204-669-4482
Fax 204-654-2891
Principal/Directeur: Manuel Silva

November 29, 2013

A big thank you to all the people at # 4 Royal Canadian Legion for collecting Campbell soup labels for us. These labels are being accumulated so we can redeem them for merchandise to enhance the various programs in our school.

It is people like you that help the future of our young children in their endeavour for better education.

Once again, Thank You!
M. Silva, Principal

The Auxiliary Does Funerals, please contact Marjorie Suddick at 837-8416

We had two new members come in at our February meeting - Wendy Bovard and Lenora mensforth, welcome.

The Auxiliary did well at our Christmas Luncheon - Thank You for your support.

The Auxiliary is planning a Spring Luncheon for Sunday, May 4/14 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Tickets will be $7.00. Please mark this down on your Calendars.

We are looking for members. We meet on a Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM. Jane Deller looks after our Membership.

I received a call on February 10/14 that Sam Faraci passed away - our condolences to his wife Joan.

Hopefully by the time this Newsletter comes out we might have some warmer weather.

June Clarke, Ladies Auxiliary Publicity Chair


As reported in January, the St. James Legion, had a very successful fundraising campaign. During the Honours and Awards portion of the Initiation meeting on the 27th of March, the Poppy Committee will be making several donations as approved by the general membership. These donations will be going to organizations that assist our Veterans in areas of health and welfare. The Grace Hospital, Deer Lodge Centre, Meals on Wheels, Legion Memorial Housing Foundation, Sick and Visiting Committees will be recipients of our fundraising efforts. Please join the Poppy Committee at this meeting to honour these organizations who assist our Veterans in need of their services.

I would also like to apologize to Comrade Jane Deller for missing her name in the list of volunteers in the Poppy Report I made in the Jan/Feb bulletin. If I missed anyone else please let me know.

Cde. Ronn Anderson, Chairman


Please note: all submissions for the Newsletter must be typed or hand printed. Thank you

Cde. Mike Thayer, Publicity

2701 PPCLI Cadets

We have a box situated beside the phone next to the Canteen, which is there for members to deposit any extra Canadian Tire Money they may have in support of our Cadets. St James Legion #4 are the sponsors for this Cadet Unit. Please help out the young Cadets by placing your spare Canadian Tire Money in the box.

Thank you in advance

Cde. Eric Murphy Committee Member PPCLI Cadets


Now that winter is coming to a close and spring is around the corner #4 hours of operation changes May 1st.

Spring & Summer Hours

  • Mon 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tues 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Wed 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thurs 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fri 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Sat 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Be advised - Saturdays in July and Aug 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Changes to Fall & Winter hours on September 1st.

  • Mon 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Tues 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Wed 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Thurs 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Fri 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Sat 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

To all members and non-members please keep #4 in mind when you are arranging - weddings - anniversaries - retirements - birthdays, etc. #4 has space available for all types of functions and we will be happy to serve you.

Also - come out on Monday nights 6 p.m. and try your luck @ Chase the Ace and Tues for Texas Hold'em at 7 p.m.

In closing thanks to all members and guest for your support for our Legion over the winter months and all our staff are looking forward to serving you in the spring and summer.

If members or guests have any suggestions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me - Roxanne phone 204-888-2767, E-mail - "Attention Roxanne" or just leave a note @ the bar and I will get back to you.

Roxanne Bar Manager



The cribbage league started Sept 28 2013. Come out and join us for an afternoon of friendly cards & socializing. Registration starts at 11:30 am. Cards at 12:30. We play every second Saturday and We hope to see you there.

Contact Gert 837 1955 or Bea 888 4661 if you have any questions.


Play started on October 6th and the competition is hot and heavy. Go out on Sunday and watch them play at noon at the Deer Lodge Curling Club. They are looking for spares to help out. The competition is hot and fierce as they head into the play downs.


The Wednesday Night Dart league has started for the season and a notice has been posted with information on the league.

If you are interested in playing in this fun league and require more information please leave a message at the branch.

The District playoffs for the 2014 Provincial command Dart championships were played February 23, 2014 and as of the printing of this report the complete results were not known. We have 2 4 Man Teams, 3 doubles teams and 3 singles teams representing the branch at this level.

International Veterans Billiard League

The 2013 -14 season has started. Watch the bulletin boards for further information. Come out and watch the high caliber of play on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. We have 2 teams that play in this league so please come out and support them.

Senior Snooker League

The Senior Snooker league has commenced. You can see them play 2-3 mornings a week from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thanks to Jim Ward and Bernie Roy for all their help in running this league. The competition is rugged in this final round before playoffs. The final results will be published in the next bulletin.


Even though the snow may be around until July before it all melts please watch for the registration sheets for the 2014 Provincial Command Regular and Senior Golf Tournaments which will be posted in late March if all the information is available.

Upcoming Events

Please watch the bulletin boards for upcoming sporting events to take place at our branch.

Yours Fraternally
Cde. Mary Anne McGibney, Sports Chairperson


Cde. Chris Lundgren, Children's Committee Chair


We will be having a basket draw for Easter the draw will be on April 19/14.

I am currently looking for goodies to put in the basket, if you have anything you can donate to this basket please contact Al Coote at the branch. Also we will Have Basket draws on Canada Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. So we are always in need of contributions for these draws.

If you can Help It sure will be appreciated.

Yours in Comradeship,
Cde. Al Cootes, Ways Means


New Members for the General Meeting As of February 20th 2014

Ordinary New
Charles Cameron
Associate New
Shawn Clark
Joan Kingdon
Affiliate New
Joyce Ward
Robert Ross
Al Valentine
Frank Palz
Walter Simpkin
Joyce Sims
Bruce Seman
Rose Anne Johnston
Norma Jean Patenaude
Rose Marie Cozine
Donald Cozine
James Hannah
John Kuryk

Number of Dues paid for 2014

  • 1225

New Members

  • 16

Cde. Gordie Laing, Membership Chair Membership Renewal


To renew your Membership for 2014 the dues are $46.00. Cannot make it down to the Legion? Mail in your dues with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and we will be pleased to mail your Membership card to you.

Keep up with the happenings at our Legion. If you want the bulletin mailed to you, the cost is $10.00 per year and you will be one of the first to receive the bulletin delivered right to your mailbox six times a year.


Meat Draw

Easter will soon be here. We will have Turkeys and Hams starting on the following Saturdays

  • April 5
  • April 12
  • April 19

Come out and win yourself a Ham or Turkey for Easter.

My Thanks to all who have so diligently throughout the year.

We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our Meat Draw. If you or your Group are interested please leave your name at the Bar or call the branch at (204) 888-2767.

Cde. Marge Suddick, In House Draws Chair


The Branch now offers Chase the Ace every Monday evening. The sales are between 6 P.M. and 8 P.M., with the draw being held at 8:15 P.M. The Cost of tickets is $5.00 for a strip of 5 tickets. There is also a 50/50 draw, and the cost is $1.00 for a strip of 5 tickets. The Jackpot for March 3, 2014 is $900.00 plus half the sales for the evening. The canteen is also open if you would like to come down for dinner and make an evening out. Come on out and give it a try, who knows you might even win!

Yours in Comradeship,
Ken Morley, Chairman


Band Schedule

March 2014

  • 28-01 Celebration
  • 07-08 Crosstown
  • 14-15 Spice of Life
  • 21-22 Dynamic's
  • 28-29 Syndicate


  • 04-05 Celebration
  • 11-12 Marvel's
  • 17-19 Double Duty
  • 25-26 Breeze

Cde. Darcy Halladay, Entertainment Chairperson


Robbie Burns Day and Valentine's Day were both a good event. I want to thank all the members who come out and support the events we have. A couple of minor errors on Robbie Burns but it turned out well. Ken put on a great meal for Valentine's. He had 150 people he served. Great job Ken. Thank you to the staff for a great job.

Upcoming events:

St. Patrick's Day

  • Monday- March 17th
  • Stew- $5.00
  • Irish Dancers
  • PPCLI Drum line
  • Entertainment starting at 6:15 pm.
  • Come out and enjoy the day and play Chase the Ace.

Mother's Day

  • May 11th, Sunday
  • Cost $7.00 per ticket, children under 5 free.

We are also going to have an event to welcome our Military down to the branch. We are going to have a Comedy Night.

It is on May 2, Friday at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be $10.00 a person with the proceeds going to the MFRC. I hope the members will come out and support our Military on this day.

Posters will be up for all these events.

Cde. Betty Zarney, Special Events Chair


  • Free Ballroom Dancing Lessons Thursday Night
  • With Eric
  • Beginners 6:45 to 7:45
  • Advance 8:00 to 9:00
  • For info please call 339 - 8890


  • Monday, 1:30-3:00, Line Dancing, Beginner, Sheryl Fowler, Oct thru May
  • Monday, 6:30-7:00, Line Dancing, High Intermediate, Kathy Arnold, All Year
  • Monday, 7:00-9:00, Line Dancing, Intermediate, Kathy Arnold, All Year
  • Tuesday, 7:00-9:00, Line Dancing, High Beginner, Kathy Arnold, All Year
  • Wednesday, 7:00-7:30, Line Dancing, Intermediate, Karen Hodgins, Sept thru June
  • Wednesday, 7:30-9:00, Line Dancing, Low Intermediate, Karen Hodgins, All Year
  • Thursday, 10:00-11:00, Zumba Gold, Beginner, Karen Hodgins, Sept thru June
  • Friday, 10:00- Noon, Line Dancing, All Levels Review, Kathy Arnold, Sept thru June

Please note that all Kathy`s classes are now suspended due to health issues. Also, my line dance classes are now $4 per class, Zumba is $5.


In recent years we have lost many Comrades available for the important duty of Honorary Pallbearers who are needed to honor our fallen Veterans. I would like to request volunteers for this duty, if you can spare sometime in the AM or PM to attend various funerals and have a Legion uniform. I would appreciate you getting in touch with me at 889-8225 or leave your name and phone number at the Branch office. Thank you in advance for your co-operation

Cde. Eric Murphy, Service Officer & Pensions


On your way downstairs to the main lounge, there is a wooden box marked "St James Legion Supports the Troop's Family" if you have any spare change please throw it in to support our Troop's family.

Also have a look at the wall behind the bar; we are selling items for the MFRC (Military Family Resource Centre" to help the Troops and their families. Support your troops on Friday by wearing RED.


We are into March now, getting close to spring. On March 26/14 Jessie and Dennis Fraser will be celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary, have a good one we wish you all the best.

The Bake Table did well the past year. If you can do some baking, let Darlyn know. Our dates for the Bake table are March 22/14. The Meat Draw may need someone to work, contact Jim if you are available.

Our Guest Speakers went very well, of course we had made more snow which makes it hard for people to get around.

Our Easter Dinner has been booked for Sunday, April 6/14. Ham and Scallop Potatoes. It will be a sit down dinner. Marjorie Suddick has tickets. Tickets are $15.00 and $17.00 for non-members. We always have a nice Meal and a good time.

On Sunday March 28/14, we are having a Fun Day. Georgina Dibley is arranging this. She will be taking names, this way we will know how many to expect. Doors will open at noon.

The Executive of the Over 55 have been advised that Mary Anne McGibney the Chair has to resign for health reasons. The Executive and Members wish you the best.

The Bake Table has the date of March 22/14. If you can do some baking it would be much appreciated and also to sell tickets for the Meat Draw - please contact Jim.

See you at the meeting

June Clarke, Publicity


No Report Submitted

Cde Blaine Ramsey, Hospital & Sick Visiting Chairperson


Please take note. Any checks or donations made to Deer Lodge Veterans must be made out to the Veterans Memorial Endowment Fund at Deer Lodge. This is to ensure the money or donations go directly to the Veterans and no other organizations. Thank you.


Our Office Administrator, Debi Pointkoski, is also a Certified Marriage Commissioner. Please contact Debi if you want more information regarding this service.


Heaven's gate swung gently open, the Master called softly "Come" and you Dear one took the Master's hand and your work on earth was done. We'll never cease to miss you and shed many silent tears because we cannot share with you Our hopes, Our joys, Our fears. But one day in God's garden when the master calls us to come, You'll be at the gates with open arms and say to us "Welcome home".

It is with deep sympathy the Branch records the passing of the following Comrades since our last review. The Officers, Executives and members extend their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

Cde. Lawrence Dyck
Unit: Army
Deceased 25 Dec 13
Cde. A.E (Bud) Davis
Unit: Army
Deceased 30 Dec 13

Cde. Sven Edbom
Unit: RCE
Deceased 07 Feb 14

Cde. Walter Palmer
Voting Affiliate
Deceased 29 Jan 14

Cde. Marilyn Clement
Deceased 31 Jan 14

Cde. Sam Faraci
Deceased 09 Feb 14

They shall grow not old
As we are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them,
Nor do the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


Barristers & Solicitors

Since 1923 this firm served the St James Assiniboia Community, practicing in the Areas of Real Estates, Mortgages, Wills and Estates, Family Law, Criminal, Corporate, Commercial, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Wrongful Dismissal.

George E. Chapman Q.C.
Alan R. Goddard, B.A. LL.B
Kelly P. Land, B.A., LL.B
Michael J. Law, B.A., LL.B
Allan L Dyker, B.A., LL.B
Mindy R. Lofchick, LL.B
Serge B. Couture, B.A., LL.B
Kael P. McKenzie, B.A., LL.B
Almer N. Jacksteit, B. Comm, LL.B, Counsel

1864 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3J 0H2
Tel. (204) 888-7973
Fax no. (204) 832-3461