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Are you a veteran or a family member of a veteran? Have you submitted a resume of that veteran to be included in the next addition of the Service Recognition Book? This is a good way to recognize a family member who served.

The latest Financial Report that was reviewed at the last General Meeting shows that membership dues and bar sales do not come close to covering the costs that are incurred in the operation of the branch. Without the many hours of volunteer work in raising the funds needed to cover this cost, continuing to operate our branch would be impossible. This small group of dedicated volunteers continue to ensure that the branch will remain open. Become one of those dedicated people and give whatever time you can afford to assisting your branch, to ensure that it continues to operate in the future. My thank you to all of the members who volunteer their time to the branch.

Finally spring is here so hopefully summer is not far behind. Golf and Bar-B-Q season is upon us, but don't forget that your branch still needs your support. Some of the ways that you may help is participating in the Chase The Ace fundraiser on Monday evenings, Texas Hold-em on Tuesday and the meat draws and 50/50 on Friday and Saturday. Chase The Ace ticket sales are from 6 to 8 P.M. with the draw at 8:15 P.M. 50% of all money taken in on ticket sales goes toward the prize that is won if the Ace of Spades is selected. Come out and enjoy a beverage with your friends and participate.

The Legion Sports Foundation is once again sponsoring the Legion Athletic Camp at the International Peace Garden for four camps this summer. Each camp is one week long beginning with registration on the Sunday and ending the following Saturday morning. Applications and more information on these camps is available from the office. The Branch is providing some subsidy to Children/Grandchildren of members who wish to attend.

Canadian Legion Memorial Housing Foundation continues to provide affordable housing to our Veterans and their spouses. If you know of any Veterans or their Widows/Widower, who may require housing, please contact the secretary of the foundation at 669-9969 for information.

All my thoughts and best wishes to our shut-ins and those who are temporarily ill.

Cde. Ronn Anderson, President


Two new ladies are now in the Auxiliary, Beverley Fleury and Noreen Crupp. Welcome and we hope you will enjoy your time with us.

Annette Sul is coming along, is taking it easy for a while.

Spoke to Marion Schroeder is still adjusting to assisted living. Says hello to everyone.

The Auxiliary does Funeral Luncheons, please contact Amelia Huminsky at 204-772-5266.

Just got home from our Luncheon, we had an excellent crowd and again the food was excellent. Scott Gillingham was there. He asked if there was anything he could do, we had to put another table up. Scott got the table and with a Cadet they poured tea and coffee for our lunch. We really appreciated his help. We would like to thank everyone that attended and spent money on the prizes. The following is a list of the winners.

Door Prize 1. Ruth Henry, 2. Jane Deller

Grocery Hamper 1. Maryanne McGibney, 2. Joan Faraci, 3. Kelly Smeall

Silent Auction 1. Puzzle + $20.00 - Maureen Holowaty, 2. Kitchen Medley - Joyce Prosken 3. Value Pak - Karen Sokal, 4. Glass Dish - Kelly Smeall, 5. Crock Pot - Olga McName 6. Monkey Ornaments - Eric Murphy, 7. Value Pak - Joyce Warrener 8. Candle Ornaments - Kay Brown, 9. Photo Album + Crystal - Mary Brown, 10. Crystal - Collen Staska, 11. Body Lotion + Candles - Lynn Stevens 12. Books + Plates + Candles - Carol Tasse, 13. Golf Balls + Earphones - Shirley Nicolson 14. Candles + Body Lotion - Betty Zarney, 15. Rabbit - Joan Faraci 16. Tupperware - Briana Lowry, 17. Puzzle - Jane Deller

It was nice to see several members from the Over 55+ out, thanks for your support. President Corrine would like to thank the members of the Auxiliary for their help and making this Luncheon possible. A big thank you to those in the kitchen Lorna, Kay, Carol and the Cadets. Thanks to Jean McIntosh from over 55+ for taking tickets.

June Clarke, Ladies Auxiliary Publicity Chair


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

Cde. Mike Thayer, Publicity


As spring is upon us, the fall and winter leagues have come to an end. From what I have seen and heard all had a great season and great fun! Congratulations to all the winners!

Don't forget to check the sports bulletin board for any upcoming events and sign up!


Linda Morley represented the Branch at the Provincials 11-13 March held in Roblin MB, she put up a good battle but came up a little short, well done Linda. Barry O'Donnel was unable to attend as he was ill, let's wish him well and hopefully he is feeling much better now.

The Branch cribbage came to an end as well. It was a great combative season; Clarence grant and Elsie Muench came in 1st winning the Moira Simm Memorial Trophy, 2nd went to Terry and Shirley James while 3rd went to Jim and Keith Simm. Well done to all players for a great season, see you all in the fall!

Thank you to Comrade Jim Simm for the year end update!


Curling this year was an enjoyable year with 10 teams, 40 curlers, we did have one unfortunate injury half way through the season, and I hope she is able to return for next season!

The season's playoffs ended 3 April and when the when the fog settled from all the hot shots that were taking place during this time, here are the results: The Aggregate was won by the Bernie McGowan team, A Division winner was the Ken Gray team, B Division winner was the Wayne Neuman team and the Memorial went to Ken Gray. The last place went to the Richards team, but it was an extremely hard for battle for this honour!

Overall it was a very good year and hopefully we can get a few more people out for the next year as we are losing a few members this year! Watch the sports bulletin board for this falls start date. Meeting will be in September as usual! Thank you to Comrade Glenn Morrison-Treasurer for the year end update!


The Wednesday night Dart League ended the season on 20 April. There were six four person teams, and at times they were short players. The banquet will be help 30 Apr. The 1st place team was; Rick McDonald, Michelle Tourond and Ken. The 2nd place team was; Colin Crafts, Bob Kellow, Lucy Kellow and Maria Sheard. Congratulations to all who played this year, I am sure everyone had a great year.

Thank you to Comrade Carrie McDonald, Treasurer, for the year end update.

Winnipeg Veterans English Billiards

League regular season ended 31 March; the top six teams make the playoffs with the 1st and 2nd place teams getting a bye in the first round. St James #1, finished 1st and St James #2, finished 3rd. The playoffs were held over the next three weeks and in the end it turned out to be an all St James final, held over two nights of play and the best of nine games. The last time two St James teams played for the Shield in the final, was 1969. On Tuesday 19 March team #2 jumped out to a 3-1 lead, the winner to be decided on the night of the 21st. St James #2 won the 5th game and only needed one more, however, it wasn't easy, as team #1 battled back to tie it at 4-4. The ninth game was needed and in the end, St James #2 was victorious, defeating the 1st place team overall, as well as last year's Shield winner. All games were good and each person battled hard to win their games. This was the 24th time that a St James team has won the Shield since the league started in 1921. Congratulations to both teams for making the finals and to St James #2 for their winning the Shield. Members of the winning team are: Shane Bartelette (Capt), Jim Simm, Stan Chartrand, Steve Jones, Trevor Westwood, Brock Philip, Jim Stevenson, Al Thede and Randy Morningstar.

Senior Snooker League

The senior snooker league finished play 14 April. The banquet and presentations were held 21 April. The winners of Group A was, D. Saranchuk and Ole Olson, runner-up, T. Derksen and D. Thomas. Winner of Group B was, C. Parent and Friends, runner-up, Al Coote and R. Gill.

The Merv Pilkey Memorial Shield which was won by T. Derksen and M. Power last year went to B. Roy and B. Quinn this year. Thank you to the Branch and staff for all the help during this seasons play. As well a big thank you goes to Bernie Roy for the emailing and set-up of the schedule. One more thank you goes to Wayne Ball for the Laser work on the new Trophy!

Check the September bulletin for the sign-up and start date for our league for the 2016/17 season. Thank you to Comrade Jim Ward, Co-coordinator, for the year end update!


Senior golf started the 27th April and will take place every Wednesday at 1000hrs at the Players Golf Course, on Inkster. I still do not have the dates for this year's Command Golf, when I receive the paperwork the signup sheets will be posted and if need be a Branch play off will be held, course TBD.

Upcoming Events

June 4th, 2nd Annual D-Day Golf Tournament, signup sheet is on the sports bulletin board. It will be held at the Course on the Base.

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

Yours Fraternally
Cde. Randy Morningstar, Sports Chairperson


Our Mother's Day Basket draw will be on May7/16 following the meat draw. I would like to thank to following who contributed to the basket: St. James Ladies Auxiliary, Kendall Catering, Kay McKinnon, Bea Reynolds, Linda Morley, and Hair play Salons. Our next draw is on July1/16 which is our Canada Day Draw. It will be a smoking draw! Watch for more details in the Branch.

Our Chase The Ace is ongoing every Monday evening. We also have a 50/50 draw. Ticket sales are between 6 - 8PM. The 50/50 is drawn just after 8PM and the Chase The Ace is drawn at 8:15PM. Come out with some friends and spend an enjoyable evening with a chance to win the jackpot!

Yours in Comradeship,
Cde. Ken Morley, Ways Means


Robert Gault
Debra Gallaher
Brad Gallaher
Tyler Bennie
B. Jean Gault
Jeffery Corely
Starr Beghin
Brian Hosea
Feliks Krywiel
Dianne Zadorozny
Darlene Therrien

David Kingston
Douglas Brett Summers
Ronald G Anderson
Gerald Gibbings
Thomas Zanzow
Edward Green
Charlene Beaufils-Amos
David Amos
Alexander Tretiak

Number of Dues paid for 2016 - 1174

New Members - 20

Cde. Gordie Laing, Membership Chair Membership Renewal

Membership Renewal

To renew your 2016 membership the dues are $50.00. To become a member of the St. James Legion for the year 2016, the dues are $50.00. 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.


We could really use help with our Meat Draws. If you can help with the draws on Friday or Saturday please leave your name at the Bar or see me.

Cde. Al Coote, In House Draws Chair

  • Daily Draw Winners for Feb/Mar/Apr: R.M. Cozine, A.D. Barker, J. Fraser, R. Filbey, C.R. Gill.



  • MAY 6 & 7 - THE MARVELS
  • MAY 13 & 14 - THE ROCKETS
  • MAY 20 & 21 - DYNAMICS
  • MAY 27 & 28 - DOUBLE SHOT
  • Please note that the new name for Whiskey Bent is Double Shot.

    JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, Friday Nights Only with the Dynamics

    Cde. Maryanne McGibney, Entertainment Chairperson


    I would like to thank all the people who are donating pastry for our cake draws. It is greatly appreciated. I will list everyone in a future bulletin but for now I am very grateful for all your help.

    Upcoming Events:

    Mother's Day Brunch- May 8, Sunday

    • 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
    • Adults- $ 8.00 each
    • Children 12 and under $5.00 each
    • Check poster for menu.
    • Tickets are available at the bar.

    St. James Legion # 4 D.Day Memorial Golf Tournament

    • June 4, Saturday 9:00 am
    • 17th Wing Base Golf Course- 18 holes
    • B.B.Q. and Prizes- $10.00- Pay to Betty Zarney when registering.
    • Golf Fees paid separately at the Golf Course
    • Sign up sheet on bulletin board.

    Canada Day- July 1st. Friday

    • B.B.Q., Mini Meat Draw and Entertainment
    • Festivities start at 12:00 pm
    • Posters will be on the bulletin boards.

    Further events will be in next bulletin.

    Cde. Betty Zarney, Special Events Chair


    The 2015-16 training year for the PPCLI cadets is coming to a close, and all of them have developed new skills as a result of their participation in the program. Several cadets will continue their training by attending summer camps where they will participate in activities such as General Training, Basic Marksman, Basic Expedition, Basic Fitness and Sports. Others will learn to become expedition instructors...

    The final formal parade for the year will be their Annual Ceremonial Review, which will be held at 2:00 PM on May 21, 2016 at Romeo Daillaire School that is located at 81 Quail Ridge Road. The reviewing officer for the parade will be LCol Clouter, who is the Administration Officer at 17 Wing Winnipeg.

    The public is invited to attend. This is an opportunity to see the progress they have made during the current training year. It is also an opportunity for the drum line to demonstrate the wonderful skills they have acquired.

    The Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence will be presented as part of the ceremony. This prestigious award is presented to a cadet who has displayed excellence in citizenship outside the cadet program. The selected cadet must:

    • meet all requirements of the unit annual mandatory and optional training programs;
    • have participated in a minimum of three community service events, in addition to those supported by the unit;
    • be regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet; and
    • have enhanced the corps.

    The unit prefers to keep the name of the winner confidential until the day of the parade, so more detailed information will not be available until the next bulletin. What I can tell you is that the winner is truly an outstanding cadet who has a very promising future.


    The 2016-17 training year will begin in September at a date to be confirmed. Parades are held every Tuesday evening at Romeo Daillaire. Most of the unit officers will return again in September. The one exception is Lt Dasylva who has chosen to leave the cadet program and enrol in the Primary Reserve.

    Cde. Ivan Poitras, Sponsers Representitive


    • 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
    • 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

    Please note that my line dance classes are now $4 per class, Zumba is $5.


    As all members Know by now, our Club sponsors the PPCLI Cadets. There is a small box located by the phone down stairs near the Canteen. If you have any spare CDN Tire Money, it would be greatly appreciated if you could drop it in the box. Once filled we will deliver it to the PPCLI Cadets.


    The Branch has a limited number of mobility aids such as wheelchairs, and canes that are available on loan to our members. If you are in need of a mobility aid on a temporary basis, stop by the Branch to view the items available and determine if one might meet your short term needs.


    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.


    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

    OVER 55

    Ev Hunter is doing membership now. We are working on a new phone list.

    If you have moved or thinking of moving please give us your new address.

    Eunice Harvey has broken her hip.

    Maria Sheak has had a position change from Bake Table to Events Co-ordinator.

    Spoke to a friend of Marg Komaniuk, she is still in the hospital. Our best wishes to her.

    Pat Patterson is now in Oakview Nursing Home, Myrt is slowly getting adjusted. Wish them the best.

    Ev Hunter took a tumble at home, nothing is broken just shaken up. We wish her the best.

    Walter has been out, is using a cane. Will be a slow process.

    We received an invitation from Stonewall Legion, we can arrange a date in May for a tour. At the Executive Meeting in April we decided Thursday May 19/16 for now. A signup sheet will be available for those that will be going and if you need a ride.

    Bob Harvey returned my call, both he and his wife Eunice are members. She is in Seven Oaks Hospital at present. She has a fall in January and injured her hip. He spends time with her at the hospital. I wished them both the best.

    Myrt Patterson was not out for our meeting. I think she picked up a cold and Pat is in the hospital with pneumonia.

    That is it for now, see you at the meeting.

    June Clarke, Publicity


    Deer Lodge - Chris Aldridge

    • Doug Brown - No Goodie bags to be left, short visit to says hello.
    • Charles Yule - Good visit discussing hockey playoffs.
    • Maria Sawatsky - Good visit in lunch room.
    • Peter Sawatsky - No Goodie bags to be left, not in room was at therapy.

    Golden West Lodge - Chris Aldridge

    • Elliot Armstrong - Good visit and great view of new Ness Ave bridge construction

    Oakview Place - Jim Ward

    • Olive Horton - Sad to report, Deceased April 2, 2016
    • Wes Wowchuk - Sleeping left goodie bag.
    • Ed Wall - Good visit and chat
    • Marge Hewitt - Short visit, resting.
    • Pat Patterson - Short visit resting left Goodie Bag.

    Lions Personal Care Centre - Al Coote

    • Winnie Clouston - Had a nice visit.

    Tuxedo Villa - Al Coote

    • Eva Mackay - Very enjoyable visit

    This is my report for the Sick and Visiting. Thanks to all the committee members, Ken Al and Jim.

    Cde Tom Love, 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.

    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.


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    Alan R. Goddard, B.A. LL.B
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    Michael J. Law, B.A., LL.B
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    Mindy R. Lofchick, LL.B
    Serge B. Couture, B.A., LL.B
    Kael P. McKenzie, B.A., LL.B
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    Tel. (204) 888-7973
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