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Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy with two weeks left to go
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Alf Ash/Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press/ Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA - A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting...
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Gift Store for Ottawa's elite
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Alf Ash/Steve Merti Daily Brew-Yahoo/Canadian Press

Back in the bad old days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was run by an elite ruling class known as the nomenklatura. This tiny percentage of Soviets — politburo members, military officers and key bureaucrats in every facet of the government, military and industry — had enormous privileges in...
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Bartscher, Harold Alfred
Monday, April 21, 2014
Alf Ash/ Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd

Bartscher, Harold Alfred It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Barch, loving husband of Marg (Chisholm) in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his parents Alma and Arnold Bartscher and his sister and brother-in-law Lucille and John Lovett also his brother-in-law Harry...
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Category: Births Deaths and Marriages
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Only the elite allowed to shop at government of Canada's official gift store
Monday, April 21, 2014
Alf Ash/Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press /The News Review

OTTAWA - Canada's official gift shop is tucked into the fourth floor of a government building in nearby Gatineau, Que., but you won't see any tourists lining up at the cash register to buy coffee mugs adorned with Mounties. This taxpayer-funded store carries only high-end souvenirs, reserved...
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Category: Miscellaneous
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Mounties on medical, stress leave fear new dismissal process
Monday, April 21, 2014
Alf Ash/The Canadian Press /CBC News

The RCMP is making it simpler to release officers with serious medical problems, prompting fears that many ill members will be sent packing without due process or the means to fight their dismissal. Under the old rules an officer who protested a medical discharge because of mental or physical...
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Category: Miscellaneous
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More opportunities for vets and armed forces
Monday, April 21, 2014
Alf Ash/Garry Breitkreuz(The News Review)

No Canadians have earned more admiration and respect from their fellow citizens than our Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel. They make me very proud to be Canadian. The Government of Canada has already shown, through many measures, how much we value our CAF personnel. It...
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Category: Veterans
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Dinners will continue from 5:30 till 6:30 Karaoke still follows from 6:30 till 11:00
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Alf Ash

Carl's Music will host this Karaoke Event, Members Dinners at $8.00 from 5:30 till 6:30, Karaoke will follow from 6:30 till 11:00 Donations are appreciated! Tuesday night is Member's Dinner & Karaoke Night Starts at 5:30 pm till around 6:30 pm The kitchen committee...
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Service Officer Randy Groundwater will visit Branch #50 Tuesday 29th April, 2014 at 11am.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Alf Ash/Jean Davidson

Randy Groundwater will visit Branch #50 to discuss Information,advice or assistance, regarding Veterans Problems at 11am,Tuesday 29th April 2014. And he will be interviewing anyone who has War Disability Pension concerns,or other Veterans concerns.All Veterans can receive his help,you do...
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“Military Recognition Booklet” being published by Ontario Command.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Alf Ash/Paul Scagnetti

January 29, 2014 Dear Comrades and Veterans; I am contacting you in order to offer you the opportunity to have you – or loved one’s- military service recognized in a “Military Recognition Booklet” being published by Ontario Command. This booklet is an attempt to capture at least 500...
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Category: Veterans
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We visited Parkwood Veterans Hospital in London in December 12th, 2013
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Alf Ash

We visited Parkwood Veterans Hospital in London in December 12th, 2013, to deliver various supplies that Branch #50 members donated in 2013. We will continue to collect for these Veterans during 2014,please donate whatever you can.They presently have 170 Men Veterans and 6 Female...
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Hall Rental Information/ Rental Forms Available on Legion Site.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Alf Ash

Hall can be rented on Saturday Nights from 8pm to 1am.for up to 100 people. Members/Non-Members may rent all or part of our facility for parties, weddings, meetings etc. Non-members will pay a higher fee for the hall rental. 1. The period of rental shall be from 8 PM to 1 AM. Access...
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We collect/Pop cans/Tabs/CanadianTire money Etc.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Alf Ash

We collect Pop Cans/Pop Tabs/Canadian Tire Money/Used Vegetable oil. Please remove the tabs from the pop cans before depositing them in the recycle bin,the pop cans will be donated to the Waterloo Shriners Aluminum Can Recycling Program, and the tabs will be sent to the Elora Legion for there...
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samaritan® PAD 300P Defibrillator/for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Alf Ash

Branch #50 (Fred Gies)now has a Defibrillator available for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.This unit is available from behind the bar.All the bar staff have been trained in the proper use of this unit. samaritan® PAD 300P Defibrillator Portable AEDSudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) often strikes without...
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Cheque Presentation Grand River Hospital
Friday, April 18, 2014
Alf Ash

Cheque Presentation to Grand River Hospital took place today. Cheque was presented to Kim Wilhelm, Manager, Leadership & Planned Gifts by Al Hohner President of Fred Gies Branch #50 on behalf of Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command (Command Branches and Ladies Auxiliary Charitable...
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Police alert women to ‘major health concerns’ in soldier sex-assault case
Friday, April 18, 2014
Alf Ash/Meghan Hurley, Ottawa Citizen

PEMBROKE — The investigation into an infantry soldier who police allege drugged, raped and videotaped some of his 18 victims might become a nationwide probe with “major health concerns” for more than 50 women. Derrick Gallagher, 31, an infantry soldier based in Petawawa, appeared in court by...
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OLDER NEWS


Miscellaneous
Gary Doyle, Jeff Allan let go by 570 News
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Alf Ash/Chris Herhalt(The Record)
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By Chris Herhalt KITCHENER — Local radio station 570 News let longtime talk show hosts Gary...

   

Miscellaneous
Heartbleed bug: 900 SINs stolen from Revenue Canada
Monday, April 14, 2014
Alf Ash/CBC News
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The Canada Revenue Agency says 900 Canadians have had their social insurance numbers stolen from...

Afghanistan
More Canadian than British soldiers took own lives in 2013
Monday, April 14, 2014
Alf Ash/Caroline Brown, CBC News
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Suicide rates among Canadian soldiers are far higher than those in Britain, according to newly...

   

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Legion Supports Homeless Veterans Forum
Friday, April 11, 2014
Alf Ash/Legion Dominion President Gordon Moore./Marketwired
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 11, 2014) - The Legion is hosting the first Homeless...

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Legion Selects Winners of Poster and Literary Contests
Friday, April 11, 2014
Alf Ash/Mr. Gordon Moore, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion/Marketwired
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 10, 2014) - Mr. Gordon Moore, Dominion President of...

   

Miscellaneous
Heartbleed bug's government impact may go far beyond Revenue Canada
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Alf Ash/Matt Kwong, CBC News/Reuters
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A bold move to block the Canada Revenue Agency’s e-services amid worries about the massive...

Miscellaneous
Armed Forces considers incentives to keep soldiers fit
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Alf Ash/Kristen Everson, CBC News /Canadian Press
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The Canadian Armed Forces is considering an incentive program to go along with its new fitness...

   

Veterans
Advocates say bureaucrats sabotaging improvements to veterans care and benefits
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Alf Ash/ Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press/ Winnipeg Free Press
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OTTAWA - Veterans of bureaucratic battles over the treatment of ex-soldiers unleashed a...

Veterans
Depression in soldiers a ‘huge concern,’ says military MD
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Alf Ash/Murray Brewster The Canadian Press/The Star
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OTTAWA—There have been eight suspected suicides in the Canadian Armed Forces since the beginning...

   

Miscellaneous
Canadian shot in Barbados robbery kept alive by wife
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Alf Ash/Laura Payton, CBC News
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A Canadian couple has a harrowing story to tell after masked men broke into their Caribbean...

Veterans
Most Canadians don’t know Vimy Ridge was a WWI battle, new poll shows
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Alf Ash/ Steve Mert- Daily Brew(Yahoo)
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It's not news anymore that many Canadians are woefully ignorant of this country's history,...

   

Afghanistan
The Conservative government has quickly back-pedalled from a plan to make the families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Friday, April 04, 2014
Alf Ash/By Steve Mertl | Daily Brew(Yahoo)
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The Conservative government has quickly back-pedalled from a plan to make the families of...

Miscellaneous
The quest for affordable foot care for seniors
Friday, April 04, 2014
Alf Ash/ The Record/Carol Goar (news services columnist)./Wikipedia,
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The quest for affordable foot care for seniors By Carol Goar Minoo Shakibai sometimes wants...

   

Veterans
Wounded soldiers told to sign form agreeing not to criticize military for their own good: senior officer
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Alf Ash/David Pugliese and Patrick Smith, Postmedia News/
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The military officer in charge of providing help for injured soldiers says they are being asked...

Afghanistan
Families of fallen soldiers invited to Ottawa service must pay own way
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Alf Ash/Richard Madan, CTV News
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Family members of Canadian soldiers who fought and died in Afghanistan have been told to pay...

   

Veterans
Government preparing to fund service dogs for veterans with PTSD
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Alf Ash/Richard Madan, CTV News
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OTTAWA -- Canada's embattled veterans affairs minister will soon unveil a pilot project to...

Miscellaneous
Fraud centre ‘inundated’ with complaints about fake tax refunds
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Alf Ash/ Catherine Thompson (The Record)
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KITCHENER— It's tax time, and fraudsters are working in force to snag unsuspecting people with...

   

Miscellaneous
Search and rescue for false alarms costs millions
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Alf Ash/ David McKie, CBC News
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False distress signals from small recreational boats and aircraft are sending Canada's...

Afghanistan
Peter MacKay wishes Canada's Afghan troops had been better prepared
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Alf Ash/Trinh Theresa Do, (CBC News)Canadian Press
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With Canada's mission in Afghanistan finally in the past, former defence minister Peter MacKay...

   

Miscellaneous
Malaysia Airlines MH370: Why airlines don't live-stream black box data
Friday, March 28, 2014
Alf Ash/Andre Mayer, CBC News
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International teams have spent nearly three weeks looking for evidence of the missing Malaysian...

Miscellaneous
Military cadet organization to cut staff numbers in half
Friday, March 28, 2014
Alf Ash/ David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
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Canada’s military cadet program hopes to cut its full-time administrative staff by half and...

   

Branch News
Saturday March 29th 2014 Enjoy the 60’s 70’s & 80’s all in One Night!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alf Ash
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Saturday March 29th 2014 8pm to 1am Enjoy the 60’s 70’s & 80’s all in One Night! GET ON THE...

RCL
Statement from Gordon Moore, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alf Ash/Gordon Moore, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 24, 2014) - Dear Editor Remembrance allows Canadians...

   

Veterans
Veterans say there's a huge gap between Tory rhetoric and reality
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alf Ash/The Canadian Press /Yahoo News
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OTTAWA - A veterans group says there's a major disconnect between what the Harper government is...

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Solo
Fri, Apr 25
1pm




Sports
Ladies Darts
Fri, Apr 25
8pm



 

Seniors
Seniors Seminar
Sat, Apr 26
9am

Seminar will be held at Branch #50 for the Seniors in Zone C2 at 9am to 12noon. Light lunch will follow.



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Apr 26
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Legion
General Meeting
Sun, Apr 27
2pm

General Meeting Nominations will be held this day.



Seniors
Bid Euchre
Mon, Apr 28
1pm

Community Cards



Sports
Pool
Mon, Apr 28
6:30pm



 

Legion
Service Officer
Tue, Apr 29
11am

Randy Groundwater will visit Branch #50 to discuss Information,advice or assistance, regarding Veterans Problems at 11am,Tuesday 29th April 2014.

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Entertainment
Dinner-Karaoke
Tue, Apr 29
5:30pm



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Seniors
Bid Euchre
Wed, Apr 30
1pm



Sports
Euchre
Thu, May 01
1pm

1pm - Euchre



Sports
9 Ball Pool
Thu, May 01
7pm



Sports
Solo
Fri, May 02
1pm



Sports
Ladies Darts
Fri, May 02
8pm



 

Legion
Liberation
Sat, May 03
9:30am

Liberation of Holland 9:30 am-11:00am

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Seniors
Crib
Sat, May 03
12pm



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, May 03
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Entertainment
Phil "N" The Blanks
Sat, May 03
5pm

Entertainment/ Phil "N" The Blanks return to Branch #50,please bring your friends to see and hear this group.Please note the time 5pm to 8pm



 

Legion
Battle Atlantic
Sun, May 04
11am

Battle of the Atlantic, Sunday May 4th 2014.

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Seniors
Sunday Euchre
Sun, May 04
1:30pm

Sunday Euchre at 1:30 / Community Card

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Seniors
Bid Euchre
Mon, May 05
1pm

Community Cards



Sports
Pool
Mon, May 05
6:30pm



Entertainment
Dinner-Karaoke
Tue, May 06
5:30pm



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Seniors
Bid Euchre
Wed, May 07
1pm



Sports
Euchre
Thu, May 08
1pm

1pm - Euchre



Sports
9 Ball Pool
Thu, May 08
7pm



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, May 10
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Sports
Bowling Banquet
Wed, May 14
5pm

Bowling Banquet May 14th 2014 at 5pm for approx 25 people, (Belmont Side)



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, May 17
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Hall Rental
Party-Open(El Salvador))
Sat, May 17
7pm

May 17th.2014 They would like to set up around 7:00pm.

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Legion
Branch Hours (1-7pm)
Mon, May 19
1pm

Victoria Day



 

Ways and Means
Garage Sale
Sat, May 24
9am

Raymonde would like to have the Garage Sale on Saturday May 24th. It will be from 9:00am to noon.

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Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, May 24
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Legion
General Meeting-Elections
Sun, May 25
2pm



 

Entertainment
Rurel Appetite
Sat, May 31
3pm

Entertainment 3pm to 7pm

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Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, May 31
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Jun 07
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Jun 14
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Jun 21
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Jun 28
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Legion
Branch Hours(1 to 7pm)
Tue, Jul 01
1pm

Canada Day



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Jul 05
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Legion
Veterans Lunch
Fri, Jul 11
11am

I am delighted that Mr. Woodworth is able to host the next Veteran Lunch at Branch 50 and that Marguerite has once agreed to be the in house chef extraordinaire.

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Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Jul 12
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Jul 19
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Jul 26
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Aug 02
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 
Legion
Branch Hours(1-7pm)
Mon, Aug 04
1pm

Civic Holiday



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Aug 09
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Ways and Means
Meat Spin
Sat, Aug 16
4pm

Meat Spin at 4pm every week



 

Legion
Branch Hours (1-7pm)
Mon, Sep 01
1pm

Labour Day



 

Sports
Shuffle Party
Fri, Sep 05
6:30pm

Shuffleboard Shuffle Party 6:30pm



 

Legion
Zone C2-Convention
Sat, Sep 20
10am

Zone C2 Convention will be held at Branch #50.

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Legion
Branch Hours (1-7pm)
Mon, Oct 13
1pm

Thanksgiving



 

Legion
Branch Closed
Thu, Dec 25

Christmas Day Branch is closed



 

Legion
Branch Hours (1-7pm)
Fri, Dec 26
1pm

Boxing Day



 

Entertainment
New Years Eve Party
Wed, Dec 31
7pm

They are booked for New Years with the Branch Wednesday Dec. 31st from 7 pm to 1 pm.These For four guys

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