2019 Poppy Campaign Notification 


I would like to introduce myself to Branch 551 membership:

My name is Drew Hawkyard and I am your Poppy Campaign Chairperson for 2019.  This is my first year on the executive and look forward to continuing on in a successful manner, as my predecessors.

Our 2019 Poppy Campaign will commence on Friday October 25th and end on November 11th.

In order to have a successful campaign, the assistance of volunteers with Poppy distribution (drivers to deliver Poppy donation boxes and pickups from local businesses throughout the duration, Poppy distributors at local approved businesses, etc…) is required.  
Your donation of time is GREATLY appreciated by ALL who have served, their families and those who continue to serve our country in order to provide us as Canadians, the freedoms we so graciously enjoy on a daily basis.
If you are reading this and not presently a legion member and wish to participate in the Poppy Campaign, you can join by either visiting our Branch and picking up a form,  or by  clicking on this link  Membership  Form  or go online at www.legion.ca. Note: If you are a serving or retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and RCMP new to the Legion you are eligible for a FREE one-year membership.
Together as a community, we can continue to honour those who served and sacrificed their life, their families, those who served and those who are presently serving. 
At this time reserved for remembrance, let us recall the words of John McCrae’s poem —  “... if ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep,  though poppies grow in Flanders Fields.” — are as true  today as when they were first written.
Sincerely yours,
Drew Hawkyard
RCL Branch 551 Waterdown
2019 Poppy Campaign Chairperson 

Our Fireside Renovations are completed.

All entertainment events back to regular schedule. 



 September Entertainment

 Sept 27th ,  7-11 p.m.   Lionel Bernard




Mike Hubley - KountryFryd Music

October 4 at 7:00 


We're looking f.r Volunteers to clean up 

the parking lot, flowebeds, centotaph 

Sunday, Oct 20th. 

please contact Bob Thomas at rgtohomas@cogeco.ca

if you can help. 

Legion Hours 

Mon, Tues., Wed. 4 p.m.  till close
Thursday - 1 p.m.  till close
Friday 3 p.m.  till close
Saturday open at 11 a.m  till close

 Just fill out your Application form  and bring it
to the legion and pay  bar stewart.

****** PLease Note*******

1/2 yr rate of $27 is in effect for 2019 

It's  a great time to become a member!!

If you are an Ordinary or Associate, bring  
documentation such as  Service Number, rank, etc
  It's so EASY or you can go online and register

at  www.legion.ca  

 2020 membership renewal now in effect!

Early Bird Membership renewal for 2020

can be paid anytime now at the bar. 

Your stickers are  now.

 Do it now and save $$$.

Sept. $42,  in Oct. $44,  in Nov. $46 in Dec. back to regular $48

Early Bird Membership Count as of Sept. 18, 2019 

Ordinary     16

Associate   41

Affiliate        24

Total              81

Serving and retired members of the CAF and RCMP new to the Legion are eligible for a free one-year membership to help them get to know our organization. Membership registration is completed through Dominion Command, and members can transfer to a local Branch afterwards.


The Legion is running a $5,000 VIA Rail member sweepstake to encourage members to add an email address to their member profile. Members can add their email at Legion.ca/email to enter. The sweepstakes will be promoted in the July/August issue of Legion Magazine.
Members with an email on file have access to benefits including automatic entry in national member contests, the bi-monthly member newsletter, notices of member opportunities, and more.
You can help promote the sweepstakes by printing and posting the attached poster at your Branch. Branches with member emails also can submit a list of emails to Member Services using the attached Excel file template to update the member database.


f you have trouble logging in, contact Member Services:
855-330-3344 or memberhelpdesk@legion.ca 

 This week in  the Legion Magazine:

     Shop the Legion  Store

new golf shirts are avalable from supply 

New From The Poppy Store 

Lest We Forget Caps and T shirts 

Contact us at: shop@legion.ca

or toll free at 1-888-301-2268.

 October–November 2019
This calendar lists upcoming commemorative days of relevance to The Royal Canadian Legion that raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate an important topic. Branches may wish to promote these dates or organize related activities.
1st week of October National Family Week

October 6–12 Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 10 World Mental Health Day

October 14 Thanksgiving

October 14 Van Doos anniversary (1914)

October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 24 Anniversary of the United Nations (1946)
October 25 Poppy Campaign begins

November 1 Announcement of National Silver Cross Mother

November 8 Aboriginal Veterans Day

November 11 Remembrance Day

November 11 First World War ends – Armistice Day (1918)

November 12 Passchendaele (1917)

November 18 Battle of the Somme (1916)

 Medicpac Insurance 



Newly constructed walkway for the Vimy Oak Tree memorial

photo courtesy of  Patrick McCarthy

More pictures on Vimy Ridge Oak & RED Friday 


Flamborough Archives and Heritage Society  

now located in Waterdown!

Flamborough Archives and Heritage Society 

Come in and visit this marvelous museum!

 Book of Remembrance 


 We now have a Book or Remembrance on display inour lobby.  Also, please see the photo of our Veteran’s Board.  Each week, I will feature a member of our community who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country.  We had one causality from the Boer War and a number from WW I and WWII.  We are very grateful to the Flamborough Archives for sharing this information with us.  Over the years, a very dedicated group of volunteers from Archives have been researching and putting together the story of these local heroes.  The book is a work in progress and I have put my contact information near the book in case someone has additional material to add to our files.  Presently, we have the Boer War and WW 1 covered.  Shortly, we will be adding the information about our WW II casualties.

Our Veterans Service Board
courtesy of Bob Thomas, Service Office, 3rd Vice

Councillor Judi Partridge Sept.  E newslsetter

 For Legion Sports Information

contact our Sports Officer:
Barry Peer:  barrugflooring@gmail.com


Dart Boards are available for playing anytime

there isn't a league playing!  

We also have a new snooker table  Come out and  shoot some pool!


2014 Hamilton’s Plan for an Age Friendly City,

as well as the 2014-2019

Age Friendly Hamilton Community Progress Report.  

Since 2014 Hamilton’s first Age Friendly Plan has guided community stakeholders and municipal decision-makers for planning and serving the needs of older adults in greater Hamilton.  

In 2019, the City of Hamilton in partnership with the
Hamilton Council on Aging and Seniors Advisory Committee is consulting with
older adults across greater Hamilton to find out what their current needs and priorities are as they age.  The feedback we receive will help to inform Hamilton’s second Age Friendly Plan for 2020-2025.
Lisa Maychak, Project
Manager, Age Friendly Hamilton Children’s
Services & Neighbourhood Development Division
Healthy & Safe Communities Department

Age Friendly Hamilton 2014-2019_CP Report

Please do the Survey  - click on the link below.

2019_AFH Survey


The Flamborough Women's Resource Center  is holding  

 Chili Fest Fund Raiser

Tuesday, Sept. 24,  4 - 8 p.m.

Volunteers needed ! 

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