St. Joseph Island

Legion Annual Honours & Awards Dinner

Legion Annual Honours & Awards Dinner
Thursday night RC Legion Branch 374 on St. Joseph Island honoured members for their years of service and awarded volunteers for their hard work and dedication to legion projects.

Jenna Fleming accepts legion certificate.
Jenna Fleming accepts legion certificate.
The night was an emotional one, as the late Comrade Ches Wallace was remembered for his 50 years as a legion member. In a special presentation by Comrades Sandy Ross and Carol Trainor, Ches’s 50 year pin was given to his long-time friend and legion member Sally Hooke, at the request of the Wallace family. (pictured above: Sally Hooke, Zone Commander Sandy Ross, Carol Trainor).

Track and field athlete Jenna Fleming, was presented with a special certificate to recognize her recent success at the Royal Canadian Legion-Zone, District, Provincial and National levels of competition in shot put, discus and javelin.

The legion covers all costs for travel and accommodation, so high calibre athletes like Jenna have an opportunity to compete at the provincial and national level, without having to pay out of pocket.

Over the past two years that Jenna has been competing at this level, Branch 374 has received many complimentary examples of Jenna’s good sportsmanship and leadership while attending legion events and are very proud to support her.

Special awards presented for 2017 include the President’s Award given to Barb Harten for taking on the Branch Beautification Project, as well working behind the scenes on many other volunteer tasks.

Toast to the Fifty Year Club 
George Patterson (L) Harold Kent (C) Bob Wismer (R) and Ches Wallace posthumously.
Toast to the Fifty Year Club George Patterson (L) Harold Kent (C) Bob Wismer (R) and Ches Wallace posthumously.

A lifetime Membership Award was presented to Comrade Sandy Ross for his dedication to the legion in various capacities over the past 40 years. Sandy is a Past President of branch 374 and currently Zone H4 Commander.

President Anne Allaire thanked all legion and community volunteers for their hard work and support. Maintaining the legion building, property and programs require year round fundraising efforts and everyone who has helped make this happen, was sincerely thanked and encouraged to continue their good work.