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The Shelburne Freelancer                                                         Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Below
Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion News Update From President, Lesa Peat.

Want to find out 

what the

Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion

 has to offer? 

Click on image (L) to visit their website.

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                         Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Renovations are still happening in the Warriors Hall.  Everything is going as planned and on schedule, thank you for your patience with this very large project.  Bingo is back in full swing beginning at 6:45pmevery Monday evening.  Thursday evenings we have Euchre in our Museum Room play begins at 7:00pm.  This Friday July 15th is another Red Friday Wing Night with entertainment by Pat and Tim Bovaconti.  Wings will be held in our upper hall this Friday and July 29th.  This is a much smaller area, so we are asking that No strollers come into the building and that ALL children must remain with their parents at all times.  We are happy to say that this is also an air conditioned area.  We will be starting a new project with the Town of Shelburne in the near future.  We will be looking into putting banners on each light pole in the downtown core for our "Home Town Hero's".  If you would be interested in having a Military family member represented on a banner please contact Lesa Peat or Linda Orvis at 519 925 3800.



The Shelburne Freelancer                                                         Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thank you to the hard working volunteers for the Canada Day Breakfast.  Bingo is back in full swing on Monday evenings at 6:45pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience last week, we tried our best to get the information out there regarding last weeks cancellation.  Our renovations are going well and on schedule.  The next Wing night will be on July 15th in the Museum Room.  This is a much smaller area, so we are asking that the children to remain in their seats with their parents as there is no room to run around.  The entertainment that night is Pat & Tim Bovaconti Band.  Tim is the lead guitarist for Burton Cummings and Ron Sexsmith.  Every week the Veterans meet on Wednesdays at 10:00am for casual conversation and coffee.  They are always looking for new people to join them.  If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran, please come and join them.  This Sunday July 10th is our monthly breakfast.  We will be introducing the "Hungry Man" breakfast this week for $10.00 and a Adult breakfast is $7.00 and Children are $4.00.


Happy Summer Everyone

"We will be starting another renovation project this week in the Warriors Hall.  This will not interfere with Bingoon Monday evenings.  It will however with wings.  There will be NO wings on July 1st, we would like everybody to help support the Town of Shelburne's event at Fiddle Park and we will be closing at 4:00pm.  The July 15thwing night will be held in our Museum Room, since this is a much smaller room the children have no opportunity to run and play.  We ask the parents to PLEASE keep your children with you at your table and be mindful for the others that enjoy coming to wings.  Sorry for any inconveniences during this very large project," Royal canadian Legion President, Lesa Peat.



The Shelburne Freelancer                                                           Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Legion News Update: 

Monday evenings the branch offers Bingo with a $1,000.00 jackpot every week, play begins at 6:45pm. Thursday evenings we have Euchre at 7:00pm.  Thursday June 16th is the last Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon for the summer.  The Ladies will be serving a Cold Salad Plate for $7.00 each from 11:30am until 1:00PM.  Friday June 17th is another RED Friday Wing Night with live entertainment from the Sean Bourke Band.  Just a reminder that the children must be under adult supervision at all times, it is unfair to the other patrons to have children running out of control while they are also trying to enjoy their evening out, we would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation.  We ask that anyone who will be leaving their vehicle in any of the parking lots on June 17th, must pick them up before 9:00am on the 18th.  The Shelburne Street Festival begins on Saturday June 18th and we will be serving a Breakfast from 8am - 12pm followed by a BBQ on William Street from 12pm - 4pm.  And then we will be having a BBQ 1/4 Chicken Dinner from 5pm - 7pm.  All Children's activities will be held in the North Parking lot through out the day.  Come on out and enjoy the MANY activities the Street Festival Committee have arranged for this great event.


The Shelburne Freelance                                                            Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"It is with great sadness to announce the passing of a Comrade Jimmy Creamer on May 30th.  The family will be having a Celebration of Life for Jimmy on July 23rd from 2 - 6pm at the branch.  Congratulations to 164 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron on a successful year.  We hope you all have a safe and happy summer.  June 12th will be our monthly breakfast, we have now included the choice of bacon or breakfast sausage with the meal. Thursday June 16th is the last Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon until the fall.  They will be serving a Cold Salad Plate for $7.00 each from 11:30am until 1:00pmJune 17th is another RED Friday Wing Night, introducing the Sean Bourke Band as entertainment. 

To kick off The Shelburne Street Festival on June 18th we will be serving Breakfast from 8 am - 12 pm, followed by a BBQ on William Street from 12 - 4pm.  Actvities for the children in the north parking lot during the day.  We will be having a 1/4 Chicken BBQ from 5pm - 7pm.   The event is going to be bigger and better this year, so bring your entire family out for this fun filled day and support the Town of Shelburne.  Calling all volunteers!  If you are interested in helping us out, please contact the branch and leave a message for Lesa Peat (President), or Denyse Chopee (L.A. President). 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                              Monday, June 6, 2016

The Shelburne Freelancer Is Pleased To

 

Welcome Our Newest Sponsor,

 

Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion!


The Shelburne Freelancer                                                              Monday, June 6, 2016

Shelburne's 164 Squadron Air Cadets' Annual Parade 2016 Sponsored By Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion 

Shelburne's 164 Squadron Air Cadets Annual Parade featuring many fine young Shelburnites, was held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, on the Agricultural Fair Grounds. 


Couldn't be there? No problem, The Shelburne Freelancer has you covered! Click on image (L) for photos and link to video!



The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Weekly Update From The Royal Canadian Legion President, Lesa Peat

Wings are back on June 3rd with entertainment by DJ's Robbie and Rodney. Please wear red to show your support to our troops. The 164 Air Cadets Annual Inspection will be on June 4th at the Agricultural field (weather permitting, other wise it will be in the Warriors Hall). Congratulations to all of you for the hard work you have done this year we hope you all have a great summer. June 12th from 9 am - Noon, is our monthly breakfast featuring full sausage or bacon and eggs breakfast. June 17th is another wing night with The Sean Bourke Band playing. The Shelburne Street Festival will be on June 18th. There will be breakfast and then a BBQ on William Street and children's activities in our North parking lot. We please ask that NOBODY leaves their vehicle in any of the parking lots over night on the 17th, if you do please pick up your vehicle by 7:00am on the 18th. All of the parking lots will be occupied with activities. June 22nd we will begin our back bar renovations. Bingo will still continue in the Warriors Hall, but all wing nights will be held in the Museum room.
Click on image (L) to visit Shelburne Royal Canadian Legions' Website. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                Thursday, May 19, 2016

Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion 220 Branch Bids Farewell To Recent Custodian, 


Afghan Veteran, CPL Rob Stephenson. 

Standing in front  of Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220's weekly meeting of Veterans, current custodian, Afghan Veteran, CPL Rob Stephenson explained he is embarking on a new part of his life, returning to School to finish of his Surveillance Program before having more reconstructive foot surgery in the fall. 

Stephenson has been the Legion's custodian for some months passed and is a favourite among it's patrons. A big week for Stephenson, as he completed another mission that was close to his heart when he was able to take part in a video interview regarding a quilt he received from a Quilts of Valour organization in 2008. Click on Stephenson's image below for video of his story. 

Having been wounded in 2008 he was transported to a German hospital where he received a gift from 

from Canadians who hand delivered a very special quilt made just for him. A very touching and sentimental time for the CPL and he has been trying to thank the Quilters ever since. Fast forward to 2016 and The Shelburne Freelancer was able to help him out with his thank you eight years in the making, producing a video that reached hundreds of viewers and most notably, one special viewer, one of the quilters! So amazing to Karine Chapleau, one of the two Quilters who made the Quilt for Stephenson, that she commented on YouTube in response to her surprise thank you.

"This is awesome! When your make charity work you don't expect a thank you. You just want to provide someone with a happy moment!"

And now Chapleau knows what it actually meant to receive a quilt from, "HOME" when injured, alone, still in shock, in pain and a symbol of recognition arrives that comforts bringing with it it's own eternal message, "You are not forgotten." Most would say, a very happy moment in deed. 

Does a touching sentimental story get any better than that? 

Shelburne's group of Quilters, Quilts of Valour Dufferin  happened to be meeting that day when Stephenson had brought in his quilt to show them, in the event the quilters knew the names on his quilt so he could thank them for making it for him. Judy McLeod who spearheaded the group, had her six year old grandson with her, young Eachann Irwin-Leach, who will tell you himself, he knows a lot about war.

Immediately after shooting his video, Stephenson's eye caught sight of a six year old war aficionado who couldn't believe his eyes when he was in the presence of a true Afghan Veteran and the six year old knew just what to do. He gave his perfect salute, stood still waiting to be noticed and when that happened, of course, Afghan Veteran, CPL Rob Stephenson returned the salute, making a memory for both that neither will likely forget! Best of wishes on a bright future from the little Town of Shelburne with thanks for your bravery and courage, with respect and gratefulness for your service, and like Eachann Irwin-Leach, WE SALUTE YOU, Afghan Veteran CPL ROB STEPHENSON ! 

Click on image above to see video Afghan Veteran, CPL Rob Stephenson's Heartfelt Thank you, eight years in the making.

(Above) Six year old war aficioando, Eachann Irwin-Leach who couldn't believe his eyes when he had the chance to meet real-life Afghan War Veteran, CPL Rob Stephenson. 

Click above for video and  meet

 Eachann Irwin-Leach who

 knows a lot about War! 

Too Cute!

Quilts of Valour- Dufferin meet monthly at the Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion 220 Branch.

 For more information visit them on Facebook, Just Click on the image below. 

(Above:LtoR)  Bev Parker, Elizabeth Bricker, Penny Squirrell, Carrie Keating, Lois Metz, Diane Johnston (seated), Carol Thompson,

 Ida Cunningham, Hazel Keating (standing), Diane Woodward, and Judy MacLeod 

Click here and visit our May 2016 Photo Gallery for more individual photos. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                         Tuesday, May, 17, 2016                                           

What's Going On At the Royal Canadian Legion?

This message provided by 

Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion President, Lesa Peat.

It's finally here.  The first long weekend of the summer.  Branch 220 wishes everyone a happy and safe weekend.  If you are not one of the lucky ones going camping or to the cottage, come into the branch and see what we have to offer.  Sunday May 22nd at 1:00pm until 6:00pm we will be having our 2nd Annual Crokinole tournament, bring a appetizer pot luck and good aim.  Call the branch to put your team in.  519 925 3800. We will be open on Monday May 23rd as usual and Bingo will begin at 6:45pm.  There will be NO WINGS on May 27th, they will resume on June 3rd and continue every other Friday after that.  May 26th the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their monthly luncheon of Spaghetti and Meatballs with Caesar Salad and a Garlic Bun all for $7 beginning at 11:30am.  Congratulations to Denyse Choppee for being Elected to the office of Ladies Auxiliary President, Diane Ramsey as 1st Vice, Connie Dougay as Sargent at Arms/Sports Officer, Linda Orvis as Secretary/Treasurer and Mary Warman as Past President.  We hope you all have a very successful year.  Last chance to sign up for the Zone doubles horseshoe tournament being held at Everett on May 28th.  You must register by the 20th.  The General meeting is on May 24th, at 7:00pm.  On behalf of everyone at Branch 220 we would like to thank Paula, Martin, Eric, Hal and Debbie for the generous donation of a stereo system for our front lounge. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                             Monday, April 26, 2016

This Week's Message From
Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion President, Lesa Peat.

Congratulations to those Executive that were re-elected and to those that were newly elected on April 26th.   The Branch is as busy as ever.  Monday at 2:00 pm we have Euchre in the Museum Room and Monday evenings at 6:45 pm is Bingo.  We are looking forward to the new bingo system.  There's just a few more glitches to get threw, but it should be up and running within a week or two.  Our Veterans meet every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am, if you are a Veteran or know one please come and join this wonderful group of people.  Thursday evening Euchre is getting bigger each week, play begins at 7:00 pmApril 29th is another Red Friday Wing Night with DJ Gerry Daniels.  I've been busy going to various meetings with the committees regarding The Classic Car Show, this event is going to be bigger than ever this year.  It will take place on Saturday June 18th.  I've also been attending the "Heritage Music Festival" meetings as well (formerly known as The Fiddle Contest).  This event will be held as usual on the weekend after the long weekend in August, beginning on Friday August 5th.  I will keep you all posted as to the activities planned for this big weekend.  Volunteers are a very important part of these two events, if you are interested in helping please contact us at 519-925- 3800. 

Congratulations To Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220's 
Newly Elected Executives!

"We had a very well run Elections night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220 in Shelburne. Thank You to Mike Giovanetti and your Scrutineers for your help and guidance. Congratulations to our 2016/2017 Executives, President Lesa Peat, 1st. Vice President Garry A Netzke, 2nd. Vice President Linda Orvis, and the Executive Committee of, (Babs)Barbara Defoe, Jill McIlwraith, Gordon Dean Montgomery, Mary Warman, Audrey Côté, Bruce Wright and past President Ross Warman. Wish you all good luck and support from all our Members, " commented, Lesa Peat, President of Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220.

Local Veteran Members Of Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220
 Are Actively Seeking New Members

Local Veterans Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220 in Shelburne are actively seeking new members. Veteran John Flannery mentioned how important it is to keep Veteran Membership thriving as this group of volunteers, raises money and are always up on current issues affecting Veterans in today's world. Weekly meetings take place each Wednesday at 10 a.m. where news, upcoming events, and current issues both local and country wide are discussed. 

With the rich lives these seniors have lived, lively conversation, factual historical accounts get revealed and there is never a dull moment shared over a wide variety of baking and tea provided by the Ladies Auxiliary. 

Contact Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion to find out how you can become a member. 

Click Image (L) to visit Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220's Website. 

Area You A Collector of Military Memorabilia?

Veteran John Flannery runs his own Military memorabilia business called 

Springbok Militaria 

Located in East Garafraxa, ON, Veteran, John Flannery can be found at Flea Markets across the province, collecting and selling, selling and collecting, and often trading, sharing and donating as Flannery is keenly interested in the preservation of and maintenance of these special military historical items. Like most collectors, Flannery hopes each sale means that his carefully collected items will find their way to Legions, Museums or at least to those who will cherish and appreciate. 

Flannery can be reached at 519-942-4145, Springbok Acres, 312125 16th Line, East Garafraxa, ON, L9W 7C8. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                               Friday, April 1, 2016

Shelburne Legion Branch 220 Represented Austin Texas!


Veteran Merv Parker of the Royal Canadian Legion Brance 220 travels over the winter months and sent this special message from Austin Texas, "Howdy Y'all ; Yesterday I was privileged to be invited to attend the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony at the State Capitol in Austin.

During the ceremony I met several persons of interest including the State Commander of American Association of Veterans of Foreign Wars;

A former US MP LCOL who served in Vietnam & Germany plus a former US Liaison officer who served with the CDNS during our ICCS assignment in Vietnam and my local Vietnam vet comrade & Jeep Guru, John Clark. Here are some photos of the event.

I also  laid a poppy at the monument to honour  both the Texas Vietnam Vets and the CDN men who joined the US forces and fought in Vietnam 

 Lest we Forget !!  Merv"


The Shelburne Freelancer                                                  Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This Week's Update From

 Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220, President, Lesa Peat(L)


Congratulations to Bruce, Eric, Dave and Alf for advancing to Provincial Euchre being held in Angus.  Congratulations to Laura Wagstaff for advancing to Provincial Youth Education Speeches with her speech titled "Failure".  Good luck to all of you.  Monday evening is Bingo at the branch beginning at 6:45pm with a Jackpot of $1000.00, come early to get your seats.  Our Veterans meet every Wednesday morning at 10:30am, new faces are always welcome.  Thursday evening is our Sports night with Euchre beginning at 7:00pmThis Friday April 1st is another Red Friday Wing Night.  With entertainment by the Pedestrians.  

Volunteers are a very important part of the Legion. 

 If you would like to become part of our Ladies Auxiliary or get your community service hours or you would like to join our great group of volunteers please call the Branch 519 925 3800. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                         Thursday, March 24, 2016

Click on image above to visit

 Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion's Facebook Page

Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220 delivered a very important check to Dufferin Oaks, Long Term Care Facility on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 to the sum of $4,750! 

The Royal Canadian Legion's Ontario Command Charitable Foundation is well know for it's Charitable Donations to local organizations and also donating to organizations who apply for much needed grants in order to purchase medical equipment. 

Director of Care for Dufferin County, Long Term Care Facility, Dufferin Oaks, Jennifer Power applied for a grant to purchase a very much needed Bladder Scanner. 

(LtoR) Shelburne Legion Branch 220 President, Lesa Peat presented Director of Care at Dufferin Oaks, Jennifer Power with the check for the very much appreciated and expensive bladder scanner along side Shelburne Legion's 1st Vice President, Gary Netzke on behalf of the Ontario Command Charitable Foundation. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                             Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220 President, Lesa Peat
 & "Let The Voting Begin!"

Spring has finally sprung!  Spring means Legion Elections.  April 26th at 7:30pm our elections begin. This is a time where you nominate who you think would be great on the executive.  A person that puts the Legion first not them self.  A person who is willing to go above and beyond to help with the success of the branch.  A person dedicated to their position not just a title.  A person willing to work with others.  A person willing to teach and guide others.  A person who makes our Veterans and their dependant's needs a priority.  A person who can work well with fellow comrades.  This is a very important night, where the future of our branch is determined for the next year.  Please come out and vote for who you think will be a positive role model in their position. 
 Friday March 25th the branch will be CLOSED.  
Saturday March 26th the Kinsmen and Legion will be hosting a Musical Event, featuring The Road Heavy Band as well as two other guest bands.  Admission is $15.00 each and will include a light buffet, it all begins at 8:00pm.  (Age of majority only).
 Our next RED Friday wing night will be on April 1st with The Pedestrians as entertainment. 
 I would at this time like to thank all of the students, volunteers and executive that have helped make this year such a success. 
 Job well done everybody!  Happy Easter from Branch 220. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                           Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Royal Canadian District E Dart Tournament  Was held at Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220,  On Saturday, January 30, 2016!

The Royal Canadian District E Dart Tournament brought just over 92 Competitors to the Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220 for the day of stiff competition. Although Shelburne having won last year was the reason they were the host this year, 2016 saw not one Shelburne Team advance to the Provincial Tournament to be held March 19th in Port Credit. Featured below are two of  Shelburne's four Teams who competed. 

(LtoR)

Lance Brian, Dave Gillan, Ernie Jack, and Jamie Bestward

(LtoR)Shawn Hounsell, Daryll Scott, Steve Joslin and Paul Addison

(LtoR) District E Sports Officer, Nancy Briscoe and Zone E2 Sports Officer, Bob Jones, Officials of Royal Canadian District E Dart Tournament.

          Competition was stiff and taken seriously during the Dart  

          Tournament coupled with a comradery and light hearted               atmosphere.

A Message From The Royal Canadian Legion 
Branch 220 President, Lesa Peat

Hello February.  Time sure fly's when you are having fun.  Monday Euchre begins at 2:00pm.  Bingo Jackpot is $1,000.00 come in early to get your seats, 7:00pm is the start time.  Thank you to the people that organize and maintain these two events every Monday.  Wednesday our Veterans meet at 10:30am for casual conversation and coffee, this wonderful group of people would love to see some new faces in the group.  If you are or know a veteran please come and join them.  Wednesday evenings we have our in house dart league, if you would like to spare please arrive by 7:30pm.  Thanks to Denis and his executive for making this busy night a great one.  Thursday night is sports night, euchre begins at 7:00pm. Thank you Bruce Wright for organizing this fun night.  This Friday February 5th is another Red Friday Wing Night (wearing red shows your support to the troops).  Introducing Dufferin County Line Band for the first time to the branch, we are looking forward to some Fiddle and Country music.  So put your cowboy boots and hats on and dance the night away.  Sorry Celery is still not available with a order of wings.  Sunday February 7th Jill McIllwraith will be having a pre Super Bowl party, so bring a pot luck appetizer and enjoy the day from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  Take your Sweet Heart out for breakfast on February 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm, vendors are welcome to sell their wares that day as well.  February 18th the Ladies will be serving up Shepherds Pie from 11:30am until 1:30pm for the low price of $7.00.  Follow our Facebook page for Micah's Menu each week.

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                        Monday, January 25, 2016

(LtoR) Shelburne Legion Dart League's Organisers, Bill McFadden, Denis Lavoie, Jeannette George, and Midge McFadden. 

Darts, Anyone?

The Royal Canadian Shelburne Legion has a House League! For more information contact the Legion at 

    203 William St, Shelburne, or call:(519) 925-3800. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                           Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Special Events Update From Lesa Peat, 
The Royal Canadian Legion President, Branch 220

"With the New Year ahead of us we have many events planned. 
Every Monday is Euchre, doors open at 1:30 and play begins at 2:00pm.  
Monday evening our Bingo jackpot remains at $1,000.00 arrive by 6:30pm to get your seat and Bingo begins at 7:00pm
Wednesday evenings the dart league is back to usual please arrive by 7:45pm and let Denis know if you would like to spare.  Thursday evening euchre begins at 7:00pm.  
Micah will be serving up some tasty food every Wednesday, Thursday and every other Friday evenings.  Eat in or Take Out, check our Face Book page to see the menus. 
This Friday is Red Friday Wing Night, back by popular demand is DJ Jerry Daniels (Halloween DJ). 
January 23rd there is a in house dart tournament please call the branch for details 519 925 3800.  
January 21st the Ladies Auxiliary will be serving Ham and Scalloped Potatoes for $7.00 each beginning at 11:30am until 1:30pm.
Our Veterans are back from the holidays and they meet every Wednesday morning at 10:30am.  
We will be having a Super Bowl party in February and Newfie Night is in the works for March 12th. "
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The Shelburne Freelancer                                                       Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Shelburne Legion Branch 220 served up formal Christmas Luncheon prepared by the Shelburne Legion's Ladies Auxiliary on December 9, 2015.

The Shelburne Freelancer                                              Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                         Thursday, November 5, 2015

Quilts of Valour Dufferin & The Wonderful Ladies Behind All That Stitching!

                 (Above) Lois Metz                                  (Above) Diane Johnston                            (Above) Hazel Keating                                

Quilts of Valour Dufferin meet at the Shelburne Legion 220 Branch and work tirelessly on their labour of love, fulfilling their mandate as an organization making and presenting beautiful handmade quilts to our beloved Veterans. Their next meeting will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10.am-4 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a member, but can't sew, contact Judy MacLeod who spearheaded the organization who can arrange just about anything to accommodate you. If you don't have a sewing machine, one can be provided with enough advance notice. The members each bring a special meal contribution to the Pot Lunch during Saturday Meetings. 

(Left) Judy MacLeod spearheaded the Quilts of Valour program in our area and is always ready to welcome new members to this wonderful organization. Visit the Quilts of Valour Dufferin Facebook Page for more information.                          

Quilts of Valour Dufferin are always ready to accept information on any WWII veterans who have not yet received their quilts. Be sure to contact Judy MacLeod with any information that could help locating veterans. 

                 (Above) Ione Smith                                      (Above) Beverly Parker                            (Above) Elizabeth Bricker

Individual Photos of the Quilts of Valour Dufferin Members were taken by Alex Sher. Note there are many more members who contribute to this wonderful organization. Scroll down to see other articles on Quilt Presentations by Quilts Of Valour Dufferin. 

Small Photo to the right and above generously provided by Chatham-Kent resident Dawn Heusten. (L to R) Veterans, Joseph Earnest Mainwaring, Charles Ross Eberlee, and Leonard James Brown received their Quilts together!

Grateful Veterans Everywhere!
Chatham-Kent Ontario resident, Dawn Heuston is not a Quilts Of Valour member, but nominated,Veteran Len Brown to receive a quilt.
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Meet 


Len Brown!

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                       Monday, November 2, 2015

The Importance Of The Poppy & Why You Should Wear It Close To Your Heart

As November 11, 2015 quickly approaches, Remembrance Day will mark yet another day of reflection, gratitude, for many sadness and loss of life, and all will be donning the red Poppy. The Flower has been associated with Remembrance Day for as long as many can remember but do we really know why? 

In 1915, during WWII, John McCrea, a Canadian Physician penned the forever famous Poem, In Flander's Field, which in his own hand written version begins, 'In Flander's Field, the poppies grow,' and two years later in 1917, when published, the first line came to be known as, 'In Flander's Field the poppies blow," the flower itself became a magnanimous symbol synonymous with Remembrance Day for many reasons.  Before this poem became famous, the image of the striking poppy fields in and amongst the carnage of war, had already been embedded in the hearts, minds, and memories of surviving soldiers.

The Poppy, otherwise known as 'popaver rhoeas' is a flower that is naturally found growing throughout Europe's western landscape. As war ravaged this land in the early 19th century, the blood red flower was difficult to miss resiliently growing around the dead bodies of fallen soldiers. Following 1914, all fields in both Northern France and Flander's Field,  were ravaged again by WWI, destroying a landscape and again, the poppies, the blood red poppies continued to survive when other plants did not. 

When McCrea's poem reached the British, the poppy was immediately adopted as the Official Symbol for what was then known as The Poppy Appeal, a fund raising incentive to raise money in support of those serving in the British Forces. The Poppy came to symbolize the loss, the sacrifice of those fallen into beds of poppies never to rise again. The poppy is a memorial tribute to those men and means more than words can describe, however McCrea's Poem comes as close as you can get. The irony of the color of the flower so beautiful, vibrant, the very same color as the blood our soldiers lost, is a bitter sweet reminder of the new and beautiful life these brave soldiers gave to all of us with their lives. As a result, we should always wear poppies as close to the heart as possible, in tribute and in respect. After all, the poppies are thought to be so resilient because they thrive in land soiled by our brave soldier's blood, souls, and spirit. No longer just a flower, a keepsake and a link to a past never to be forgotten. 

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                        Tuesday, October 6, 2015

September Update!

Luncheon Held In Honour of our Veterans at

 The Royal Canadian Legion 220 Branch in Shelburne.

 Just one of the many wonderful events held during "Legion Week!"

Above (LtoR)Veterans, John Flannery, Steve Chamula, Merv Parker, Ross Warman, Pauline Baynton, Ken Baynotn, Bill Hanna , Jack Mason,  Ed Allain, and 

Linda Bowman enjoyed a catered luncheon on Wednesday, September 23rd hosted by The Ladies Auxiliary, which naturally implies the lunch was superb!

                     The Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion 220 Branch Began Legion Week With 
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Sunday, 
September 20, 2015.

(Above) Legion Volunteers. Legion Week kicked off on Sunday, September 20, 2015 with a Legion Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Many activities will take place during Legion week, Monday, Euchre at 2 p.m. & Bingo at 7 p.m., Tuesday Foot Care and General Meeting at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, Veteran Meeting at 10: 30 a.m, followed by Darts, Thursday, Euchre at 7 p.m., Friday Challenge, Wear Red To Support Our Troops, and Saturday, Branch Golf Tournament & L.A. Cribbage. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                               Saturday, August 8, 2015

Guess Who Came To Visit Shelburne Legion 220 Branch During FiddleFest?

More information coming soon! 

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The Shelburne Freelancer                                                              Wednesday, July 29, 2015

And What Will the Legion Have Going On Throughout The Fiddle Championship Weekend? Fun! Fun! Fun!

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                             Thursday, May 4, 2015

Shelburne Veterans Receive Written Apology from Fake Veteran

Local man, Barry Stacey, offers an apology letter to Shelburne Veterans after being charged with wearing medals that did not belong to him,( as seen right also wearing fatigues) while attending a Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the Shelburne Cenotaph, November 2014. Research revealed Stacey is not and has never been a Veteran of any kind-ever. 

Veteran John Flannery read the letter aloud to his fellow Legion members to a mixed reaction. Most Veterans feel that if the Crown was satisfied, they are satisfied and simply hope Barry gets the help he needs. However, others were not exactly sympathetic especially after reading the letter of apology. 


While Barry was in fact charged for the November incident, too much time had passed to charge him for his first encounter with Shelburne Veterans in May 2014 where Stacey "Faked" being an Afghan Veteran during an Honoring Afghanistan Veteran Ceremony. Brazen, if nothing less, Stacey was photographed by reporter Alex Sher as it was regarded an honour to have a REAL Afghan Veteran attending the ceremony and the Editorial was featured in The Shelburne Free Press.

(L) Fake Afghan Veteran, Barry Stacey and REAL Veteran Merv Parker during the Honoring Afghanistan Veterans Ceremony, May 2014 in Shelburne. 




In the Photo on the right, (LtoR) Fake Afghan Veteran Barry Stacey, actual WWII Veteran David Barr, MPP Sylvia Jones, Legion Member Ross Warman, and Pastor Gord Horsley during honoring Afghanistan Veterans May 2014.

People posing as Veterans is almost an epidemic and one only has to visit the American Website, Stolen Valour to see how serious the problem has become. Following Canada's very own discovery in Ottawa, where Frank Gervais was found to be posing as a member of the Canadian Air Force, public outrage brought the issue up front and centre becoming a conversation the whole of Canada engaged. 

While Shelburne is a very forgiving community wishing no harm befall Stacey, and no one would want any sort of negative back lash in any regard to Stacey's completely innocent family, in the eyes of some, his apology mentioning his family,lacked luster. His bold and brazen acts in public clearly do not depict a person interested in the protection of his family while he played dress-up. To actually stand dressed in full fake regalia among those who really fought for Canada and lost friends and family, is such a slap in face to Veterans across the country. Even though Stacey was recognized several years ago as a former Dundalk resident in which he is credited for saving the life of a neighbour who had been trapped under a truck, one good deed does not excuse posing as a Veteran. 

Of course some are focused on the,"WHY?" to which there are no answers offered now and most probably never will be. The Canadian Legal system in it's flaws fell short in Stacey's case, having a time line where he couldn't be charged for the first incident. Perhaps Stacey's legal ramifications would have been more similar to the Ottawa case in that circumstance. 

As a final thought, we can only hope Stacey gets the help he needs to never dress up like an Veteran of any kind, regale wild tales of super heroism of his fake experiences, and never again mingle among those, the real deal, good and true, brave and strong, our courageous Veterans. Lest We Forget.

By Alex Sher

A case of no harm, no foul? Find out more...



See what Veteran Jon Flannery and Veteran Merv Parker had to say about their experience meeting Fake Afghan Vet, Barry Stacey.

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                              Monday, June 1, 2015

Letter to the Editor

FOR THE RECORD

In recent issues of the Banner, you have hi lighted several times how MP David Tilson was honouring local WWll Veterans.

In addition to these several announcements, in the past week my mail box has been stuffed with professionally designed photo ops & political propaganda high lighting the several wonderful improvements Mr. Tilson has brought to various projects and organizations in his political riding of Dufferin Peel.

All of this propaganda at the expense of our tax dollars in advance of the forthcoming Federal election.

Although Mr. Tilson has the privilege to decide who or what project to support, the funds come, not from his pocket but from the Federal coffers, to entice greater political support

This my friends, a political fact of life.

My beef, today however, as a decorated CDN Veteran of 15 years’ service, at home and abroad, is that in recent weeks the HON MP David Tilson has been given public media recognition for honouring WW II Veterans with certificates & lapel pins.

For the record, the honour for these deserving veterans was a national project by Veterans Affairs Canada to recognize those WWII Veterans as part of anniversary ceremonies. Hon MP David Tilson was merely the messenger for this federal recognition project.

Names and photos of some of our local distinguished veterans were published in the Shelburne Press.

Unfortunately not all deserving local veterans who qualified for this honour were recognized and honoured at this time.

This oversight, according to a spokesperson from Mr. Tilson’s Orangeville office, was due to incomplete information solicited from the Orangeville Legion branch, the Shelburne Legion Branch and the Avalon Residence instead of from the Dufferin Museum that has archived all the veterans of Dufferin County.

This fiasco in which deserving WWll veterans were omitted or overlooked is from my perspective unacceptable and requires immediate corrective action beginning with a public apology by Mr. Tilson to those local WWll veterans who were qualified to be honoured by this Veterans Affairs Canada project.

For future reference, inquiries concerning local veterans past and present should be directed to the Dufferin County Museum who has archived all veterans of Dufferin County from General Custer’s 7th Cavalry to past and current conflicts and peace keeping operations.

Submitted with pride and respect for my fellow Veteran Comrades past & present - “Lest We Forget”

Merv Parker Ret’d RCAF /MP Capt. CD GJM, VSM SSM (519) 925 5220

556540 Mulmur Melancthon TL

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                       Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MP, David Tilson Presented WWII 


Veterans with Commemorative Pins 


and Certificates in Honour of their 


Service. 

(LtoR) WWII Veterans, Harry MilleyDavid Barr, Bill Bennett, MP David Tilson, Jack Mason, Steve Chamula, (Front) Mrs. Norma Wallace accepted on behalf of her late husband, Ken Wallace. Joyce Bell was due to receive award and pin but was regretfully absent.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220 in an Official swearing ceremony  welcomed WWII Veteran, Steve Chamula 94, as it's newest member!

Congratulations to all!!!

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                             Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Meet Shelburne's Legion Veterans And Members in this little video brought to you by the Shelburne Freelancer, Sharing Shelburne With The World!

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shelburne Legion Branch 220 Veterans Observe V.E.Day

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                            Tuesday,May 5, 2015

A Tale of Paying It Forward! Why is this described as 'Incredible'? Because, For Shelburnites, Gestures like these are "OUR" everyday! Now, That's Incredible!


Find Out Why Roy's Chicks(Shelbunre Ladies Broomball Team) were cooking breakfast at the Shelburne Legion

220 Branch on Sunday, May 3rd.

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                         Wednesday, April 29, 2105

The Ballots were counted and the results are in! Lesa Peat is re-elected as Shelburne's President of the Legion 220 Branch!

During the Shelburne Legion Branch 220 electoral process Lesa Peat was  been re-elected to the position of President. The other positions voted in were won by Gary Netzke, 1st Vice, Liz Whitten 2nd Vice. The new Board of Executives consist of Babs Defoe, Jill McIllwraith, Kathy Amiro, Bruce Wright, Sandra Cormier, and Mary Warman.  President Peat will appoint the Board of Executives to their Chairs they will hold very soon.

Congratulations to all members and continued success and best wishes from the Shelburne Freelancer!

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                             Friday, April 24, 2015

 President of Shelburne Legion Branch 220

  Lesa Peat is hoping to be re-elected

 on Tuesday, April 28th. 


In a candid interview on Thursday, April 24th with President of the Shelburne Legion 220 Branch, Lesa Peat expressed her hopes of being re-elected as President in the upcoming election to be held on Tuesday, April, 28th at the Legion. 

For the passed year, as newly elected President, Peat has made an impression on her fellow Legion Members as a strong leader, and a team member.

"Being President is in a way, what I've always done. I've always been a Captain of team, an organizer, co-ordinator and I take that team philosophy to my job here. At meetings, I tell everyone, 'We're part of a team.' I never give someone a task I wouldn't do myself and working together we're successful." commented Peat as those who know her have seen her take on many of the roles that make the Legion the success that it is. But there is more to this woman than her friendly smile and team work ethic as she stands in front of a mural she painted. Artist, sports enthusiast and 'team leader' are just a few of Peat's diverse talents. From her many successful roles that range from gardening entrepreneur to Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, the Toronto Island native is a proud Shelburnite, and President of Shelburne Legion Branch 220. Clearly capable, full of enthusiasm, Peat's drive and determination are in her favour. Good Luck on Tuesday From The Shelburne Freelancer.

For more information contact the Shelburne Legion Branch 220 on Facebook, or call 519-925-3800.


The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                   Monday, April 20, 2015

SHELBURNE MAN CHARGED FOR


 UNLAWFUL USE OF MILITARY MEDALS:




In January Shelburne Police launched an investigation when they received information that a local man was potentially improperly identifying himself and improperly using military uniforms or medals. The investigation involved collaboration with the Military Police. As a result of the investigation, a 51 year old Shelburne man was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada for Unlawful Use of Military Uniforms - wear a distinctive mark. The accused has a first appearance court date in late April.


If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other criminal


 activity, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-


925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) 


or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                 Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WWII Veteran Steve Chamula


 Receives Gift From Quilts Of Valour


Soon to be 94 years old, Steve Chamula is the oldest WII Veteran member of the Legion 220 Branch.The  WWII Veteran received his hand made quilt from Quilts of Valour delivered to his home in honour of his commitment and service to his country. (L to R) Quilts of Valour members,Hazel Keating and Diane Johnston delivered the quilt to Chamula, made by Quilts of Valour members,Connie Waterhouse and Judy McLeod.  Chamula who was very surprised, graciously commenting, "I've seen them around but I wasn't expecting this surprise. I'll never forget this day for the rest of my life!"

Chamula by all accounts is a humble man, was born May 6th, 1921 in the Town of Detva, Czechoslovakia, Chamula and can clearly remember a time when the world’s geography took on massive changes as new countries were created following WWI. Chamula recalls it was at this time many found the need to leave countries, their former homeland that no longer existed to finding work in Canada and in the United States.

“I wasn’t a Canadian Citizen and I was accepted in 1943 when I enlisted in the Canadian Military Service in Toronto.  From the Horse Palace in Toronto, I was sent to Brantford for Basic training, then onto Camp Borden for advance training, then onto Nova Scotia, and finally onto Halifax. We boarded a troop ship, the Mauritania, not a cruise ship, and crossed the Atlantic jigy-gagging all the way to Glasgow Scotland. We took a train ride south to Aldershot, old Barrack in England, and in 1947 we sailed to Naples Italy in time for Mount Vesuvius to erupt 2–3 weeks after we arrived.

We ended up in the First Canadian division, red shoulder patch, and became the 48th Highlanders of Canada Toronto Infantry Regiment fighting on the Adriatic side of Italy. Canadian troops left the Italian front in spring of 1945 to join the Canadian Army in North West Europe. The war ended may 1945. I volunteered to stay in the occupation forces in Germany with the Queen’s On Rifles Regiment for about six months, was discharged from Military Service and became a civilian in Canada once Again in 1946.”

Veteran Steve Chamula took  part in Legion’s Project  in 2014 where Books of Recognition were published. Legion Second, Linda Orvis gathered the Veteran’s accounts of their careers. For more information, contact  Shelburne Legion 220 Branch, call 519 925-3800.

If you know a WWII Veteran who hasn't been added to the Quilts of Valour List of those to receive their 'Thank you ' gift,contact Judy McLeod at 519-216-7575.






This photograph taken by Alex Sher is a photograph of a photograph. A very young 

Steve Chamula looks far to young to be risking his life to save his new country, Canada. 





WWII Veteran Steve Chamula leans in to read his personalized label from Quilts of Valour members, Hazel Keating and Diane Johnston. 

Chamula was deeply moved by the generous "Thank You" gift and sincerely appreciative to be remembered.

The Shelburne Freelancer                                                                 Wednesday April 8, 2015

                  "Continuation of "A Sentimental Journey". 

It's THE 


GOOD 


STUFF!



Meet twelve year old Tristan Cameron. Find out if someone so young can appreciate and understand the gravity and depth of what WWII Veterans did for the world. 

Have a listen to this exclusive video interview brought to you by The Shelburne Freelancer and Share Shelburne With The World. Be inspired! Video below.




A real life case of


 "Six Degrees of 


Separation". 

Quilts of Valour Help

 12 Year Old Boy

Honor WWII Veterans

Are you cut from the same cloth as Tristan Cameron? How far would go at twelve years of age to honor veterans in the memory of a dear friend who recently passed away? Would you learn to sew a quilt?

The world works in mysterious ways. There is a story to be told and while some might rely on coincidence, others would call it fate. Following the 'Six Degrees of Separation' concept, it's astonishing to discover how many factors had to come together in just the right order for this tale to unfold.

Beloved local WWII Veteran,Ken Wallace passed away fairly recently. Wallace and Cameron were very close, so close that Cameron attended the Quilts of Valour ceremony held at the Legion 220 Branch as part of a Remembrance Day Veteran appreciation dinner last year where Cameron  witnessed Wallace receiving a quilt.

At that time young Cameron didn't really remember the Quilts of Valour organization but he did remember how special the quilt was to his friend. 

As we all know, time passes and if we wonder how we will be remembered when we are gone, the expression is,"What goes around comes around." For family and friends of Ken Wallace what was about to 'come around' would be no great surprise, except to Cameron.

We might not know what the future holds, but for most twelve year old boys like Cameron, hunter, hockey player, and avid horse trainer/show person,(Cameron Shows Clydesdale for Larry Braiden) Cameron never dreamed learning to sew would come into his  life equation. 

Judy MacLeod who spearheaded 

Quilts of Valour Dufferin found she needed help exercising her horse and fellow quilter, Hazel Eby Keating( a relative of Cameron's) suggested the talented young horse enthusiast, Tristan Cameron. As the quilters gather each month at the Shelburne Legion Branch 220 to sew for Quilts of Valour, Cameron was invited to meet MacLeod to discuss the horse. Upon his arrival he noticed the fabric and sewing machines. Cameron was able to connect the dots and realize the friend he missed so much had received his very much appreciated quilt from these special ladies. Inspired by Wallace's friendship and shared life experiences, Cameron then realized he would like to make a quilt, give back, and honor a Veteran in the memory of his dear friend whom he misses so much.  

 Having watched his grandmother, Eileen Irwin, sew, he thought he would give it a try. As a result of Wallace's very good nature, a boy's idea to express gratitude to veterans came to fruition. But if it wasn't for a horse needing exercise, Keating referring Cameron, his talent and love to work with horses, and the wonderful woman, Judy MacLeod, spearheading Quilts of Valour Dufferin, there may never have been a story to be told.  And so the tale does 'come around' in deed. 
" It makes me feel good to know someone who fought in the war. If he hadn't, maybe my parents wouldn't be alive. He fought so we could be alive, he fought for our freedom.Ken was like a third grandpa. Yah, I miss him," commented Cameron. Once his quilt squares are made, Judy MacLeod will join them and personalize them with a Quilts of Valour Label which will read the Veteran's name, a presentation will follow and the Shelburne Freelancer will be there to share part three of  The Sentimental Journey. 
Quilts of Valour is more than an organization providing hand made quilts to Veterans. Quilts of Valour provide warmth, comfort and a constant reminder that people appreciate Veterans and the sacrifice they made to ensure our freedom and way of life. 
For Cameron, the quilt is a way to honor his friend and other Veterans. For MacLeod, it's an amazing gesture from one so young. For the Wallace family and friends, yet another wonderful way to remember the man, and for the rest of us who are able to share Cameron's journey, an inspirational tale to pass on. For Veterans who read Tristan Cameron's story, hope in the future can be restored. "Lest We Forget," rings true across our hearts learning from one so young, we will never forget!
Should we choose to have a little visit with Mr. Wallace, watch this short video of Mr. Wallace, Quilts of Valour quilt on his lap, receiving a rare pin from the Legion marking 70 years as a Legion Member following Remembrance Day Veteran Appreciation dinner, 2014.



Quilts of Valour Need your Help!

Quilts of Valour, 
A Sentimental Journey

In 2014, World War II Veterans in Shelburne and surrounding area were given a beautiful gift in honor and gratitude for their service. The affair took place following a dinner ceremony held at the Shelburne Legion Branch 220 after Remembrance Day tributes. Veterans received a special gift from a group of very special and dedicated women who are members of the Quilts of Valour Organization. Quilts of Valour members were deeply moved to have the honor of delivering hand made beautiful quilts to each Veteran. Their hard work and generous gift was not lost on the Veterans as the evening became a very sentimental journey in appreciation of being recognized.

Now Quilts of Valour Need your help. Tracking down World War II Veterans is no easy task and Judy MacLeod responsible for spearheading the local Quilts of Valour is asking for information to help name and locate Veterans to be added to the list of recipients.

"We want to find every World War II Veteran so we can give them a quilt," MacLeod continued,"We don't want to leave anyone out. If anyone out there can help us with this, it would be greatly appreciated to help get the word out."

There are presently twenty members of the Quilts of Valour who meet once a month at the Shelburne Legion Branch 220. Quilts of Valour rely on donations in order to carry out their  important mission. "When people heard about us, they began to very generous. Even those not in our exact surrounding area began donating to us. Threads That Bind in Maxwell donated bolts of fabric. Sew Jax in Orangeville donated fabric, Lilac Lane in Alliston donated whole quilts, even Northscott Silks in Vaughn donated fabric. Here in Shelburne, A.J Cavey , a well known quilter and owner of Cobwebs and Caviar donated a complete quilt to us as well and we are so grateful! Our goal after finding all the World war II Veterans and giving them a quilt is to locate all veterans and that's a big job so you can understand how greatly appreciated all donations are. 

The group will meet again in April 11th, May 16th, and June 13th to sew from 10 a.m. through to 4p.m. Newcomers all skill levels of sewing are welcome. If you know of a World War II Veteran, contact Judy at 519-2126-7575, email at [email protected], and facebook Quilts of Valour. 

Some useful websites:

cobwebsandcaviar.com 

lilaclanequilts.com

threadzthatbind.com

northcott.net

sewjax.com


How Would Quilts Of Valour Celebrate International Quilt Day? With a quilt cake of course!

(R)Quilts of Valour 2014 lined up waiting to give Quilts to Veterans.

" Never thought it would take off like it did. Support we get even from outside Dufferin County is phenomenal. We really love our Veterans. Challenge now is to find them! We need family members to contact us, drop notes off at the Shelburne Legion, or facebook Quilts of Valour," commented Judy MacLeod.

Judy MacLeod, spearheaded the Quilts of Valour local branch and works on Quilts of Valour for our beloved Veterans on a Singer Featherweight.  In 1951, MacLeod purchased the 1951 model sewing machine from a Shelburne woman named Mildred.  This particular model is the 100th Anniversary Edition.

Each quilt 

comes with a personalized label.

Shelburne Legion Thinking outside the box of ..Donuts?



In order to survive in today's economy, business savvy Shelburne Legion Branch 220 President, Lesa Peat has proven she can definitely think outside the box. 

Although generating income can be a challenge, the task may be as simple as turning a phrase from Forrest Gump's,"Life is like a box of chocolates" or in this case, "Donuts".

Micah's Kitchen has been at the Legion serving up a taste of Italian flair and Canadiana staples complete with a variety of homemade meals and on March 27th, Chef in training,  Micah Ricci included homemade donuts!

Thirty percent of the proceeds go to the Legion and this Shelburnite couldn't be more pleased. 

Over the winter, Ricci has been cooking up a storm every Wednesday, Thursday and every Friday opposite Wings nite. The inspired idea of Legion President, Lesa Peat has Ricci planning for next year commenting, "Next Year will be bigger and better!"

With the ability to stay or take out, Shelburnites can be assured, whatever is in the box will be something delicious!












For more information, contact Micah's Kitchen at 519-938-1391.