Bus Trip October 22, 2016

The Bus Tour is on Oct 22/16 leaving legion at 10am sharp returning approx. 6:30pm
Cost is $20.00bus-tour-oct-22-2016 a person must be paid by Oct 14/16
1st stop: Sand Banks Winery for 5 wine tasting & 3 side dishes
2nd stop: Lunch at the Wellington Legion
3rd stop: Trenton Legion for afternoon of entertainment by the band the Farrows 50/60 music
4th stop: Brighton Legion
Return to Grafton Legion

Bus seats 48 and at the time of this posting 31 people have already signed up!

Sign up sheet will be posted in Grafton Legion on Tuesday and you can pay at the bar. This will likely fill up fast.

Saturday Fundraisers

On Saturday September 17, 2016, the Grafton Legion is host to two fundraisers, which will help sponsor Terri Monroe get to the World Broomball Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan!

Bake Sale Sept 17First up is a Bake Sale from 9am to Noon. Fun Dart Tournament Sept 17That is to be followed by a Fun Dart Tournament in the afternoon! Please come out and join us and help Sponsor Terri!

Steak BBQ, Corn Roast and Live Entertainment

Sept 30 Steak Night 2016Join us on Friday September 30, 2015 from 5-6:30pm for a Steak BBQ and Corn Roast, only $15/per person. Limited seating. Advance reservations only. Sign up sheet in Member’s Lounge and you can pay at the bar. Following the dinner, at 7pm, stick around for Northumberland County’s Country Duo Franny & Beeb’z as they entertain us in the Hall until 9pm. A great meal, great entertainment, all for just $15/person!

Entertainment Chair Terri Wright will be at the Legion Friday night (Sept 16) selling tickets! Get yours in advance as seating is limited!

Early Bird is on!

Early Bird renewals are now on! From now until November 30th, 2016, renew your membership and you are entered into a draw to have your 2018 membership fee paid for! Regular member renewals are $55 and Seniors 65+ are $40.00.

You can renew at the bar or mail your payment to the Legion.early_bird_renewals

Welcome new Members!

The Grafton Legion, Branch 580, welcomes two new members, sworn in during our September 1st, 2016 General Meeting. Please say hello to Gordon F. Catton and Edgar Campbell when you see them around the Legion!New Members Sept 1 2016

Wayne Moore Memorial Golf Tournament

Sept 18 Golf TournamentThe Grafton Legion is holding its annual Golf Tournament, now called the Wayne Moore Memorial Golf Tournament, at Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club on Sunday September 18, 2016.

9am tee off. 9 holes. $45 per person includes your cart. Join us back at the Grafton Legion after your game for Burgers & Salads.

Sign up sheet in the Member Lounge.

Horseshoe Tournament

Horseshoe TournamentSaturday August 27, 2016

Open to the public! Anybody can play! Register at 10am, play at 11am. Only $5/per person. Blind draw doubles. All money paid back.

Last Post: Comrade Wayne Moore

 

Our fellow Comrade John W. Moore passed away on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. Our condolences to the family.

MOORE; Wayne John ~ Passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on August 16, 2016 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Gwen (née Stickle) for 48 years. Loving father of Guy (Neva) and Karen (Jim). Proud Grandpa of Jordan, Carson, and Sydny. Brother of Ray (Tina), the late Maxine Macklin, and Tim (Marg). Brother-in-law of Dan Stickle and Vickie Curran (Frank). Wayne will also be remembered by his nieces and nephews: Shane, Shelley, Chantelle, Tanya, Chris, Meagan, Jessie, Tony, Melinda, Jacquie, Sarah, and his great-nieces & great-nephews. A special thank you to C.C.A.C. – Carrick, Jan, Kianda; PSW’s Alex and Sam; Sherry of Community Care; Palliative Care Unit of NHH – Janet, Deb, Kathy, Colin, Colleen, Cindy; and our friends and family for all of your support.

Service Date: Sunday, August 21st, 2016 read more

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Dieppe Raid Remembrance – Sun. Aug. 21 at 1pm

The Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter during planning stages, and by its final official code-name Operation Jubilee, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe during the Second World War, August 19, 1942.

The Grafton Legion will hold a Remembrance Ceremony out front on Sunday, August 21 at 1pm (note corrected time). The Colour Party will be there along with various dignitaries and our Padre. There will be a light lunch afterwards.

Cairn_2_smallThe memorial in front of our Legion is somewhat unique, in that it is constructed with stones from the beaches of Dieppe. The memorial itself is mostly constructed of field stones, with some Dieppe stones added for decoration by the Dieppe War Veterans Association. The top of the memorial features a sundial. Three small plaques have been added to the face of the memorial and a Dieppe stone cross is in the centre.

Our Branch is named after Lt. Col. John W. Foote V.C.  C.D. who was at Dieppe on August 19, 1942.

Our remembrance of the Dieppe Raid has a special meaning for the members of Branch 580 and the people of Grafton and Cobourg.

For more information about Lt. Col. John W. Foote please read our page about him here.

Highway of Heroes Tree Planting & Monument Fundraiser

aug_20_fundraiserSat Aug 20, 2016; 3pm – 9pm.

Come on out to the Grafton Legion and enjoy artists from near and far perform on the outdoor stage.

All funds raised will support The Highway of Heroes Tree Planting Tribute and Rock Monument to be placed along the Hwy 401 corridor.

$5.00 per person, children 6 and under free.

$5.00 Raffle tickets for Denver Guitar, donated by Long & McQuade Musical Instruments and a pair of Team Canada Juniors tickets at the ACC this year (game to be determined).

Silent Auction to be held as well.

Stay for a few hours, join us for a BBQ dinner ($10/person) or stay for the whole event.

Line up includes:
Rob Donaldson, DJ Rowatt, Scott & Susan Stanley, Clayton Yates & Jade Eagleson, The Merrigan Family, Justin Riddell, Stacy Doherty & Blackwater, Diamond Lil and to close evening out is Double Barrel!!

Contact Terri Wright at entertainment@rcl580.ca for more info.