COVID UPDATE POSTED BELOW! Updates to follow
Welcome to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30 - Port Hope
Honouring Veterans is our duty
COVID UPDATE POSTED BELOW! Updates to follow
Honouring Veterans is our duty
With no New Year's Day Levee - we instead send a final message for 2020.
New Year 2021 is knocking on the door - and the world is ready to welcome it with open arms.
All across the world, people are looking forward to welcoming 2021 and bidding goodbye to the challenging year that was 2020.
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to look forward to new beginnings and this time, more than ever, the hope is that 2021 will bring health and prosperity to all.
The countdown to end this rollercoaster of a year has already begun, and now is the time for us to remember our members, families and friends.
As we bid farewell to 2020,
Let us remember the good times along with the bad
And hope for sunnier days in 2021.
Hope this year is filled with love, laughter and light .
Thank you for all your support in 2020!
From the Port Hope Legion Branch 30 Executive to You...
Our members, Our families and Our friends,
We wish you a very Happy New Year.
The Province has announced the shutdown of businesses for 28 days starting on December 26, 2020.
Therefore, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30 will shut down for the entire month of January 2021.
There will be NO New Year's Day Levy this year :(
We will post updates, changes and a reopening date on our face book page, webpage ( https://br30rcl.ca/ ) and email for our members.
Thank you and have safe Holidays
RCL Branch 30-Port Hope
President Andre Labrosse.
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Tis the Season to win some Awesome Christmas Decorations
Hand made with Love by our
Creative Elf Maureen Holloway
& assisted by her Elf helper
Congrats to the Winners!!!
Thank you Maureen & Pat for organizing the draws and for your creative decorations.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30 - Port Hope is a service club for veterans, their families and friends. They sponsor community events, Air Cadets and donate to local causes and community organizations. The Legion holds Remembrance Day, Canada Day and Decoration Day activities. The Legion hall is available for rentals for Celebration of Life, Birthday Parties, Showers, Anniversary Parties, small Weddings, Family Gatherings, Dinners, Dances, Fundraisers, Sports, Community Meetings and Banquets.
Legion Hours (at present time)
Wednesday & Thursday 2 - 5 pm - Daily Draw @ 4:30 pm
Friday 2- 6 pm - Daily Draw @ 5 pm - Meat Draws @ 5 pm
Saturday 1 - 5 pm - Daily & Weekly Draws @ 4 pm
The Royal Canadian Legion was founded by Veterans and for Veterans. We advocate for the care and benefits for all who served Canada, regardless of when or where they served. The Legion also provides representation and assistance to Veterans, including currently serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families, and access to our services is available to them at no cost, whether or not they are Legion members. The Legion helps thousands of Veterans each year and makes significant positive changes in their lives.
The Legion exists so that Canada never forgets
The Legion understands the importance of honouring past sacrifices and acknowledging the courage of those who served and still serve today. Through Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Poppy campaign, commemorative activities, youth education programs and more, the Legion helps Canadians to honour and remember.
The Legion serves our communities and our country
Legion Branches are the cornerstone of communities across Canada, and provide one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. With more than 1,400 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and supports to build a stronger Canada. Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities.
How amazing is this pile of Lap Blankets!
Thank you to everyone who donated a total of 79 LAP BLANKETS
How awesome you all are!!
The blankets were donated to the Seniors at a Long Term Care Home in Port Hope
just in time for Christmas &
the chilly winter months.
And Thank you kindly to the Lakeshore Quilters Guild for donating 10 beautiful homemade quilts.
Thank you everyone for your donations & your support of local seniors.
The Giving Tree
Thanks to the generosity of our members, families and friends, Christmas 2020 will have a happy ending for many local children which is so wonderful considering the different year children have had.
A truck full of toys & lots of happy children.
Thank you everyone!!
Thank you Patricia Underwood for organizing this wonderful fundraiser.
A Basket of Cards for our Troops
The cards are sent and we thank everyone who took the time to fill out Greeting Cards for our Troops who will not be home for the holidays.
Thank you members and friends and most importantly....
Thank you to our Troops for all you do for this beautiful country we call home.
A Drop Box has been created at
6721 Dale Rd, Port Hope,
The Underwood's Family home.
Drop off Beer Cans/ Bottles or Wine/Liquor Bottles any time at our new Drop Box location and support the Port Hope Legion.
When the box is full, all items will be returned and money will be donated to the Port Hope Legion Branch 30.
How great is that?!
Thank you to the Underwood Family ( Ford & Pat ) for doing this for the Legion. (We really do have the best members)
If you have any questions, please contact Ford Underwood @ firstname.lastname@example.org .
Come share some comradery, laughs and smiles all while social distancing and purchase some Meat Draw tickets for $2.00 each and win some great meat for supper.
Meat purchased from Davis Independent -
Put your $2.00 in envelope and your name on the outside of envelope and put in the Meat Draw box.
Draws are at 5 pm
5 Draws - 5 Items to be won!
Supper at your place this weekend?
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU, OUR MEMBERS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AGAIN, EVEN IF IT IS WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
WE HAVE MISSED YOU ALL!
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30 Port Hope is first committed to the health and safely of its members, families and friends.
Following ALL Covid -19 Re-Opening Guidelines and Rules by Government Health Officials and Royal Canadian Legion Command we are so happy to announce the
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30 Port Hope is
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 2-5 pm
Friday - 2-6 pm
Entering the Building
Mask must be worn when entering
(please advise if health issues make it not possible)
Sign your Name & contact phone number in daily log book
Mask must be worn until seated while still social distancing
Sanitize upon leaving building
Please follow the advise of our Health Officials and together we will get through these difficult times together.
Keep healthy & stay safe, Royal Canadian Legion- Branch 30-Port Hope
We are excited to announce that we are re-opening and even more excited to be able to see everyone, even if it is while social distancing.
In order to keep open during these difficult times, we find it necessary to implement a volunteer system for bartenders.
If you are interested in volunteering and have your Smart Serve, please contact Wayne Stephens @ 905-885-9788 (home) or 905-396-2923 (cell).
Thank you to everyone interested in volunteering as it will help us to keep our doors open so that we may continue to support our Veterans and our community.
Training will be provided.
The $137,500 cenotaph revitalization project at Memorial Park will soon become a reality.
It’s been years in the making, and COVID-19 almost had its way with the project earlier this year, but with Howes Your Yard now on board and construction officially underway, the project is in it's final stages of completion .
To complete the refurbishment, the legion’s contributing $100,000 towards that $137,500 total; the municipality budgeted $12,500 and then there was a $25,000 grant.
The Port Hope Cenotaph stands in the Municipality's Memorial Park on Queen Street.
For several years following WWI the Port Hope Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire devoted their time to raise funds for the design and construction of the Cenotaph. Classically inspired and with gothic touches, an unusual open arch crowns the top.
In 1926 this impressive monument was unveiled. On the front of the memorial are inscribed the names of the local men who died in the Great War, and the names of the historic battles are carved in the shaft for all to remember. Statues of peace adorn the memorial, looking out for the souls lost in the horrific battles. The names of those lost in World War II were added later, as was a bronze plaque to acknowledge the Korean War.
In 2018, work was completed on the monument to repair deteriorating lettering, surface cleaning and repairs to the cross-bed flower beds. The next phase of the project included accessible upgrades to the landscaping and structures around the monument.
The Municipality of Port Hope in partnership with the Legion Branch #30 have launched a paver program for those that want to contribute to the project
Fundraising Option #1
PAVER STONES ARE OFFERED IN TWO STYLES
The Cost of each Name Paver is $100.00
Your Individual Name Paver will be engraved with ¾” letters with a maximum of 11 letters per line. 1 space equals 1 letter. There are a maximum of 5 lines.
UNIFORMED ORGANIZATION EMBLEMS
The Cost of each Emblem Paver is $125.00. Your Uniformed Organization Paver will be engraved with an emblem and one line of lettering. A suitable copy of the emblem is required.
Fundraising Option #2
MAKE A DONATION
Every bit counts! All cash donations are welcome and will be used to help offset the cost to complete the Cenotaph Beautification Project.
The revitalization of the Port Hope War Memorial Cenotaph will continue to support the work of recognizing and honouring Veterans and current Armed Forces members. This focal point in Memorial Park is to host the annual Remembrance Day services, which honours the fallen, and those who currently service.
The finishing touches to the project will be completed soon and then we invite everyone to take the time to visit and reflect on its meaning.
Thank you to our Cenotaph Chair Wayne Stephens for leading this wonderful project. Your talent and inspiration in getting this project completed are immeasurable.
Thank you to Mel & Bill Hodges for photo documenting the process.
And Thank you to the Municipality for their support throughout the process of completing this project.
And a final note from our chairman ....
This isn’t really for the legion, it’s for the veterans, what they represent and what they’ve done. This is for the people who gave us our freedom, for the people who came home and for the ones who never made it back home.
(photo's of the process will be posted on our Facebook page)
Coldest Night of the Year 2020 was a huge success and the team of Caring for Others - CFO's raised $ 3,250.00.
(Rose Goodall, Ziyad Sidawi, Danielle Goodall, Leah Sturzenegger, Darryl Goodall, Cindy Greer, Michele Roemer and our support walker Joe Ferguson)
We would like to Thank the Port Hope Legion for their continued support and donation of $1500.00 and say Thank you to each and every person who donated to us and to this worthy cause for the homeless and hungry in Northumberland County. The Green Wood Coalition Port Hope raised just shy of $60,000.00 for this area...how wonderful is that!
It was a beautiful and slightly chilly night and we along with over 200 walkers completed either 2 km or 5 km...(we did the whole 5 km).
We could not have done it without each and every one of you so Thank you so much...much appreciated.
Everyone who stops in on a Thursday afternoon knows they will be entertained with the great tunes and great moves of the wonderful group of Elaine's Line Dancers. With cowboy boots and cowboy hats, this talented group recently donated $400.00 to the Legion.
Thank you so much ladies for the wonderful donation and for the great entertainment.
See you Thursday!
Our wonderful members,families and friends donated a tree full of gifts for local children and we are proud to donate $1,000. to the Salvation Army Giving Tree along with a tree full of gifts for the children. Thank you so much to organizer Debra Switzer who has helped make a better Christmas for so many children.
Poppy Chair John DeBoer along with President Andre Labrosse and Sports Officer Bill Hodges presented the NHH with a cheque for $9541.00.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 30 presented Northumberland 89.7-CFWN
with The Royal Canadian Legion Media Award for their wonderful and continuous support.
The Royal Canadian Legion Media Award
has been established by Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion to recognize individuals or organizations from the media who show their support by publicizing the activities and work in the community of Legion Branches, Zones, Districts and Provincial Commands.
The members and officers of the Royal Canadian Legion commend the outstanding generosity, support and assistance that
has provided to
THE BRIGADIER GENERAL G.H. RALSTON BRANCH 30 PORT HOPE.
Join us every 3rd Sunday of the Month
for Moonshot Euchre
Registration is at 12 noon
Play is at 1 pm
Partner is not required
$5.00 per player
Prizes & 50/50 Draws
Great afternoon of cards with Marg & Friends
Join us every 4th Sunday of the Month
for Regular Euchre
Registration is at 12 noon
Play starts at 1 pm
Partner is required or let us know if you need one
$5.00 per person to play
Prizes & 50/50 Draw
Come for a fun afternoon of Regular Cards
Join us on Monday Nights for some
Euchre OR Darts
FUN & RELAXING EVENING
Come when you can for either darts or euchre - play starts at 7 pm for both
Call us at the Legion 905-885-6585 for more information
Wednesday Evenings @ 7 pm
6 weeks of Progressive Euchre followed by 6 weeks of Progressive Cribbage
Euchre will start again on Wed March 11th
$20.00 per person for 6 weeks of play
Thursday Evenings @ 7 pm
Come join the fun as a spare dart player on Thursday evenings @ 7 pm.
Friday Evenings @ 5pm
Come join us around 4-4:30 pm for laughs & comradery and be here for the 5 pm Meat Draws.
$2.00 per tickets
Win your supper