Video of Branch 614’s Annual Snooker League Play Offs- April 10, 2018
By Gary Robinson
Zone D5 Council Attended the Branch 614 Levee January 1st to President, Wayne Hayes & Executive well on the year ahead
The Branch celebrated itsand was spoken about in the Houses of Parliament, Shawn Chen -MP for Scarborough North
click on this link to view the Video MP Shaun Chen – Statement on Royal Canadian Legion Branch 614 – March 7, 2017 – YouTube
Comrades; Another Great time was had by all!
Lets get ready to show the same hospitality to our American Comrades on the Warriors Day Weekend August 22, 2015
Congratulations to Branch 614 for being the 2014 winning “Horseshoes” Champs!
Presented by Zone Sports Officer, Sharon Butler to Branch President, Wayne Hayes & the Winning team of Bobby Dafoe & Peter Vanslack at the March Zone Meeting
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To see the video of the presentation to Sheila Harris
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Santa visited Branch 614 at their Annual Christmas Party – A festive time was had by all…
The Chinese New Year – January 29th, 2012 “The Year of the Dragon” Branch 614 and the local Community share a Special Day together!
Frank Yip, Z.C.-Joyce Geddes, Peter Leung, President-Wayne Hayes, Brenda Tam, Chin Tam, IPDC-Sheila Harris, John Harris, Flora Yip Prepare to wake up the Dragon
Waking Up the Dragon
The Dragon will bring
to the Scarborough Centennial Branch 614
Branch 614 Presention Wayne & June Hayes Present
Certificates of Appreciation to
Bamboo Kung Fu School Head Instructor Kin Sze & Flora Yip
Our American Comrades, came to participate in the Warriors Day Parade and Branch 614 Hosted them in the clubroom on
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Great time was had by ALL! We were entertained by the “Night Flyte” Band
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To see a service and you will understand the feelings that come during the ceremony
Service for POW/MIA
Officiating-Don Springer /Wayne Hayes
John Latham, John Maslyn,
Dawn Lawson,June Hayes
Bruce Ruthven, Stuart East, Ginny Phenes
Presentation to Branch 614 from American Post 457
Ontario County -Commander, Don Springer
President -Wayne Hayes
Officer – Ginny Phenes
Wayne Hayes and coupon collector Ralph Miller clipping out coupons
for a free steak dinner for his American Comrades from the local Scarborough SNAP Newspaper.
“Night Flyte” Band
John Hope, Ken Alphonso, Mark McTaggart, Craig Hal
Farewell Comrades! – Sunday August 22, 2010 @ Sheila & John Harris
The Cowboys! 2010
(Left to Righ Back row) Larry McCallen, Bob Phenes, Tom Kirby, Ray Lawson, John Harris, John Semple
(Left to Right – Front Row) Al French, Bruce Ruthven, John Maslyn, Butch Tollenson, Brian Bennett, Ralph Miller
Welcomed the Sunnybrook Veteran’s
With added Special Treat… as part of the Zone D5 “Adopt a Sunnybrook Vet” program
on July 17, 2010 the branch members got to meet their adopted Veteran – Don Stewart in person!
Branch 614 has a NEW member by the Name of Susanne Thomas
Susanne make little Angels and has sent over 10,000.00 of them to our Troops! This is what the card says inside of :little sleeve
OUR THOUGHTS & BEST WISHES ARE WITH YOU YOUR SACRIFICE IS REMEMBERED YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Being totally blind and in a wheelchair has presented some interesting challenges. But, in my 64 years, I have learned that you give thanks to people who have helped you along the way. I am just one of many who truly feel that all of the men and women who server our country are our heroes. A hero is someone who puts their lives ahead of others to make this world a better place.
You are our heroes. My prayers are what keep me going. And all of you are in our prayer. We are so proud of the job you are doing. I have learned that the world is what you make of it. Because of your sacrifice and caring, we are living in a much safer world. Upon becoming a branch member of 614 – Susanne presented branch members with a little angel. Susanne has donated special angels that are now available at the bar for a $5.00 donation All proceeds from these little angels will go to Branch 614.
Easter Message For Our Troops
Shown holding the banner are Branch 614 members left to right – President Sheila Harris, 1st VP John Harris, Muriel Walsh and Sports Officer Karen Moore
Local Scarborough Legions joined together to send a banner to our troops stationed in Afghanistan.
The 2 sided banner with over 1,000 signatures, and personal notes, was presented to representatives of The Queens Own Rifles at RCL Branch 345 on Wednesday March 21st. Legion Branch 345 President, Dominic Capalbo led this drive along with Legion Branch 617 President Barry Cameron. Signatures collected from Legion members from Scarborough Branches 345, 617 and 614 along with reservists, cadets and veterans will be delivered to our troops in time for Easter.
Poppy donations at work in the Scarborough Community
Who is this man and what is he doing
See where some of your poppy donation funds are going. Check the link Poppy and Remembrance
Vimy Ridge 90th Anniversary
On Easter Sunday, April 9, 1917, 100,000 Canadian soldiers stormed and captured Vimy Ridge in France. It was one of the great victories of World War I. Although the cost to Canada was high – 3,600 dead and more than 7,000 wounded – historians say this victory marked the birth of Canada as a nation.
On Easter Sunday April 9th, 2007 an Ecumenical Commemoration Service was held at the Agincourt Pentecostal Church in Scarborough to commemorate the battle of Vimy Ridge.
Members from various faiths offered prayers and RCL Branch 614 WW2 Veteran William Whitehead (at left) spoke on the importance of why we remember. Wreaths were laid by members of all levels of government along with RCL Branch 614 President Sheila Harris. The colours were proudly carried by members of the Zone D5 Colour Guard. Canon Prue Chambers, RCL Zone D5 Chaplain (above in white) gave the blessing.
A reception followed the service at which time a presentation was made by The Honorable Gerry Phillips M.P.P. Scarborough Agincourt, to RCL Branch 614 President Sheila Harris. The plaque commemorates the Vimy Ridge battle and highlights the newly opened Veteran memorial wall on the Ontario Legislature. grounds. Shown at right from left to right, MPP Gerry Phillips, RCL Branch 614 President Sheila Harris, MPP Bas Balkissoon, Scarborough Rouge River and MPP Wayne Arthurs Pickering-Ajax -Uxbridge.
Posted around the reception room were many hand drawn posters and poems and letters that were prepared by students from the five Scarborough Public Schools. It was an amazing and moving display from the point of view of the students reflecting on the great sacrifices made by the Canadian soldiers in the battle for Vimy Ridge 90 years ago. Poster at left by a Grade 6 pupil signed Regan.
Thanks to Pastor Jim McKenzie and volunteers from the Agincourt Pentecostal Church and to the staff and volunteers from the Office of the Honourable Jim Karygiannis. M.P. Scarborough Agincourt for arranging for this Commemoration Service.
Sunnybrook Vets visit the Branch 2008