Weekly Update May 7th


 General Meeting will

be on Tuesday

May 8th 2018 at

7:30 pm.

Since our House Rules/Bylaws were approved
by Ontario Command we now have our meetings every second month.  

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Tuesday May 8th, 2018 is our branch elections.

Come out and make your vote count towards the future of our Branch.

Make sure to come out and find out what stage our building is at.  To make this new building happen we need your input and your support.

Legionnaire of the Year Award
Evelyn Fortin who was presented with this year’s Legionnaire of the Year Award.

Evelyn has been a long time active Legion member.   Evelyn has worked hard within the Branch as an Executive Member, Entertainment Chair, assisting with catring functions, Volunteer Bar Tender and helping out with the Poppy campaign.

This award is well deserved and and the members of Branch 618 congratulate you and thank you for all you have done.

Stittsville Legion Breakfast

Join us on

June 3, 2018

We hope to see you there.

Breakfast starts 9:00 am to noon.

2 eggs or pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage,
white toast or brown, tea or coffee and hash browns.

Adults $8.00

Children’s menu available

We need your support to make our new Legion a reality

Participate in our new Commemoration Wall

For $250.00, have a brick engraved with the name of a loved one or recognize a veteran or still serving Canadian Armed Forces member, to be forever on display in the front entrance of our new building

Provide a donation

Donations of $250.00 or more: Your name (individual, family, or company) will be engraved on a Thank You Wall in our new building
Donate online at www.stittsvillelegion.com or fill out a form at the Legion


Starting May 17th, 2018

Join us each Thursday Nights at 7:00 pm in lower lounge for Summer Fun Darts

Everyone Welcome
Teams will be made up each week

.Acoustic Jam
Now on WEDNESDAY Nights

from 7:00 – 9:30 pm
no stage, relaxed
friendly atmosphere to have FUN and play some music
open to everyone
for more information
contact Brenda Hamilton email Singersoloist@gmail.com

text or call 613 286 9173

Billy Martin & Friends
1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday of each month
Friday Nights at Stittsville Legion

starts at 8:00 pm
Guaranteed good times
to be had by ALL

Everyone Welcome

Newsletter Update

I am passing over the Weekly Newsletter to Doug McCrady.  This will be my last publication of this weekly newsletter.

Please contact Doug for any news or events that you would like him to put in here for you.

I will be staying on to help Doug and be his assistant should he go on holidays etc but he is the Main Guy as they say.

You can reach Doug at 613-314-7203 or by email dmccrady@explornet.ca

Thank you so much for taking this on Doug and I know you will be a great asset to it’s structure and information for our Members and others.

Thank you everyone for your help, support and getting your information to me in a timely fashion over the past year.

Diane Doran

THE STITTSVILLE FRIENDSHIP CLUB is seeking new members.The Club was established to provide social activities for adults in the Ottawa area and to encourage interaction with the community.

Our current activities include exercise classes, bridge and euchre card groups, shuffle board, monthly luncheons including local entertainers, bi-monthly trips to theatres, plays, comedy shows and other places of interest, and support for community charities.

For more information contact:
Activities Director – Doug McCrady 613-314-7203
Membership Director – Lorraine Gillies 613-599-3297

Our next Luncheon will be on Wednesday May 30th at 12:00 noon.  Hope to see all our Members out to enjoy some great friendships together.


Trips and Excursions – Something of interest for everyone 

Canadian Tulip Festival
On Wednesday May 16th we will be having a trip to see all the tulips.  Cost is only $10.00 which is for transportation.

Gladstone Theatre
May 26th for a Saturday matinee we will be seeing the musical Miss Shakespeare.  Cost is $40.00 for Transportation and the show.

Contact Doug McCrady for Reservations
and information  613-314-7203

Summer Schedule includes a Comedy Magic Show, a Murder Mystery at the Prescott and a Rideau Canal Cruise.

We are also seeking members that would be interested in a trip to tour the Kingston Peniteniary some time in August.

Many thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion, Stittsville Branch 618 and all the kitchen volunteers for hosting our luncheon each month and for providing us with such great food.  We truly appreciate all that you do for us.

  Visit us on Facebook.  Stittsville Friendship Club–

Canada Remembers

April 29, 1944-HMCS Athabaskan was torpedoed in the English Channel during the Second World War; 128 sailors were killed.

More than 110,000 brave men and women served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. It was dangerous duty and approximately 1,200 sailors died in the conflict. HMCS Athabaskan was hit by a German torpedo off the coast of occupied France the night of April 29, 1944, and the Canadian warship went down with the loss of some 128 men. A new destroyer with the same name was commissioned in the early 1970s and was part of Canada’s navy until just last year. Pictured is HMCS Athabaskan in 1944

Ottawa Walk For Veterans

June 3rd, 2018

Hosted by Canadian Walk For Veterans

Canadian Walk For Veterans

April 11 at 4:45am · PLEASE SHARE
CANADIAN WALK FOR VETERANS HAS LAUNCHED SUNDAY APRIL.15 ON FACEBOOK LIVE. stay tuned! Register through the link provided here:

Executive Members:
President -Judy Campbell 
1st Vice—–Sue McCormick    
2nd Vice—-Barb Vant’Slot  
Past President- Ron Currie
Executive Committee: 
Sean McCormick 
Chris Carnochan 
Evelyn Fortin 
Tracy Boss*Membership———Lynn Chenier 
*Poppy—————–Sue McCormick 
Poppy Trust Fund—Randy Reid
Bursar—————–Anne Forbes 
*Youth Education – Tracy Boss 
*Public Relations—Barb Vant’Slot 
*Track & Field – Thea Both
*T.O.D. – Bev Currie 
*Legion Seniors’—-Ron Currie 
*Veterans’ Services-Ron Currie
*Sgt. at Arms——– Mike Fenton 
*Sports—————-Chris Carnochan  
Sick & Visiting——- Thea Both 
Property/Housing—-Brian Doran 
Honours & Awards—Judy Campbell  
By Laws & House Rules -Clive Morris 
55 Plus Liaison————-Clive Morris
Entertainment———Evelyn Fortin 
Bar Officer————-Sean McCormick
Web Master———— Dave Duggan & Diane Doran
*Secretary————–Bev Currie 
*Treasurer————-Tina Carnochan  
* = Chairman is on the Executive
We have a deal with
Hurley Bar & Grill
(Main St. Stittsville)

Before paying your bill,
mention Team # 1632
(the Branch’s tel #)
And at the end of the year they will issue a cheque for 10% of the total amount accumulated
under the team #.
Congratulations to our Legion Dart Team

Branch 618 Team came in 2nd place at the Legion District Mixed Dart Tournament in Almonte.

Our Legion Dart Team is off to London Ontario on June 2nd to represent our Branch 618 at the Provincials.

Congratulations goes out to Monique Vail, Bill Vail, Corey North and Tracy Boss.  Well done.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Canada Remembers May 5, 1945-Germans in the Netherlands officially surrendered to Canadians, ending the campaign there.

More than 7,600 Canadians gave their lives in the Liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War.

The Liberation of the Netherlands is one of the most important chapters in our country’s military history. This effort to free the Dutch people in the final months of the Second World War earned our country an enduring gratitude from our Dutch friends but it came at a high price. More than 7,600 Canadians lost their lives in the fighting there. Pictured is Private Castle of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada visiting the grave of his brother Edward Castle who was killed in action in the Netherlands in October 1944.

every Tuesday at 1 PM
This Community Event is open to everyone!55+ Club

Next Trip to the slots is
June 6, 2018

Bus leaves Johnny
Leroux Community Centre at
11:30 am

Call Shirley Pretty 613-836-2760
to reserve a seat

New Game coming to Stittsville Legion


Washer Toss is an easy-to-play game, similar to horseshoes, but without the requirements of digging a pit and throwing heavy things. The game is easy for all ages to learn, yet difficult enough to master that several hours can be spent in friendly competition.

How to play:

Place the boxes 30′ apart. One player from each team stands by one box and throws toward the other. The aim is to get the washers into the pipe placed in the centre of the box. Since this is difficult, as in horseshoes, close counts, too! Once both players at one end of the court have thrown, the score is tallied. Only one team can score in a round.

If you are interested in participating in this new game once the weather warms up contact Ellen Johnson at ellenjohnston56@hotmail.com so she can have idea of how many would be interested or for more information.

CAF Culinary Team Wins SILVER at International Competition

Canada won silver at the U.S. Army 43rd Annual Joint Culinary Training Exercise (JCTE) held in Fort Lee, Virginia.

Corporal Melissa Miller, a chief cook from 19 Maintenance Support Section at 19 Wing Comox; Leading Seaman Dustin Vickers, a cook from CFB Halifax; and cook Corporal Jordan Hoare, from 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa participated in the competition in March.

The three were supported by team manager CPO2 Thomas Dalling, of Director Personnel Generation Requirements in Ottawa, with pre-training coaches WO Chiu Tsang, a chief cook with 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Edmonton, and Sgt Jean Louis Lassonde, from Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre at CFB Borden.

The Canadian cooks competed against cooks from France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year’s exercise showcased the talents of 237 military chefs from all military services around the globe.

“It’s an honor and privilege to speak to you today,” said Lieutenant-General Aundre F. Piggee, Deputy Chief of Staff at Pentagon, at the awards ceremony, adding “I wish I could have spent more time [at JCTE]; I looked online and my mouth was watering. It is great to see all the services and our coalition partners. Nothing we do on the battlefield is alone; we do it together.”

Chefs were judged based on American Culinary Federation guidelines – they were not competing against each other but against industry standards. Those who exceeded industry standards were awarded medals, with a total of 56 gold medals, 135 silver medals and 141 bronze medals being presented.

The exercise, administered by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, is the largest U.S. Culinary Federation-sanctioned competition in North America.

Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History Home

Walk to make a difference

Help those in our own community who have this disease.  You never know it could be your child, niece/nephew, granchild.  Come and walk to assist making those lives a little easier and to show you care.

On Sunday, May 27, 2018, thousands of participants across Canada will unite at local community walk sites during CF awareness month to celebrate their fundraising efforts, while imagining a world without CF.

Over 10,000 supporters, including volunteers, donors, partners and participants help support Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s mission; To end cystic fibrosis (CF). The funds raised at the walk are used to target world-class research and supporting and advocating for high-quality individualized CF care.

Ottawa Location – Karters Korners.By/Before May 1, 2018: When you raise $50 or when your team fundraising averages $50 per person*, you will receive a walk t-shirt.

After May 1, 2018: When you raise $50 or when your team fundraising averages $50 per person*, t-shirts will be provided while supplies last.

* Ex: Your team has raised $500. You have 10 teammates. Your team’s total fundraising average per person is $50; therefore all team members get a t-shirt.

Registration time: 8:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies Time: TBD

Walk Start Time: 9:00 AM

Length of walk: 5 km

Walk End Time: 1:00 PM

Closing Ceremonies Time: TBD

Parking: TBD

Pets: Pets are not permitted at this location

Lunch: Barbeque lunch provided by Golden Fries for walkers who have raised a minimum of $25.

Special Activities: CF self-identification bandanas available

For more information please email ne.ont.walks@cysticfibrosis.ca

Catch the Ace

The Catch the Ace draw was held last Thursday night at the Lion’s Hall in Stittsville at 7:00 pm. The lucky winner was Anne Benson  who picked # 9 which held the Ten of Diamonds. Anne was the lucky winner of $145.00.

Congratualtions Anne Benson

Get your tickets at the Legion for next weeks draw to be held at 7:00 pm in the Lion’s Hall on Thursday May 10th .

If you Catch the Ace the Pot will be over
$3,300.00 + 20% of this week’s sales

Camp Dachau

When Dachau was liberated by the Americans, the SS fought as long as they could, inflicting heavy American casualties. Upon entering the camp, the Americans discovered mountains of bodies and other evidence of atrocities.

For many of the SS officers, the Americans didn’t arrest them. They were simply relieved of their weapons and were free to go. One small hitch: They had to walk, unarmed, past the former prisoners in order to reach the gates of the camp.

The SS man above has mere minutes to live before being killed with a shovel.

Dachau was never used as an extermination camp, it was primarily for political prisoners. But, when the Soviets liberated some of the worst camps in the east (Auschwitz, etc), the Soviets got word to the Americans. The American army liberated Dachau quickly, before the Nazis could destroy the records and documents. Many of the documents captured at Dachau were later used in the war crimes trials.


Starting at 6:30 pm  to 8:30 pm every Monday
Learn how to crochet and/or knit and read patterns. Come out and support our local hospitals by making baby bonnets, picc line covers and dolls
for more information
June Warner 613 836-1167
ANYBODY can do it!


British air forces once dropped a lot of guidebooks into enemy lines that contained instructions on “How To Fake Illnesses” with detailed step-by-step guide on how a soldier or a factory worker could fake illnesses to get sent home.

Once the Nazi high-commands caught this leaflets, they stopped believing soldiers who claimed to have illness and refusing to send them home. Not only degrading their morale, this also caused genuinely ill soldiers or workers to get sent back into combat, spreading real disease among their ranks.