Weekly Update June 11 2018

Watch this space for a Message From Our President.

We Need Your Support To Make Our New Legion A Reality

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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



The Stittsville Legion Branch 618 welcomed four new members on Tuesday June 5.

A big WELCOME to new members:

  1. Stephen Emmett Koch
  2.  Barbara Koch
  3.  Randy James Currie
  4.  Len Hutchings.


In Memorium – Clive Morris

It is with sadness that that we announce the passing of Comrade Clive Morris on June 5, 2018. Legion Services were held at Kelly’s Funeral Home on Eagleson Rd. Kanata, Friday June 8th and his funeral on Saturday June 9.


General Meeting

Dont forget our General Meeting scheduled for June 12, 7:30 PM.

For those of you who missed our last meeting, our membership was 276 as of May, 2018 with 9 new members pending.



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 Thursday Nights
until the end of August.

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 
text or call 613 286 9173


Closed for the summer


Notice of Itinerary Visit

The Service Officer will be visiting in your area during the week of June 18, 2018.

If your Branch requires a visit at this time, kindly advise The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Service Bureau by June 8, 2018.

You will be contacted by telephone concerning the actual time and date by June 11, 2018.

Patricia Royle
Provincial Service Officer



Do you have important information you wish to share with our members?

Submit your news items to:
Doug McCrady at dmccrady@xplornet.ca.

We will try to include it in our next weekly update.


Sports News

We will have Teams from the Branch competing in Ring Toss at Barrhaven Legion.

For more information contact Chris Carnochan



This year we will be giving out eleven $1,000.00 Bursaries to students in support of our Community.




Our May General Meeting and Luncheon was another great success thanks to the volunteers from Stittsville Legion – Judy Campbell, Evelyn Fortin, Bev Currie, Sherry Lalonde and Barb Forbes who prepared and served a fantastic meal.  Each month the Legion volunteers host our monthly luncheons and provide great food.

We also have to thank our own Executive Members and Heads of Committees, who are also volunteers, for organizing our activities such as exercise, bridge, euchre, shuffleboard, luncheons, entertainment and excursions.

We are growing and we need help with many of our organizing activities so we can continue to expand and to provide our members with the services they need.

This is an appeal for help.  We need volunteers to take on an active role in our club.  We need volunteers who can share the organizing duties, act as replacements when needed, and fill current vacant positions.

Raise your hand if you can help.

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

Visit us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/sfc300/

Email:  admin@stittsville-friendship-club.com
Web Site:  www.stittsville-friendship-club.com


This Week In Our History
June 11, 1578 – Queen Elizabeth I grants Humphrey Gilbert letters patent to explore and colonize the coast of North America; an experienced colonizer of Ireland, he was an early publicist for the idea of a North West Passage; this first attempt is frustrated by poor organization, desertion and bad weather. He will go on to found the Newfoundland colony in 1583. 

June 12, 1944 – World War II – D-DAY +6; Canadian 3rd Division is withdrawn from battle for three weeks, until July 4, after mauling received in Normandy, France.

June 13, 1673 – René-Robert de La Salle starts building Fort Cataraqui at the mouth of the Cataraqui River on the orders of Count Frontenac; succeeded by Fort Frontenac; five years later La Salle will use the fort as a staging base for his explorations down the Mississippi River. Kingston, Ontario

June 14, 1919 – The first successful transatlantic flight leaves St. John’s, Nfld.

June 15, 1846 – Oregon Treaty sets the 49th parallel as the western Canada/U.S. boundary.

June 16, 1604 – Pierre de Monts and Samuel de Champlain leave St. Mary’s Bay to further explore the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

June 17, 1776 – American Revolutionary War – End of the American invasion of Québec as Benedict Arnold leads the last troops of the Army of the Continental Congress out of the province. Québec


Executive Members:
President – Judy Campbell
1st Vice – Barb Vant’Slot
2nd Vice – Tina Guilfoyle
Past President- Ron Currie

Executive Committee
Doug McCrady
Evelyn Fortin
Mike Fenton

Chris Carnochan 
*Membership———Lynn Chenier 
*Poppy—————– Tina Guilfoyle
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——- Steve Vant’Slot
Property/Housing—-Bill Smith 
*Honours & Awards—Judy Campbell  
By Laws & House Rules -vacant 
55 Plus Liaison————-vacant
Entertainment———Evelyn Fortin 
Bar Officer————-Sean McCormick
Web Master———— Doug McCrady
*Secretary————–Bev Currie 
*Acting Treasurer————-Alison Albert
Cadet Liason———-Tracy Schulz  
* = Chairman is on the Executive as designated by Command.


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 #.


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We want to hear from you.

Please let us know if you would in interested in participating in a euchre tournament to be held monthly over winter months.

Contact us to register your vote:

Doug McCrady  613-314-7203 or dmccrady@xplornet.ca


Canada History: June 11, 1944 – D-Day +5

The Battle of Le Mesnil-Patry during the Second World War, was the last attack by an armoured battle group conducted by Canadian troops in Normandy in June 1944. The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada of the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Division, supported by the 6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars) of the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade attacked the village of Le Mesnil-Patry in Normandy, to advance southwards towards the higher ground of Hill 107 to the west of Cheux. The attack was intended to support a larger operation by the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division and the 7th Armoured Division to capture the city of Caen and to advance in the centre of the bridgehead next to the First US Army. The battle was a German defensive success but the greater German objective of defeating the invasion by a counter-offensive also failed.
6th Canadian Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars) and Queens Own try to outflank Carpiquet by moving from Norrey-en-Bessin through Le-Mesnil-Patry towards Cheux, but they meet heavy mortar, machine-gun and 88mm anti-tank gun fire from the 12th Panzer SS, slowing the Sherman tanks; only 2 that enter the town survive; 59 men are killed, 21 wounded; the Queen’s Own also loses 55 killed and 44 wounded; in the 6 days of June 6-11, 1017 Canadians are killed in action and 1814 more are wounded. Le-Mesnil-Patry, France



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

55+ Club


In Case You Missed It.

April was our month to entertain and support veterans at the Perley.
We had a Bingo Night on April 3rd – providing cake and assisting our Vets in playing bingo.

On April 17 we had the Pub night. We provided snacks, live music by Forever Friends and the Legion picked up the bar tab for our vets.

I would like to thank Ron and Bev Currie, Barb Forbes, Helene Rivest, Bev Morley, Jackie Duggan and Anne McAlear for coming out in support of our Vets.


New Game at 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.

Wednesdays 7:00 pm  $3.00
We play flying doubles.

For more information contact
Ellen Johnson at ellenjohnston56@hotmail.com . 


The Stittsville Friendship Club
First Annual Fundraiser and Charity Golf Tournament

In Support of the Stittsville
Friendship Club and local Charities. 
The Club’s objective is to raise $500 to support our senior’s activities in getting out and being more active and $500 to support our local charities.

Come join us for a fun day of golf and prizes.

  • 18 Holes of Golf with Cart
  • FREE Welcome Gift for all participants
  • Complimentary bottled water in each cart
  • BBQ Lunch included
  • Fantastic Prizes: Team and Individual prizes, Share the Wealth Draw and Silent Auction.
  • Open to the public.

WHEN: Saturday June 23
Madawaska Golf Course, Arnprior
Registration closes Thursday June 21.

9:30 – 10:30 AM      Registration
10:30 AM                TEE OFF: shotgun start, game format scramble
2:00 PM                   BBQ Lunch & Cash Bar
3:00 PM                   Awards and prizes

Ladies and Men’s Closest to the hole
Ladies and Men’s Longest drive
Ladies Team and Men’s Team best score

COST: $60.00


The Stittsville Legion is joining Richmond in their 200 year anniversary.  Mike Fenton and Helene Rivest will be participating in a colour party in the celebrations. 

Key Events:

Celebration Weekend Opening Ceremonies @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Military pageantry and colour come to life with the music of the Governor Generals Foot Guards Ceremonial Band of Parliament Hill fame, a guard of honour and colour party formed by members of the Ottawa units of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, and period military re-enactors. Performers such as the Canadian Military Wives Choir and Doug and Pam also help launch a memorable weekend of festivities.

Celebration Weekend Closing Ceremony @ Richmond Fairgrounds
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Join in honouring the memories of Richmond and area veterans who sacrificed themselves in past conflicts to protect Canadian values. Also  help nurture our future citizens and leaders, our youth, in a programme that looks back to our past and forward to future. Pomp, ceremony, and entertainment prevail in closing an epic weekend of events and activities.



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 Robert Curran who picked
# 2 which held the Ten of Hearts and was the lucky winner of $133.00.

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

If you Catch the Ace the Pot will be over
$4,330.00 + 20% of this week’s sales


On June 6, 2018 our Branch 618 presented a cheque for $2,400.00 to the 319 Sea Cadets that we sponsor.

The cheque was presented by our Cadet Liason Tracy Schulz .



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!


The Stittsville Friendship Club

is now taking reservations for our Rideau Canal Cruise and Supper to be held Wednesday August 22.  There are some seats available at this time so book early.

Start your afternoon with a cruise on the Rideau Canal for 1.5 hours and then head out for a 3-course meal at restaurant Ritz Canal.

Our Bus will leave Johhny Leroux Arena at 5:00 PM. The 90 minute cruise starts at 6:30 PM.  The Departure Point for the cruise is on the National Art center side, below the Plaza Bridge (Rideau Street Bridge)

During your cruise you will discover the heritage of the City of Ottawa in a very different way! From the Chateau Laurier to Dow’s Lake, you will have the chance to learn about thirty different sites that have marked the history of the city. In addition, several miscellaneous fun and often surprising facts will be presented!

Following the cruise, we will be dropped off at the dock of Canal Ritz restaurant where we will have a 3 course meal.  Options for the meal include Grilled Salmon, Chicken Kabab,  Jambalaya and Penne Prima Vera and includes salad, desert, tea, coffee, beverage of a glass of wine or beer.

Following supper, our bus will pick up up at the restaurant and return us to Johnny Leroux Arena for drop off.

Total cost will be $78.00 per person for transportation, Canal Cruise and 3 course dinner.



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Our email branch618@stittsvilelegion.com/

Our Phone 613-836-1632
Our mailing address is:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 618

1481 Main Street, Stittsville, ON Canada

K2S 1A7                                           



Have time to help out at the Legion?
Barb Vant’Slot at 613-836-7823 

We are always looking for volunteers!

Bartenders needed contact Sean bar@stittsville.com

For additions to weekly update contact Doug McCrady
613-314-7203 or dmccrady@xplornet.ca