For information about our curling activities, please use one of the links below:

Link to HLCC evening curling activitites

Link to HLCC daytime curling activitites

Link to HLCC junior curling program

 

Hudson Legion latest news

September 12, 2021

Nelson’s Burger Nights are each Tuesday & maybe into October depending on the weather and we are serving them from 5:00 – 6:30 pm and the doors open at 4:00pm. Just $5.00 cash for an all dressed burger with crisps. The ‘’A’’ Team will be up and cooking this coming Tuesday led by Jim Markham.

We are now open now on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 4-7pm and closed on Sundays & Mondays until curling resumes in November. We have decided to close on Sundays due to the lack of attendance; averaging 3-5 per day.

A very special thank you goes out to Mike Elliott, Mary Jefferies, John Dalgarno and Peter Mansell who worked in the heat of Thursday afternoon to plant the 40 mums that we had just received. We had 60 for sale and we have now just 6 left for those who wish to have one, just $20.00 each. I will be at the Legion today from 11am-12:30pm for those who have reserved and anyone who wants some of the 6 remaining mums.

Another VERY special thank you goes out to Lise Bernier, Peter Mansell, Pam Sansom and Joyce Pardo who worked steadily for hours on Thursday evening making the plastic credit card COVID passports for those who showed up. They were swamped would be an understatement. Lise & Pam came back to do it all over again yesterday to finish those who could not wait. Thank you also for the kind donations you made for their work in helping our Legion Br. #115 members and friends. By the way Joyce just joined our Legion Branch less than two weeks ago; nice.

We will be having a General Meeting next Wednesday, September 15th at 7pm. Due to certain situations our Annual General Meeting and Elections will be held postponed until Wednesday, November 17th. However for that we need to form a Nominating Committee from the general membership. 3 or 4 members would be nice and if anyone is interested please contact me via our Branch e-mail, rcl115@videotron.ca.

Due to the upcoming Municipal Election on Sunday, November 7th the annual Remembrance Dinner will be tentatively held on Saturday, October 30th in the main Community Centre Hall. Reservations are a must since the hall can only hold 97 due to COVID restrictions. There will once again be no parade this year; because the parking lot will be used for voters, thus there will be a ceremony on November 11th just like last year at the Cenotaph. More details as we get closer to those dates, still 2 months away.

This plaque used to hang on a wall in Hudson High School for many years just after the end of World War II. Many of those listed became members for a long time of our Legion Br. #115. Two of those listed, Bob & Dave Muir saw their father become our first Branch President in 1945, Mr. Bryce Muir. Other long time members on the plaque are Morris & Bill Magee, Gerald (Jeff) Mullan, Harold Metcalfe, Jean Parsons & Keith Nussey etc… It now hangs on a wall at the Hudson Historical Society Museum along with another one and three more are in the archives there

Hudson High School banner

Lest We Forget!                          Nous Nous Souviendrons!
 

 

Information you need to know

 

2021-08-22 AGM announcement

 

Operation VetBuild

July 25, 2021

Operation VetBuild is a peer to peer support program by veterans for veterans and includes RCMP and allied veterans. The program is run through the Royal Canadian Legion OSI Special Section commonly known as BSL Legion OSI, hosted in Legion Branches across Canada and is 100% free to veterans.

Their objective is to incorporate hobby and in this case, plastic scale model building as a means of assisting veterans alleviate the symptoms commonly associated with OSIs and PTSD. The incorporation of hobby in a social atmosphere will give veterans the opportunity to meet other veterans in their area while working through their projects to provide mutual support and comradeship.

Use of poppy funds are approved to support Operation VetBuild under Section 403(l), Transition Programs for Veterans. We are graciously asking for any donations branches are willing to offer to us so we can provide these items to our veterans.

Items needed

  • ·        New or unopened Model kits (any scale and theme).
  • ·        New or unopened model glues, paints (any colour) and brushes.
  • ·        Sandpaper, hobby knives and cutting mats.
  • ·        Model books and magazines (for inspiration).

For kit and accessory donations please contact Craig.hood@bsovetsosi.com

Financial donations should be made out to :

RCL OSI Special Section and mailed to:

Jill Carleton, President BSO Legion OSI
228 Lera St
Smiths Falls, Ont., K7A 5M4

 

 

 

November 11, 2020

Here is a link to a short 11 minute video of the Remembrance Day ceremonies that took place on Wednesday, November 11 at the Place Vimy cenotaph.

2020-11-11 Place Vimy Remembrance Day ceremonies

 

 

September 1, 2019

A call from the Wild!

bird at a feederMother Birds have told their young ones “it’s time to go feed at the bird feeders.”

And so they have at the Palliative Care residence bird feeders. It has been a busy summer.

And  it’s now time to call on all our friends who support the Legion’s Feed the Birds Program to please, if you can make a donation of seed to get us through until winter.

 Your donation is greatly appreciated for the enjoyment of the residents.  You can drop off the seed at the Legion or at the residence on Como Gardens.

Thank you from Gerry and Bill

Lest We Forget!

 

 

2017 Vimy Place fundraising status.

September 11, 2017
Here is the current status of our Vimy Place fundraising campaign. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this noble cause.

Vimy Place  poster

 

 

 

July 6, 2017

Maxine Bredt honored with the Sesqui Award

A long time member of the Hudson Legion branch #115 Maxine Bredt has received another award for her achievements.

As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, she has been selected to receive the Sesqui Award for the many years of service to the community. The award was presented by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as our local member of Parliament Peter Schiefke. A very nice and detailed article about this achievement is posted on the West Island Blog website and is accessible here.

Congratulations, Maxine!

 

June 6, 2017

Annual D-Day (Normandy) Luncheon

Last June 6th these fine gentlemen gathered at the Hudson Legion to honour those who landed at D-Day 1944 and especially those who made the supreme sacrifice. The luncheon was the 72nd time that this event was held. Photos taken by James Parry


2017-06-06 D-Day Luncheon
Left to right: Patrick Daunais (Co-organizer), Ian Walker (D-Day Veteran), Peter Hughes (D-Day + 1 Veteran), Harry Trenholme (D-Day Veteran), Rod Hodgson (Co-organizer).

2017-06-06 D-Day Luncheon
Maxine Bredt and Stan Martin, both WW II Veterans.


 

June 3, 2017

Ceremony at the Field of Honor

Two members of our Legion branch took part in the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Field of Honor cemetery in Pointe-Claire on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Our Sergeant at Arms David Hatch was part of the Royal Canadian Legion Colour party and also participated in placing over 20,000 Canadian flags on the graves of the veterans.
Rod Hodgson had the distinction to meet the Minister of National Defence the Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, who was the guest speaker at the ceremony.

2017-06-03 Field of Honor ceremony
Graves at the Field of Honor decorated with Canadian flags.

2017-06-03 Field of Honor ceremony
David Hatch with the Color Party.

2017-06-03 Rod Hodgson with RH Harjit Sajjan
Rod Hodgson with the RH Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan


 

April 9, 2017

Ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge

On the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, members of our branch led a large group of people who gathered at the Cenotaph in a memorial service to the Canadian soldiers who fought in that battle. As part of the ceremony, Comrade Bob Beck read the poem In Flanders Field. Later, the participants went inside to enjoy some refreshments and toast the fallen, the Queen and those currently serving in our CAF. One of our members was at Vimy Ridge that same day on a special invitation from Veterans Affaires. She is WW II Nursing Sister Maxine Bredt, 97 years old!

Here are some photos of the event taken by Bill Louch and John Dalgarno.

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2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

 

March 10, 2017

Donations to the Lakeshore Legion Housing Association, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation and the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation

During the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance that took place on Friday, March 10, the Hudson Legion branch #115 made donations to three local organizations.

2017 donation to Hawkesbury General Hpspital Foundation
Pierre-Luc Byham from the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation accepting a check for $2000 from Legionnaire Mo LaFoley (centre) and Hudson Legion President Eric Connor.
In the background is Master of Ceremonies for the evening Patrick O’Grady.

2017 donation to Lakeshore Legin Housing Association
Neil Asselin (right) from the Manoir Cavagnal accepting a check for $3,000 to the Lakeshore Legion Housing Association (Manoir Cavagnal) from Legionnaire Mo LaFoley (left).

2017 donation to Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
Jeanine Basile from the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation accepting a check for $2,000 from Legionnaire Mo LaFoley (centre) and Hudson Legion President Eric Connor.



Many thanks to Mr. Bob Blackburn for providing the photos.

 

January 27, 2017

Donations to the Ste-Anne’s Veterans’ Hospital, NOVA Daycare and to the Palliative Care Centre

During the annual Robert Burns Dinner and Dance that took place on Friday, January 27, the Hudson Legion branch #115 made donations to three local organizations.

2017 donation to Nova Daycare
Eric Connor is shown donating a check for $2,000 to Nova Daycare

2016 donation to Hawkesbury General Hospital
John Dalgarno donating a check for $2,000 to the Ste-Anne’s Veterans Hospital

2016 donation to Lakeshore Housing Manoir Cavagnal
Eric Connor donating a check for $2,000 to the Palliative Care Residence


 

January 4, 2017

THANK YOU / MERCI BEAUCOUP !

2016 Hudson Legion  Christmas Gift Drive volunteers

Heartfelt thanks go out to all those who kindly donated gifts for the Legion's annual Veterans Gift Drive held in December 2016.

Many boxes and bags of gifts were delivered to the Volunteer Services Department at Ste-Anne's Veterans Hospital on December 19th by Belinda Gare, Sharon Graham, John Dalgarno, Barbara Gare and Gwen Periard.

Johanne Grenier, Director of the Volunteer Services, expressed her sincere gratitude to members of our community for their support in bringing the Christmas spirit to the residents of Ste-Anne's.

Thanks also go out to all those who volunteered their time and effort to help collect, sort and distribute the gifts.

Thank you.

 

June 19, 2016

Why is everyone talking about Tuesday Hamburger Night?

BBQ chefIt’s not only that they are the best burgers in town, but we found out the secret last week when we spoke with Peter Robinson and his crew. He added (get this) a little RUM and Maple Syrup along with his spices. Were they ever Yummy!

Burger Tuesdays are prepared by different groups, members of the Legion Hardy Rock Curling group. The different groups are all out to see who can produce the best burger.

If you haven’t as yet been down to try one, then you don’t  know what you’re missing. Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thank you flowers

 

The Project sponsored by some Legion Members, would like to thank all the Legion members and friends who have recently donated bird seed to fill the feeders at the Local Palliative Care Residence.
The feeders are a great enjoyment for the patients and their families. We go through 10 to 15 lbs of seed a week.

The VSPC are very grateful for our efforts. Enjoy the Sun Shine.
See you at the Legion. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2016

2016-04 Hudson Legion volunteers installing bird feedersWith the winter season over the birds have come back to the Palliative Care Residence.

Last week a group of volunteers from our Legion went about re-erecting the bird feeders outside the windows of the patients rooms in the gardens.

A great big vote of thanks to the following members who gave up their time to work on this project.

 

 

 

From left to right: Carl Sandquest; Bob Booth: Gerry Foliot: Bob Beck: Bob Burns: Denis St. Germain: Gilbert Berthoud.

2016-04 bird feeders at Palliative Care ResidenceThanks guys for a job well done. The Palliative care really appreciate your efforts.

 


 

With the cooperation of the Hudson Legion Br. 115 the above volunteers have provided a wonderful donation to the VSPCRF.

 

 

This activity outside the patients windows brings hours of enjoyment to the patients as well as their families and visitors.

The foundation is a non-profit organization offering free palliative care services to people with terminal illnesses within the region and the surrounding area.

If you are interested and able to help us with this project, by providing us with a donation of bird seed or financial assistance it will allow us to fill and maintain these feeders all summer long.

The foundation would be pleased to provide you with a tax receipt.

Donations can be made by dropping off the seed at the residence in Como, or at the Legion in Hudson, or contact Gerry Foliot <450 458 4125> to arrange a pick up.

Thank you for your consideration of this matter.

 

April 29, 2016

Appreciation for Marge and Joan
2016-04-29 Marge and Joan with flowers (photo by Rod Hodgson)

Joan & Marge were presented with a bouquet of flowers during the Friday night dinner on April 29th. They are taking the summer off after a busy schedule of preparing the Friday night suppers this past winter. The presentation was done by Legion Executive members Mike Elliott and Past President John Dalgarno.
The two ladies received a wonderful round of applause in appreciation of their hard work.

March 11, 2016

Donations to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation and to the Manoir Cavagnal

During the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance that took place on Friday, March 11, the 1st vice-president of the Hudson Legion branch #115 made donations from the Poppy Fund to three local organizations.

2016 donation to Lakeshore General Hospital
Eric Connor is shown donating a check for $2,000 to Ms. Janine Basile of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation of Pointe Claire

2016 donation to Hawkesbury General Hospital
Eric Connor donating a check for $2,000 from the Poppy Fund to Ms. Erin Tabakman of the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation

2016 donation to Lakeshore Housing Manoir Cavagnal
Eric Connor donating a check for $4,000 to Mr. Hans Grunewald, President of the Lakeshore Legion Housing Association Manoir Cavagnal of Hudson, Qc. This residence is sponsored by five different Royal Canadian Legion Branches of the Quebec District #6


September 19, 2015

Julia Mackey’s donation of the Fallen Hero print to the Hudson Legion

After the Sept. 19th performance of Jake's Gift at the Village Theatre, Julia Mackey (playwright and performer) presented the Hudson Legion with a print of Fallen Hero. There to accept the print from Julia was Maxine Bredt, Pete Stephenson, and Vance Larson.  It will be framed and put up in our Legion in time for Remembrance.
Julia Mackey presenting a print of the Fallen Hero to the Hudson Legion

The Fallen Hero print was commissioned by Mark Norman - the founder of the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation. He asked Sooke Artist Steve Robertson to put together the image that you see in the Fallen Hero print. The image was inspired by 3 photos that Mark found.

http://canadianfallenheroes.com

In addition to the print presentation, Julia Mackey donated $796.55 to the Legion, being the profits raised from the sale of Jake's Gift buttons. A portion of these proceeds will go towards the framing of Fallen Hero.
Fallen Hero print

Thank you!!

 

Message from Eric Connor, branch president

November 21, 2016

Eric Connor, branch presidentWelcome to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 115 Hudson Quebec.

I feel very honored to have been chosen to be the President  of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hudson, Br 115. 

We have a great bunch of volunteers here in Hudson, from the great team on the Poppy Campaign, to all who give their time to provide the many activities which are organized each month, like the Bingo, Pub Quiz, Crib night, the bi-weekly Friday night suppers with our Manager Joan Hughes and her staff of helpers serving up great meals for a very small cost of $15.00. 

We also have the weekly Tuesday Burger night started originally by our Curlers during their summer break, and now carried on by Joan and her group of volunteers during the winter.  Rod Hodgson does sterling work at some of the other functions previously mentioned, and also does a 50/50 draw some weeks to raise funds for certain projects around the Legion.

The curlers are doing well, and the Junior group held on a Sunday mornings, is now completely full.

Lest We Forget

 

 

 

Report from the January 19, 2011 General Meeting

 

January 23, 2011

Members of Legion executiveAbout 50 persons attended the meeting with about half of them being there to be formally initiated as full-fledged members of the Royal Canadian Legion while the rest came to see and hear the information that Hans Gruenwald and Nicole Durand were there to share with the members about the renovations taking place at the Manoir Cavagnal.

It took about 40 minutes to complete the initiation ceremony and to dispose of all the business set in the meeting agenda. Once that was done, Nicole Durand presented several large bristol boards containing photographs which showed the work being done on the apartments at the Manoir. At the same time, Hans Gruenwald talked in detail about many aspects of that work. In particular, he mentioned that:

  • the Manoir is jointly owned by five different Legion branches
  • it is 32-years old and has an outstanding 18-year closed mortgage on which the monthly payments are $16,320
  • the number of apartments is being reduced by combining several bachelor type apartments into larger ones which are more in demand
  • it costs about $5,500 to renovate each apartment with a goal to do 10 of these per year
  • the renovations consist mainly of replacing doors and windows, improving the insulation from R12 to R31 and making changes to comply with current electrical and building code standards
  • out of the total of 87 apartments, there are presently several vacancies

 

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  Hudson, Quebec
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