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 16, 2018

Nelson’s Burger Night continues throughout September every Tuesday from 5-6:30 pm.

The next Friday night dinner will be held on September 28th and Fish & Chips will be on the menu. Please call early to make a reservation at 450-458-4882. The Legion’s Junior Orchestra (G-Strings) should be present as well.

Our ever popular monthly Cribbage Night is back this month beginning this Friday, September 21st at 7:30 pm. Steve Shaw will be back again this year as your jovial host. Just $5.00 for the evening.

The first Pub Quiz of the fall season will be on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 pm. Make up a team and have some fun trying to answer some neat trivia questions. Cost is just $5.00 per person. This month the monies raised will go to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence here in Hudson and will be hosted by Rod Hodgson.

The winners in last Friday’s 50/50 draw were Moe Ferron with the record grand prize of $232.50 and Flo Moffat for a dinner for two at an upcoming dinner at the Legion. Thus the Legion’s fundraising fund collected $232.50. Thank you to all those who participated.

A special HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to our dear “Uncle” Phil Gale who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Saturday, September 22nd at the Hotel Chateau du Lac, 4-6 pm. And a very special Happy Birthday to our darling Maxine Bredt who reaches her 99th birthday on September 21st.

The 2018 Legion Provincial Cribbage Tournament will be on Saturday, October 20th at Br. 216 in Laval West. For more info on this please contact Sandy Eades at 450-458-0178.

Please mark your calendars for the Annual General Meeting and Executive Board elections that will be held this Wednesday, September 19th at 7 pm. Your participation and attendance is very important for the whole of Branch #115.

The Wednesday afternoon Legion Bridge begins once again on October 3rd at 1:30 pm. If you have any questions please contact the organizer, Lesley Mink, at 450-458-7393.

There are still a number of membership cards at the bar awaiting thier collection. If you have paid your 2018 dues, your card is mostly likely there.

The curling season is just around the corner. Wow, already! The annual open house & info sessions will be be on October 2nd for the Hardy Rocks  and for the regular Night Curlers it will be on October 4th. Please bring your checkbook to pay your dues.

The Legion Poppy committee is still anxiously looking for new members to help with the annual poppy campaign this fall. If you are willing to help, work and organize, please leave a message at the Branch office at 450-458-4882 or via our e-mail at rcl115@videotron.ca. This is THE most important function that our Branch #115 organizes each year and we need help.

The annual Remembrance Dinner will be held in the Community Centre hall on Saturday, November 10th and then the annual parade and ceremonies will be held the next day, November 11th. This year is be the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I in 1918. Our parade will begin earlier this year, 10:30 am so we can be at the cenotaph in time for the 100th anniversary moment at 11:00 am. Two new plaques with the names of 24 men who were killed in both wars, 12 in each, are to be unveiled this year. These men are from various towns & villages from around Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Each name will include their home town or village as well.

Lest We Forget

 

Information you need to know

 

 

July 16, 2018

A call from the Wild!

bird at a feederBill Louch has been volunteering to take on the task of maintaining and filling the bird feeders that the Legion installed at the local Palliative Care Residence, for  the enjoyment of the patients and their families. This is a very popular project and is very much appreciated by the patients their families and the Residence.

This project requires a lot of bird seed to keep these little critters active, the call is out for your help to provide us with bird seed as our inventory has been dropping because of the demand of the little critters and of course the squirrels, all of which is a source of outside activity at the residence.

So, if you would be interested in helping us with this venture, then please,  the next time you are out shopping and you see some bird seed, we would be very pleased if you would pick up a bag.

Donations of seed can be dropped off directly at the Palliative Care Residence in Como, or at the Legion.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Income tax receipts can be provided for your donation if you so wish, simply submit the receipt to the residence or to the Legion.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely

Gerry Foliot

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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