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Burlington, Ontario - Branch #60

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This happy gang is your Branch's new Kitchen Cleaning Crew. The Branch's Gerry Bardy initiated the idea for a cleaning crew after he and others laboured to clean and paint the walls and ceilings of both the downstairs and upstairs kitchens prior to installation of new equipment and flooring via the federal government's New Horizons For Seniors program.  The crew will meet regularly per Gerry's schedule to clean equipment, surfaces, and floors in both kitchens. In Gerry's words: "This is a great crew of five who have volunteered. I am sure the job will be well done.  They are all conscientious, hard-working and fun to be with." The cleaning crew members volunteered after seeing the email that went out to all members pleading for help in keeping the kitchens clean.  Thank you Kitchen Cleaning Crew for saying " YES "!

 

 

Branch 60 was proud to participate in the Burlington Performing Arts Centre event, Burlington Remembers Juno 75, on May 6, 2019.

Because Burlington featured significantly in the creation of the Juno Beach Centre, and to honour veterans and all who served in the war, some Burlington residents including members of City council will be attending the June 6th ceremonies at Juno Beach.  Unfortunately, most Burlington veterans of the D-Day landings are not physically able to make the journey to Juno Beach.  The City, therefore,  decided to provide Burlington residents the opportunity to honour and remember those who served in that terrible, but turning-point battle. 

The Branch Colour Guard was featured prominently at Burlington Remembers Juno 75. Members marched-on-the-Colours along the audience aisle and onto the stage at the beginning of the event. In the YouTube video link below, you will see them proudly represent the Branch, veterans and all Canadians who have served in wars for freedoms of others, for peace-keeping missions, and in the protection of our country.

Branch 60 member Bob Ankrett (Government Liasion), was emcee for the evening and contributed significantly to the creation of the event.  Member David Stempin (of Burlington's Drury Lane Theatre's Mr. Chairman fame) played a role in the performance. The City produced a video of the event. You can view it by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7A8O2L4XN6k

Plus, enjoy this news story about the event from InsideHalton.com: https://www.insidehalton.com/community-story/9341816-the-surprising-connection-between-burlington-and-juno-beach/

 


 Updated: September 3, 2019
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