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 Hope Legion 228 News 2015

Quilts of Valor Presentation

December 10,2015

Hope Quilters presented the Royal Canadian Legion #228, two Quilts of Valour that they had made over the past year.  The Quilts of Valour support our Canadian Armed Forces members, both past and present, with quilts of comfort in their time of need.  The Legion presented Nick Yadernuk, a Paratrooper in WWII and Tilly Staples, a Navy veteran who was stationed in Halifax each a quilt on behalf of the Legion and the Hope Quilters.  The quilts are registered with the Quilts of Valour, Canada website.  Our thanks go out to not only Tilly and Nick, but to all our Veterans  for helping us keep our country strong and free.
  Quilters from left to right, Joanne, Maureen, Eva, Phyllis & Pamela. Veterans Nick and Tilly.

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November 27,2015

 Ian Williams being presented a appreciation award from 1789 The Royal Westminster Regiment Army Cadet Corps presented by Captain Schell



November 11,2015

Remembrance Day

As in past years the parade was marshaled in front of the Legion building, at 10:35 am. Parade from Legion to Cenotaph at 10:45 am, 2 minutes silence at 11:00 am, followed music and laying of wreaths, parade back to Legion about 11:20 am. A luncheon was held upstairs and downstairs lounge and the music in the lounge was by "Wylie and the other Guy"



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October 31, 2015

 Hope Legion 228 had a Halloween Dance downstairs in the lounge. There was music by Barefoot which is the Wednesday Music band plus prizes for best costumes and all had a great evening!!!!There were 4 great costume winners; Willie Nelson , Mr. and Mrs. devil, the one with the blow up wings and the Mad Hatter





October 30,2015

Renovation done and what a difference to our legion lounge. Our stage is now a useable space great job guys



October 23,2015

   Renovations are underway which will give us a bigger stage area and remove the old smoking room to rejoin the lounge into one room. Bob Gledhill, Bob Swain, Wally Kreke,Doug Besse, Bill (our poster and sign maker) and Greg Templeman...are working together on this renovation!!! great work guys!!



September 12,2015

1789 The Royal Westminster Regiment Army Cadet Corps

In the Hope Brigade Day Parade

August 11,2015

The Military Police Ride for The Blind Children Fund our Legion donated

(Heather Bergstrom and Owen Edwards)

(Owen Edwards and our President Ian Williams)


August 8,2015

The winners of the 2015 Bursury’s are:

Allison Zervini     $1,000.00

Hunter Skoglund    $500.00



July 22,2015

The Long Way Home

I am very proud of our little community and to be a part of the Legion! The long way home was a tremendous achievement and our small group welcomed her into our community to join her cause of raising funds for PTSD dogs!!!!! Way to go Kate and Company! Way to go to all the volunteers!!!

Heather Bergstrom

The Long Way Home

photos were taken for July 22nd, as we welcomed Kate MacEachern and her team for her walk from Nipiwan Saskatchewan to Hope, then on to Chilliwack on the 24th to end her journey of "The Long Way Home".

Along the way she met with Veterans, firefighters, paramedics and police suffering from PTSD.  This year her donations raised went towards Pause Fur Thought, The Nash Project and Alpha K9. This will facilitate the pairing of service dogs with those suffering PTSD.

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For more info go to   Long way home

Legion Week 2015

The Legion is proud to present for legion week The Merv Tremblay band for Legion Week! Sorry to say that the dance is sold out but that shows that as a legion member we are a great group of volunteers so come on join us in the Branch! Membership does have its benefits! Celebrating legion week from June 23-29. Come on in and see what we are all about!!!

Heather Bergstrom


"Big Country" dance

Thanks to everyone that came out in support of our "Big Country" dance....and Legion Week!!
The turn out was great! The music was great ..thanks to Merv Tremblay and his country band!! The food was awesome..thanks to Yvette, Dave, Sharon, Wally..and the cooking crew!! Decorations looked fabulous..Bill, Bob Swain, Sharon, Bob Gledhill, and the rest of the crew!!! Doggone! the whole crew did a smash up job!! selling tickets, working the bar, clean up.... and the list goes on!!! GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!

Leane Tourigny

"Big Country" dance 2015

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The volunteers that made it happen

Here are the names from left to right:

Bob Swain, Jim Rogers, Bill Harvey, Bob Gledhill (Organiser) Ken Bergstrom, Wally Kreke, Sally Fullbrook, Jerry Ness, Tammy Bremner, Yvette Kreke, Debbie Morgan, Heather Bergstrom, Leane Tourigny, Sharon Ness

WW2 Veteran’s Ceremony

Royal Canadian Legion 228

Hope, BC

 On Friday May 22, 2015 we honoured Hope’s surviving World War II veterans.     Unfortunately, not everyone was able to make it, but Mr. Mark Strahl (MP Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon) was proud to present a commemorative certificate and pin to the five veterans in attendance:

Len Clausen

Jack Lawrence

Richard May

Mavis Wannamaker

Bill White

  The following veterans who were unable to attend will receive a pin and commemorative certificate:

Adolf Devries

Lester William Gentry

Blanche Gilroy

Evelyn (Mary) Haynes

Marjorie Houghtons

John Seery

G. O. Terrance

 Harry Wood

Family of Mary Krenbrink (recently deceased)

According to the VAC website, the design of the commemorative pin is based on the original “Victory Nickel” which features a flaming torch and a large ‘V’ standing both for victory and the coin’s denomination. The coin was originally in circulation from 1943 to 1945 and was re-issued in 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE-Day.

 The text of the commemorative certificate states, “On behalf of a grateful nation, we present this Certificate of Recognition to [you] as a tribute to your selfless acts of service and sacrifice during the Second World War, in defence of Canada and our shared values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law.”

 Many thanks to those family and friends that came out in support of these Vets, and to Yvette Kreke for the wonderful lunch she provided.



The Fraser Canyon Hospice Society  hosted a  "SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY MEAT DRAW" in the Legion Lounge. 

Heather presenting a cheque of $460.00 to Pat Besse of Hospice