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WITH VIDEO: Abide with me: Perth Legion
dedicates bench to Eric Devlin, unveiled by his widow, as
Legion Week highlight
by Desmond Devoy
You can now sit and
spend some time in the presence of the late Eric Devlin.
The Perth veteran,
who died last year, aged 98, on Christmas Day, was honoured
with a bench in his memory; it was unveiled on Wednesday,
Sept. 18, as the Perth Royal Canadian Legion marked Legion
Perth Legion Week 2019 highlights a tribute to Eric Devlin
among several activities
This year’s Royal Canadian Legion Week will feature a
special commemoration of the life of the late Perth veteran
Legion Week runs from Sept. 15
to 21, and starts with a back-to-school bang on Monday,
Sept. 16, when legion members will be filling 54 bins full
of recess equipment at the Perth Canadian Tire store on
Highway 7, for distribution to six local elementary schools:
Perth Legion renaissance as organization regains financial
Jul 04, 2019
by Desmond Devoy
There’s change, and
then there’s $31,583 worth of change.
And at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion these days, there’s
Jim Boldt, the newly-elected president of the legion, during
an interview in the lounge on Tuesday, June 25, points out
the figure in blue construction paper letters posted on the
wall — the $31,583 that the legion was able to donate back
to the community in the past year.
Perth dart players raise $8,500 for Soldier On program
In 3 years, this tournament has raised $18,000
May 16, 2019
From April 5 to 7, the
third annual Soldier On dart tournament was held at the
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 244 Perth-On-Tay in Perth.
- Ride for Disabled Vets makes stop at Perth Royal Canadian
May 14, 2019
This was the sixth
year for the Ride for Disabled Vets, and in five years, it
has raised $50,000.
This year, their donation will be made to the
Canadian Veteran Service Dog Unit in Ottawa, a program that
provides trained service dogs to first responders and
military with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Perth’s Hall of Remembrance unveils unique
April 26, 2019
Hall of Remembrance military museum at Perth’s Legion
has unveiled a unique display for its season opening on
Friday, May 3. The exhibit features soldier William Del
Donegan, who was one of 2,100 Canadian men killed during the
10-day “Battle of Hill 70” in World War I.
Veterans to get free parking in Smiths
by Evelyn Harford
Smiths Falls Record News
Veterans will soon be able to park for free in Smiths
Council agreed at their committee of the whole
meeting on Tuesday, April 23, to exempt anyone with a valid
veteran’s licence plate from parking fees at metered and
other municipal parking sites in town — something the Royal
Canadian Legion Branch 95 had asked for last year.
Inside Out: Army Signals Corps base was known to few
March 13, 2019
A Canadian Army facility in one of Perth’s neighbouring
townships from 1962 until 1994 was known to few local
residents, and even fewer have ever set eyes on it. There
was little to see anyway, as most of it was underground.
the Ace winner in Perth with $13,100 prize
by Laurie Weir
Jan 27, 2019
There’s been a winner
of the illusive Catch the Ace in Perth.
Bill Don, an avid
dart player at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244
was the winner of $13,100 after the draw on Friday, Jan. 25.
Shadow Box Presentation
Hall of Remembrance Museum
February 1st, 2019
Two Perth area men were honoured at our Hall of
Remembrance Museum today, with the presentation of
shadow boxes which have been crafted by MWO (Ret) Ken
Miles, MMM, CD, of Pembroke.
Hundreds gather in Perth during Remembrance Day service
by Laurie Weir
November 11th, 2018
gathered Sunday, Nov. 11 in Perth for the Remembrance Day
Memorial Service, hosted by the Perth-Upon-Tay Legion Branch
Pilot William Kyle honoured at museum
October 25, 2018 by Terry O’Hearn
One of the most prominent exhibits at the Perth
Legion Hall of Remembrance Museum commemorates Perth’s
Flying Officer William Kyle and five other crewmen, who went
missing during World War II over the jungle of what was then
known as Burma, and is now Myanmar. (More)
Legion supports veteran attending Perth’s
Project Trauma Support
Jul 31, 2018 by
Desmond Devoy Perth Courier
Unfortunately, Perth’s Project Trauma Support program has
proven to be very popular.
With 14 "cohorts" so far, and with a total of 150 first
responders and military personnel having gone through the
PTSD program at Tay River Reflections Medical spa, the
program has also recently embarked on a partnership of sorts
with the Perth Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244.
10 July 1899 - 03 November
June 2018 - Elmwood Cemetery, Perth, Ontario
With the help of Perth Upon Tay, Branch 244 , Royal
Canadian Legion replaced a 100 year old rotted cross
erected by the Gamble family in memory of Andrew Gamble,
killed at the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele.