Say Their Names – Comment – November 2022

It’s a phrase that took prominence during the Black Lives Matter movement as a gesture to personalize black lives lost through racial injustice.  The practice has earlier roots, however.  For example, every year at the memorial event for the 9/11 disaster, the names of the almost 3,000 victims who died… Continue reading

Manvers Historical Society Hosts Ceremony to Introduce Veteran Banners

On October 16th, sixteen banners were unveiled at the Ponytpool Community Centre at a ceremony commemorating veterans from the former Manvers Township.  The Historical Society led by Kathy Morton and Teresa Jordan, have completed the launch of a Veteran Banner program in their area.  These banners, sponsored by family members,… Continue reading

Legion Vandalism – Bell of Batoche Comes Back to Haunt Again

  Several days after the Remembrance Day service, the Millbrook Legion was the focus of unwanted attention after vandals tossed red paint on the front of the building and painted white infinity symbols on its exterior.  The neighbouring Masonic Lodge building was subjected to the same treatment. The discovery occurred… Continue reading

Millbrook Lions Stage Fundraiser

On Saturday, January 30th, the Millbrook and District Lions club came together for the first time in many months to raise money for a local teen named Wyatt. A Crestwood student, he is fighting cancer for a second time, and bills pile up in a hurry.  Under the leadership of… Continue reading

COVID Hits the Local Legion

It’s tough times at the local legion.  Even Remembrance Day services have been cancelled.  The flag will fly at half-mast and wreaths will be laid at the foot of the Cenotaph on November 11th, but there will be no service at the Cenotaph this year.  Legion members are encouraging everyone… Continue reading

Motorcycles Lined King Street

Motorcycles lined King Street on June 2nd preparing for the Legion’s annual Bike Ride.  Forty seven riders travelled to Bancroft for lunch at the Bancroft Legion and returned to a hot dinner prepared and donated by the Millbrook Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary.  With a small top up from the coffers of… Continue reading