Volunteers needed to help us open the Legion

Covid restrictions are starting to lift, and we’ve had a lot of success welcoming back our members and friends to our Saturday Patio openings.

We want to take this to the next step by opening the Branch to indoor comradeship; however we need some volunteers to make this happen. While provincial restrictions allow us to open the branch, there are several rules we need to follow, and we need your support to do so.

If you’re able to contribute your time (even an hour here or there will help), please complete our volunteer form to let us know.

Support we need includes:

  • Observers to help ensure Covid rules are being followed
  • Relief on the register
  • Sanitization of dining area
  • Sign-in/out for Covid tracing
  • Help in the kitchen with preparation and cleaning
  • Help with drive-thru dinners
  • and more

Until we can follow the rules in place, we cannot open the Branch to indoor activities. Thanks to all those who are already giving their time to support Branch openings. We look forward to seeing everyone more often now that restrictions are lifting.

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Please keep the donations coming

Back on June 28th we asked for donations to help local veterans. We’ve received a great response (see the photo below), but your help is still needed.

We’re partnering with the Parkwood Institute in London throughout the summer. Please bring needed items for donation. We are accepting donations during patio openings on Saturdays. Needed items include:

  • Combs, brushes
  • Bars of soap
  • Toothpaste / Tooth brushes
  • Mouth wash
  • Shaving foam
  • Lightly scented deodorant
  • Kleenex
  • Diabetic socks
  • Ball caps
  • Note pads and pens
  • Underwear / undershirts

Any help is welcome and appreciated.

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Donations needed to help local Veterans

The New Hamburg Legion is partnering with the Parkwood Institute in London to help local Veterans. Throughout the summer, please bring needed items for donation. We are accepting donations during patio openings on Saturdays and on Canada Day from 1-5pm. Needed items include:

  • Combs, brushes
  • Bars of soap
  • Toothpaste / Tooth brushes
  • Mouth wash
  • Shaving foam
  • Lightly scented deodorant
  • Kleenex
  • Diabetic socks
  • Ball caps
  • Note pads and pens
  • Underwear / undershirts

Any help is welcome and appreciated.

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Patio openings on Saturdays

Now that COVID restrictions allow, the New Hamburg Legion will open the patio for camaraderie, weather permitting, on Saturdays beginning 12 June from 1-5pm. We will also be serving food.

Covid restrictions will be in place as per local and provincial regulations. Specifically:

  • All patrons will have to answer covid-related questions, and sign to the effect that all responses are negative before being permitted into the patio area.
  • Tables will be socially distanced with a maximum of 4 people at a table.
  • Masks need to be worn while in the building to get drinks.
  • We are also seeking volunteers for contact tracing should it be needed. If you are able, please indicate this to Ross Eichler or one of the staff at the branch.

We are very excited to be opening the patio and welcoming community and branch members. Please be safe, and we look forward to seeing you!

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Have a safe and happy summer

As summer time approaches the New Hamburg Legion will be scaling back operating hours. This has been a challenging year for all of us, and we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who supported the Branch this past year.

We had a very successful series of drive-thru dinners, the funds of which helped support Branch operations and the local community. It was needed this year more than others. Also thank you to everyone that bought 50/50 tickets that helped raise over $12,000 for the Branch and the local Firebirds hockey team.

Our drive-thru dinners will pause until the fall, but we do plan to host events on the patio throughout the summer once COVID restrictions allow. Keep watching the web site, Facebook, Twitter for details. Also watch for announcements on Branch Executive elections that we anticipate holding this year.

Finally, we haven’t forgotten our 16 new members that have joined the Branch during the pandemic. We want to take time to welcome them properly at the next opportunity.

We wish everyone a safe and happy summer season and we look forward to seeing everyone in the fall for camaraderie.

New Hamburg Legion, Br 532 Executive team

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Keeping the lights on

We all miss getting together at the New Hamburg Legion for comradeship. This is just a short note to let you know that the Branch Executive is working hard to make sure that when restrictions are lifted, we will be ready to welcome everyone back.

This group has now graciously stayed on as Executive members a full year beyond their planned tenure, taking care of the day-to-day Branch activities, maintaining upkeep of the building, and even hosting regular Branch dinners (drive thru when necessary)!

We’re not sure when the next Executive elections will occur, but thanks to everyone currently on the Executive for their continued support and commitment. The picture above is from our last Executive meeting (via Zoom) held on 25 Feb.

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Patio open on 24 July

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Canada Day at the New Hamburg Legion

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23 June – NH Legion Strawberry Social

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Friday night Ribs and Tails drive-thru dinner on May 28th

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New Hamburg Legion Mother’s Day dinner

Mother's Day dinner, Sunday May 9th 5-6pm. Drive-thru pick up. Tickets from Terri 519-662-3834.
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