Honours & Awards
February 4, 2017

Peninsula Branch 62 held their 4th annual honours and awards dinner on Saturday, February 4th. Following an afternoon of socializing a roast pork dinner was served by local 140 Army Cadets and bursary recipient students.

Guest speaker RCMP Staff Sgt (Ret) Steve Gourdeau gave a presentation on the Modern Veteran and his experiences while serving on a United Nations tour in Bosnia in 1993/94.

Honours and Awards Committee Chair, RCMP Staff Sgt (Ret.) Steve Gourdeau assisted by membership chair Kathy Campbell recognized members years of legion service with pins for 5 years to Bette Ashley, Cheryl Donnelly, Janice Buckley, Bonnie Jenkins, Lyn Worrell. 15 year pin to Kathy Campbell, 20 year pin to Paul MacFarland, 25 year pin to Tim Ash, 30 year pin to Bob Laver, 35 year pin to Ken Beyea and Fred Short, 40 year pin to Mary White and 45 year pin to Norman Short and a 50 year pin to Honourary President Lloyd Saulnier.

Lloyd Saulnier

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to local residents Sandra Wood for all her work over the years with the Poppy Campaign and sisters Shirley Cochran and Roberta Gorham for their years of providing musical contributions for Remembrance Day and Canada Day ceremonies.

The Legion "Branch Service Medal" was presented to Beth Quigley for her continuous contribution to the Branch mostly behind the scenes over several years for her commitment to Legion activities.

The "Canada 150" Medal was presented for the first time at Branch 62 to Beth Quigley and Sherry McKay in recognition to their numerous years of continuous contributions to the community.

A Certificate of Merit was presented to Bonnie Jenkins along with the Legion "90th Anniversary" Medal for her significant contributions to the Branch beyond what is expected of a member.

Kathy Campbell   The Annual Legionnaire of the year award presented to Kathy Campbell by Joe Stack and Jim Haslett for her tireless efforts and constant commitment to Legion activities, over the past years.

The final presentation was the awarding of a Life Membership to Kelly Newstead.  Steve Gourdeau assisted by Joe Stack, Bill Wood and Jim Haslett awarded a Life Membership to Kelly for her decades of continuous, outstanding service to the Branch.   Kelly Newstea

Ladies of the Legion   A few of our Legion members who received awards at our Honours and Awards Banquet.