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Small Community Hosts Annual Honour Veterans Weekend
Canadian Military Family Magazine

More than 300 banners that adorn the names of Canadians who served their country are now proudly displayed throughout the small town of Perth, ON.

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Perth Legion chooses mother of infamous 1974 grenade incident victim as Silver Cross Mother
Desmond Devoy
Perth Courier
Saturday, October 1, 2022

There is an unlikely Perth connection to one of the darkest days in the history of Canada’s army cadets, which the town Royal Canadian Legion hopes to rectify this Remembrance Day.

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Veterans' commemorative benches unveiled at Perth cenotaph

by Laurie Weir
Perth Courier
Monday, June 20, 2022

It's been in the works for sometime, but on June 5, it all came together.

Two veterans’ benches were unveiled in Perth, thanks to funds raised through the Perth-on-Tay Royal Canadian Legion's banner program, and poppy campaign, at a cost of $4,700.

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'A day to remember:' 4 Second World War veterans in Perth honoured with birthday 'honk and wave' parade

Jim Warden, 91, and the eldest of the veterans, Harold Steffler, 105, both celebrated birthdays on July 4

Evelyn Harford
Perth Courier

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Four Second World War veterans’ birthdays were kicked into high gear with a special honour – a “honk and wave” parade.
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NEW VIDEO - Perth Legion Ladies Auxiliary Dinner
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The Perth Legion Ladies Auxiliary Dinner is coming up on March 26th, Kathy Botham speaks with Marilyn Devlin from the Perth Legion to find out more.

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Financial Support from Scott Reid MP

Although this is bittersweet after yesterday's announcement about the Federal government looking to settle the lawsuit over the $165 million error in veterans benefits, it has been requested by Dominion Command that we make this announcement.

In total, just over $7.2 million dollars distributed by the Legion’s National Headquarters went to 701 Branches who recently applied for financial assistance provided through Veterans Affairs Canada to help with operational costs so they can continue their important work for Veterans and their families in their community!

Perth Legion, Branch 244, is most grateful for the $10,845.04 received from Scott Reid, the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston.
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Donation in honour of Perth vet will help repair cenotaph
Perth Courier

Monday, December 21, 2020

Shannan family presents $14,000 to Legion

Toby and Shannon Shannan presented the Perth Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 with an early Christmas gift.
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WITH VIDEO: Perth veterans are picture perfect in fundraiser calendar campaign
Desmond Devoy
Perth Courier

Monday, November 23, 2020

Perth’s veterans were ready for their close-up when several had their photos taken for a 2021 fundraising calendar.
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Love and War: Perth veteran couple celebrates love, service at fundraiser calendar photo shoot
Desmond Devoy
Perth Courier


Monday, November 23, 2020

All is fair in love and war — and Eric and Beatrice Sproule found love, actually, during the Cold War.
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WITH VIDEO: Smaller, shorter Remembrance Day in Perth pays tribute to Canada’s veterans
by Desmond Devoy
Perth Courier


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

If the Battle of Britain celebrated “The Few” who flew to defend that island nation during the Second World War, the Perth Royal Canadian Legion celebrated the few who came to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony.
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Streets of Perth welcome motorcycle brigade along Pathway of Heroes
by Laurie Weir
Perth Courier

It was a perfect backdrop Saturday, Sept. 26, as the summer-like day welcomed families and friends of Perth veterans to enjoy a day of remembrance and of celebration.

The Pathway of Heroes recognizes local vets, living and deceased, with their photos on banners flying on Wilson, Foster and Gore streets. They will remain on the lamp posts until Nov. 12.

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Perth’s ‘Pathway of Heroes’ to honour veterans, to be unveiled on Sept. 26
by Desmond Devoy
Perth Courier


Perth’s veterans will be honoured with a special walkabout on Sept. 26 as 101 banners are unveiled downtown.

The “Pathway of Heroes” will see a special “walkabout” through town that day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as a way for everyone to respect distancing, while also honouring veterans for their service and sacrifice.

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Perth Royal Canadian Legion’s ‘Meals for Vets’ also helps local restaurants
by Desmond Devoy
Perth Courier


The Perth Royal Canadian Legion is offering “Meals for Vets” that both honour them, and support local restaurants.

The idea came about “to brighten the day of many of our veterans still living on their own during these challenging and uncertain times,” wrote Sue Doran, in an email exchange with The Perth Courier on Friday, May 1. As such, the legion has been “providing takeout dinners from local restaurants. “Besides supporting our veterans, we will be supporting our local restaurants that are finding times difficult during the present state of emergency regulations" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Perth Legion Initiative - Meals for Vets


 


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