Hudson Legion latest news

April 25, 2015

Pretty well all the major events are over for this season.

Cribbage finished with Rollie Normandeau giving his final report. Finishing in first place was Carol Putnam, second was Bill Poirier and third place went to Eileen Farnum. Thanks to all the ladies who provided snacks to wind up a fun filled night. Everyone went home with a door prize. A new Committee has been chosen to oversee the next season of Cribbage. Have a good summer. Rollie has officially retired from being the Director. Thanks Rollie for all of your years of dedicated service.

Curling also wound up with a spectacular extra end game between team Putnam J. and team Maclean with Maclean coming out on top. While all of the excitement was happening the team of Joan Hughes, Marge Crombie, Karen Goldberg and Sandy Montgomery put on a fantastic spread of all kinds of hors d'oeuvres through out the evening. No one left hungry or disappointed. My, don't we have a bunch of great volunteers.

Further updates are still coming this spring from the grant that was received last year.

The next Friday night dinner is a Roast Beef dinner on May 8th. BBQ's are starting at the end of May so PLEASE, we do need more volunteer cooks. A list is posted at the bar. Just write in your name on the selected date.

A belated last farewell to Mrs. Catherine Van Egmond from all of the Legion members and to John, Mona, Danny, June and the rest of the family, our deepest condolences.

Lest We Forget


Information you need to know

March 15, 2015

  • Poppy Fund donations to L’Actuel, Lakeshore General and Hawkesbury General
    During the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance, Peter Mansell and Eric Connor presented three donation checks totaling $6,000 to three deserving organizations: Le Centre de l’Action Benevole l’Actuel, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation as well as the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation.
    Link to photos of Poppy Fund donations
  • Donation to Manoir Cavagnal
    on March 7, 2015 the 1st vice-president of our branch Eric Connor made a $4000 donation from the Poppy Fund to the Manoir Cavagnal. In this photo, he is presenting the check to the president of Lakeshore Housing, Hans Gruenwald.
    2015-01 Poppy Fund donation to Manoir Cavagnal

  • Get Well wishes to Paul Phaneuf
    Photo of Paul Phaneuf

    Every member of the Curling Club is wishing Paul Phaneuf, who has been discharged from the Montreal General Hospital, a speedy recovery. We’re keeping your favorite bench warm for you.
  • Curling club’s 50th anniversary
    A link to photos taken during the Hudson Legion Curling Club’s 50th anniversary season opening ceremony, which took place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 has been posted on the Archives and Photos page.
    During the 2014-15 season we will be celebrating 50 years of curling at the Legion. The planning committee is preparing many activities which will commemorate the development of our club from its inception in 1964.
    Among these is the production of a scrapbook which will trace the history of the club. We are encouraging all members to look into your collection of photographs or other memorabilia which could be included in this book.  Any and all items are welcome. Photographs will be scanned and the originals returned to the contributors.
    The scrapbook will be presented at the opening ceremony of the celebrations in early October and will be on display throughout the 2014-15 season. It is our hope that long time as well as current members will be able to dig up some photos which will stir the memories.
    Barb Mason is coordinating this project. Please contact her for information about the scrapbook, and, to offer contributions. You may reach her at:
    Phone: (450) 458-1344
    Time is always important, so the sooner the better


Message from Peter Mansell, branch president

November 19, 2010

Peter Mansell, branch presidentWelcome to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 115 Hudson Quebec.

Branch 115 was given its Charter on 28 April 1945 and moved to its present home in the early 1950’s.  This is a very active Branch with just over 300 members.

The cosy and friendly atmosphere at our Legion is entirely due to the hard work and dedication of our staff and our many volunteers.

The Branch is proud of its commitment both to our Veterans and to the community. We also perpetuate the Remembrance of those who gave so much for the freedom that this country enjoys today. Every November our Remembrance Day Parade leads to the Remembrance Service and wreath laying ceremony at the cenotaph, in front of the Legion building.

Members can enjoy a wide variety of social events such as suppers, barbeques, entertainment and a host of other events throughout the year.  The branch is active in Legion sports programmes at a Provincial level, and our curling teams have represented Quebec at a national level.

We are able to serve our community by assisting in Legion programs to support our local youth, seniors, the disabled and others. The Legion also provides bursaries to students from Secondary School to University level.  The Branch is also a major supporter of our local cadet forces.

Nationally we are part of Canada's largest volunteer organization which provides tremendous intangible benefits through the commitment of members to fulfill the mandate of remembrance, service to the community and our country. Our fallen comrades served in battle, you have "another way to serve" by joining The Royal Canadian Legion.

New members are always welcome.

Lest We Forget




Report from the January 19, 2011 General Meeting


January 23, 2011

Members of Legion executiveAbout 50 persons attended the meeting with about half of them being there to be formally initiated as full-fledged members of the Royal Canadian Legion while the rest came to see and hear the information that Hans Gruenwald and Nicole Durand were there to share with the members about the renovations taking place at the Manoir Cavagnal.

It took about 40 minutes to complete the initiation ceremony and to dispose of all the business set in the meeting agenda. Once that was done, Nicole Durand presented several large bristol boards containing photographs which showed the work being done on the apartments at the Manoir. At the same time, Hans Gruenwald talked in detail about many aspects of that work. In particular, he mentioned that:

  • the Manoir is jointly owned by five different Legion branches
  • it is 32-years old and has an outstanding 18-year closed mortgage on which the monthly payments are $16,320
  • the number of apartments is being reduced by combining several bachelor type apartments into larger ones which are more in demand
  • it costs about $5,500 to renovate each apartment with a goal to do 10 of these per year
  • the renovations consist mainly of replacing doors and windows, improving the insulation from R12 to R31 and making changes to comply with current electrical and building code standards
  • out of the total of 87 apartments, there are presently several vacancies


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  The Royal Canadian Legion
  56 Beach Road
  Hudson, Quebec
  J0P 1H0

  tel. (450) 458-4882