Hudson Legion latest news

January 28, 2015

Let's first correct the date of the next cribbage. It is February 20th not March 20th as was stated last week.

Some of you missed a terrific Robbie Burns night, but those who attended had a wonderful time. Many thanks to Linda Eames, John Dalgarno, Sheana Ellis, the Connors, Gail Smith, Audrey Murray, Mike Elliott, Joan and Marge and there great team of young servers all who participated to make the entire evening a success. The music was fantastic and the meal was great. What more could you have asked for.

Coming up this week ( Jan 29-Feb 1) is the Legion Provincial curling finals. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer on the players. The public is welcome to join us.

Happy birthday wishes to Barb Robinson, Donna Atwood and Doug Jesty,

Lest We Forget


Information you need to know

January 26, 2015

  • During the annual Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance our branch made a $2000 donation to the Ste-Anne’s Veterans Hospital Foundation. Photo of banch V-P Eric Connor making the presentation has been posted on “Our Good Deeds” page. One of our longest serving members Rod Hodgson has also sent us a couple of photos that he took to give everyone an idea of what happened during the event. They are posted below.

    2015-01-24 Robbie Burns Night bagpiper

    2015-01-24 Robbie Burns Night haggis

  • “War Horse” the stage play fundraiser for Le Nichoir
    The Hudson Legion branch #115 is supporting a fundraising event for Le Nichoir involving the stage play “War Horse” that will take place on Saturday, January 31 at the Hudson Village Theatre. More information about this special event has been posted on the Legion events page.
  • Veterans Gift Drive
    Linda Eames and John Dalgarno delivered all the gifts that our members donated for the veterans at the Ste-Anne’s Hospital on December 29th. Photos and additional information about this nice act have been posted on the Our Good Deeds page.
  • Robert Burns Dinner and Dance
    Information about the annual tribute to the great Scottish poet, which will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 starting at 6 pm, has been posted on the Legion events page.
  • 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.
  • “Winnie’s Office Party”
    The annual Winnie’s Office Party took place on Friday, December 12, 2014 and as usual it was a lot of fun. Rollie Normandeau was the lucky winner of the Kooky hat. A link to photos taken during the event has been posted on the Archives and Photos page.
    2014 winner of the Kooky hat

  • Christmas decorations in the Legion hall
    The Legion Hall has been decked out  for all the Legion’s Christmas activities. The Legion would like to thank our good friend and  member Elizabeth Quesnel, who at her expense and time, comes each year to volunteer to make the Legion Hall enjoyable for the Christmas Season.  Thanks, Elizabeth!
    2014 Hudson Legion Christmas Tree

  • Remembrance Day parade
    On Sunday, November 9, 2014 Legion members, public officials, community groups and many visitors and observers took part in the annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremonies. Amongst them was Maxine Bredt who served during WW II as a nurse with the Canadian Army Medical Corps and was in Italy during most of the Italian Campaign between 1944 and 1945.
    She married an RCAF pilot Bill Bredt and moved to Hudson where they have lived ever since. Bill died a few years ago. He had a long career as a TCA/Air Canada pilot.
    Maxine is VERY involved with the Ste. Ann's Veterans Hospital and of course numerous activities here in Hudson. She is now 96 and our second oldest WW II veteran in Hudson. Here she is in her uniform.
    Photo of Maxine Bredt

    A link to photos taken during the Remembrance Day activities has been posted on the Photos and Archives page.

  • 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


Welcome to the Hudson Legion branch #115
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  The Royal Canadian Legion
  56 Beach Road
  Hudson, Quebec
  J0P 1H0

  tel. (450) 458-4882

Happy New Year 2015