Sundays come alive at Branch #8
Branch #8 has become the new "in" place to be, and to be seen, on Sundays
MacKarino's serving brunch from noon until 2:30. Live Country Music at 3:00PM
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
The next General Meeting will take place at the Branch Thursday, November 23rd at 7:30PM. Support your elected Executive by attending and casting your votes on issues affecting our branch. The branch Executive meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. There are no meetings in the months of July and August. The Election General meeting will take place in December, on a date yet to be determined. "Particip8 at 8".
Annual Children's Christmas Party
Sunday, December 17th, 2017
From noon till 3:00PM. Children 10 and under only. Children must be registered in advance on the sign-up sheet. Cut-off date for registration is Sunday, December 10th.
Remembrance Day at Branch #8
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Non-stop live entertainment all day, from 1:30 until 11:30PM. Doors open at 10:00AM and bar open at 11:05AM, after ceremonies. Join in for a full day of entertainment with singers, dancers, pipes & drums.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge Commemorated 100 Years
April 9th, 2017 marked its 100 year anniversary.
Santa Comes to Branch #8
Annual Children's Christmas Party, held Sunday, December 18th, 2016
This annual tradition at the branch was a hit with all the children. Held between noon and 3:00PM. Children 10 and under were entertained by the clown after lunch. Santa arrived around 2:00PM and gave each child a gift.
Election General Meeting
Sunday, December 11th
The Election General Meeting, where your 2017 Branch Executive was elected, took place at the Branch on Sunday, December 11th at 2:00PM. With a turnout of only 57 members eligible to vote, we elected 11 individuals. Members joining the Executive cast for their first time this year are George Wolfe and Angie Tilley. Congratulations and welcome, George and Angie. Stepping down from the 2016 governance team are Dave Williams and Lydia Hall. Thank you to Dave and Lydia for your service to our branch. Thank you to all members who turned out to vote and for "Particip8ing at 8".
Poppy Campaign 2016
Friday, October 28 through Friday, November 11
To all those volunteers involved in this critical effort we cannot begin to thank you enough for your hard work and dedication during this year's campaign. You should be proud that we have exceeded our target of $80K. Thank you once again, to the more than 100 volunteers for your tireless efforts in "Particip8ing at 8".
Mark Bechard, Campaign Chairman
President's BBQ Resounding Success
Labour Day Monday, September 5th
With a strong turnout in excess of 100 people, this event was declared a resounding success. The hall was full and all members and their guests enjoyed a fine meal accompanied by live and lively entertainment.
Our President tried his best to flip steaks but was quite relieved when our chef Dionne took over the reins. John Fletcher did take the time to talk to most if not all in attendance and received glowing reports about the high quality of the food provided by Mackarino's Kitchen and the lively entertainment provided by the group, The News.
Member Appreciation Day was a Great Success!
On Sunday, August 21st Branch #8 celebrated its 90th anniversary by hosting its Member Appreciation Day in conjunction. A BBQ with burgers, hot dogs & a drink or two compliments of Branch 8 was provided for its members and guests. Live entertainment was provided by NASTY HABITS. The event was attended by 110 members and an additional 40 guests. About that same number of hamburgers and hot dogs were also served, all at no cost to atttendees. Thanks to Paul Charlton for cooking his "buns" off, the LA for providing the side dishes and Sue Comeau and May Fletcher who did the shopping for the ingredients. Five new members signed up and other guest indicated their intention to join. 20 door prizes consisting of gift certificates and merchandise were won by draw. Each member also received three complimentary drink tickets. Wall decorations in circa 1920 theme were created and displayed by Sonia Baron. The Pool tournament, $10 buy-in, 100% pay-out, winners were 1st place, Jan Dekker, 2nd place Gary McQuait and 1st place ladies, Adele Edmunson. "Particip8 at 8."
Dart champs finish 3rd & 5th at Dominion finals!!
Our Branch 008 dart players placed 3rd in the Doubles event and fifth in the Team event at the Dominion finals in Saint John, NB. The event took place between May 6th and 9th. After successfully winning the Team and Doubles events at the 2016 Provincial Darts Playdowns – held on the weekend of April 1st-3rd, at Comox Branch # 160, they advanced to represent the BC / Yukon Command, Peace Arch Zone and Branch # 008 White Rock at the Dominion Finals being hosted by Branch #069 Saint John, NB.
A great effort, men! Your branch is proud of you!!
5th place winners of the team category shown in the photo are l-r: Rob Cool, Harry Cool, Bob Cool and Stu Roper.
3rd place winners of the doubles event are Rob Cool and Bob Cool.
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