Poppy Donation to Holy Roller Preservation Project

On 17 Mar 2021, the Byron Springbank Legion donated $5,000.00 to the Holy Roller Preservation Project. The HOLY ROLLER tank sits as a memorial in Victoria Park, London, Ontario. This historic tank, landed in one of the first waves on D-Day with the 1st Hussars, helped liberate Europe and miraculously survived to the end of World War II. One of only two Canadian tanks to do so. Holy Roller was moved from Queens Park to Victoria Park in 1956.

Over the years the Holy Roller has deteriorated internally and requires extensive work for it to survive anther 60 years. For more information about the Project go to the website: holyrollermemorial.ca

From left to right. LCol (Ret) Ian Haley, Project Manager. HCol Larry Myny, Honorary Colonel 1st Hussars, LCol Allan Finney, CO 1st Hussars, Michael Beatty, Branch Poppy Chair, John Morris, Branch President, Randy Warden, RCL Zone A6 Commander

Parkwood Institute Veteran Care Program Donation

9 March 2021, the Byron-Springbank Legion donated $29,680.00 to St Josephs’ Health Care Foundation. The donation from our Poppy Fund will allow the Veterans Care Program at Parkwood Institute to purchase 5 blood pressure monitors – $19,600.00, 10 over-bed tables – $6,160.00, and 5 chairs for the Veterans Library – $3,920.

Parkwood Institute Donation 89 Mar 2021
Branch President John Morris (Left) and Branch Poppy Chair Michael Beatty (Right) presented the cheque to Sue Hardy the Manager, Office of the President SJHCF