Posts tagged Fenelon Falls Legion
Retirement & Farewell of Majors Roy & Charlene Randell

Majors Roy & Charlene Randell have been pillars in our community for the past five years. After almost 43 & 41 years of ministry, they are retiring as Salvation Army Officers. Both have served as pastors of The Salvation Army Church, and Roy as Chaplain of the Fenelon Falls Legion.

We congratulate them on this exciting transition and wish them all the best in their next steps!

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A Literary Contest for Seniors

Submitted by Arlene Colman, Seniors Chairman

The Fenelon Falls Legion has organized a literary contest for the seniors in our community; limited to permanent residents living in postal codes K0M 1N0, K0M 1G0, and K0M 1C0. We know there is a lot of talent out there and we offer you an opportunity to showcase your skills and share your experiences, imagination and knowledge.

Our seniors 65+ have a lot of experience under the belt; have amassed considerable knowledge thus far in their journey through life and all have stories to tell.

The contest covers 3 age groups 65-75, 76-89 and 90+ and four categories Poems, Short stories, Essays and Memoir (includes biographies, auto-biographies and travel writing). A little something for everyone. You may enter once in each category or choose one category of interest.

Registration forms and the rules of the contest will be available at the Legion 23 Veterans Way starting March 1st at noon. So mark your calendar to pick up your entry form. All entries must be received by the Legion by 6:00 p.m., May 24, 2019.

Awards will be given to first, second and third place winners in June at a date yet to be determined, but about mid June. The award is nice, the Community recognition rewarding, but the bragging rights are awesome!!

Flex your creative muscles, use your imagination, tickle our funny bone and share your talent.

Featured Event - Candelight Tribute

Join the Royal Canadian Legion of Fenelon Falls in their annual Candlelight Tribute at the Fenelon Falls Cenotaph on Saturday, November 10th. They are asking that attendees meet at the corner of Colborne and Water streets at 7:00 pm.

2018 marks the 18th anniversary of the candlelight tribute and in order to achieve their goal of placing 1000 candles on the cenotaph, the Legion needs your help. Candles can be sponsored for a minimum donation of $6 each. Candles are available at the Legion Branch at 23 Veterans Way or by email at

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1000 Candles Required to Light the Fenelon Falls Cenotaph

Press release submitted by Arlene Coleman

Once again the main street of Fenelon Falls will be lit with hundreds upon hundreds of candles carried by the community in silent tribute to Veterans both past and present. The Fenelon Falls Legion’s 18th annual Candlelight Tribute makes its way from the lock area (Water and Colborne Streets) to the Cenotaph the evening of November 10th. The candles are placed by family and friends in remembrance of loved ones who served or are serving in Canada’s military. Those who have no military connection can place their candle in tribute to The Unknown Soldier; those lost in Afghanistan, or bear a suitable tribute message.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI we will be placing candles in memory and honour of those 57 men from Fenelon Falls community who gave their lives in the Great War.

When the procession arrives at the Cenotaph, the candles are placed around the base of the monument and a brief ceremony of remembrance marks the occasion. Organizer Carol Roy, the Branch Poppy Chairman, hopes 1,000 candles will flicker in silent tribute to our Veterans who served and continue to serve in the cause of peace and freedom.

To add to the dignity and solemnity of the occasion, the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Cadets, will, again, stand guard in silent vigil. The vigil resumes for the Remembrance Day Service on November 11th . Nothing is as poignant and moving as a midnight visit to the Cenotaph with the light of all those candles shining through the frosty and chilly November night.

Our goal is to have 1,000 candles illuminating the Cenotaph. She invites everyone, young and old and all those in between to support this significant Act of Remembrance. Participants meet on Water Street in front of Slices & Scoops at 7:00 pm and the parade moves off at 7:30 pm.

Candles are available for sponsorship for a minimum donation of $6.00 and may be obtained at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch, 23 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls, (887-3041), at Sobeys in Fenelon Falls, November 2nd and 3rd or by calling Carol Roy at 1-705-927-7659. For those who wish to sponsor a candle but are unable to attend the ceremony, the Legion will be pleased to place it on your behalf. All funds raised go to the Poppy Trust Fund for the benefit of Veterans and their dependants, low rental housing and care facilities for elderly/disabled and community medical appliances and medical research.

In order to reach our goal of 1,000 candles, the organizers need you to sponsor one or more candles. The Legion encourages retail, corporate, service organizations, clubs, schools and churches to sponsor candles to be carried by the children of the community.

We invite you to attend with your children as there is a need to ensure that children develop a real appreciation for Remembrance and have an understanding of the sacrifices made by Canadians both past and present. We, the succeeding generations, must ensure that Remembrance Day is afforded the respect and dignity it so rightly deserves and maintains its place among the great traditions of our country.

We remind you that the Remembrance Day Service in Fenelon Falls will be at 11:00 am at the cenotaph.

On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end. In Fenelon Falls the bells will ring from the Anglican, Presbyterian, and United churches at approximately 4:51 pm. There will be a Piper on the downtown street of Fenelon Falls.

Bells for Peace is a national event. At sunset on November 11, the bells will ring at Parliament Hill, city halls, places of worship, military bases, Naval vessels and at ceremonies across the country to honour Canada’s Veterans and commemorate the end of the First World War.

Help us reach our goal - Do your part - Light a Candle for a Vet.

For further information, please contact Carol Roy 7-705-927-7659