A Royal Canadian Legion
Who We Are
Come on down and enjoy some famous Norwood hospitality from concerts and dances, to holiday celebrations, to wrestling. Or book your own event with us and take advantage of our fully equipped kitchen and bar and great central Edmonton location.
Serving Edmonton and area veterans and their families since 1946, the Norwood Legion has a vibrant community that actively participates in forming our community services. All ages from seniors to students are welcome here.
From a casual evening out to a fine dining experience. Norwood Legion is ready with specialty services such as catering, venue booking, and equipment rentals. Contact our friendly staff, or stop by for more information.
This Week at The Norwood
THE NORWOOD DECEMBER 2022
We had to share this beautiful, poignant display created by our volunteers. We want to take this opportunity to thank the following people for honouring us with their presence:
– WWII Veteran CPT June Gibson (101 Years old)
– Preacher Wes Schaefer
– CWO Carlos Oliviera
– LCOL James Shewchuk 408 Squadron
– Representatives from Navy, PPCLI 1st and 3rd Battalions
– Don and Harry from the Northgate Lions for setting up the Cenotaph
– Bugler Roman Epp
– Piper Robert Bruce Mac Gregor
– Greg Laskey
– 2051 19th Alberta Dragoons
– 2251 PPCLI 27th Warriors
– 395 Gryphon (Air)
Special thanks to CPT Patrick Greenfield, our kitchen staff, bartenders, volunteers, all who attended, and our MC, Bear Lamont.
We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize an extremely generous act from Lafarge ( Cassandra Jeffrey- Loyid) who donated $6000 to pay for the meals of every service member in attendance.
OUR SILENT AUCTION HAS CLOSED!
NORWOOD NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2022
Our Members, Patrons, and Community continue to support THE NORWOOD. We would not be here if it wasn’t for you. Thank you so much for your support.
- That time of the year has arrived again where we must honor those who have fallen and served. Their ultimate sacrifice and contributions have allowed every one of us to enjoy our freedoms of today. THE NORWOOD will have a Remembrance Day Ceremony which will start at 10:00 AM and go to 1130 AM. If the weather is inclement or too cold, we will move our ceremony inside to the auditorium. If the temperature is -9 or warmer, it will be outside, and at -10 or lower, we will move inside. We will have room for about 250 people.
Lunch from 1200 Noon to 1300. Chili is being served. From 1 PM to 10 PM we encourage fellowship.
- On November 12 at 4 pm, our silent auction will end. You can still go on-line and make a bid by clicking on the following link https://app.galabid.com/thenorwood178/items This is our first Auction and we are grateful to all that have donated. All successful bidders will need to pick up their winnings at the legion.
- We are posting our Menu Specials for the next 2 weeks;
Nov3-Hot Beef Sandwich $14.50 Nov 8 Chicken Caesar Salad $16.50
Nov-4 Turkey Pot Pie $13.50 Nov 9 Baked Lasagna $13.50-$16.50
Nov 5 Cheeseburger Poutine $14.50 Nov 10 Chicken Burger $14.50
Nov 6-Beef Dip $14.50 Nov 11 Chili $5.00 -$7.00
Nov 7- Meatloaf $13.50 Nov 12 Baked Lasagna $13.50-$16.50
- You may have noticed that THE NORWOOD is now open 7 days a week. Check our Calendar for exact times as these may change from time to time. Your support with Impact Billiards, Darts, Bridge, and Poker has been noticed.
- The Inter Branch Pool Tournaments will take place at THE NORWOOD ON NOV 5 AND 27. Come watch and cheer your friends on.
- Our Christmas Hours of operation are as follows: Dec 24 to Jan 1, 2023, CLOSED. We will have our last Meat Draw for the year on Dec 23 at 6 PM. Our next open date is Jan 2, 2023, at 1100 am. This is subject to change if required. Please contact the office (780-479-4277) to confirm your plans. FIDDLERS ROOST will NOT have an event on Dec 26 and Jan 2 .
- IMPACT BILLIARDS, Sabrina has done a terrific job in organizing the many tournaments at THE NORWOOD. The Diamond Tables are great to play on. Here is the schedule for IMPACT:
- Nov 12, 2022, Calvin Vollrath will appear on stage at THE NORWOOD at 6 pm. Contact Bernie for tickets.
- Ladies and Gentlemen: I am proud to announce to you that the SPARKLING TONES will be playing at THE NORWOOD on Nov 18 and Nov 19, Dec 16 and Dec 17, and also Jan 6 and Jan 7, 2023. If you are tired of the regular 2 step events, I invite all of you to participate in our dances with the SPARKLING TONES. Dwayne and his band provide an excellent variety of dance music. Hot meals are available as per usual. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. You will have a good time.
- Our Party starts at 11 AM on Nov 20, 2022 to celebrate the Grey Cup. Our festivities will kick off with KARAOKE from 1130 to 330 PM. We will have the $1,000 Nevada Prizes up for sale throughout the day until 6 pm. Large Lasagna will be on sale for most of the day. 50/50 tickets, and let’s celebrate the winners on our GREY CUP POOL TICKETS.
- REAL CANADIAN WRESTLING will have shows on November 12, 26, and December 10. They have been having really good events. It is suggested to get your tickets early.
- Vendor Connection is having their markets 2 times a month for November and December. Nov 4-5 and Nov 18-19, Dec 3-4, and Dec 17-18. Many good items for Christmas gifts.
- PAINT NIGHT ON DEC 6. Tickets are on sale right now for $35.00 which includes your supplies. Our guest artist will be Wendy Jansen from Concordia College. You do not have to be artistically inclined to enjoy. Wendy is suggesting a possible Christmas theme for the event painting. She is a pleasant personality with a lot of experience. We will have wine and cheese as well as other menu items. ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY. You can purchase the tickets in person or call 780-479-4277. Only 30 tickets are on sale for this event.
- FIDDLERS ROOST has their dances every Monday starting at 6 PM. Their Open Mic invites many good talented artists. A good variety for a great evening of entertainment. THE NORWOOD has meal specials available from 4 pm to 7 PM on every Monday.
- ARE YOU READY FOR THIS!!! We are having a NEW YEARS BASH at THE NORWOOD. A DOUBLE BAND STAND WILL BE THE ENTERTAINMENT of the night with non-stop music.
- This event is being organized by Mathew Patenaude. Ticket prices and Band names will be determined at a later date. Watch for posters and our Webpage and Facebook.
- THE NORWOOD Legion, once again extends invitations to all our members to participate in our General meetings. Our Elections are due in the near future and it is important that you have your voice in the selection of your new executive. Much hard effort and many hours of volunteer work have gone in to make this Legion a viable organization. We have had a tremendous run in 2022, with a good forecast for the balance of the year. We need to keep this momentum going. It is imperative that we have your presence at our meeting for the selection of the Executive. You will be notified when the meeting will take place. Over the past year, I received many calls about the disappointment of the NORWOOD LEGION over past years. We have made it better. We would like to see no less than 50 people at these meetings. They are informative. It’s your turn to show up.
- Our Plan for 2023 is to build on the successes of 2022. We installed new lighting in most of the areas, and updated some of our plumbing. We expanded our Band stage in the Ensign Room, which will be able to accommodate some of the bigger bands. Our membership is $55. A really good price. This works out to 16 cents per day. If you Google the Legion.ca webpage and go to member perks, you will see the benefits received from a membership. Your membership also provides discounts at our local Legion events. Ask your friends and family to join. I don’t know what one could buy for 16 cents anymore.
The Royal Canadian Legion – Norwood Branch #178, received its Charter on February 23rd, 1946. It is a nonprofit organization designed to support veterans and their communities.
The building that houses the Branch was completed in 1958 with the majority of funding donated by members.
Like its parent organization, Norwood Legion has extended its interest beyond the care and welfare of veterans and their families, to the best interests of the community at large.
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