2018 EXECUTIVE


John Austin

President & Finance

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Lorne Thorvaldson

Past President, Honours and Awards

Lorne Thorvaldson I have been an associate member of Selkirk Legion Branch 42 since 2001. I was elected to the executive in 2003 and have served as House Chairman, Ways and Means Chairman, Sports Chairman, Publicity Chairman, Poppy and Service Officer, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President and President for 2009 and 2010. I served as Past President and Honours and Awards for 2011 and 2012. I was 1st Vice President for 2014. I look forward to ensuring the Branch remains strong and a Branch that the members are proud to belong to.

Lance Glover

1st Vice President, Sports Chair

Lance Glover I have been a member of Branch 42 for the past 10 years. I have been involved in football for the last 40 years. I am currently the Defensive Line Coach of the University of Manitoba Bisons Football Team. I have held that position since 1998.

By day, Im the Security Manager and Emergency Program Coordinator for the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. Im married to my lovely wife Barb and we have one child, Robert.

I look forward to working with the great team that the members of Branch 42 have elected for 2017.

Neil Zebinski

2nd Vice President & Ways & Means Chair

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Len Johnson

Sgt At Arms & Navy League Chair

Len Johnson I am a retired Winnipeg City Police Officer. I served over 27 years and retired June 3, 1989. I was a A/Sgt in most Divisions I worked. I was a member of the Crowd Control Unit (Riot Squad) for over 20 years. I served 7 and half years in the Traffic Division, 5 years in the K9 (dog Unit) and the balance of the service was in Patrol Division in East Kildonan, Transcona, St. Boniface and central Winnipeg.

I am an Honorary Member of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

I joined the Royal Canadian Legion in 1988. I am a Life Member. I served as Sgt At Arms and the Branch Sea Cadet Liason for Crusader Pipes & Drums HMCS Chippawa for eight years. Service Officer for 2 years at Branch 215 Henderson Hwy. I am on the Joint Veterans Parade Committee Rep for Provincial Command for 9 years. I am the City of Winnipeg Funeral Color Party Coordinator for the past 5 years. I have received two Provincial Command Certificates of Merit in the past 5 years. One for being on the Joint - Veterans Parade Committee and Chairing they Hwy 8 - Veteran's Hwy Dedication and being the LAC Host Committee Chairman for the 2010 Dominion Convention in Winnipeg.
2005-2007 Zone 64 Deputy Zone Commander
2005-2011 Zone 64 Color School Instructor
2011 Provincial Command Color School Instructor

I am an avid sports fan. I love hockey, football and hunting. I am a Life Member of Canadian Amateur Boxing Association and member for 62 years. I held numerous offices on the board of Manitoba Amateur Boxing Association including 7 times President and Life Member. I have been an International Referee/Judge for over 22 years working competitions in Canada, USA, Europe and Cuba. I have worked 19887 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1992 Olypics-Barcelona, Spain as a standby official. 1994-Commonwealth Games in Victoria, B.C.
1999 Boxing Technical Chairman for Pan Am Games in Winnipeg.
In 2006 - I was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame.
In 2007-2008 - I was a member of Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

Andy Anderson

House Chair

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Kayleen Valley

Entertainment Chair

Kayleen Valley I have been an Associate member of Branch #42 since 2012. I have done a lot of volunteering for the Friday night meat draw. I was recently elected to an executive position of Entertainment Chair. I will do my very best to fulfill my duties of said position. I am approachable and open to ideas. I am looking forward to this learning experience.

I am currently employed full time at Selkirk Mental Health Centre. I work as an LPN in the Psychogeriatric program. I have been employed there since 2000. Prior to becoming a nurse I worked as a healthcare aide at Betel Personal Care Home for 6 years. I was employed at Bristol Aerospace as a sheet metal mechanic for 6 years. I used to be in a band with my brothers for 7 years back in the 80's and early 90's and we often played at the Legion. I still enjoy singing at family get togethers and karaoke, I enjoy the camaraderie at the Friday evening meat draws and chase the ace. Family is very important to me. I love spending time with my children, grandchildren and siblings.

Heather Austin

Special Events Chair

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Pauline Todd

Sick and Visiting and Membership Chair

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Wayne Bird

Poppy Officer

Wayne Bird I have been an Associate member with the Royal Canadian Legion since 2007, but have been a guest at Branch 42 for many years. My wife Kathy also joined the Royal Canadian Legion as an Associate member when I did. I am a lifelong resident of Selkirk with family members that were Legion members.

I was elected 2nd Vice-President in November, 2010. I bring to my position with the Royal Canadian Legion a dedication to the principles and aims of the organization. I enjoy working for the membership and with the Executive of Branch 42 to keep the Branch viable and a fun place for members and guests to attend.

I am a retired civil servant who enjoys volunteers at the Legion, travelling, golfing and acquiring knowledge about computers.

Candace Fenton

Branch Manager

Candace Fenton I was hired as Branch Manager for the Selkirk Legion #42 in August 2012. My husband Richard and I became members in November 2012. He is an Associate member and I am an Affiliate member.

My background is in the hospitality industry. I enjoy working with other people. My hobbies are cooking, entertaining, gardening and golf.

Jan Chanas

Secretary/Treasurer

Jan Chanas I started working at the Selkirk Legion in January 2016. I took bookkeeping training in school and continued throughout the years with plenty of hands on experience. I was first introduced to how Legions work when I lived in Gillam, MB where I was a member of Branch 245.

I am married and we have identical twin boys. We enjoy spending summer days driving our motorcycles to various Manitoba events as a family; pre-kids we took a couple cross-country trips and will look forward to doing that again if we find a couple bigger motorcycles or the kids get older and want to stay home!

Bonfires are a common occurrence on our property and we have found many excuses over the years to invite friends and family to share them with us (winter or summer), some of them even end with the bang of fireworks for the kids, big and small!

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