Welcome to the Merrickville Legion Website

The Legion is a ‘not for profit’ organization whose primary mission is to provide support and assistance to Veterans and their families as well as serving or former serving members of the military, all members of the police services and the community. Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest veteran support and community service organization. The organization reaches across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., and Europe. With close to 250,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.

QUICK BRANCH UPDATE NOTICE: (As of May 2024)

Check out the Upcoming Events for 2024.

For reservations or hall rentals please contact Mary Horning (Bookings Chair) 613 269 3234 or via merrickvilleontariolegion245@gmail.com

To contact the branch the telephone # is 613-269-3338, however, the phone is NOT monitored so it is best to send an email to the above email address.

PHOTO GALLERY (Yes…Still undergoing some repairs but progress is being made)

NEWS/EVENTS (Updated as of May 2024)

Also check out the following web addresses for Legion & Community News

(https://www.facebook.com/MerrickvilleLegion/)

(https://merrickvillechamber.ca/around-the-town-of-merrickville/)

CREDIT/DEBIT now available for bar purchases

Announcements & News

On May 18th 2024 Our Mixed Dart Team consisting of Terry Sprowl (Right), Darlene Sprowl (Right Middle), Lee-anne Pritchard (Left), and Branden Schroeder (Left Middle) placed 1st in District Shoot. Congratulations to them all and we look forward to hosting next year. Good Luck in Brampton for Provincials on June 1st 2024. 


May 25th is the 85th Anniversary of the unveiling of the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The National War Memorial was first unveiled in 1939 to commemorate the response of Canadians in the First World War 1914-1918. Over the years the memorial has come to symbolize the sacrifice of all Canadians who have served Canada in time of war and was rededicated to their honour.

Canada Day July 1st the Legion will be open from 12 noon to 4pm. The Legion will be hosting a Potluck lunch at 1pm. Evening music will be provided from 7 to 11pm on the backyard patio and bar will be open inside. Raffle draw to take place (details below).

Public speaking was held at the Branch on Feb.24 with 11 Grade 6 students from Merrickville Public
School participating. We also had one student from St. Mike’s. Great speeches from all students with a
large turn-out from family and friends. A huge thank-you to Mr. Bennett at MPS for encouraging the
students and getting them to participate. A huge Thank-you to the students that came to the Legion and
did their speeches you were all great and job well done.
The results from Legion Provincial 2023/2024 Remembrance Day Literary/Poster Competition have
been announced. Emma McIntosh-Belanger from Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Merrickville has
placed 3 rd in the Junior Poem Competition representing Branch 245 Merrickville at Provincial level and
has competed against over 1000 entrants in this Competition. The Legion will be making a Presentation
to Emma at School. Congratulations to Emma on such an accomplishment.
April 1 was the 100 th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force and we Thank every member for their
service to this country past, present and in the future. April 9 th was Vimy Ridge Day, commemorating the
Canadian soldiers who stormed the ridge on this day in 1917. Over 3500 members of the Canadian corps
gave their lives and close to 7000 were wounded in this offensive.

We had a not so good start to the New Year on Jan 1 st as the blower on the downstairs furnace went but luckily someone was there. Huge thank-you to Larry from Heat Busters coming to the rescue for us. Fixed the blower but informed us that the furnace needs to be replaced. We are doing a Raffle Fundraiser to help pay for this as it is a costly item to replace. Tickets are $5.00 each and available at the Legion or from members just ask we would appreciate your help.
1st prize is 42000 BTU BBQ that was donated by Rideau Home Hardware, 2nd prize Camper Chair & Portable Cooler on wheels, 3rd prize Utility Wagon and 4th prize $100.00 Gift Card. Draw will take place on Canada Day July 1st at the Legion.

Our TGIF supper and dances are every other Friday night. Supper is served at 6pm and the Dance
starts at 7pm with a live band. You are welcome to come to both or just supper or just the dance but
please contact Mary Horning at 613-269-3234 if coming for the supper. Check out our Facebook page or
our website for more details and info.

The bands for May 2024 are:     May 31st  Doug&Pam Champagne

Upcoming Events

TGIF – Dinner&Dance $26 – Dinner only $20 – Dance only $10Everyone welcome

MAY 2024 EVENTS 

May 31 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Roast Beef, potatoes, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music
by “Doug and Pam Champagne” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-
3234)

JUNE 2024 EVENTS (More events and details to come)

June 1 Zone Washer Toss at Winchester

June 8 Zone Golf at Upper Canada Golf Course

June 14 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Pork Tenderloin & Dressing, potatoes, gravy, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by “Tim and Terry” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234)

June 20 Seniors Lunch 11am to 1pm Lunch served at noon.

June 28 Legion Dinner and Dance @ 6:00pm. Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, Baked Beans, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by “The Continentals” 7pm to 10pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234)

Weekly Events

Monday’s – Euchre  – 7:00pm. (Will end June 24th until Sep 9th)  /Yoga 09:00 am to 10 am

Tuesday’s – Mixed Darts – 7:00pm. (over until the fall)

Wednesday’s – Men’s Darts – 7:00 pm. (over until the fall) /Yoga 09:00-11:00 am – Horseshoes commences May 8

Did You Know That?

May 3         John McCrae wrote “In Flanders Fields” poem.

May 4         Royal Canadian Navy founded in (1910)

May 4-10   National Youth Week

May 5         Liberation of Netherlands (1945)

May 5         Battle of Atlantic (1945)

May 6-10   CMHA Mental Health Week

May 8         VE Day (1945)

May 12       Mother’s Day

May 15       International Day of Families

May 18       International Museum Day

May 19       Canadian Army founded (1855)

May 20       Victoria Day

May 21       National War Memorial unveiled (1939)

May 23       RCMP (1873)

May 25       Ypres (1915)

May 27       US Memorial Day

May 28       Tomb of Unknown Soldier (2000)

May 29       International Day of UN Peacekeepers

May 31       End of South African (Boer) War (1902)

June           Pride Month

June 2       Canadian Armed Forces Day

June 4       Miracle at Dunkirk (1940)

June 6       Normandy Invasion (D-Day) (1944) 80 th Anniversary

June 14     World Blood Donor Day

June 16     Father’s Day

June 21     National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 27     Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Submitted by Rose Lamingman 1st Vice President

 

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