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.<More Info>
QUICK BRANCH UPDATE NOTICE: (As of December 2023)
Check out the upcoming events for 2023 and 2024.
For reservations or hall rentals please contact Mary Horning (Bookings Chair) 613 269 3234 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO GALLERY (Still undergoing some repairs)
NEWS/EVENTS (Updated as of December 2023)
Check out the following web address for Community News
Announcements & News
Breakfast with Santa at Legion
Thank-you to Ross Muir Smiths Falls Giant Tiger for their sponsorship of supplying all the food for the
breakfast. Thank-you to all the volunteers for their time and dedication to the Legion to make the
breakfast a huge success. Thank-you to Merrickville Masonic Lodge #55 volunteers for doing hot
chocolate on a cold wintry day outside. Thank-you to all of you that attended and had breakfast and
We raised $500.00 in donations that we have donated to the Food Cupboard in Merrickville. With the
help of Santa and Mrs. Claus we presented a cheque for $1000.00 to Lions Club member Mark Scullino
for the Lions Club Christmas Food Hamper.
The Legion purchased Colouring books and crayons that we
handed out when kids visited Santa.
Thank-you to Santa and Mrs. Claus for stopping by for a visit as there were a lot of smiling, exciting
faces. Thank-you to the Grinch who made a visit as well.
A huge shout to Jamie Forysth and family for putting a float in the Parade for the Legion as well as Lee
Horning , and Cliff Young for suppling the straw. Students from Merrick Prep School for helping as well.
Branch 245 would like to sincerely thank everyone for your support and generosity during the Remembrance Day campaign. This Remembrance Day had well over 300 attend the service at the Cenotaph. We truly cannot say enough about how this community gives to the Poppy Campaign, from your support purchasing a wreath, having a Poppy box at your place of business, and to everyone who stuffed those Poppy boxes. We may be a small community but we are mighty generous and caring.
There will be no Seniors Lunch in December but the event will be back again in Jan 2024.
The Legion will be hosting a Social Saturday starting in the New Year 2024 from 1 to 4pm on the second Saturday of month with music by Jamie and Doug. We are hoping to do this until April, so we are encouraging members and
others to come to the Legion to enjoy an afternoon of some social time. Dates are Jan.13 to start with.
The Legion will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
We are having a New Year’s Eve Dance at the Legion.
A New Years Day levee will be held from 1 to 3pm everyone is welcome to attend.
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.
DECEMBER 2023 EVENTS
December 8 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggies, dessert,
tea/coffee. Music by “Rick King” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234)
December 22 Legion Dinner& Dance @ 6:00pm. Ham, mashed potatoes, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by “Doug and Pam Champagne” 7pm to 10pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234)
December 31 New Years Eve Dance music by Tim and Terry
JANUARY 2024 EVENTS
January 1 NewYear’s Levee at Legion 1pm to 3pm January 5 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Sausages, Mac and Cheese, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by “Neil Carter” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234)
January 13 Legion Social Saturday 1-4pm Music by Jamie and Doug (***NEW EVENT***)
January 18 Seniors Lunch 11am to 1pm Lunch served at noon
January 19 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Shepherds Pie, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by “Doug and Pam Champagne” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234)
FEBRUARY 2024 EVENTS
February 2 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Lasagna, Garlic bread, Ceasar salad, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by “Tim and Terry” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234)
February 10 Legion Social Saturday 1-4pm Music by Jamie and Doug
February 15 Seniors Lunch 11am to 1pm Lunch served at noon
February 16 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Chicken Parmesan, mashed potatoes, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by “Good and Country” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234
Monday’s – Euchre – 7:00pm.
Tuesday’s – Mixed Darts – 7:00pm.
Wednesday’s – Men’s Darts – 7:00 pm.
Recent Event Photos
Did You Know That?
The Legion Early bird campaign continues for renewals of Membership.
November 1st Announcement of the National Silver Cross Mother
November 8th Aboriginal Veteran’s Day
November 10th Passchendaele ends (1917)
November 11th Remembrance Day
November 11th First World War ends Armistice Day (1918)
November 18th Battle of the Somme (1916)
November 29 #Giving Tuesday
November 30 John McCrae’s birthday(1872) (In Flanders Fields)
Submitted by Rose Lamingman 1st Vice President
December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 5 International Volunteer Day
December 6 Halifax explosion (1917)
December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 10 Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to Peacekeepers (1988)
December 25 Christmas (Legion supports Operation Santa Claus)
December 25 Fall of Hong Kong (1941)
January 1 New Years Day
January 26 Bell Let’s Talk
January 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day
February Black History Month
February 14 Valentine’s Day
February 15 National Flag Day of Canada
February 19 Family Day
February 28 Gulf War ends (1991)
Submitted by Rose Lamingman 1st Vice President