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 April 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 April 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

Elections for Branch Executive will be held at May 14/2024 general meeting at 7pm for the 2024/2025 fiscal year.
Nominations for the positions of President, 1 st Vice, 2 nd Vice, 3 rd Vice, Treasurer, Secretary, and 4
Executive members will start at the April 9th general meeting.

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 st is 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 is 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. All Legion branches will fly their
Canadian flags at half-mast on April 9 th from sunrise to sunset to commemorate Vimy Ridge Day.

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.

April 14 to April 20 is National Volunteer Week. We are all volunteers at the Legion, and we say
THANK-YOU to all or our volunteers because without you the Legion would not exist. We also say thank-
you to all of the other volunteers in every organization because without you they don’t exist.

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 Apr/May 2024 are:                  April 19th Lorne Daley and the Ricochet Riders/    May 3rd Rick King/    May 17th Neil Carter/    May 31st  Doug&Pam Champagne

Upcoming Events

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

April 2024 EVENTS

April 18 Seniors Lunch 11am to 1pm Lunch served at noon.
April 19 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Chicken Breast/Leg, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by
“Lorne Daley and Ricochet Riders” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-
269-3234)

MAY 2024 EVENTS 

May 3 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm Meatloaf, potatoes, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Music by
“Good N’ Country” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-269-3234)

May 8 Horseshoes commences

May 11 Annual Ride for Disabled Veterans – Stop at Legion around 10am

May 16 Seniors Lunch 11am to 1pm Lunch served at noon.

May 17 Legion Dinner and Dance @6pm BBQ Hamburger or Hotdog, variety of salads, dessert,
tea/coffee. Music by “Neil Carter” 7:00 – 10:00pm (Contact Mary Horning to reserve 613-
269-3234)

May 25 Zone Horseshoe Tournament – 9am start

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.  /Yoga 09:00 am to 10 am

Tuesday’s – Mixed Darts – 7:00pm. 

Wednesday’s – Men’s Darts – 7:00 pm. /Yoga 09:00-11:00 am – Horseshoes commences May 8

Event Photos

 Men’s Merrickville Dart League Award Banquet May 3rd 2023

Did You Know That?

March 3       World Hearing Day
March      International Women’s Day
March 11    Commonwealth Day (RCEL support)
March 15    Last Canadian Soldiers return from Afghanistan(2014)

April             is the Month of the Military Child
April 1         Royal Canadian Air Force founded (1924) 100 th Anniversary
April 3         Battle of Moreuil Wood (1918)
April 4         NATO Accord signed (1949)
April 9         Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917)
April 14/20 National Volunteer Week
April 25       Anzac Day
April 25       Battle of Kapyong (1951)


Submitted by Rose Lamingman 1st Vice President

 

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