October Legion Early Bird Membership Campaign/RenewalsOctober 2-8 National Family WeekOctober 2-8 Mental Illness Awareness WeekOctober 10 World Mental Health DayOctober 10 ThanksgivingOctober 14 Van Doos Anniversary (1914)October 17 International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOctober 24 Anniversary of United Nations (1946)October 28 Poppy Campaign starts

Branch 245 Merrickville Legion News

With heavy hearts we said goodbye to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 on September 19, 2022, and wethank her for her years of service to Canada including her military service during the Second World War.We thank those that attended the Remembrance service at the Cenotaph.Remembrance Day is fast approaching. The Poppy campaign starts on Friday […]


Monday night Euchres continues. Horseshoes has ended for the summer. We had a very successful Provincial Horseshoe Tournament on August 6. A huge THANK-YOU to everyone that helped to make this a great day although it was very hot, but everyone played on. Men’s Darts will start Wed. Sept. 7 and Mixed darts will start […]


September Legion Early Bird Membership Campaign/RenewalsSeptember 2 Second World War ends (1945)September 3 Merchant Navy Veterans DaySeptember 8 Battle of Medak Pocket (1993)September 10 World Suicide Prevention DaySeptember 11 September 11 attacks (2001)September 16 Military Family Appreciation DaySeptember 17 Operation Medusa (2006)September 18 Battle of Britain (1940)September 21 International Day of PeaceSeptember 25 Police and […]


August 1 NORAD formed (1957)  August 3-9 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships  August 9 Canadian Peacekeepers Day  August 12 International Youth Day  August 12 Victory over Japan (1945)  August 19 Dieppe Raid (1942) 


Monday night Euchres will continue for the months of July and August. Seniors Lunch will also continue third Thursday. Don’t forget Horseshoes on Wednesday nights. As part of the Legion’s commitment to Veteran’s and their families, Legion Branch 245 grants up to 4 Bursaries of $500.00 each through the Poppy Trust Fund. The application can […]


The Canada Day Parade will start from the retirement home. All those members who are marching in the parade are asked to be at the retirement home no later than 1130 am. It is expected to be hot that day so it will be white shirts and tie. Don’t forget the “Potluck” lunch after the […]

Did you Know?

July 1 Canada Day (Legion supports Operation Canada Day)July 1 Beaumont Hamel (1916)July 26 Vimy unveiling (1936)July 27 Korean War armistice (1953) Submitted by Rose Lamingman 1 st Vice President

Br245 Merrickville Legion News for July/Aug

July 1 st Canada Day is a time to celebrate and a time to reflect on our Freedom.Legion members are asked to be in dress uniform (if possible) to march in Paradeon Canada Day. The parade starts at Hilltop Manor so please be there for 11:15am. As parade starts at noon. The Legion will host […]

IN MEMORIAM – Charles Allison Hardie (Al)

Family, friends, colleagues and Legion Comrades attended the Legion Memorial Service and Celebration of Life event Saturday June 18th 2022 at the Merrickville Legion Br 245. The event was well attended and it was nice to see and meet so many who knew Al. Charles Allison Hardie (Al), 79, of Merrickville, Ontario, passed away peacefully […]