100th Anniversary of the Poppy

The Poppy was adopted as Legion’s Flower of Remembrance on July 5,1921. The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower worn to commemorate those who died for their Country. Veteran’s associations exchange poppies for charitable donations used to give financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the Armed Forces. It is a visual […]

Farewell to a Comrade

Branch 245 Executive and Legion members will be sadly bidding a fond “Bon Voyage” to 1st Vice President Gail Garland at end of June. Gail is moving away to be closer to her family. We will miss her tenacious attitude, kindness, smiling face greeting everyone when they came to the Legion for TGIF events, and […]


Branch 245 sends condolences to the Tallman family on the passing of Gerald Tallman Sunday May 2nd 2021. The Tallman family is staunch supporter of the Legion and Branch 245.

Tomb of the Unkown Soldier

DID YOU KNOW?… Tomb of the Unknown Soldier How many steps does the guard take during hiswalk across the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and why?21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. How long does he wait after his about face to […]

Early Membership Renewal Advantage

When members renew their membership before May 30th for the next five years they will be eligible for a free Limited Edition Poppy Watch commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada.


Valour Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating Canadians, with a focus on youth, about the importance of Canada’s military history and heritage. Check out their website ValourCanada.ca One of their many videos is on the Royal Canadian Legion https://valourcanada.ca/video-documentaries/the-royal-canadian-legion/

2021 Bursaries

“Branch245 will again award up to four $500 bursaries to students graduating from high school who are accepted to attend a Post Secondary Institution (university or college). Eligibility includes:Canadian Ex-Service Personnel or currently serving members of the Canadian Forces(Regular and Reserve), War Veterans and Commonwealth War Veterans and members of the Merchant Navy, and their […]

Legion News-Seniors

Merrickville Legion hopefully brightened up the day for the Seniors that live in the two nursing homes in our area. The branch delivered Valentine cards and some decorations for the residents of Hilltop and Rosebridge Manors. The staff at the homes received a Valentine card and a chocolate treat as a THANK-YOU for all they […]

National Volunteers Week

April 19th to 25th is National Volunteers Week and branch 245 would like to thank ALL of our volunteers for their service to Merrickville Legion. We would also like to thank ALL the volunteers that give their time each and every day to make a difference no matter how big or small.

Did you know?

March 15, 2014 the last Canadian soldiers returned from Afghanistan/ April 4, 1949 the NATO Accord was signed/ April 9, 1917 was the Battle of Vimy Ridge