Royal Canadian Legion Service Bureau Visit

ATTENTION

Anyone who has served in the military (including WWII, Korea, SDA, Militia/Reserve Forces, RCMP, Currently Serving and Dependants)

THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – SERVICE BUREAU OFFICER

Sherry Cullen will be visiting Legion Branches in our area during the week of March 11th, 2019 Anyone wishing information, advice or assistance regarding; Veterans Affairs Canada Disability Pensions/Awards Treatment for Entitled Veterans Application for Poppy/Benevolent Funds Appeals against unfavourable VAC decisions Widows may contact Legion Branch Service Officer or Secretary of Branch 564 to book an appointment.

Branch Service Officer–Gerry @ 705-674-4251 Branch Secretary – 705-523-6060

What We Do

There is strength in numbers. With 260,000 members in 1,400 branches, The Royal Canadian Legion reaches across our vast country and abroad and connects us to our past, our present and our future. Our members care deeply about supporting the men and women who serve and have served this country, and strive to make a difference. For further information, please see link below.

Legion.ca

Rain Barrel Sale

Don’t forget to order your Rain Barrel. Your garden will love you for it. This fundraiser will support Operation Service Dog and the Branch. Use the following link to order your barrel https://rainbarrel.ca/lockerylegion/

You may remember last June, Lockerby Br. 564 participated in the launch of the support for Operation Service Dog by RCL Ontario Command (OPC). Lockerby was one of two Branches chosen to host the launch and we proudly joined Little Current Br. 177 as OPC officially launched the support of providing PTSD Service Dogs for Veterans.

The Branch was able to support the cause not only with a service announcement, but, funds as well and we ran a close neck and neck race with Little Current, with each of the Branches donating in excess of $3,000 for the cause. These contributions added to the $250,000 from OPC.

It’s been a busy year since then and Lockerby was able to contribute another $2,000 to Operation Service Dog, through a partnership with the IODE City of Lake Chapter. Their committment to Veterans and their families is well known and they celebrated a century of service in 2018. Thank you again ladies for your invaluable support.

Lockerby Highlanders – Robbie Burns

2018 Poppy Campaign

Thank You

While it’s easy to say thank you, it doesn’t readily express the deep gratitude that Lockerby Legion feels for the support during the 2018 Poppy Campaign.  To the volunteers who took part in tag days or the countless businesses that provided space for a poppy box to be displayed, facilitating donations and distribution of poppies in the community, we couldn’t do it without you!

The support of the community for this campaign has been extraordinary. Thank you, everyone!  This short-term campaign provides funds needed to support Veteran’s services as well as much needed services for the Community and Bursaries for Veteran families children and grandchildren. Please know that your contributions are most appreciated!

Election Bus

If you’d like to get out to vote and don’t have a ride, here’s your solution!

On Thursday, October 18, at 11:00 am, the election bus will be at the Legion giving people in the community and members of Branch 564 the opportunity to vote in the municipal election. Voters must present ID and their voter registration card if they have received one.