Your Local Branch 375 in Richmond Hill is active in helping our living Veterans whether from WW II or later, and remembering those that have passed on before. Our guiding Mission is to support and advocate on behalf of Veterans and serving personnel who protect our country and way of life, be it now or in the past.
One of the many functions the Legion does to raise funds to aid our Veterans is the annual Poppy Campaign. Not only does this help remind us of our Veterans’ sacrifices, but it also allows your Legion to serve the community.
Through grants and bursaries, the Legion helps Ex-Service personnel and their dependents, providing: sponsorships for low cost housing; wheelchairs and other specialized equipment such as artificial limbs; specialized equipment for hospitals and extras that are not covered in their budgets; sponsoring Youth Programs such as Cadets, Cubs, Scouts, Guides, etc.
Every Year there are special dates of Remembrance:
– Sunday before November 11th, Remembrance Parade & Service, on Yonge Street to the Cenotaph commencing at 10:30 am.
– November 11th, Remembrance Day, at the Cenotaph on Yonge Street commencing at 10:30 am.
The Branch Members visit both Veterans and members in hospitals and nursing homes to supply comforts and entertainment, with an aim to enhance their quality of life.
This and many more services to Veterans and the local community are provided by our members.
As you see, the Legion is more than just a social club. However, we do endeavor to provide for the social interests of our members and the community at large. Join and become part of the fun that goes on with social events, sports, card games, snooker (pool), shuffleboard, and darts or simply just getting together to visit with friends.
Today it is not necessary to be a Veteran of Canadian or Allied Force or family member to join the Legion. Your membership goes a long way to helping those that need our help and the community we live in.
Contact the Legion or a member and ask how you can join or renew your membership.