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THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
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The Colonel Russel Britton Branch 92 of the Gananoque Legion, acting in compliance with the limitations set by the by the Provincial Government, will open at 11 am on Fri 24 Jul. We welcome all Legion members and all members of the public to visit us. Social distancing will of course be in effect as well as other regulations. We ask all visitors to sign in, to enhance tracing efforts, during this virus epidemic. Unfortunately, the Gananoque Legion is not in the positions to host events such as celebrations of life, brunches, dinners, and other such activities
Re-usable masks will be available for sale at $10 each with proceeds going to the Legion Building Fund and to the Legion Poppy Fund.
Please take the chance to visit the Legion and see a display of the largest military medal collections in Eastern Ontario outside the National War Museum. It contains sets of medals awarded to over 300 area men and women who served in war and peace from 1866 to the present day including those awarded to a 15 year old soldier killed in 1916 as well as rare medals awarded by Russia to area sailors who participated in dangerous convoys taking supplies to Murmansk, Russia, during the Second World War.
Your legion, keeping you informed
So far we have had - up to and including 28 July 2020 - 124 people that has signed in to the branch.
Our doors are open from
11 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm daily
Sunday's and Mondays the legion is open from
11 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm
The times mentioned above are tentative as is all our strategies during this pandemic.
We have had some members pay membership dues since the Branch is open again.
The Early bird contest for membership dues for 2021 begins 1 September. Please get your dues in as early as possible. Your one year membership for 2021 begins 1 January 2021 so dues should be paid by 31 December.
Thank you to all our dedicated and loyal members and for understanding that dues still need to be paid regardless of the pandemic shutting us down.
Today is Canadian Peacekeeper Day. With over 125,000 Canadians having served with the UN and NATO; and near 130 lost members, we shall never forget.
Please do not think of Peacekeepers as just blue beret wearing men and women; but as the blue helmeted warriors who put their life on the line to stand up and be part of a better future.
Lest we forget
National Peacekeepers' Day Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served in various peace support efforts will gather at events across the country to honour their comrades. A national ceremony is held each year in Ottawa at the Peacekeeping Monument on the Sunday closest to August 9.