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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #70

Sometimes it seems as if local organizations are forgotten by the general public and not given enough recognition for the irreplaceable roles they play in our community. They seamlessly run in the background providing support to numerous causes and help keep our people connected.

The Legion is one of those places. We pass by it daily amidst our rush of every day life and see “just another building”, but what happens behind those walls is a fundamental part of our neighbourhood – a sense of belonging.

 “There is strength and power in numbers.”

After the First World War, it was quite apparent that an organization would be ideal for returning soldiers. Founded in 1926, The Royal Canadian Legion assumed the role of providing support and services to returned soldiers and their families. 80-some years later, The Legion is still the cornerstone for our Veterans, active serving military and RCMP members. Within communities across Canada, The Legion promotes education & remembrance of military heritage to all ages alike. Services ranging from advocacy for Veterans to sports and contests for youth; Cadets, drop-in centres and emergency food and housing – the list of offerings is endless.

The Stewiacke Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion was organized just before the end of World War II in 1945. Regular meetings were held at Union Hall until the opening of the present building on November 11, 1952. According to “The Town of Stewiacke Centennial Project 1967” the recorded charter members of the branch were: H.E. Joudry, L.G.Murphy, F.D. Mitton, A.H. Densmore, John Connors, Jack Niel, C.G. Leck, T.J. Matthews, Chester Gourley, Rev. H.E. Campbell, John Ferris, Russell Stewart, R.W. Walker and Rex Flemming.

Interested in learning more about the Royal Canadian Legion or how to become a member?

Check out the website here.

~Marg Robins

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 70 is located at 299 George Street. 
The Garden Club meets the 1st Monday of the month. Contact Beate Acker for more information 902-639-9047
Senior's Card Party Tuesday's 10:00AM - Noon. Light lunch provided. $3.00 sponsored by Seniors Club. All are welcome. 
Tuesday Nights Weekly Pool 7:00PM - 9:00PM Members & Guests Welcome. 

To Book the Legion please call Glenda 902-758-4211