Your Local Branch 237 in Marmora 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: sponsorship's 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.
Visit www.marmorahistory.ca/legion for a full history.
The Marmora Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion had its beginning with the members of the Great War Veterans Association, which was formed here about 1920. They held their meetings in a room over what was the Toronto-Dominion Bank.
The Canadian Legion was formed in 1925 at Winnipeg, with veterans organizing under the leadership of Field Marshall Earl Haig. The Marmora G. W. V. A. did not join until September 2nd, 1932 with 18 charter members.
In 1928-29 the Memorial Building was erected on land partly owned by the G. W. V. A. and they were granted a room in it to be theirs as long as the building existed. The building also housed the Library and Post Office. Plaques were placed at the front entrance honouring 1914-18 veterans who gave their lives, and later plaques were also placed. for those of World War II.
The first move to obtain the present building. began in the spring of 1970 when it was put up for tender by Hastings County School Board, and a tender was put in by the branch with small hope of getting it . Past President, William McDonald and Percy Gray President, contacted practically all members of the Board, Council Reeves, and anyone who might influence the procurement. The Branch submitted the only tender, and was sold the building and 2.2 acres of land.With all the legal work done, ownership was obtained in Sept 1970, and with necessary renovations, the members were able to move into the licenced sections - ladies' room and men's room - on July 1st, 1971. Work on the hall necessitated removing a brick wall and moving doors, decorating walls before the official opening on December 4th.
OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE VETERANS, WHICH INCLUDES SERVING MILITARY AND RCMP MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, TO PROMOTE REMEMBRANCE AND TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITIES AND OUR COUNTRY.
We love our members, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
6 N Hastings Ave, Marmora And Lake, Ontario, Canada
Sunday - 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday - 1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday 1 pm - 7 pm
Friday 1pm - 12 am
Saturday 1 pm - 9 pm
** Last Call is 1/2 hour before closing**
** Bar can be extended at the bar stewarts discretion**