Updated – April 15, 2021
THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRIGHTON BRANCH #100
Hello Comrades… The Branch is Closed until Further notice…. Thank you for your patience and support. Stay safe and healthy…
SPRING IS IN THE AIR…
To all our Serving Military, RCMP, First Responders, Health Care Workers and their families, we Thank You for your Service, Dedication and Sacrifice to ensure the safety of our Country and our Community.
Our mission is to serve Veterans, including Serving Military, RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.
WELCOME TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRIGHTON BRANCH #100
BRIGHTON, ONTARIO CANADA
Brighton Legion has a long and celebrated history. Before the Legion became a Legion it was called a Branch of the Great War Veterans Association. A club was formed in Brighton in 1924 and in the early days this club met in the Orange Hall. It was in 1931 that the Brighton club received its charter and became the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, Branch 100. With the end of the Second World War and the return of the service men and women, the Legion grew rapidly. By 1947 the younger veterans were in the majority. The meetings were held in the Oddfellows Hall.
This was too small, so it was decided that a Legion Hall should be built. Scotty and Ruth Broughton had a 10 room house on the corner of Park and Division Streets. Scotty offered this property to the Legion for $1. At a meeting in April 1949, it was decided to accept the generous offer of Scotty and to build the Legion Hall at this location (25 Park Street). Within a week first sod was turned. It is to the everlasting credit of the returned veterans that there were no monies expended on wages, the hall being built entirely by volunteer labour. The branch held its first meeting in the basement of the hall on Nov. 11, 1949 on a dirt floor. As a proud partner in the community we serve, Branch 100 contributes to help support many essential services. This includes seniors support services; housing and care for the elderly; drop-in centres; an Army Cadet Corps established by the Branch; community youth and sport programs; and, much more. Being a good neighbour and a valued partner in our community and giving back is more than simply a commitment – it is part of the Legion Branch 100 foundation.
Everyone is welcome and we invite all age of majority persons to join our branch and partake in our commitment to the community.
Call 613-475-1044 or stop in, you are more than Welcome!