Welcome to the Uxbridge Legion.Branch 170 recieved its charter in 1930! Active for over 75 years, the members have met in various places around town including the old post office, and the old marketplace, and finally in the late 40's establishing the location that continues to this day. The original building burned down in 1953, and was rebuilt. It has since had several renovations. It is notable that most of the work on the legion has been done by volunteers.
Serving veterans and their dependents, promoting Remembrance, and acting in the service of Canada and its communities.
Greetings from Branch 170 Uxbridge
We bid adieu to 2014 and welcome 2015. The past year was filled with many exciting events, including the election of a new president.. President Sherrill Hodgson.
We thank past president Jim Rowlands for his service of the past 3 years.
The year has been filled with laughter and tears, may we smile and reflect warmly on the year that has passed and look forward to a prosperous and happy new year.
Participation in many sports functions is continually growing and we hope that all new members will try their hand at something.. The annual Legion Bonspiel is an ever popular event.. especially for the non-curlers! An on-going friendly rivalry with Claremont Legion sees players sometimes playing for the “other” team ! Dart League in the winter and Golf League in the warmer months keep the Legion coffers topped up.
The end of May saw the Branch spearheaded event ” Uxbridge Thanks our Troops” bring a Griffon Helicopter landing in Elgin Park and a C130J Hercules fly-by. A very successful event to help Wounded Warriors Canada in their ongoing efforts to provide programs helping veterans transition back to civilian life.
As the leaves began to show their glory, the annual motorcycle Poker Run ” Ride for Our Veterans” traveled through the Haliburton Highlands with a record number of riders and passengers.. money raised goes to support in house events for our local Veterans.
Elvis paid a visit as did Russell Roy’s comedy review.
The Annual Poppy Campaign was once again a resounding success. We are very fortunate to have such generous supporters. All monies raised stay in the community to aid our local Veterans.
The sun shone brightly on Remembrance Day as we paid tribute to the fallen and living Veterans who we so greatly owe our freedom and liberty to.
Shindig #2 in December saw us raise much needed funds to aid in our ongoing building improvements. Graciously donating their time for this function were 3 local bands, Witness Protection, Hoot and Four Play.
Many thanks to all the volunteers for their countless hours ,
for with you..
our Branch is a much better place.
Saturday, December 6, 2014. Doors open 7:30. $5.00 plus a food or new toy donation for our local food bank, Loaves and Fishes. Last years event helped with Club Room renovations. Thanks again to Witness Protection, Four Play and HooT for donating their time. Tickets available at Uxbridge Legion or at the door
Presented by the Uxbridge Historical Society. Bob Sedore will give a brief presentation of the history of the band.
A demonstration of pipe tunes by the Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums very own “Howlers
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For all Legion members in good standing !! Get your 2015 Golf Membership at a discount. Foxbridge has once again offered a sliding discount for all Legion members.. the more people that sign up, the greater the discount.. Sign up by November 15, 2015 with a deposit of $ 250.00, balance due December 15, 2014.
20 people – 10%
21 – 40 people – 15%
41 – 50 people – 20%
51 – 60 people – 25%
61 + people – 30%
Come on out and laugh your face off.. !!
Start the night out with an Okoberfest Dinner.
Tickets available at the Legion. Call for more information 905-852-5293.
Dinner 7:00 pm, Show to follow. Tickets $25.00