Welcome to the Uxbridge Legion.Branch 170 recieved its charter in 1930! Active for almost 85 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.
The Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society
in partnership with The R.C.L Branch 170 – Uxbridge
MP Erin O’Toole speaking on LCol Sam Sharpe Commander of the 116th Battalion, served at Vimy Ridge, Avion and Passchendaele
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:00 pm.
Uxbridge – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham and Minister of Veterans Affairs, today recognized a Durham resident who has exemplified extraordinary contributions to the Uxbridge community. The presentation took place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 in Uxbridge.
MP O’Toole presented a Community Service Medallion to Tish MacDonald. Tish has been a passionate advocate in Durham and has worked to honour the service and sacrifice of veteran, and former Member of Parliament, Lt.-Col. Sam Sharpe. Col. Sharpe is going to be the first veteran featured in the Honour Our Veterans program, that will feature between 40 and 70 Veterans past and present along the Main Street in the Township of Uxbridge, ON.
“It is very special for me as Minister of Veterans Affairs to honour one of my constituents who strives to carry on the legacy of Col. Sharpe and the cause of mental health.” said MP O’Toole
MP O’Toole created the special Community Service Medallion in 2013 to salute exceptional volunteers and leaders from Durham who make significant contributions to our area, to Canada or the world. Less than ten medallions are presented each year.
Patricia MacDonald – Tish is a Cooperative Education Teacher at Uxbridge High School. She was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 after being nominated by the Vimy Foundation for her work with students to increase awareness about Canadian contributions during the First and Second World Wars. Tish engages students through various research projects and facilitates the connection between local veterans and students thereby creating relationships that encourage young people to learn more about our military history. She regularly leads large groups of students on trips to Europe to further share the legacy of Canadians who served in both World Wars. All of these initiatives have resulted in an increased understanding for young people to show veterans their appreciation and gratitude of the sacrifices that were made for all Canadians.
To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War, beginning September 10, 2014 and up to the end of 2020, living Canadian Veterans of the Second World War can receive a tribute lapel pin and certificate in recognition of their service to Canada.
The design of the commemorative pin is based on the original “Victory Nickel” which features a flaming torch and a large ‘V’ standing both for victory and the coin’s denomination. The coin was originally in circulation from 1943 to 1945 and was re-issued in 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE-Day.
On Sunday, May 24, 2015 those attending the Legion’s 85th anniversary were witness to a very special presentation of these pins from the Member of Parliament for Durham and Minister of Veterans Affairs, The Honorable Erin O’Toole.
The veterans who received or will be receiving the 75th pins are: Arley Armstrong, Betty Dalyrymple, Rodine Egan, Norman Goodspeed, William Knowles, Charles MacDonnell, Newton Reed, George Robson, Alan Williams. Jack MacQuarrie ,Fred Barnard ,Jim Hunt Wally Booth and Donald Forsythe.
Erin O’Toole, Mayor Gerri-Lynn O’Connor, Veteran Betty Dalrymple,Corneliu Chisu – MP for Pickering-Scarborough East.
Erin O’Toole, Mayor Gerri-Lynn O’Connor,
Veteran Rodine Egan ,MP Corneliu Chisu
94 year old Queen’s Own Rifles D-Day Veteran Fred Barnard was not feeling up to coming to the Uxbridge Legion today for presentations so MP Erin O’Toole went to him! Edmund Chien – a QOR Vet & Treble Victor member – joined MP O’Toole for the Victory Pin presentation. Fred lost his brother on Juno Beach. He checked his pulse himself at 8:12. The story sends shivers up your spine when Fred tells it. A true Canadian treasure.
April 27, 2015
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 and the Township of Uxbridge are pleased to announce the initiation of the Honour our Veterans Banner Program. This project will be an ongoing legacy project that will pay tribute to all Canadian and Allied veterans and active service members. Legion membership by the honouree or the sponsor is not a requirement for participation in the program.
Honour our Veteran Banners will be displayed on lamp posts in Uxbridge between October 1, and November 12 each year, as a means to pay tribute to our local veterans, deceased veterans and active service members. Through the displaying of the banners, we hope to engage the community in honouring and remembering local veterans through an initiative that will ensure continued recognition and respect throughout future generations.
Each banner will be in honour of a specific service person with a connection to Uxbridge. It will include their name, era served, branch of service, photograph, and the name of the sponsor.
The Honour our Veterans Banner Program will be funded through sponsorship of individual banners. The cost to sponsor a banner is $150.00. Application forms will be available for pick up at RCL Branch 170, and the Township of Uxbridge Office, and will also be available on line at http://www.uxbridgelegion.ca/. Once completed, please bring the application form, along with a sponsorship cheque made payable to: RCL Branch 170 – Honour our Veterans, and a high resolution 5” x 7” portrait style photo of the service person in uniform to the Uxbridge Legion Clubroom to the attention of Mike Smith. All hardcopies will be returned. Digital photos in pdf or similar format of 300 dpi or better can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first installation of banners is slated for display in the downtown core beginning October 2015, and it will be limited to 40 banners in this initial year. The deadline for submitting applications for this year’s installation is August 1, 2015. New submissions will be accepted yearly, as this will be an ongoing project that will no doubt grow over the next few years, as we honour all of our local veterans.
Please find an application form attached.
We are excited to share this initiative with you, and look forward to your participation.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tish MacDonald at 905-649-0180 or Ian Morrison at 416-791-9212.
It was sold out 1.5 weeks before the show ! The Ladies’ Auxiliary hope all that attended had a wonderful time. The crowd seemed pleased to be served so quickly by some of our smartly dressed Branch members. 😆 .
With tummies full, the lights were dimmed and Elvis took to the stage. He did not disappoint. The ladies’ swooned as Elvis sang to them and the men giggled as they were being ” Lei’d” . All in all.. a very enjoyable evening.
Photo Credit: Last 4 photos Attila Demjen Snapd Stouffville/Uxbridge
As you sit looking longingly out at the snow, just think…. Spring is just around the corner !!!! With that in mind, it’s time to think of Golf
Mix couples / Legion League
We are looking forward to our 2015 Mix Couples / Legion League. This year the rates have not changed. The league Green fees will be $255 + HST payable at Foxbridge. Prize money of $60 for Legion members and $80 for non members is payable at RCL Branch 170 . If you are a member of the Golf Club you will only pay the prize money.
Two sign up dates are scheduled for April 15th and 22rd at the RCL Br. #170 between 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. If you wish to have weekly updates of prize winners and upcoming tournaments then please leave an email address
Sign in each week at the course for your tee time. After your round fill out the score
sheet and place score card in the box. Last group please pick up signs and return them and paperwork to the Legion. Prizes each week will be for closest to the pin, longest putt and a blind draw for partners. League starts each week at 3:00 P.M.
The league will play 22 times through out the year. We will Start play on the South and rotate weekly between courses. We are excited about the new changes at Foxbridge and look forward to the new club house.
April 29 League Starts South Course weather permitting
May 27 Opening Scramble
June 24 Handicap Tournament
July 22 Yellow Ball Tournament
August 26 Away game at a course to be decided
September 23 Closing scramble
DO NOT BRING ALCOHOL ON TO THE COURSE-IT IS AGAINST THE LAW
Thank you for considering our league and have a great summer.
Royal Canadian Le g i o n Branch 170 Uxbridge Winter 2015
These events are open to members and non-members alike. Every Friday night we play euchre, so if you are interested please come out at 7:00 to sign up and play starts at 7:30 PM. It is a great night of fun for all in the downstairs clubroom.
We have Bingo every Thursday night at 7:30 P.M. until Spring. Come on by the upstairs hall with your friends, it could be your lucky night.
Darts runs every Wednesday night at 7:30 P.M. until Spring. Teams are all set but someone is always looking for a spare. Cost for a spare is $3. It’s a great night of fun for all in the upstairs hall.
Meat rolls run every Saturday afternoon from 4–5 PM until Spring. It has been a Canadian Legion tradition for years. Come on out and support your local legion and maybe take home dinner.
On the 3rd Monday of every month we hold a veterans afternoon from 2-4 P.M. This is open to all veterans and their spouse/guest in the area not just Uxbridge members. They enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and door prizes compliments of the Uxbridge Legion. So come out and enjoy an afternoon with old and new friends alike.
On February 14th come and “Spend an Evening with Elvis” by multi award winning tribute artist Bruce Andrew Stewart. Dinner and show for $30.00. Advance tickets only. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Dinner is at 7:00 P.M. and the show starts at 8:00P.M. Door prizes.
May the 26th is the 85th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #170 in Uxbridge. We will be celebrating its anniversary on May the 24th with an open house and awards presentation. Open house will be from 1:00 till 4:00P.M. on Sunday afternoon. The awards presentation will be at 3:00 P.M. Please come out and applaud your members for their achievements and celebrate your Legions anniversary. celebrate your Legions anniversary.
Please sign up and represent your legion at these members’ only events.
Ring toss at Ajax on February 8th
8-Ball in Oshawa on February 15th
Shuffleboard in Port Perry on February 22nd
Euchre in Ajax on March 8th
5 – Pin bowl in Oshawa March 15th
Mixed Darts in Bay Ridges April18th
Horseshoes in Claremont June 7th
Golf in Port Perry on June 28th
See Neil Risbrough for more details on the Sports Events.
Our hall is available for rental, not only to our members, but also to the general public, at reasonable rates. Contact us for more information at the legion 905- 852-5293.
Paul McLoughlin, public relations RCL B#170
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.