Toledo Legion Br # 475
A Rural Legion with a Big Heart.
We are located in Eastern Ontario half way between Brockville and Smiths Falls, just off Highway 29 on County Road 8.
We boast Eastern Ontario's first Indoor Horse Shoe Pits. Rain or shine we are ready to pitch. Our outdoor pits are licensed.
Our Main Hall is the best in the area. We have a sunken dance floor surrounded by seating for 250 people. Maximum capacity is 350. We have excellent kitchen facilities and main hall bar.
Our Club Room is the fun spot. Pool table, large screen t.v. with satellite and bar, make an excellent way to relax and enjoy the local flavours. This area is available for small venue rentals also.
We host cards, dinners, horseshoe and dart tournaments and other social events to help raise funds for special causes in the Elizabethtown-Kitley Township area.
The Toledo Legion works with the township and volunteers to provide an outdoor rink, weather permitting. This area also doubles as basketball court and skateboard area in the summer.
Stop in and see what we have to offer. We'll be happy to see you!
Executive and Other Important Information
Toledo Legion Branch 475
320 County Road 8
613-275-2400 Email: [email protected]
Executive can be reached at the phone number above or the legion's email address. Please allow 2 to 3 days for a response.
Past President Greg Williams
1st Vice President: Greg Williams
Secretary: Robin Hoy
Treasurer: Vicky Downey
Bar Rick Gayda
Maintenance: Gerry Coughlin
Hall Rentals: Nancy Williams
Membership: Angie Williams
Poppy Chairman, Youth, Member Outreach Services: Ruth Chapin
Veterans Service Officer: Al Nagy
Sports: Mark Stevens
Advertising, Fundraising: Vicki Downey
Sergeant at Arms: Marty Lowson
Grant Applications: Laurie Gonyou
Kitchen Coordinator: Jeff Criggar
Email contact can be accessed by clicking the person's name
History of the Branch
Toledo Branch 475 of the Royal Canadian Legion received its Charter in July, 1948 with nineteen founding members.
Members first met in individuals homes in Frankville and Toledo and as membership grew, the meetings were held in the Toledo's Town Hall, a stone building on Cty. Rd. 8, often referred to as the "Royal Bank Building".
In 1968 the Branch purchased the old S.S. #11 School which stood on the site of the present Legion. The Back Room Lounge was built in the late 1960s, early 1970s. The old school house was eventually demolished and present day Legion Hall was completed in the early 1980s.
In 2000/2001, the Horseshoe Club built indoor pits on the far end of the building. This addition complemented the existing outdoors pits already accessible behind the Back Room Lounge. It was also during this time that the Legion fell on hard financial times and a refresh of membership and community spirit has made the hall a viable and community gathering place today.
The Royal Canadian Legion membership is open to anyone. Regular fundraising activities include dances, fish frys, hall rental, horseshoe tournaments. Ongoing community service projects include senior exercises, supporting local sports, and the area food bank.
We provide education bursaries and scholarship for children and grandchildren of veterans and members. The club's mandate is to support veterans but our support is not limited to veterans. The club will consider written requests for assistance from individuals and from agencies on behalf of individuals.
Wednesday, Jan 13 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 10 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar 10 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Apr 14 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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