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Toledo Legion Br # 47​5

The Country Legion with a Big Heart

G2 Euchre Results. 2013

A great turn out for the G2 Euchre. Thanks to all participants for a funfilled day

Here are the standings of Sat Feb 23/13 euchre and these teams are prepared to move on to Gananoque on Mar 23.

Zone G2 Sports Officers please note a correction to the list as team 4 was missed in the original announcement.

1st Lyndhurst           Jennifer Tye & Barb Jones : Rob Brown & Scott Carl              14 w 31 pts

2nd "                      Heather Harris & Ellis Stevenson : Shirley Watson & Mel Watson 14 w 17 pts

3rd Mallorytown Rod Greenham & Tim Harper : Rocky & Rick Greenham            11 w 50 pts

4th                  Toledo Rick Gayda & Paul Donovan: Brian Moore & Peter Arcand 11 w 45 pts

5th Lyndhurst        George White & Jane Lisk: Ken Dobing & Marie Dobing           11 w 43 pts

6th Toledo             Atty Jones & Roger Young : Harold Young & Peter Meeks         11w 39 pts

alt Mallorytown      Al Durant & Anne Brayton : Tony Wilson &Kirk Moore              11w 35 pts

alt Delta              Tracy Perrin & Brian Daye : Mike Snider & George Snider          11 w 27 pts

2012 Remembrance Day Poster/Literary Results

Once again Br. 475 was involved with the poster/literary contests. Students from four local schools (St. Josephs, Toledo; Pineview, Athens; Meadowview, Addison and Heritage Community Christian School, New Dublin) took part in the contests submitting posters, poems and essays in 10 different categories.

This year we had 246 submissions making the judging very difficult.

The first place winners in all categories had their submissions go on to Zone 2 level where they competed against other winners in the Zone. We won't know for a few more weeks how they made out.

The Winners are:

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Poster Contest

Intermediate Colour

1st. Sarah Dejong. HCCS

2nd. Rebecca Stevenson. HCCS

3rd. Mikayla Kelly. Meadowview

Intermediate B/W

1st. Samantha Stevenson. HCSS

Junior Colour

1st. John VanDodewaard. HCCS

2nd. A.J. Whitehorne. Meadowview

3rd. Mackenzie Palmer-Price. Meadowview  

Junior B/W

1st. Katie Wells. Pineview

2nd. Ella Miller. Pineview

3rd. Alyssa Harmsma. HCCS

Primary Colour

1st. Lacey Eldridge. Meadowview

2nd. Ava Greaves. Meadowview

3rd.Trinity Bailey. St. Joseph's

Primary B/W

1st. Kylie Jones. St. Joesph's

2nd. Darcy Gibbon.s St. Joesph's

3rd. Paige McCourt. St. Joesph's

Essay Contest


1st. Amber Pearl Manns. St. Joesph's


1st. Alyssa Harmsma. HCCS

2nd. Annalise Simpson. St. Joesph's

3rd. Melissa DeJong. HCCS

Poetry Contest


1st. Bethany Dejong. HCCS


1st. Kassidy Gainford. Pineview

2nd. Lora Brownson. St. Joesph's

3rd. Nathanial Flinn. St. Joesph's 

Congratulations to all the winners at branch level and we look forward to seeing all the students compete again next year.

Trillium Grant Awarded for kitchen upgrades July 2013

EMC News - Confirmation of the recent $81,700 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant was a feast for the eyes for members of the Toledo Legion Branch 475 who will use the funds to upgrade their kitchen facilities.

"We are very thankful for this grant so we can upgrade and maintain this facility and continue to provide services to the community in which we are proud to be a part of," said Greg Williams, branch president at the July 13 announcement.

The funding will allow the branch to improve the kitchen's functionality in many ways with a focus on stainless steel surfaces, a larger double sink, brand new preparation stations, the introduction of a dishwasher and all new cupboards and accessories."Everything's going to be gone in here," said Vicki Downey, Branch 475 Trillium Committee member who submitted the application.

Work on the 42-square-metre space will begin Oct. 8, 2012 once the Legion's calendar frees up and is hoped to be completed within a month. Staff are working with a hard deadline of Dec. 8 when events for the Christmas season begin to ramp up again.

MPP for Leeds-Grenville, Steve Clark and Natalie Wood, representative of the Ontario Trillium Foundation joined Legion members in the celebration last week and presented a plaque in recognition of this important project.

In presenting the plaque Wood noted the number of community events that take place at the Legion and its important place as a community hub.

"It was a no-brainer to fund the project here," she said.

Clark has attended many of these events himself and knows first-hand how important the hall is to Toledo and area residents.

"Legions are truly the heart of our rural townships, towns and villages and the hub of community activities. I'm encouraged this Trillium funding will help ensure the Toledo branch can continue to serve residents of all ages and all walks of life - including veterans - in the area for years to come," Clark said. "I know the $81,700 is very well spent."

Beyond the social aspects of the Legion, Downey said its hall is also used as a polling station during elections and welcomed residents in distress during the 1998 ice storm through its role as a designated community emergency centre. The hall has a regular schedule of activities from seniors' dances to horseshoe clubs who take advantage of their unique indoor facilities.

"With our kitchen being refurbished we plan to hold more community events like these and it will certainly include our new kitchen facilities and the great cooks that we have here at the Legion," Downey said.

They hope renovations will allow them to expand on their catering service, particularly for smaller groups. The branch hall is the only facility in the area that can accommodate weddings, anniversaries, funeral receptions and family/business gatherings of up to 350 persons. There is another small hall (Backroom Lounge) within the Legion and it can accommodate up to 55 people.

It was in 1998 when the last renovation of any type was undertaken in the Legion's kitchen. At that time, they installed natural gas into the facility that is circa 1980s.

"Those cupboards were probably the original ones in the '80s," Williams said.

Branch 475 received its charter in July 1948 with 19 members.

RCAF Reunion in Vancouver August 23-25 2013

This message was sent to us from the Reunion Organizing Committee. Toledo Legion is not responsible for arrangements or accuracy in this post. We are the messengers. Further details for this event can be viewed at the website link bleow. Please pass the message to any retired RCAF members you may know.

There will be an RCAF Reunion

August 23/24/25, 2013 at the Delta Vancouver Hotel, located at 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, B.C

This reunion is open to retired RCAF personnel, civilian members and their families. BRATS are included.


Doug Baird at [email protected] Phone 604 886 3955

or Christina at [email protected]

Check out the details at:

1 Air Division Family Reunion,(including BRATS) who served in the RCAF prior to 1981 , to include all 4 R.C.A.F Wings, Grostenquin, Marville, Lahr, Baden, Headquarters Metz, , Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe,, Air Weapons Unit Sardinia, , Baden, Zweibrucken, 61 ACW Sqdn, 601 Communications Squadron, 4ATAF Ranstein, North Luffenham, England, 109 KU England, CF104 Maintenance, Gatwick, Langar, AFCENT Holland, 4 ATAF Trier Germany, Air Division HQ Support Unit which included Construction Engineering, Supply, Mobile Support Equipment, Medical etc. RCAF Air Weapons Unit Decimamannu, Sardinia,RCAF 601 Radio Relay Unit Metz France, Air Division HQ Fontainebleau Paris (and any other units we may have missed).

Wall of Remembrance

Summer 2012

We're having a busy summer. See what has been happening at the Toledo Legion!

2 of our members are heading to Blenheim to represent Branch #475 at the Provincial Golf Tournament. Find out who on the Legion Sports Page

Time to think about spending some quality time at the branch this Fall. Euchre, Darts and Horseshoes will be starting before you know it. The country dances will soon be underway on the 1st Sunday in the month. Check out the calendar to find out what is going on. We update as soon as we can to let you know what's happening around the legion.

Did you read about the Trillium Grant? Preparations and planning are in full speed to get the renovations on the kitchen completed by the end of November.

Don't forget regular monthly meetings will begin again in September. Always on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Members are encouraged to particpate and attend. Active members make a successful legion. The more volunteers we have the better the legion gets and the more we can offer legion members and the community. We've had a few new members this year and they are actively involved in events at the legion.

Join our Members Page to get the latest news, see who other legion members are and you can contribute your photos and comments by becomming member of our site.

Our Branch email is [email protected]

Drop in and visit us soon!

Legion Appreciation Day 2013

Sunday, April 14, the Legion held a very special awards ceremony. We paid a tribute to some of the founding members and other members and volunteers who have made the Legion what it is today. Stephen Clark MPP, Susan Prettyjohn, Elizabethtown- Kitley councillor, Ray Foster and John Robertson, from Legion Command were on hand to congratulate the recipients. All were piped in by Steve Moran. A light lunch was served afterwards. Thanks to all that came out to celebrate the honourees. Check out the pictures in the Photo Gallery

Picton Wine Tour 2013

Great Time was had by all. If anyone has pictures, please feel free to post by signing in to the members section and add via the photo gallery

Legion Br 475 Picton Wine Tour

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Join us for a tour of "The County"! 

Bus Departs at the Toledo Legion Br 475 @ 9:00 am

Visit 4 wineries and 1 Cheese factory

Meal at Bath Legion approx 4:30 pm

Return to Legion Br 475 @ 6:30 p.m.

Cost $20.00 per person ( First 30 to pay)

This event is open to non members. 

Call Greg or Nancy 613-275-7228 or email by clicking the blue link