A Rich History in Our Community
Branch #104 was granted a charter in 1919 by the Great War Veterans Association of Canada. With the GWVA being replaced by the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League a new charter was granted to the Branch on November 14th, 1930.
An active Ladies Auxiliary (which has existed since 1931) continues to provide volunteers in support of Branch functions and fundraising events particularly through the provision of catering and funeral teas.
In 2015, the Branch received its 85-year certificate and is the third largest Branch in Canada with a current membership of 1413 members. New members are welcome – we accept applications from all volunteers in the community not just past serving Canadian Forces personnel or Veterans.
Branch 104 continues to assist community projects and support local charitable initiatives and fundraising events. In 2014, the Branch contributed more than $41,000 to local causes (a similar figure was donated in 2015). The Auditorium was donated without charge on 24 occasions to Church groups, youth organizations and other local service groups for their fundraising activities. The Branch has achieved “Partner Status” with the STARS Air Ambulance organization with donations totalling over $250,000 to date. Ongoing donations and support each year is provided to 7th Penhold Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
The National Flag of Canada
Represents our country throughout the world. The red and white are the colours of Canada. The maple leaf has been regarded as a Canadian emblem since 1700, if not before.
The Royal Union Flag
More commonly called the Union Jack, is a symbol of Canada’s membership in the Commonwealth of Nation and of her allegiance to the Crown and our affiliation with the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League.
The Blood Red Poppy of Flanders
Is immortalized as an emblem of sacrifice and Remembrance for the honouring of the thousands who laid down their lives for those ideals which we, as Canadians cherish. The Poppy calls upon us to remember not only those who have died but also those who still suffer from honourable wounds and disabilities. The Poppy challenges us to serve in peace, as in war, to help those who need our help and to protect those who need our protection.
Is symbolic of justice, honour, and freedom for which our comrades fought and died. We who are left must pledge ourselves to hold it high lest we break faith with those who died.
Is the St. Edward Crown used by the Sovereign.
The Red Maple Leaf
On a white background is derived from the Canadian coat of arms.
Our Pledge and Motto
Memoriam Eorum Retinebimus (We Will Remeber Them) is the outside circle. It is in Latin, a language generally used on badges, crests, and banner of national and military emblems.
The Word Legion
In golf, and the background in blue represents the official colours of the Legion.
Is a symbol of Remembrance
This Badge was approved by the Sovereign. It is to be worn honourably and proudly.