30 Raglan Street South
Renfrew, ON   K7V 1P7

Office: (613) 432-6450
Clubroom: (613) 432-2582




President’s Message

Comrades: Just a reminder to all members, do not forget about the upcoming Elections. If someone from the Committee comes up and ask you if you are interested in running for a position on the Executive Committee, please give it some thought. We are always looking for new ideas to help keep the Branch active.

Greg Walbeck
Branch 148 President


Proceeds to go
to Homeless Veterans
Saturday June 9th, 2018

Registration Fee: $30 per team
($5 from each player goes
to Homeless Veterans)

Registration Time: 10:00 to 10:45 am

Play Time: 11:00 am

Division Round Robin Play

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place
180 Shoot Off
Prize money is based on # of teams

Must be 19 years of age to play

For further info, contact
Sheila Riopelle at 343-361-0607
or the Legion office/bar.

Royal Canadian Legion Renfrew Branch 148 is situated in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, in the picturesque town of Renfrew.

Sunday 2 to 6 pm
Monday & Tuesday Noon to 6 pm
Wednesday Noon to 10 pm
Thursday - Saturday Noon to 11:30 pm

Ninety World War I veterans attended the first meeting called to establish Branch 148 in 1929.  History records indicate that there were fifteen charter members with the first president being Mr. A.B.C. Throop.  The Canadian legion of the British Empire service league was the official name of the organization at the time in 1929.

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The present location for the legion started with the purchase of the former home of the McAndrew family.  The need to expand was soon realized and a membership building committee was formed.  Extensive renovations of the building were started and in 1965 the official opening of our new hall was celebrated.


The mission of our Legion is to serve veterans, including military & RCMP members and their families; to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.


One of the important responsibilities of Legion branches is to assist veterans, their spouses and their dependents.   Depending on circumstances, financial assistance may be available from either Veterans Affairs Canada or the Legion poppy trust fund.  

Should you, or someone you know, need assistance please call the Branch office at (613) 432-6450 and leave a contact in order that the Branch Service Officer may get in touch with you to discuss and recommend options.  You need not be a Legion member to take advantage of these services.  



Eligibility for benefits through Veterans Affairs has changed and new programs offered under the New Veterans’ Charter. This means you may now qualify for one or more of the following:

  • Disability Pension or a lump sum award for disabilities related to service;
  • Treatment Benefits;
  • War Veterans’ and Widows’ allowance;
  • Earnings Loss Income, Supplementary Retirement Income, Extended Health Coverage, Educational Assistance, etc.;
  • Home assistance or help with the cost of care in nursing or retirement homes
  • Benevolent Fund assistance

Anyone wishing more assistance or information on the benefits should leave their name, address and phone number with the Branch Secretary at 613-432-6450 so that you may be contacted about the exact date and time of interviews.


The raising of money to erect a memorial to commemorate the dead of World War I was the first major work of the branch founders.  Senator Thomas Low of Renfrew committed himself to contributing the major cost and consequently it was for him that low square was named.

In 2008 the cenotaph was in desperate need of restoration. Comrade Bill Welsh, spearheaded this undertaking.  On September 21, 2008, many townsfolk attended a special ceremony to re-dedicate and remember our fallen heroes at the newly restored cenotaph.


The biggest day of the year.  The annual parade and attendance is a long standing tradition in Renfrew.  It takes a lot of preparation by comrade Ron Kilby (the poppy chairman) and the committee to organize the preparations for this very special day.  Many, many hours are volunteered by the members to poppy tag the weekend before Remembrance Day.  Proceeds from our poppy donations are distributed to:

  • Local Veterans Comfort
  • Renfrew Victoria Hospital
  • Homeless Veterans
  • Bursaries
  • Poetry, essay & poster contest prizes
  • Service Bureau Veterans Assistance
  • Support of Cadet Units
  • Relief of Disasters
  • Restoration/Repair of Monuments
  • Operations grants
    provided by:

    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT is provided in the lounge every Saturday from 4 to 8 pm and two Friday nights a month from 8 pm to midnight. Some new bands will be coming in the New Year. 


    The Silver Seniors continue to play darts every Monday afternoon.

    The branch is also affiliated with the Renfrew Highland Pipes & Drums who practice in the legion hall Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm.  They put on numerous concerts throughout the year, including one in front of our branch each summer.

    Upcoming Live Entertainment

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