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.
VETERANS, EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL & DEPENDENTS
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
Poetry, essay & poster contest prizes
Service Bureau Veterans Assistance
Support of Cadet Units
Relief of Disasters
Restoration/Repair of Monuments
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. There will be no band on December 24th and 31st but we will have a band for the New Year’s Day Levee.
The Silver Seniors continue to play darts every Monday afternoon.
The next luncheons will be held Thursdays on February 16th, March 12th and March 16th.
They will also be hosting euchre games on Sunday February 5th and Sunday March 5th.
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