The Country Legion with a Big Heart

Executive and Other Important Information

Toledo Legion Branch 475

320 County Road 8

Toledo ON

K0E 1Y0

613-275-2400 Email: toledo.legion@gmail.com 

 Executive can be reached at the phone number above or the legion's email address. Please allow 2 to 3 days for a response.

Executive 2019/2020

President:Mark Stevens

Past President  Greg Williams 

1st Vice President: Greg Williams 

2nd Vice President: Mary Donovan

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. 

Mandate

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 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.