Toledo Legion Branch 475
320 County Road 8
613-275-2400 Email: email@example.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.
Past President & Veterans Service Officer: Al Nagy
President: Greg Williams
1st Vice President: Mark Stevens
2nd Vice President: Mary Donovan
Secretary: Robin Hoy
Treasurer: Vicky Downey
Hall Rentals: Nancy Williams
Membership: Angie Williams
Poppy Chairman, Youth, Member Outreach Services: Ruth Chapin
Sports: Mark Stevens
Membership, Advertising, Fundraising: Vicki Downey
Sergeant at Arms: Roger Young
Maintenance: Gerry Coughlin
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.
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.