The Country Legion with a Big Heart

Poppy Fund

The two most important events on the Royal Canadian Legion calendar are the Service of Remembrance in November and the Poppy Campaign occurring for two weeks immediately preceding November 11.

The Poppy Campaign of Branch 475 raises money to:

a) Assist needy ex-service members and their dependants

b) Provide bursaries to the children and grandchildren of veterans and

c) Help to ensure that our young people are kept aware of the sacrifices made by our veterans. 

Monies raised during the Poppy Campaign can also be used to :

a) Support medical training and research, and the provision of community medical appliances which will help in the care of veterans.

b) Fund the purchasing, construction and maintenance of housing and care facilities for elderly disabled persons. 

The money raised during the Poppy Campaign is held in the POPPY TRUST FUND is separate from Branch 475 general funds. The money held in the POPPY TRUST FUND can only be used for those purposes stipulated by the Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command.


Donations can be made to the POPPY TRUST FUND during the Poppy Campaign or at any time during the year. We are pleased to announce that the POPPY TRUST FUND, BR. 475 has received ?Charitable Designation? and receipts can issued for Income Tax purposes upon request.


We look forward to your support for this very worthwhile cause. Please make donations payable to the POPPY TRUST FUND, BR. 475.

For more information on how you can contribute, please contact Ruth Chapin, Poppy Chairman. 

Thank you for your support

Remembrance Day 2013


Check out the pictures in the gallery.

  Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, closest to November 11 at the Cenotaph in Toledo. Legion members and others marching to the Cenotaph should meet at the Legion at approx. 10:30 a.m. Service begins approximately 10:50 am.

Everyone is invited back to the Legion for light refreshments after the service.

Please contact Ruth Chapin or Greg Williams if you need more information. 

Remembrance Day Photo Gallery 

You can view past Remembrance Day events in our Photo Gallery

Read About the Bells of Peace to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 by clicking on the picture

Poster and Literary Winners 2013

Congratulations goes out to the students that advance to the Zone level competition for the Remembrance Day 2012 Poster and Literary Contest. The following were successful in receiving top honours in the Zone competition. They are:

Name School Category      Zone Prize 

Bethany DeJong   HCCS Intermediate Poetry 1st

Kassidy Gainford Pineview Junior Poetry 1st

Samantha Stevenson HCCS Intermediate B/W 2nd

Sarah Dejong HCCS  Intermediate Colour 2nd

John VanDodewaard HCCS Junior Colour 2nd

Kylie Jones St. Joseph's Primary B/W 1st

Katie Wells Pineview Junior B/W  1st

You can view some of their successful pieces in the Photo Gallery 

Public Speaking 2013

A special thank you goes out to Lillian McNamee and the Brockville Legion, Br. 96 for permitting the students of St. Joseph's School, Toledo to participate in their annual Legion Public Speaking contest. 

 Two of the students from St. Joseph's School won prizes in the Primary (Grades 1 - 3) Category.  

They are:  

Jayden Marshall -  2nd

Trinity Bailey - 3rd

Congratulations to Jayden and Trinity on their success! 


Wall Of Remembrance