Peninsula Legions Do Great Work – More Members Always Needed


At the April 13-14 District “C” convention, delegates from Bruce Peninsula Legions (Branch 202 at Swan Lake and Branch 290 at Tobermory) were reminded of the good work their organization does — supporting veterans with a wide variety of programs from housing to medical facilities and many things in between. For example, the Lion’s Head Legion donated $500.00 to the District C Hospital Fund for Veteran programs at Parkwood Hospital in London,
But the Legions do so much more than that. The Northern Bruce Peninsula Health Team has now received three cheques from Branch 202 to pay for equipment from the Charitable Foundation over three different years and the Golden Dawn Residence for Seniors has received two cheques to pay for a lift and other equipment upon two different applications for funds. Applications are available online at the Ontario Command website for medical equipment. These donations from the Lion’s Head Legion were possible because of funds donated by the community to the Poppy Fund.
The Tobermory Health Clinic also received funds to purchase equipment.
These donations from the Lion’s Head Legion were possible because of funds raised at the Legion during special dinners and events that were supported by the residents of Northern Bruce Peninsula. The municipally-licensed lottery program also raises money to give back to the community. Groups such as the Lion’s Head Food Bank, the Bruce Peninsula District School Public Speaking program, the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation, the Lion’s Head Hospital, youth track and field meets, the Lion’s Head School Breakfast Program, to name a few have benefited from the lottery funds.
The Legions also provide a gathering space for the community. The Lions and Lioness clubs (among others) meet at Branch 202. The Tobermory Branch hosts several regular weekly events as well as being available for receptions and celebrations.
Legion membership is open to any member of the community regardless of whether they have military experience.Membership applications can be found on the Legions’ websites (easily found on Google).
Sharron Colter