Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 187, Colborne, ON
Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Branch

Serving our Veterans, their families and our community since 1931

Welcome to Colborne Legion Br. 187

Where you’re only a stranger once.

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming branch that works hard for the benefit of our veterans, their families, and our community.

Anniversary Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for our 85th Anniversary Dinner
are now on sale at the bar.
Dinner: September 23rd
The dinner will be catered by Black Dress Catering.
Dinner $20 each / Veterans $15

Thank you for all your Support!

From the Fort McMurray Fundraiser Committee:

A special thank you to all those that helped make this event a Success! Including:

Pickers Paradise
The Big Apple
Steacy Dismantling Ltd.
Essex Top Crop
Turning Heads
The Smoke House
Salem Quilters
Howard Siddall
Paws & Clawz.
Peter Kelly
Jane Sharp
Mr. & Mrs. T. Pettibone
Bill Spence Chevrolet
Gunner Estate Auctions
Beyond the Blue Box
Barbell Smith Art Studio
Hoselton Studios
Rutherford Fruit Market
Moores Orchards
Barkin Bubbles
Oasis Bar & Grill
Don Gauthier
Cam Tran
Richard Dupuis
Home Hardware – Cobourg
Shelter Valley Golf
Grafton Co-Op
Home Hardware – Colborne
Mr. & Mrs. W. Lutton
TN S Cobourg Health
Newman Oliver Insurance
Jack Dupuis
Northumberland Vet.
Jane Sharp
Christine Horner
Richard Loader
Honeybrae Kennels
Black Dress Catering
Royal Lepage
Judith Howe

Along with Anonymous Donations helped us raise $3400

Committee      Cooks              Kitchen           Auctioneers    Door
Carole             Richard           Fran                Doug               Deanna
Howard          Steve               Norma              Bill
Linda              John


2017 Early Bird Campaign Set to Start, Save $5

Time to pay 2017 dues is approaching. The Early Bird Campaign starts on September 1st.

At the Dominion Convention held in June, a motion was passed to raise the per capita both this year and next.

Per Capita is the portion of dues the branch has to send to Command each year. The increases mean our branch dues need to also go up.

The executive has discussed this and feels the dues will rise once, this year, and not next year.

The increase will not take effect until after the General Meeting on September 20th even though the increased payment to Command will start on September 1st.

So, if you wish to save $5 on your 2017 dues, pay before September 20th.


Steak & Burger BBQ, September 3rd

2016 09 03 Steak BBQ


Support Fort McMurray’s Recovery August 27th

A corn roast and silent auction will be held on Saturday, August 27th starting at 5pm. The cost of admission for the corn, burgers etc is $10.

Silent Auction

Many donations of goods have been received for the Silent Auction which will take place at the same time. The items will be on display at the branch starting Thursday, August  25th. Drop by anytime after 1pm to view and make your bids.

Raffle Draw

The draw for the prizes in the raffle the tickets have been on sale for will also take place at the fundraiser.

All Proceeds to the Fort McMurray Legion Br. 165

While 90% of the neighbourhood around the Fort McMurray Legion burned during the wildfires in May, the branch and even the flag outside remained standing. There was smoke damage to deal with and the branch is slowly getting re-opened. The branch members are busy providing help and support to the community through donations that are coming to them from across the country.

Come on out Saturday and add your support.


Fish Fry, August 19th

Fish Fry August 19


Be An Early Bird

September 1st is the start of the Early Bird campaign. Be among those paying their 2017 dues early. All dues are due by Dec. 31st

If you wish to become a member:

If you are curious how you can become a member, just click on the infographic link or drop into the branch.

Branch News

Get up to date with the latest news around the branch.

Coming Events

We tend to be a busy branch. You’ll want to check our upcoming events regularly.

Branch Activities

Information about the regular activities around Branch 187.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to serve veterans, which includes serving military and RCMP members and their families; to promote Remembrance; and to serve our communities and our country.


Did you know you could be a member of the Royal Canadian Legion? Most Canadians qualify for a category of membership. Find out how to join.

Book the Hall

We have a banquet hall for rent for your special occasion, activity or meeting. Visit here for more information.

Honouring Our Past

Remembering and honouring the sacrifices of the past is part of our mission. Learn about our local story.