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Colborne Legion

92 King Street E., Colborne, Ontario.

(905) 355-5479 Mailing Address P.O. Box 458 Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0 e-mail: colbornelegion@gmail.com president@colbornelegion.org Website colbornelegion.org Follow us on Facebook


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02:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.

Sunday: 2pm - 6pm

Monday: 2pm -6pm

Tuesday: 2pm - 6pm

Wednesday: 2pm -6pm

Thursday: 2pm - 7pm

Friday: 2pm - 9pm

Saturday: 2pm-8pm


You don’t have to be a Veteran to join the Legion! Legion members care deeply about supporting the men and women who serve our country and want to make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families, contribute to our communities, and Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.

When you join the Legion, you support the many services we offer to Veterans, serving military, RCMP Members, and their families. Your membership also helps provide essential services within our communities, including seniors support services, housing and care for the elderly, drop-in centres, Cadets, youth and sport programs, and much more. There are many ways the Legion gives, and by joining you give too.

There are FOUR types of membership!

  1. Ordinary (Veteran, serving or retired)
  2. Associate (Family Members of a Veteran)
  3. Affiliate (voting) (No connection to the Military)
  4. Affiliate (non-voting) (No connection to the Military)

Show your Support - become a Members today.  The Legion is Canada’s foremost Veteran support and community service organization. Join now and help us improve the lives of those who served, support our communities, and remember the Fallen. 


You honour and support Canada's Veterans when you join, but there are other member benefits, including:

Have questions or would like to become a Member, please contact Membership Chair, Lynn Falconer at colbornelegion@gmail.com




                  2019/2020 EXECUTIVE

  • President John Ton 
  • Immediate Past President Patti May
  • 1st Vice Chris Swoffer 
  • 2nd Vice Lynn Falconer
  • Secretary Melissa Lilje 
  • Sgt. At Arms John Lilje 
  • Padre Jean Wilson

             Execute Committee

  • Larry Dadson
  • Linda Ferguson
  • Kevin O'Gorman
  • Howard Siddall
  • Tracy Singleton
  • Barb Smith


Larry Dadson - Bursary

Linda Ferguson - Honours & Awards

Lynn Falconer - Membership/Public Relations/Leadership & Development

Kevin O"Gorman - Youth Education

John Lilje - Veterans Services

Marlene Harnden - Poppy

Tracy Singleton - Financial

Barb Smith - Sick & Visitation

Chris Swoffer - Property/Sports

John Ton - Ways & Means

Contact us at colbornelegion@gmail.com

or E-mail president@colbornelegion.org




  • President - Nancy Heighton
  • Immediate Past President - Tracey Loveless
  • 1st Vice-President - Joanne Samis-Warner
  • 2nd Vice-President- Barb Smith
  • Secretay - Norma Johnston
  • Treasurer - Tracey Loveless
  • Sgt-at-Arms - Anne McMurray
  • Sports Officer - Tina Wastle 
  • Executive Committee
  • Pat Campbell
  • Barb Davis
  • Seana Heighton - Membership
  • Jeannette Horne
  • Beth Phillips


Named in Honour of Charles Rutherford

The Branch originally received its charter on February 26, 1931 with sixteen charter members. The charter President was Comrade Charles Bugg. The Branch was named in honour of then Lieutenant Charles S. Rutherford, a local veteran who served in WW1 and had earned the Victoria Cross, the Military Cross, and the Military Medal while serving overseas.

Charlie served again during WW2 and left the services with the rank of Captain. In 2002 the Branch applied for and received their charter in the name of Capt. Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM to reflect his rank on leaving the military. 

Branch Locations

The Branch met in a storefront in downtown Colborne until they were able to obtain the former Colborne Public School building which was located where the Branch now stands. The school burnt down in the early seventies and was replaced with the current building . The current building was opened in the mid-seventies.

Ladies Auxiliary Charter

The Ladies Auxiliary was chartered on June 24, 1935 with seventeen charter. Throughout the years, the Ladies have been a strong and important presence in the life of the Branch.

NOTE: as many of the Branch records were lost in the fire, we lack many details of our history.  If you have details or even photos of the Branch’s early years.