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Are you a member of Branch 187 Royal Canadian Legion and would like to be a part of our Colour Party?

If so, you will require a complete Legion uniform including baret, badge, blazer, shirt, tie, grey pants with black shoes. White gloves are desired if possible.  The baret, badge, tie and cloves can be purchase through the Branch.

Our Branch has been requested to have a full colour party for the following events:

Sun, Nov 3rd (morning) for the Old St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Remembrance Service,

Mon, Nov 11th (morning) for the Remembrance Day parade in Colborne, and

Sun, Nov 24th (evening) for the Colborne Santa Claus Parade.

If you are interested, please indicate here on this post or sign up on the sheet in the Club Room at the Branch. You can also contact the Sgt-At-Arms John Lilje at (905) 355-3012.

We have also been requested to have three Legion Members read during the Old St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Remembrance Service.  If you are interested in reading during the service, please indicate your interest by contacting the Sgt-At-Arms at the number provided or indicate so on the sign-up sheet or on this post.

Thank You

 John Lilje, Sgt-At-Arms

 RCL Branch 187


The time has come once again to honour those lost in battle, those still remaining and those still serving.  Remembrance Day 

Services will take place on MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH, 2019 with

Parade form-up at Circle K Convenience Store at 10:30am and

Parade leaves at 10:45 marching off to Victoria Square Cenotaph

for a Remembrance Day Service.


If you wish to purchase a wreath in remembrance of someone you

WISH TO HONOUR, there will be Representatives in the Branch Club Room to help with your request.

Following are the DATES and TIMES a Representative will be available:

Tuesday Oct. 22, Friday Oct. 25th, Saturday Oct. 26th, Sunday Oct. 27th between 4pm & 6pm

Tuesday Oct. 29, Friday Nov. 1st, Saturday Nov. 2nd, Sunday Nov. 3rd between 

4PM & 6pm

If you have questions, please contact our Poppy Chair:

Howard Siddall at:  e-mail ghls@sympatico.ca or 



Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. 

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


Open today

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 2pm - 6pm

Monday: 2pm -6pm

Tuesday: 2pm - 6pm

Wednesday: 2pm -6pm

Thursday: 2pm - 7pm

Friday: 2pm - 9pm

Saturday: 2pm-8pm



Join us every Saturday at 4pm for a chance to win one of 5 draws and again at 5pm for another 5 draws,  plus a 50/50 draw.  All for only $10.00


The 1st and 2nd Sunday of each month is Moonshot Euchre.

Play starts at 1pm.


Every Tuesday is 55+ Club Moonshot Euchre.

 Play starts at 1pm.  


Enjoy mouth watering wings.  $8.50 an order. includes veggies & dip and your choice of yummy sauces.  Than stay around for a friendly game of pool.


Monthly Pool Tournaments have started up as of September 29th.    Come on out and join in the fun.


The 3rd Tuesday of each month is the Executive/General Meeting.  Executive Meeting starts at 6:30pm and the General Meeting is 7:30pm.  


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



Our banquet hall is available for a wide range of activities for a reasonable cost and is air conditioned.   The hall seats up to 195 people and allows for a sit down dinner of up to 170 people. Kitchen and catering is also available at an extra cost.

WIFI is available at no additional charge.

The room has been used for a wide range of activities over the years. We’ve seen some very creative decorating and layouts in those years. So for your next wedding, anniversary, party, meeting etc. give us a call.

Call Giselle Melvin 1 (709) 897-4114




                  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 

             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

Howard Siddall - 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.