Where you enter as a guest and leave as friends!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
92 King Street E., Colborne, Ontario.
02:00 p.m. – 08:00 a.m.
Sunday: 2pm - 6pm
Monday: 2pm -6pm
Tuesday: 2pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 2pm -6pm
Thursday: 2pm - 7pm
Friday: 2pm - 9pm
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.