Kincardine Legion Corner
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 183
by Robert Fletcher
February 29, 2016
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The Kincardine Legion, Branch 183 is proud to be a part of a great organization that is almost totally managed and operated by a team of dedicated volunteers. Volunteerism is what the Legion is all about.
Legionnaires are one of the largest volunteer bases in the country and provide needed assistance to their communities. Millions of hours are committed by Legionnaires annually in volunteer activity.
Legion branches are the cornerstone of their communities and Legionnaires raise funds for a variety of activities and charities.
Annually, approximately $6.5 million is donated back into the community through Legions in Canada.
The Legion is one of Canada’s largest supporters of youth activities in the country supporting the cadets, scouting and guiding movements as well as youth sports teams.
The Legion’s National Youth Track and Field competition is the only one of its kind in Canada which annually assists in the development of over 800 young athletes aged 12 to 17 years old to become Canada’s future Olympians. The program was started by returning Veterans from WWII who recognized a need.
In many communities, Legion branches are the primary community centres. In times of emergency, Legion branches and Legionnaires rise up to the challenge to support those who are less fortunate or those who have been affected by the emergency.
New members are always welcome at the Legion. No military affiliation is required. Drop in and see us sometime. You’ll be in good company. Check out our website at www.kincardinelegion.tripod.com
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Monday, February 29, 2016