We are one of over 400 Branches in Ontario which service Veterans, their families and the Community of Thorold, Ontario with just under 400 members. We are a non-profit organization and do not receive funding from any source except our own fundraising efforts and our clubhouse revenues.
Although our main focus continues to be remembering those who gave their lives for freedom and looking after the needs of veterans, their dependents and those still serving in the Canadian Forces. Branch 17 also sponsors sports, youth and seniors programs, as well as supporting may other community organizations.
We also host the annual Remembrance Day and Memorial Day parades and services at the Cenotaph at Memorial Park.
The Legion understands the importance of honouring past sacrifices and acknowledging the courage of those who served and still serve today. Through Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Poppy campaign, commemorative activities, youth education programs and more, the Legion helps Canadians to honour and remember.
Legion Branches are the cornerstone of communities across Canada, and provide one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. With more than 1,400 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and supports to build a stronger Canada. Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities.
PRESIDENT: Eric Cuthbert
1ST VICE PRES: Glenn Kempson
2nd VICE PRESIDENT: Georgie Kempson
TREASURER: Dave Hale
SECRETARY: Tammy Noel
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: John Franic
John Cuthbert, Frankie Cowan, Donna Hale,
Wilma Porier, Ken Smalko, Jeannie Soper
SERVICE OFFICER: Peter Daniels
POPPY CHAIR: Glenn Kempson
CANTEEN CHAIR: Georgie Kempson
CHAPLAIN: Keith Pidduck