There are a few old misconceptions about local legions to dispel. Firstly, although originally formed as a support to the families of those in combat, modern times allow for those not connected through family to become members. In other words, you can be a sort of repatriate still for your country, without having been or had family in the war. And it's only $50 to join.
|Legion's support cadets|
A couple weeks back, I was contacted buy a member of the local chapter's executive, interested to purchase a copy of the video I'd produced of the Remembrance Day parade and ceremony. After meeting, the gentleman asked about cost. What does one charge a legion who supports those who have and are fighting to keep this country safe? My mother said charge them nothing. Her dad was a cook in WW1, having lost an eye prior to combat and unable to be a fighting soldier.
|Newmarket History memorabilia adorns the walls|
Various nights to attract members in more often are held, and FRIDAY nights ANYONE can come check out the cheap beer and dinner special ( usually under $8!) and meet some of those unique members of your history and other friendly regulars at the legion. Newmarket's Legion, typical of many, sports war medals displays and photos and memorabilia throughout it's front bar & hall with darts and billiards rooms as well as an additional fully functional hall complete with full kitchen - tables, chairs, stage and projector unit also available for public rentals at more than competitive rates.The Newmarket Legion also has some cool activities available like snooker and darts and tourneys too, with euchre being the latest addition to the fun stuff they have going on.
Raise the Roof - Newmarket Legion Military Show
Buy, Sell, Trade - One Show Only! - $5 Entry -
|Long way to go to save the roof|
Sunday April 17, 2016, 8am - 1pm, the Newmarket Legion Hall at 707 Srigley St features Military Antiques and Accessories. Door and table proceeds to the Newmarket Legion. Kids / Ladies free.
For more info on the Military show contact email@example.com
Sounds like a blast! An historic one! At any rate certainly an educational and fun way to explore our militia whilst supporting a great community asset, your local legion or better yet, purchase a $50 membership.
showing of TPE's best Troops footage, including entertainers, like an old time variety show, through an evening of memory lane, good food and great Canadian beverages. Cheers!
TP over and out!
|Snacks come out!|
|Hall For Rent|
|State of the art kitchen for catering / hall rentals|
|View from your Legion|
|TPE file photo - 2016 reminder of our active troops, always in danger|