The former armories building that houses the local Legion is more than 100 years old and has suffered wear and tear resulting in loose bricks and mortar on three sides of the building and particularly around the front door. After months of fundraising, the brick repairs are now complete. The extensive work was performed by Grant Drew Masonry of Peterborough, with the $18K + bill funded by in part through the tireless activities of the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary and other legion members who among other things sold 50/50 tickets at Peterborough Speedway so as not to exhaust the organization’s reserves.
While the Royal Canadian Legion #402 serves veterans, current and former members of the Canadian Forces and their families, the not-for-profit organization is also a significant contributor to the community, and not just on November 11th. They host a variety of social events including Bingo, Euchre and Dart clubs as well as monthly luncheons and pub nights open to all members of the community. They also rent out their hall and provide catering for private events. These activities and special events they host such as their Darts for Hearts tournament for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and their Bike Run for Wounded Warriors allow them to support selected charities with generous donations. They need our support to continue their good work. KG