Well, big CONGRATULATIONS are going out today to Audrey Eyolfson who took home $4,303.50 last night for picking the Ace of Spades in the Chase the Ace draw. Audrey rarely misses a Friday night at the Legion so it's nice to see her take the big win. New game starts on June 2nd with the full Jackpot starting at $1,000.00 (yes that is an increase!). Let's see how fast the Jackpot grows. Thank you to everyone who got into the game, hope to see you back at the Legion for the new one.
Got plans for St Patrick Day? CHANGE THEM! We are featuring the return of our Soup Night. $5 per bowl, sample all 3 for $7.50, while quantities last. No advance tickets. First come, first serve. Starts at 5 PM.
Our next feature dinner is scheduled for Saturday, March 25th. Made and donated by Allan & Gloria Sigurdson, tickets are on sale now. $15.00 per ticket, advance only.
We mourn the loss of our fellow Comrades, Jackie Bonkowski and George Chyzy.
We have started the year off on a winning note. The 2022 Levy Draw Winner is NANCY WOYCHYSHYN. Nancy took home $900.00 - our biggest Levy amount to date. A secondary prize was also drawn - Hayden Leschyshyn has won a Lotteries Fleece Blanket. Congratulations to Nancy and Hayden, and Thank you for your continued support.
Congratulations to all our lucky Grey Cup Pool Winners! Krista Borgfjord, Sandra Rutchka, Roberta Hutchinson, Bryan Foster, Joe Gislason, Jackie Kozera, Heather McBey and Bonnie Seniuk.
We are happy to announce we are selling Grey Cup Pool Tickets. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Final Quarters, plus Reverse. Tickets are $2.00 each and available at the Legion Clubroom, or from any Board Member. Thank you for your continued support of our fundraising efforts.
Oh the dinners don't stop coming. On October 15th, Allan and Gloria Sigurdson are sponsoring a dinner featuring Pork Loin Cutlet with gravy, perogies, specialty vegetable, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert. Cost for the event is $15.00. Advance Tickets only. Tickets will be available starting September 27th at the Legion, 306 Main Street, or call 204-376-5502 to reserve.
2023 Legion Memberships are now available for Renewal at the Branch. Early Bird Renewal rate is $40.00 (prior to November 30th). The rate changes to $45.00 on December 1st.
What's September without our Fish Fry Dinner. Tickets are $20.00, and we recommend getting them early to avoid being disappointed. Limited tickets will be available. Tickets will be available on August 26th.
And we have yet another WINNER! Congratulations to Susan Wallace who took home $2,222.50 on the latest Chase The Ace win. New game starts immediately. You could be next!
Another dinner is planned for Saturday, July 30th. Featuring 8 oz sirloin steak with baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, dinner roll and, of course, dessert. Advance tickets only. $20.00 per ticket. Available now at the Arborg Legion #161, or call to reserve 204-376-5502.
We have a WINNER! On Friday, March 4th, Diane Sigvaldason successfully picked the Ace of Spades in our weekly Chase the Ace draw. Diane, who recently become a member of our Legion, took home $3,553.50. Congratulations Diane. Our new game starts on March 11th.
Mark March 18th on your calendars. It's Never to Late to be Irish night. We are serving Beef Stew, Potato Soup, and Beef Barley Soup for $5 per bowl. Try the Sampler Special, a taste of all 3, for $7.50. Prices include a homemade Biscuit and desserts (and you know how good the desserts are here!). First come, first serve. While quantities last.
We were sorry to hear of fellow comrade Bert Osborne's passing. Our sympathy is extended to his wife Vera and family. We also mourn the losses of members Robert Jacobson and Shirley Jonasson.
The winner of our Member's Draw on February 12th was Danielle Sigurdson. Congratulations!
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER WE ARE CLOSED TUESDAY, JANUARY 18TH. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Need a little HAPPY in your life? Join us for Pasta Amore Night, Friday, February 11th. Dinner includes Pasta with Rose sauce, Caesar salad, Garlic bread and dessert (or maybe 2!). Limited tickets, $17.00 each. All Covid protocols will remain in place.
The 2021 Levy Winner, drawn on January 8th, 2022, was APRIL WOYCHYSHYN! It's deja vu all over again - April was also the winner of the 2020 Levy Draw. As April said "The 2 part years make it a full year!" April took home $353.00. Congratulations April.
On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of RCL #161 Arborg, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please stay safe. We look forward to seeing you again in 2022.
The Winner of our Members only draw for November 17th was Jackie Bonkowski. Congratulations! Lori has more draws planned, so stay tuned.
The November 27th Legion Ladies Auxiliary Draw Winners are: 1st prize Melissa Helgason (Coop Gift Card), 2nd Prize Jordan Cook (Home Hardware Gift Card) and 3rd Prize Alice Bjornson (Arborg Hotel Gift Card). Congratulations to you all, and Thank You everyone for your support.
Legion Christmas Potluck Dinner will take place on Friday, December 17th following the Meat Draws and Chase the Ace. Contact Lori for more info at 204-376-5502.
Looking to book your staff Christmas Party? We are taking bookings. Private bookings can be taken for Sunday and Monday only. All other days our venue will remain open to the public. Contact Lori, at 204-376-5502, to discuss our we can best accommodate your 2022 Christmas Party. Covid protocols must be adhered to for all events.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended and participated in the 2021 Remembrance Day Service. The weather didn't cooperate but the service was touching and heartfelt. Thank you to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary who hosted the coffee and provided the excellent lunch for our members and invited guests. We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Service.
We are looking for new members to join the Arborg Legion #161 Board. The Board meets every 3rd Monday, at 7 PM (except for July and December). If you are interested in joining, please email us at
It is with immense sorrow that we acknowledge the recent passing of long time Legion and Board Member, Phil Bauernhuber. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his family.
Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place on November 11th at the Arborg Bifrost Community Centre. Proof of Vaccination will be required to enter the building. Covid protocols will be implemented, including masks. Ceremony starts at 10:30 A.M.
2022 Membership Renewals are now available at our Branch. Early Bird Renewal rate is $40.00 until November 30th (your membership must be current). Prior years are payable at $45.00. New members are always welcome, applications are available online or in person at the Branch. New memberships cost $45.00 for 2022.
We are happy to announce we will be hosting our Fish Fry Dinner, Friday, October 1st starting at 4:30 p.m. Only 40 tickets are available so don't hesitate to get yours soon.
Come celebrate Legion Week September 19 - 25. On Friday, September 24th, please join us for complimentary appetizers during our Chase the Ace and Meat Draw events.
Effective September 3rd, 2021, and in keeping with Public Health Orders, Proof of Vaccination is required to enter our facility. Masks are mandatory and all persons must register upon entering.
We are happy to announce the return of Chase the Ace as of Friday, August 13th, 2021. Our weekly 50/50 Draw will also take place every Saturday, commencing August 14th. AND our weekly Meat Draws start Friday, August 20th. We are so excited to welcome you back to our normal activities.
We extend our sympathies to the friends and family of Cde. Ken Poleschuk, affectionately known as Bear, on his recent passing.
Effective July 17th, our NEW CLUBROOM HOURS will be Tuesday to Thursday 2 - 8 PM, Friday and Saturday 2 - 9 PM. Our VLT machines will be operating as of that date as well, however, at this time we have not been given permission to commence our weekly Chase the Ace and Meat Draws. VLT players must provide proof of full vaccination prior to entering the VLT room. Although there are still some restrictions on table size, and who you can sit with, there is no longer a requirement to order food when alcohol is consumed, however, Lori has done an excellent job of providing a menu that might just tempt you anyway. We are happy to welcome you back.
On Friday, July 2nd at 4 P.M. we will finally OPEN our doors to welcome you back to the Clubroom. There will be no VLTs, Meat Draw or Chase the Ace but there will be a chance to see people in a public setting while you enjoy a meal and beverage. All Covid rules will be in place. Our hours will be Thursday thru Saturday, 4 - 8 P.M. until further notice.
We are extending our deepest sympathies to the family of our long time member Marilyn Schettler who suddenly passed away recently.
Based on the latest Public Health Orders, effective June 26th, our Clubroom is now permitted to open. Lori is working hard to make sure we are clear on what is required before we open our doors. We will be open limited hours however, we will be opening! As of now, there will be no VLT use or Chase the Ace and possibly no Meat Draw. We will keep you posted as to when our opening day will be. SOON!
It's hard to believe it's been 7 months since we had to close our doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lori has been busy preparing the clubroom for an eventual reopening - when that will be remains to be seen. In the meantime, the picnic tables are on the patio so feel free to use them for an outdoor lunch, or to meet friends & family now permitted under the latest Public Health orders (effective June 12th).
We are saddened to hear of the passing of long time Member, and former employee, Carol Stoyanowski. Her smile and that laugh will certainly be missed.
The Board is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Clubroom Manager. Lori Reed has been employed as a server with our Legion since December 2017 and has now moved into the Manager position. Lori is looking forward to starting her new job in the coming weeks (until restrictions allow us to open our doors her exact start date has yet to be determined). Please join us in welcoming Lori as our new Clubroom Manager.
The Board is sad to announce our Clubroom Manager, Gail Mather, has submitted her resignation. Gail has moved our clubroom business forward and aided in raising the community awareness of the Legion as a venue for meetings and gatherings of various sizes. We wish Gail all the best in her new home in Alberta and with her next venture. Thank you Gail.
We continue to await the news we can open. We are hopeful the next announcement in March will permit us to welcome you back. We are so looking forward to seeing you.
As of February 12, our Branch continues to remain closed due to the current Public Health orders. We are awaiting new announcements in about 3 weeks in hopes we make the list to reopen. The Arborg Legion is a wonderful place to meet friends and family and we hope we will be able to permit this with the next Public Health orders. Continue to practice good hand hygiene and social distancing to ensure you remain healthy and able to join us when we open our doors.
It is inevitable that change and loss will happen. We are deeply saddened to lose another WWII Veteran, Comrade Norm Shaw. Our deepest sympathy goes out to family and friends.
Our Annual Levy Draw Winner is APRIL WOYCHYSHYN who won $504.50. Thank you to everyone who supported this event all year (on the days we were able to open!). We continue to hope to welcome you back to our clubroom soon.
On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of Arborg Branch #161, we wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. We are hopeful 2021 will see us open our doors and welcome you back. Don't forget, our LEVY draw takes place on January 2nd, 2021. It will be videoed and shared online. The winner will be contacted immediately and the name posted here. Good Luck everyone!
We have received more Legion Non-medical Face Masks, size Large only. Anyone wishing to purchase can leave a message at 204-376-5502. We can do curbside pickup. Cost is $11.20, including taxes. Exact Cash or cheque only accepted.
In keeping with the Province of Manitoba new Code Red (Critical) Status, our Branch will close effective Thursday, November 12th until the current restrictions are lifted. We continue to appreciate your support. Anyone wishing to renew their membership may do so by mailing payment to Box 419, Arborg MB R0C 0A0. Your receipt and renewal sticker will be mailed to you. Early Bird Rate of $40 for 2021 renewal is in effect until December 15th. The rate will change to $45 after December 15th.
Remembrance Day Ceremony for 2020 has been CANCELLED with much regret. Wreaths will be placed at the Cenotaph until 1 PM. You are invited to place your Poppy here. Please practice social distancing while visiting the site.
Effective November 2nd, our new hours will be Tuesday - Thursday, 1 - 9 PM, Friday - Saturday, 1 - 10 PM. You are required to wear a non-medical face mask while not seated at a table and to register as you enter the Clubroom for contact tracing until further notice.
We will be handing out Halloween Treats on Saturday, October 31st, at the Main Street Stage from 4:30 to 6 P.M.
We have just received stock on Legion Face Masks. They are available in Large & Small sizes, cost is $10.00 plus Taxes. NOTE: more stock is expected after week of November 16th.
Each year we regretfully must say good bye to some of our Members. This year we are saddened to bid farewell to Walter Dejersey, Ed Trachuk, Inga Thorsteinson, Paul Brant and Joe Mazur.
We are offering our Annual Fish Fry Dinner, Friday, October 2nd. Starts at 4:30 P.M. Tickets are $15 and there are only 40 available. You can reserve yours by calling 204-376-5502, or stop by the clubroom anytime this week to purchase. Service will be following Covid-19 requirements.
Oh My! We just love to give money away. A mere 6 weeks after our last Chase the Ace winner, Legion Member Sylvia Kindzierski selected the Ace of Spades from 49 cards! Sylvia is a great supporter of our weekly Chase the Ace and Meat Draw events so a big Congratulations to you, Sylvia! This is actually the second time Sylvia successfully picked the Ace of Spades. Lucky girl. New game starts August 21st.
Stop me if you've heard this - WE HAVE A WINNER! On Friday, July 3rd, the Chase the Ace was won by Member Shirley Gislason (she might sound familiar as she also won our Levy draw in January 2020). Lucky Shirley took home $2,556.00. Congratulations Shirley, we appreciate your support. New event starts on July 10th.
We are now moving into the next Phase of opening. We are thrilled to announce, effective June 23rd, our new hours are 1 - 9 PM, Tuesday to Thursday, 1 PM - 12 AM Friday and Saturday. There will be access to a limited number of VLT machines. Chase the Ace and Meat Draw events are continuing.
We are pleased to welcome you back to our Clubroom! We will be open starting Tuesday, June 2nd. We will operating on reduced hours to start with. You are welcome from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M., Tuesday to Saturday. There are changes to our capacity both in the clubroom and on our patio, as well as new hand sanitizing procedures for both clients and staff. We will be offering our Meat Draws on both Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Chase the Ace on Friday. Ticket sales will be from a centrally located table. We want to assure you we are working hard to keep everyone safe. Our VLT machines, Dart Boards and Pool Table will not be available until further notice. We look forward to seeing you.
The Board and Clubroom Manager are working at getting our Branch open as soon as we safely can. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to enjoy our services. While we work out how we can best safely deliver this service, we ask for your continued patience. There will not be access to VLT machines until further notice as directed by the Province.
Our Branch continues to follow the Public Health Orders and will remain closed until further notice. We appreciate your patience as we make every effort to reduce the threat of COVID-19 to our valuable members, patrons and staff. Please stay healthy and safe. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.
Our Vessey Seed Fundraiser is still accepting orders until Monday, April 6th. Please leave a message at 204-376-5502 to express your interest in placing an order and you will be contacted for details and payment pick up. You will be notified as soon as your order arrives and is processed. We appreciate your continued support. UPDATE #2: Orders are in! Hopefully everyone has been contacted and looking forward to enjoying your seeds & bulbs when they bloom.
While we remain closed, for any Member who needs our assistance, please reach out to our Service Officer, Bryan Foster at 204-641-3760. We will try our very best to assist you during this health crisis. (March 26, 2020)
During these difficult times, the Board of the Arborg Legion #161 has made the decision to remain open to our Members and the general Public. We do ask you to refrain from entering the premises if you are feeling unwell for the safety of our employees and patrons. Meat Draws and Chase the Ace are still scheduled at this time. The Legion will not book any events for the upcoming weeks.
The Arborg Legion #161 has joined with Vessey Seeds to bring a touch of Spring to your life. Visit our branch before March 31st to view the catalogue of seeds & bulbs for edibles & plants. Shipping to you in April, ready for the 2020 growing season. Proceeds to the Arborg Legion.
Our Chase the Ace continues to grow! Join us every Friday evening to play. The total Jackpot is over $3,700.
CONGRATULATIONS to Shirley Gislason - our 2019 Levy Draw WINNER. Shirley took home $830.50 when her name was drawn on January 4th. It could be you next year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. For our Holiday Hours please see the Event Calendar on this site.
The Arborg Legion #161 Annual Christmas Potluck takes place on Friday, December 13th. Bring a dish and enjoy a complimentary meal. All are welcome.
The Arborg Legion #161 is proud to host Old Tyme Christmas on Saturday, December 7th. Full event listing on the event calendar.
Is anyone counting how many Chase the Ace Winners we've had in 2019? Better add one more. Yes, on October 25th, long time supporter Sylvia Kindzierski took home $859. Congratulations Sylvia!
Save the date - and get out your costume. Our annual Halloween Costume Contest starts at 8 P.M., Saturday, October 26th. There will be PRIZES!
We are saddened to share the news that our long time member Cde. Lawrie Tomko has passed away. He will be missed by many.
Yes folks, it happened again. Congratulations to Debbie Kelly, winner of $1,213.00 in the August 23rd Chase the Ace. The new game is already underway so your chance to win is waiting for you every Friday.
Celebrating Legion Week, September 18th - 24th, we will be hosting our Annual Fish Fry Dinner. Tickets are $15.00 and are limited, so don't delay - get yours early. Dinner is from 5 - 6 p.m. with Membership Pins also being presented the same evening. Hope to see you there.
The date is set! September 15th is our Annual Golf Tournament. Taking place at the Inwood Golf & Country Club. Tee off time is 1 p.m. Registration is $55.00 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart and steak dinner. Yes, there will be PRIZES. Register as a team, duo or individual at the Arborg Legion or call 204-376-5502. Advance registration is required,
The 2nd Annual Family Fun BBQ is on Saturday, August 24th from 2 - 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Lots of games and prizes for kids. BBQ is available. We hope to see you there.
We are happy to help celebrate the 98th Birthday of WW2 Veteran Cde. Norm Shaw. All are welcome to stop by the Legion on Friday, July 26th from 2 to 4 PM for Coffee and Cake and a chance to say Happy Birthday Norm!
If you joined us for Bud, Spud and Steak night last week, this week come for a Pancake Breakfast! Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary on Saturday, July 20th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. After breakfast, head out to Main Street to watch the Annual Fair & Rodeo Parade.
Don't miss out! Let us cook you dinner. July 12th, 4 - 6 PM, BUD, SPUD & STEAK night. Tickets only $20.00. Purchase early so you don't go hungry.
And then it happened AGAIN! 2 Weekends, 2 Winners. Beating all the odds, Leo Johnson picked the Ace of Spades out of 54 cards. Leo took home $298 as the winner of the May 24th Chase the Ace. Congratulations! We will start a new game on May 31st with a full Jackpot of $500.00. Maybe it'll happen again. What are the odds?
Well it had to happen - we have a WINNER of Chase the Ace. Congratulations to Darlene Whiteway who took home $5,678 after picking the ACE of Spades on Friday, May 17th. No need to despair because your chance to win starts again on Friday, May 24th. Full Jackpot will start at $500.00.
We are still accepting applications for funding assistance to the 58th Legion Athletic Camp . Running on a weekly basis starting on July 14th and ending on August 10th. Contact our Branch for your Application. Send your request to Arborg Legion #161 PO Box 419, Arborg, MB R0C 0A0. Preference will be given to applicants with Legion affiliation however, all requests will be considered.
We saddened to hear of the passing of Cde. Susan Troschuk. Our sympathies are extended to the entire Troschuk family.
In case you didn't know, the Chase the Ace full Jackpot as of the morning of May 10th is $10,399. Yes, that's right. If you pick the Ace of Spades tonight, you will win a minimum $5,199.50. The draw is at 7 PM. Tickets are on sale for $1.00 each starting at 6 PM. The owner of the winning ticket must be present at the time of the draw.
Does anyone know of this veteran or their family? Lt. Henry Brougham Kilvert, Born 1876, Passed 1942. Lived on Oak Street in Winnipeg. Someone in Alberta has found his medals and records. It would be nice to return them to his family. Contact Lori Ducharme at 204-233-3405 if you have any information.
Each year we must say goodbye to some of our Members. We are missing Olga Blahey at this time.
We are always looking for Volunteers to help out with the weekly Meat Draw and Chase the Ace. If you think you might want to try, give Gail a call at 204-376-5502. We are happy to do on the job training!
Our Clubroom Manager, Gail Mather, and her staff have been working hard at offering new food menu items to satisfy your craving. We are now serving Smokies in a Blanket (2 for $3.50) and Bread Sticks ($8.00). These new items are in addition to our selection of Pizzas, Smokies, Nachoes & Cheese, and numerous prepackaged concession items. Stop by and check it out.
Our 2018 Levy draw was held on January 4th, 2019 with the winner, Kenny B., taking home $807.00. It could be your turn in 2020!
Welcome to our new Website. We hope you enjoy the new look.
November 24th is Breakfast with Santa at the Legion. Doors open at 8:30. Hope to see you there.
Our Remembrance Day Service was touching and well attended. A huge Thank You to all who attended. We also deeply appreciate all the hard work and research that went into identifying as many WW1 area residents who served. Many hours were spent locating over 60 resting places for our veterans and flags placed on their graves. We are honoured that Cde. Norm Shaw continues to represent Veterans at our service, accompanied Cde. David Ostryzniuk.
On November 3rd, Arborg Ag Society is hosting a fall supper. All you can eat for $20.00. From 4 PM to 7 PM.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Levy draw. All entries must be submitted to the Legion by end of day December 30th to be eligible for the January 6th draw which will take place following the Meat Draw.
Remembrance Day Service will take place at the Arborg-Bifrost Community Centre, commencing at 10:30 AM. All are welcome to attend.
Legion Week was September 17 - 23, 2017. We celebrated with a Fish Fry on Friday, September 22nd, followed by entertainment at 8:30 PM with The 2 Man Band. Membership pins were presented. Meat Draw and Chase the Ace draws were held and there were special presentations made to our former Clubroom Manager, Susan Bauernhuber and long time employee, Jackie Dern. Susan is off to start her own local business and Jackie is re-joining family members in Lorrette. We thank them both for their service to our Legion.
Don't forget, the best seats in the house for Street Festival Main Street Stage entertainment can be found on the Legion patio. Entertainment starts at 9 PM on Friday, August 18th, and continues at 10 AM Saturday, August 19th. And of course, you will want to join us for a delicious Pancake Breakfast, Saturday morning from 8 to 10 AM.
Come join us for the Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner, Friday, December 9th following the Meat Draw & Chase the Ace. Entertainment by A.R. Cash will follow. Free admission to anyone who brings a potluck dish. $10 for all others.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Legion Zone 52 Grey Cup Pool and Thank You for your support. Winners have been contacted and should be receiving their winnings shortly.
We hope to see you all at the Remembrance Day Service on Friday, November 11th at 10:30 AM in the Arborg-Bifrost Community Centre, as we reflect on & honour those who have, and those who continue to, serve our country. A reminder that the Legion will be closed on this day, although members are invited to share a light lunch provided by the Ladies Auxiliary in the clubroom following the service.
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