Congratulations to Comrade Les Gislason who was the Arborg Legion #161 2024 Volunteer of the Year. Les was presented with his award by 1st Vice President Lorne Gisalson at the 3rd Annual Volunteer Recognition Gala on March 16th, hosted by the Arborg Bifrost Parks & Recreation Commission. Les was 1 of 6 community volunteers recognized by different organizations. Well deserved Les, Thank You for all you do. 

Well Pasta Amore night is now history. Everyone really enjoyed their dinner, which is only made possible with the help of a number of volunteers. Thank you Alice, Danielle, Allan & Gloria for great desserts. A huge Thank You to the kitchen crew: Cathy, Danielle & Sandy. I think we might have it down to a science now!! Looking forward to another dinner - in the future. 

Our first dinner for 2024 is planned for February 10th. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a dinner featuring pasta alfredo with broccoli, chicken breast, salad, garlic bread, and, of course, dessert! Tickets on sale now, limited number available, $25.00 each. 

And the Winner is - Jeannine Shergold! Jeannine was the lucky Levy Draw winner drawn on January 6th. Jeannine takes home $884.00.  Congratulations Jeannine. Of course entries to the new Levy Draw are already being accepted. If you win at Meat Draw, you get an entry. Simple fill it out, pay $1 and you are entered for the next draw to take place on Saturday, January 4, 2025. Good luck everyone.

Happy New Year! Our Annual Levy Draw takes place on Saturday, January 6th immediately following the Meat Draws and 50/50. This year's amount is a cool $884.00. What a great way to start off 2024. You do not have to be in attendance to win but it would still be nice to see you there. 


Our Annual Potluck Dinner is taking place on Friday, December 8th immediately following Meat Draw and Chase the Ace. Bring a dish and enjoy a variety of foods. Don't feel like cooking? A donation of $10 lets you enjoy the feast. Hope to see you all there. 

Your 2024 Membership is now available for renewal. We are happy to report there is no increase to the fees. Early Bird (paid on or before November 30th, 2023) $40.00. After December 1st, $45.00. You can mail your cheques to RCL #161 Box 419 Arborg MB R0C 0A0, or stop in at 306 Main Street during regular business hours. Thank you for keeping your membership current. 

And the dinners just keep coming! Our next dinner, donated by Allan & Gloria Sigurdson, will be held on Saturday, October 14th and will feature all your Ukrainian food favourites plus desserts (of course). Advance tickets only, $20.00. Call 204-376-5502 or stop in to get your tickets soon. 

We are hiring! If you are interested in casual, part-time employment, please contact Lori at 204-376-5502. Weekends are involved however, usually nothing later than 10 PM. Smart Choices Course must be taken prior to starting employment, paid for by your employer. 

It's Legion Week September 18 - 23 and we are celebrating by hosting our Annual Fish Fry. Tickets are only $20.00, advance only. Don't miss out on this great dinner value. 

Our next feature dinner has been scheduled for Saturday, July 8th. This is our Steak night so don't miss out. Tickets are $20.00. Don't miss out - get yours early. 

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!


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or contact President Ron Johnston at 204-494-0056. Our next General Election takes place on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2021 at 7 PM in the Legion Clubroom. Elections are held every 2 years. 

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)

Effective immediately, as directed by Command, the Arborg Legion will be CLOSED.  We thank you for your patronage and look forward to seeing you when we are able to reopen. (March 12, 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!