Being a member gives you many advantages. You can participate, and be sponsored, in many sporting & social events starting at the Local level and progress to Provincial and possibly the National level.
Membership in Canada's largest veterans and community service organization. Together we can support our troops in th, Navy, Armed Forces and Air Force; Past, Present And Future.
Access to exclusive savings from our partners in the member benefit package. Our program is growing and so will your benefits. Some examples: Philips Lifeline, Medipac Travel Insurance, Speedy auto services, MBNA Mastercard, Diageo, Relocation Services Group and more.
As a member, you can attend the monthly Board meetings. Feel free to voice your opinion. Written submissions are also accepted. Board Meetings are held the third Monday of each month, at 7 PM, in the Beaver Room of the Arborg Legion, Branch #161.
After becoming a member, and maintaining membership in good standing, for 1 year you can also partake in our Provincial Sports competitions, such as Curling, Darts, Cribbage, Whist, and Bridge. These events are held throughout our Zone, which is Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba. These prove to be a lot of fun and give you the opportunity to make new friends and gain insight into what other Legions are providing to their members and guests.
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It is the
not the preacher
who has given us freedom of religion
It is the
not the reporter
who has given us freedom of the press
It is the
not the poet
who has given us freedom of speech
It is the
not the campus organizer
who has given us freedom to assemble
It is the
not the lawyer
who has given us the right to a fair trial
It is the
not the politian
who has given us the right to vote
It is the
who salutes the flag
It is the
who serves under the flag
God Bless them all
Eternal Rest Grant Them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them
Each Fall, Seniors look forward to the Thanksgiving Day feast, and this year was no disappointment. A full house enjoyed all the trimmings hosted by the Senior Resource Council on September 30th. Entertainment this year featured a performance of Line Dancers from Stonewall. Plans are already underway for the Annual Christmas Dinner. Information is available from the Seniors Resource Council at 204-376-3494. Please ask about transportation.
Easter was celebrated in style with over 100 people attending the annual dinner. No shortage of food or fun. Everyone enjoyed themselves and are, most likely, looking forward to the next dinner hosted by the Seniors Resource Council. For more information, please contact Maureen at 204-376-3494. Transportation can be arranged.
Again a successful year for the seniors dinners. Even with the bad weather we had for the Christmas dinner there were many seniors that showed up. Because of the weather the Seniors Resource Council had no entertainers so a few of us joined in and had a sing a long with the attendees. It was very nice. A big round of applause goes out to Maureen and her group that always puts on such a great day for the seniors.
We work along with the Seniors Resource Council to hold their dinners here throughout the year. Such dinners as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas are well attended by the local residents. There is usually entertainment provided by the Arborg Early Middle Years students and sometimes other local talent as well.
All are welcome to these events just have to contact Maureen Sigurgeirson at the Seniors Resource Council Office 204-376-3494
Each year we sponsor teens from the area for our Legion Athletic Camp and hand our Bursaries to deserving students from Arborg and Riverton.
If you are interested in the Athletic Camp, held at the Pearce Gardens, please contact the Branch for details on eligibility.
In 2014, 7 bursaries were awarded to students in the area. Your local Guidance Counsellor will have information on 2015 Bursary criteria.
Ladies Auxilliary holding their Spring Tea and Fashion show on May 6th at 7:00 p.m. clothing supplied by Johnson's in Gimli. So keep that date open and come early so you can get a seat.
Bursary information will be available from your local Guidance Counsellor.
Ladies will also be hosting the Valentines Day party at the Personal Care Home in Arborg on Feb. 16th, 2011
Our Ladies Auxiliary consists of President Gail Blahey, Vice President Alice Bjornson, Secretary Janet Helgason and Treasurer
Rosemary Thorkelson. Our group consists of 7 life members and 15 regular members. We welcome new members to our group you can
call Gail Blahey at 376-5163 for information. There is an annual membership fee of $10.00. This is a good group of hard working women.
They do many fundraising events for the community and the branch. Their monies that they raise have been donated to the Branch,
Personal Care Home, for Bursuries, the Town of Arborg Cheer Board and many out of town organizations such as the Salvation Army, Cancer Care, Heart & Stroke, Deer Lodge, and many more organizations. etc.
They hand out 2 Bursuries each year to very deserving students from the Arborg Collegiate of $500.00 each.
The ladies visit their shut-ins during Christmas and Easter, put on Valentine and Halloween parties at the Personal Care Home, host the Poppy campagain for the Legion, prepare food for our Remembrance Day Ceremony, will also cater lunchies for different functions and hold a pancake breakfast. You can see this keeps the ladies very busy.
The ladies also put on a very successful Spring Tea and Fashion Show this and one Christmas and Valentines Hamper are our main fundraisers. We also run the meat draw for the month of July. Each year we will donate a certain amount to one local organization. This year we gave $500.00 to the Personal Care Home towards their courtyard repairs.
If you want to get ahold of the Ladies Aux. you can contact them at
Our collection of scarves, mitts and toques for the school children went well. A total of 115 sets were collected and were provided to the Arborg EMYS and Collegiate.
Regretfully the Soldiers of Song, The Dumbells will not be performing as we had hoped. We had hoped to partner with another community group or area, however, we were unable to do so.
Our Senior Curling Team came in 2nd in the Provincial Curling Playoffs, were held in Carmen. Congratulations to the rink of Philip Bauernhuber, Bryan Foster, Brian Wallace and Ron Johnston.
Our Christmas party went well this year we had "Johnny Cash" perform and he wowed the crowd. The supper was great as always so a big thank you goes out to alll who brought food.
The Legion is part of a program that is collecting scarves, mitts and toques for school children in our area. If you are in Arborg please look for the drop off boxes and donate a handmade or store bought item. These items will stay in the community and be distributed to the Arborg EMYS, Collegiate, Riverton EMYS and Collegiate.
Also we may be looking at hosting a show about the "Dumbells" a tour group of soldiers in the 1920's that fought during the day and entertained the troups at night. Keep checking back to see the exact date and time. Check them out online also just type in Dumbells.
The Legion hosted the Provincial Curling Playoffs this year. The dates for the playoffs are February 13th to the 17th. Participating rinks represented: Regular Teams - The Pas, Dauphin, Neepawa, Deloraine, Arborg and Gimli: Senior Teams - Dauphin, Gladstone, Manitou and Arborg.
Arborg Regular Team - Skip Philip Bauernhuber, 3rd Ron Johnston, 2nd Robbie Thorsteinson, Lead Les Gislason
Arborg Senior Team- Skip Donna Gislason, 3rd Bryan Foster, 2nd Brian Wallacd, Lead Steve Toni, 5th Grant Thorsteinson
Congratulations to winners Deloraine who will now travel to Bloomfield, PEI for the Nationals.