Royal Canadian Legion

Branch #24 Bridgewater

Record #: TOB0010
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020
Last Full Update: 26 Nov 2020


Located In Bridgewater
Where To Find Us
78 Churchill St
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1R7
Areas Served Bridgewater


Phone (902) 543-3203
Contact Wayne Thorburne, President
Alternate Contact Donna Massey, Bookings & Bar Staff; Phone: 902-543-3203
Mailing Address 78 Churchill Street 
Bridgewater, NS 
Canada B4V 1R7
Fax (902) 543-4741

Description & Services

Information The Royal Canadian Legion was formed in 1925 with a membership of 50,000. The Legion's commitment to the Remembrance of those who gave their lives for peace and freedom, is as valid today as it was then. Today the Legion is one of the largest community service organization in Canada with 500,000 members and 1600 branches in Canada, the USA and Germany. As well as service to veterans and the community, the Legion has a strong and continuing commitment in promoting Canada's contribution to world peace, the protection of Canadian sovereignty and the preservation of national unity.  
Members can enjoy a wide variety of social events such as dances, barbeques, entertainment and a host of other special events. 
The Branch has sporting events such as darts, curling, cribbage, pool and snooker, with competitions ranging from local, provincial to national level. 
You can serve your community by assisting with the Branch programs in support of youth, seniors, the disabled and others. The Branch also provides bursaries and scholarships to students from Secondary School to the University level and also supports the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. It is also a major supporter of sea, army and air cadets. 
You will have the opportunity to grow within the organization. The Branch needs members who can take a leadership challenge. If this is where your interest lies you can become involved by first working on one of the committees within the Branch and then by serving on the Branch executive. You may even wish to go to higher levels such as zone, district or provincial.  
As Canada's largest volunteer organization, tremendous intangible benefits are gained through the commitment of members to fulfill the mandate of remembrance, service to the community and our country. Our fallen comrades served in battle, you have "another way to serve" by joining The Royal Canadian Legion. 
Your membership includes a subscription to the Legion Magazine which is published five times a year. It contains articles on various topics including history, current events and general interest stories, as well as keeping members up-to-date on the many and varied Legion activities. It also contains a section dedicated to the recognition of those who served their country.
Eligibility Membership was originally restricted to those who had served in Canada's Armed Forces and Merchant Navy. The Royal Canadian Legion is proud of its military heritage and still maintains close ties with the Armed Forces today; however, over the years, categories of membership have evolved to include other members of the community.