Members Area

Part Time Bartender Wanted

3 month contract position.

Minimum Wage plus tips earned. To cover Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays each week.

Must have Smart Serve Certification and be a member in good standing with the Royal Canadian Legion. Experience an asset.

Duties to include (but not limited to):

  • Opening & Closing of Legion
  • Understanding of Flag Protocal
  • Counting and balancing of Cash Registers
  • Serve members of the public in a friendly and expedient manner
  • Stocking and cleaning of bar fridges
  • Maintaining ice suppy
  • Light housekeeping (vacuuming, washing bar floor, dusting, etc. of Lounge)
  • Help with Hall setup for events
  • Booking and maintaining Hall Rentals
  • Periodic inventory taking
  • handling of 50/50 and Nevada ticket sales
  • maintaining clean dishware
  • Updating of daily logs and forms
  • maintaining a good working relationship with staff and volunteers
  • Updating Bar Chair expediently on any issues concerning the day to day running of the bar
  • Neat appearance and friendly approach
  • Support and promote Legion Events and Executive Committee decisions

Contact Bar Chair Tom Sheridan if interested at 905-349-2463 or 416-709-8910 or bar.chair@rcl580.ca

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Dieppe Raid Remembrance – Sun. Aug. 21 at 12pm

The Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter during planning stages, and by its final official code-name Operation Jubilee, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe during the Second World War, August 19, 1942.

The Grafton Legion will hold a Remembrance Ceremony out front on Sunday, August 21 at 12 Noon. The Colour Party will be there along with various dignitaries and our Padre. There will be a light lunch afterwards.

Cairn_2_smallThe memorial in front of our Legion is somewhat unique, in that it is constructed with stones from the beaches of Dieppe. The memorial itself is mostly constructed of field stones, with some Dieppe stones added for decoration by the Dieppe War Veterans Association. The top of the memorial features a sundial. Three small plaques have been added to the face of the memorial and a Dieppe stone cross is in the centre.

Our Branch is named after Lt. Col. John W. Foote V.C.  C.D. who was at Dieppe on August 19, 1942.

Our remembrance of the Dieppe Raid has a special meaning for the members of Branch 580 and the people of Grafton and Cobourg.

For more information about Lt. Col. John W. Foote please read our page about him here.

Highway of Heroes Tree Planting & Monument Fundraiser

aug_20_fundraiserSat Aug 20, 2016 at 3pm.

Come on out to the Grafton Legion and enjoy artists from near and far perform on the outdoor stage.

All funds raised will support The Highway of Heroes Tree Planting Tribute and Rock Monument to be placed along the Hwy 401 corridor.

$5.00 per person, children 6 and under free.

$5.00 Raffle tickets for Denver Guitar, donated by Long & McQuade Musical Instruments and a pair of Team Canada Juniors tickets at the ACC this year (game to be determined).

Silent Auction to be held as well.

Stay for a few hours, join us for a BBQ dinner ($10/person) or stay for the whole event.

Line up includes:
Rob Donaldson, DJ Rowatt, Scott & Susan Stanley, Clayton Yates & Jade Eagleson, The Merrigan Family, Justin Riddell, Stacy Doherty & Blackwater, Diamond Lil and to close evening out is Double Barrel!!

Contact Terri Wright at entertainment@rcl580.ca for more info.

Horseshoe Tournament

Horseshoe TournamentSaturday August 27, 2016

Open to the public! Anybody can play! Register at 10am, play at 11am. Only $5/per person. Blind draw doubles. All money paid back.

Join us for “Fun Day”

fun_day_july_17The Grafton Legion presents “FUN DAY” on Sunday July 17, 2016 from Noon – 5pm!

-random partners for Horse Shoes and Ring Toss
-fun “team” events

Register for games and win! There will be a 50/50 draw!

Bring a salad or dessert if you can. The Legion will be providing Hamburgers & Hot Dogs!

Everyone is welcome. Come and join us and have a Fun Day!

Grafton Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day Celebrations

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25th Annual Canada Day Parade and 2nd Annual Community Carnival
in Grafton Sunday June 26th 2016

Parade starts at 1 pm from the Grafton Community Centre/Library and ends at the Haldimand Memorial Arena.
Kids, decorate your bike and ride in the parade!
Citizen of the year, civic awards, raffle draw, free cake and much more will take place inside the arena starting at 1:45pm.
Vendors (including the Grafton Legion and Cadets) will be inside the arena from 11 am to 4pm.
Loonie Carnival outside from 11am to 4pm.

Jumping Castle, Dunk Tank, Fire Department Challenge, Horse and Wagon Rides and lots more!
Free hot dogs and drinks after the parade.
Strongman Competition

For more information contact Jen Keller-Nelson at 905-349-3676 or
jenkellernelson12@gmail.com

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Photo Contest

The Northumberland Photography Club is hosting a photography contest as part of the Northumberland Went to War project that will be on display at Victoria Hall, Cobourg, in November. This photography contest, which consists of photographing the cenotaphs in Northumberland County, is open to all members of the Northumberland Photography Club and all residents of Northumberland County.

You can download a map showing all the Cenotaphs here.

For more details please visit www.northumberlandphoto.ca

D-Day June 6th Service

remembering_d_dayThe Grafton Legion will be presenting a small service in remembrance of the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2016 at 6:30pm, at the Grafton Cenotaph (in front of the Arena).

Please join us as we remember them.

For pictures, please visit our Facebook page.