About the Ladies Auxiliary
We raise funds to:
•help support the children and grandchildren of our Auxiliary with their educational costs through our bursary program
•support Community initiatives
•support initiatives taken on by the Legion Branch 15, the Province and National Legion
•support the Poppy Program
We raise funds, on an ongoing basis, by providing reception food for bereaved families. We also occasionally hold other fundraising initiatives such as bazaars and craft sales.
The Sports Committee organizes events where you can also meet new friends. The tournaments take us to other Legions where you can meet new people and make new friends:
•And more events as requested by our membership
We meet on the first Monday of the month.
Short History of the Branch 15 Ladies Auxiliary
The first meeting of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to Branch #15 was held in February 1927, with Comrade President E. Cushway presiding. Provincial Command granted our Charter on March 21, 1927.
We have had 18 Presidents serving under The British Empire Service League and 17 Presidents under The Royal Canadian Legion. Two Presidents have served under both The British Empire Service League and the Royal Canadian Legion, making a total of 33 Presidents.
We have been privileged to have 3 Zone Commanders from our Auxiliary, Martha Potter, Kelly Hube and Rose Green. Our most honoured Comrade is Comrade Rose Green who served as Provincial President, 1994 -1996 assuming the position of Provincial Secretary-treasurer Jan. 1, 1997 to May 31, 2009.
We have enjoyed the friendships we have made being members of this wonderful organization and taking part in our popular sports programme. Our Auxiliary has devoted many hours working to raise money from bazaars, bake sales, catering, euchres, etc.
This money has been used to bring a little pleasure to our Veterans in Sunnybrook and Parkwood Hospitals. We also support The Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Charitable Foundation, The Legion Bursary Programs, The Poppy Fund, The Air Cadets and our Branch #15 receive our support at all times.
The Auxilimy is always here with contributions and a helping hand to our community, such as Peel Memorial Hospital, The Salvation Arnry, Interim Place and Knight’s Table plus many more.
In 2017, we will be celebrating our 90th Anniversary as an Auxiliary.