Royal Canadian Legion Branch 504
Situated on the waterfront along the Rideau Heritage Route, the historic village of Lyndhurst boasts the oldest bridge in Ontario, the very popular Turkey Fair, a house along main street painted from top to bottom in colourful tartan, and, at the very heart of the village, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 504.
In the 1950s, local volunteer work crews came together to build the Lyndhurst legion. The seniors’ group secured a grant to help with the construction efforts, and their contribution has been recognized with a room dedicated to them and permanently available for their use. The community members who built the legion were driven by the hope that their efforts would enrich their village for decades to come. Sure enough, the legion continues to play a vital role in Lyndhurst. It is where villagers go to dance, play euchre and bingo, celebrate at weddings, remember loved ones at funerals, and attend fundraising events, which, as every small town knows, are crucial to keeping a community gathering place alive and thriving. Luckily for Lyndhurst and its hall, the work started by the legion’s founders in the 1950s is ongoing, passed with pride and dedication throughout the generations.
DINNER OPTION: Beginning at 5:30PM, Little Vittles & Light Libations a Celebration of Local Food & Community will be held at St. Luke’s United Church (403 Lyndhurst Rd). $15 per person. Tickets at Wendy’s Country Market or by phone at 613-928-2477.
306 Lyndhurst Road. Lyndhurst, Ontario.