INFO ABOUT PORT CREDIT LEGION

The Col. Alex Thomson Branch #82 of the Royal Canadian Legion has been part of the Port Credit landscape for more than 90 years, the past 50 plus at our current location: 35 Front Street North on the banks of the Credit River. The branch is dedicated to the memory of Col. Alex Thomson a former Port Credit resident who was decorated for bravery and killed in action in France during World War 1.

The Royal Canadian Legion was originally started in the 1920's to serve the needs of the disabled, sick and wounded veterans returning to civilian life after World War 1. The Legion also provides a meeting place for these veterans. During World War Two the Legion provided skills training for overseas veterans returning to civilian life. There was also compensation for pension and medical needs.

The Legion is the largest service organization in the country supplying many millions of dollars to local community programs. Our branch in Port Credit contributes to such charities as:

  • The Cancer Wing of Credit Valley Hospital

  • Trillium Health Centre of Mississauga

  • Canadian Cancer Society

  • Peel Hospice

  • The Alzheimer Society

  • The Legion also provide programs for seniors and youth & education in the Mississauga area

MEET YOUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

James Camilleri

President

Been a resident of the Port Credit area since 1972.  Many an hour spent doing community service.  Very dedicated to the Legion and it’s future.  Enjoys serving on the executive.

Donna McCombe

1st Vice President

Secretary

Pending Submission

Bram Eberhardt

2nd Vice President

Memberships

Pending Submission

Kim Reinhart

Treasurer

Sports Officer

Member since 1998 and immediately was volunteered to help out in events the branch holding.  Started as the Sports officer, then became First Vice President and eventually President.  CPA by profession, and thus it stands to reason that Kim fills the position of Treasurer.  She enjoys working with her comrades to ensure that Branch 82 remains viable and to continue supporting our Veterans

Linda Hollyoake

Poppy Chair

Been a resident of the Port Credit area since 1972.  Many an hour spent doing community service.  Very dedicated to the Legion and it’s future.  Enjoys serving on the executive.

Norm Lacasse

Canteen Sub Committee

Sgt. at Arms

Been a member of Port Credit Legion for 33 years and during that time has held several executive positions.  He now also work with the cadets on top of other roles. He is also on the executive for Zone and District, and also proud to be a veteran.

Karen

Sangwin-MacPhail

Ways & Means

Karen has been a legion member for 11 years and counting.  She looks after some of the events and entertainement at the Legion, as well as the Decor for all the functions, incl, Live Music,  Kareoke & Special Functions all aimed at increasing attendance at the Legion to raise much needed funds.  That's what Ways and means is all about.

Clinton Emslie

Webmaster

Public Relations

Clinton joins the legion as the Webmaster, and Public Relations Officer.  He has 20 years business corporate experience and served in South Africa's Military forces in the medical field in 1993 - 1995, under the commonwealth nations.

Steve Dyer

Service Officer

Served in the Canadian Intelligence Corps, Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve, Mobile Command from 1968-1972, Steve also served as a drill and weapons instructor and stood sentry for weapons during the October Crisis in 1970 and was posted to 3 Canadian Mechanized Commando (3 MECH CDO) in Baden-Solingen West Germany for the NATO REFORGER war games in 1971.  Now retired, Steve rides with 1 CAV Headquarters, Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Unit.  It is an honour for Steve to serve as the Service Officer at RCL Branch 82 and looks forward to helping our veterans who are in need of our support.

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