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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


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Vito Tomas


Previously employed with City of Mississauga, 25 years as Union Representative for transit division and for 10 years as Operation Manager.
Comrade Tomas has been associated
with RCL Port Credit Branch 82
for more than 30 years
and leading the 
Executive team
for almost 3 years now.


Steve Dyer

1st Vice President
Service Officer
Leadership Development

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.


Steve Lawrence

2nd Vice President
Branch Manager

A recent retiree from the business world, is a valuable addition to Branch 82 with extensive background in sales, marketing, and service delivery.
Driven to contribute his skills and experience to the organization. His personal dedication to serving veterans, members, and the local community stems from his long family ties to the
Port Credit Legion and his Lifetime Member father's honorable service
n the Royal Air Force.


Anne Lawrence

Branch Secretary
LA Liaison, PR, Rentals

Passionate about honoring veterans,
Anne volunteers her time to serve as the President's right-hand officer.
With 30 years' experience in private
& public sector, she focuses on
organizational success and growth.
She is dedicated to promoting remembrance, advocating for membership growth,
driving positive change, and raising vital funds. By leveraging expertise & a strategic approach, she strives to create a stronger community &
support veterans, and their families,
ensuring needs are met, and
sacrifices never forgotten.

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Matt Golzdinowski


Member, Volunteer


Wayne Johnston

Poppy Chair

Member, Volunteer

Bram Eberhardt


Member, Volunteer

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Joshua Hornick


Josh is an active IT supporter of
Branch 82.

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Larry Brown

Sports Chair

Member, Volunteer

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Luc DiGuglielmo

Youth & Edu

Member, Volunteer

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