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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

Executive
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Vito Tomas

President

Have been employed with city of Mississauga, for 25 years as Union representative for transit division and for 10 years as an operation manager.
With RCL Port Credit Branch 82 I have been associated for more than 30 years.

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Peter Lawrence

1st Vice President, Building

Although I have only been a member of this legion for a few years now, I have been associated with Branch 82 since my childhood.  My father is a life member, joined in 1964 and past member of the executive.  I am excited to be a member of th e executive and look forward to doing whatever I can to help this branch succeed. 

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Steve Dyer

2nd Vice President
Veteran Services & Seniors

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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Kim Reinhart

Treasurer

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

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Anne Lawrence

Elected Officer
(PR, LA Liaison, Admin, Rentals)

Passionate about honoring veterans, Anne dedicates her time to serve as the
President's right-hand officer at Branch 82 in Port Credit. With 30 years'
experience in private & public sector, she brings valuable skills in
organizational success.  Her focus lies in promoting remembrance, advocating
for membership growth, driving positive change, and raising vital funds. By
leveraging expertise and a strategic approach, she strives to create a
stronger community and support veterans and their families,

ensuring needs are met,

and sacrifices never forgotten.

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Steve Lawrence

Branch Manager

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

Bram Eberhardt

Membership Chair
Acting Poppy Chair

Member, Volunteer

Pending

Sgt. at Arms

Pending Submission

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Larry Brown

Sports Chair

Member and Volunteer

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Luc Diguglielmo

Entertainment
Youth & Edu

Member and Volunteer

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John Crook

Military Service
Recognition Book

Member and Volunteer

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Josh Hornick

Webmaster

Josh is an active IT supporter of the
Port Credit Branch 82
Executive Committee.

He focuses on Information
Technology
and strives to keep all hardware
and software current
in an environment that

is ever-changing. 

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