Royal Canadian Legion.

Site: Bracebridge

Service: Central Muskoka Branch 161 (The)

Record #: MUS0344
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 25 Jun 2021


Description (Service)
COVID-19 Response
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, all activities are on hold until further notice. The transportation programs is still active and applications for the bursary fund are still being taken.

Regular Service
Provide support and social gatherings to veterans and their families, and to the community.

Offers a transportation program to take veterans or their dependents to medical appointments, both locally and out of the District.

Manages a Bursary Fund for dependents of former or currently serving service personnel to help with post-secondary education. Donates to community organizations particularly those that support youth and seniors.

Monthly activities open to the general public include:
  • Weekly lunch - $12 per person
  • Breakfast - $12 per person, children under 10 $6
  • Meat draws
  • Fun bid euchre
  • TV Rotary Bingo
Banquet Hall (and other rooms) available for weddings, receptions, birthdays, celebrations of life etc. The Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 161 is available for catering for most events.

Volunteers always welcome to help with annual Poppy Campaign and other fundraising efforts.

Service Details

Hours COVID-19 Hours
Fully closed

Regular Hours
Tue, Thu, Fri 3 pm-10 pm, Wed 12 noon-10 pm, Sat 2:30 pm-1 am, Sun 12 noon-6 pm (closing time varies)

Weekly lunch: Wed 12 noon (Sep-Jun)
Breakfast: third Sun (Sep-Jun)
Meat draws: Sat 3 pm-5 pm
Fun bid euchre: Sun 1 pm
TV Rotary Bingo: Wed 7 pm

Meetings: Fourth Thu 7:30 pm, Sep-Jun
Areas Served Muskoka District
Eligibility Adults; Seniors

19 year(s) and up
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Membership - $55 per year

Address and Location

Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
168 Muskoka Rd S
Bracebridge, ON
Canada P1L 1H6
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Intersection On the south side of Muskoka Road; close to intersection of Muskoka Road and Cedar Lane
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; Some parts of the legion are not accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-645-8500, Legion
Fax 705-645-9423
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Shirley Ruttan, President; Phone: 705-646-2103
Alternate Contact Fred Cosgrove, 1st Vice President
Volunteer Coordinator Gail Fyfe, Treasurer/Booking Co-ordinator
Mailing Address 168 Muskoka Rd S 
Bracebridge, ON 
Canada P1L 1H6

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