Royal Canadian Legion.

Site: Bracebridge

Service: Central Muskoka Branch 161 (The)

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 held every Wednesday at noon for $12 per person (Sep-Jun) 
  • Breakfast on the third Sunday $12 per person, children under 10 $6 (Sep-Jun) 
  • Meat draws are held every Saturday 3 pm-5 pm 
  • Fun bid euchre Sundays beginning at 1 pm 
  • TV Rotary Bingo Wednesdays at 7 pm
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)  
Meetings: Fourth Thu 7:30 pm, Sep-Jun
Areas Served Muskoka District
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) and up 
Adults, Seniors
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 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 Legion: 705-645-8500
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