Branch 60 Burlington Ladies' Auxiliary
The Legion was founded in November 1925 in Winnipeg and chartered in July 1926 by a special Act of Parliament. However, Veteran's Welfare and Assistance had been carried on since 1916. During the 1914-1918 war years as wounded Veterans returned home, women were asked to help with their recovery by visiting hospitals, sending parcels to the hospitalized and to needy families. These ladies served the Veterans and their dependants. Thus, our Ladies' Auxiliary unofficially became a reality!
Ladies' Auxiliary Objective
The members of the Ladies' Auxiliary shall be available to assist the Branch in its activities. As the individual Branches are the most important element in the structure of the Royal Canadian Legion, thus the Ladies' Auxiliary becomes a very integral part of the work of the Legion at all levels.
Becoming an Auxiliary member can be a very rewarding experience. The goals of the Ladies' Auxiliary are important to us, and so are our Members! They ensure that activities are planned for you to enjoy as well. It is recognized that not everyone wants to or can give the same time commitment to the Auxiliary, but we are grateful for whatever time you can spare to assist with the work of this great national organization.
Legion and Auxiliary Major Programs
The Ladies' Auxiliary has many fund raising activities throughout the year, and funds raised locally are given to assist the local Legion Branches, health facilities and programs, school activities, and Bursaries. Also, sponsorship of Cadets, Girl Guides, and Brownies, as well as other charitable organizations. The Auxiliaries annually support local and Provincial Youth sports activities.
Bursary assistance is available for students attending a post secondary institution. The amount of $1,000.00 is given each year.
Membership is open to any female Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject of federal voting age who supports the purposes and objects of the Legion and undertakes to support the activities of the Legion especially the annual Poppy Campaign. Complete the application provided HERE and bring it into the Branch.