Our local branch located at 410 King St. in Niagara on the Lake is a social hub for veterans, its' members, and the surrounding community. We work hard to be a resource for our whole community. This is a volunteer run non-profit organization, and we want everyone to know that they are welcome and appreciated, that we are inclusive, as all are welcome and encouraged to join.
Branch 124 offers a variety of in house entertainment.
We have a Fully Accessible Clubroom with licensed bar, and extended outdoor patio seating area. We have an indoor and outdoor sound system paired with Apple Music for the best and constant music listening. Upstairs there is another fully licensed bar and kitchen off of our 180-person Ed Boldt Memorial Hall with new flooring and paint job.
For gaming structures we offer 2 shuffleboards, a billiards table equipped for pool, 8-ball,and snooker, as well as 2-dart boards downstairs, and 12+ upstairs in the hall.
Behind the bar there is available: decks of cards, board games, and more.
We are also very well known for our Weekly Fish Fry. So well known, that we are the 2020 Platinum Winners for Best Fish Fry in Niagara on the Lake!
Every Thursday from 430-7pm.
Additionally the branch offers: Weekly Draws, Holiday Meat Draws, 50/50 Draws, Saturday Activities including BBQs, Sports Draws, Bus Trips, Community Events and more!
Come on down on Thursdays from 430pm-7pm to taste the Best Fresh Fried Fish, Chips (French Fries), & Coleslaw in Town!
We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. The Legions' executive is completely volunteer run and requires a lot of help from the members and community to continue to help the veterans and people of our town. We believe everyone is uniquely talented, so contact us today and we'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you, or if you have any suggestions on what you'd specifically like to take on let us know!
Local RCAF Air Cadets Squadron 809 is our primary youth sponsor. They lead the Color Parade and carry the flags, marching behind our veterans and members in uniform. They are our weekly Fish Fry helpers, and Remembrance Dinner servers, they have also in the past used our branch for sleeping on overnight trips. On behalf of the cadets, the branch helps collect/fundraise for their bottle drive, we also financially donate to their squadron annually as we strongly believe in the importance of continuing on with our youth. We proudly have continued to have a strong working relationship with their Cadet Liason Officers over the years.
The relationship between our branch and the local Niagara on the Lake Girl Guides group has become a newly established and delightfully appreciated connection. They now participate annually in the Remembrance Ceremonies, and have had the pleasure of the past 3 years meeting and learning from our very our Comrade Blanche Quinne, may she rest peace, during the Remembrance Season where Poppy booklets and resources were distributed. They were also the recipients of the fundraising efforts from our Craft Show Events, and we have a positive relationship with their leader.
Every year the Legion holds a Poem & Literary Contest as well as a Poster Contest for Remembrance Day hosted by the local branches. Our branch works with the 3 local schools and have each grade's work assessed and possibly awarded. We also choose to have their work displayed around the branch in November. This relationship with the school allows us to promote Youth and Education and the help teach the importance of Remembrance to our youth today.
Branch 124 has a positive and respectful working relationship with our local news outlets, including the Lake Report, Snappd, and ___.
They are invited to attend most, if not all events. We have a feature come Remembrance Day and the Poppy Campaign, and display our weekly advertisements. Donations were appreciated during their transition and have added to a mutally benefiting relationship between our branch, the local news and thus the broader local community.
There are many organizations or groups that we have helped support over the years. With our Nevada funds we helped support many local youth sports teams, as this fund has now been closed we still donate as much as we can using our General Funds, fundraising efforts or Poppy Funds where appropriate to our various donation recipients, Such donations have included: Niagara Health Organization, Veterans Homeless Fund, NOTL Pumphouse, NOTL's Kin Club, local youth sports and more!