We are The Guardians of Remembrance



RCL 480 in the Community
Our members are involved in helping Zone G-5 organize events and activities, such as pubs and bingo games, held at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre.

Our branch also coordinates a hospital/home visiting program where volunteers reach out to fellow members and veterans in hospitals and retirement and long-term care facilities. These dedicated team members provide companionship and social interaction, and these connections allow us to identify any needs that should be addressed.

If you know of a shut-in or ill branch member who would like to receive a visit or a phone call or if you can spare a few hours a week to be part of our team, please let us know: visitation480@gmail.com.

We offer members of our community a number of volunteer opportunities, we organize activities to correspond with FUSE and other neighbourhood celebrations, and we have special rental rates for our facilities for local charitable groups. We also support three local cadet corps.

Through our Westboro Legion Poppy Trust Fund, we donate to veterans’ organizations and causes such as the Ottawa Veterans Service Bureau and Leave the Streets Behind, a program for homeless and near-homeless veterans. In May, for example, we donated $10,000 to the Perley & Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. The money will be used to purchase five new Hi-Lo beds for this long-term care facility.

Proceeds from our Wednesday night bingo games go to charity as do the proceeds from several other events such as our Down East kitchen parties and Trivia Challenge for Charity tournaments. We have contributed to such organizations as the Ottawa Food Bank, the CHEO Foundation, Ottawa Neighbourhood Services, VETS Canada, and the Military Family Resource Centre, National Capital Region.

Support for community youth

We’re proud to support three local cadet corps:


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