Byron Remembrance Parade; 1:00 PM, 09 November 2019

The annual Byron Remembrance Parade and Service will be held on Saturday, 9 November 2019. Form up at the Byron-Springbank Legion, 1276 Commissioners Rd. W. Form-up at 12:30 PM, March Off at 1:00 PM. A Reception will be held at the Legion after the Service.

Please come out and support your Byron Veterans, Service Groups, and Youth Groups (Brownies, Cubs, Girl Guides, Scouts and School Children).

Annual Poppy Campaign

The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign runs from the last Friday in October through Remembrance Day. Conducted by over 400 local Legion Branches, coast to coast, the campaign is the single largest source of funds for the Branches to support Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP and their families. Each local Branch uses volunteers to organize and run their campaigns with all funds collected staying, in trust, at that Branch. The Branch Executives are accountable for the strict control of the funds and spending goes through a multi-level approval process.

All funds collected during the Poppy campaign stay within our community. During the past year, the Byron-Springbank Legion Branch 533 has distributed over $30,000 from our Poppy Fund to support Veterans and their families in our community. The Fund also supports Youth Education programmes in both elementary and secondary schools.

Byron-Springbank Branch 533 volunteers will start delivering Poppy donations boxes to businesses, schools and organizations within our area on Friday, October 25th. If you happen to be missed and wish to have a Poppy Donation box for your business, please all 519-472-3300 and a donation box will be delivered. If you wish to volunteer to assist with the Poppy campaign, please email info@rclbe533.ca with “Poppy Campaign” in the subject

Reminder: The Byron Remembrance parade will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, 9 November. Starting and ending at the Byron-Springbank Branch 533 Legion, 1276 Commissioners Road West.

Optimist Club of Byron Donation

On Saturday August 10th, Branch 533 Byron-Springbank Legion and the Optimist Club of Byron combined to organize the “Rock the Byron Village” outdoor event and Silent Auction. The silent auction raised $5121.94 for the Optimists. On Tuesday the 10th of September 2019, Heather Hines and the Optimists Club of Byron, presented Joe Ryan and John Morris of Branch 533 with a donation cheque for $768.29. The remaining $4353.65 will go to upgrading and maintaining the Byron Optimists Sports Complex

Heather Hines (2nd from left) and the Optimist Club of Byron, present the Joe Ryan (left) Chairman of the Outdoor Event and Branch 533 President, John Morris (Right) with a cheque for $768.29.

Early Bird Membership Renewal

It’s time to renew your membership. Get a $5.00 discount for renewing before 30 Nov 2019

  • Seniors – $45.00
  • Regular, Associate and Affiliate Memberships – $50.00
  • Reinstatements – $50.00

When you renew early, your name will also be entered to win one of three free one year membership

September 2019 Events

14 Sept 2019, 11:00 AM – Steve Horne Memorial Golf Tournament, Oxbow Glen GC. $65 pp

15 Sept 2019, 1:00 PM – Honours and Awards – in upstairs Banquet Hall

21 Sept 2019, 08:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Dance – Hughes and Mac, $5 pp cover for non-Members

28 Sept 2019, 08:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Dance – DJ Mike Delaney – “Baby Boomers” Remember the oldies

29 Sept 2019, 09:00 – 11:30 AM – Family Breakfast, $8 pp, kids 8 and under free