Early bird membership campaign

All members can now renew their memberships in person and collect their annual sticker at the branch. The branch is open on Saturdays from 1-4pm.

Note that the early bird membership campaign lasts until end-Nov and allows members to save $5 on the annual membership fee.

Branch open Saturdays 1-4pm with the following COVID protocols


We are pleased to open our Branch to members and visitors on Saturdays from 1-4pm for indoor camaraderie. The following protocols will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • Food will not be served
  • Enter the building through the back door
  • Exit the building through the front doors near the washrooms
  • Everyone must sign in and provide contact information
  • Follow the floor markings when moving to and from the bar, washroom or your table (see image below)
  • No more than 4 people at a table
  • No table hopping – please stick to your table
  • Please keep the tables and chairs in their designated areas
  • Tables must be sanitized after each use. To let us know that you are leaving, please lay the sign on your table down.

COVID protocols

2020 poppy campaign will see some changes

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 532 New Hamburg, will be holding its annual Poppy Campaign as in years past, but there will be some changes to ensure our you and our members are safe.

Our Legion members will be distributing poppies at our usual stations (Sobey’s, McDonalds, and No Frills), and will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks. In addition, we will be placing Poppy donation boxes in retail stores throughout the Township.

The Poppy Campaign allows the New Hamburg Branch to give back to our Veterans and support our community. We contribute to the Grand River, St Mary’s and Stratford Hospitals, allowing them to purchase equipment to support Veterans. We also donate to Military Family Resource Centers, training of Veterans’ Service Dogs, the Legion Bursary Program, Veterans’ Hospital, the annual Veterans’ dinner and gift cards for Veterans and their spouses.

With the help of your donations, last year our Branch was able to distribute $23,000.00 to these worthwhile causes, and we are not letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop us from continuing this work this year.

Please donate if you see one of our members or poppy boxes and continue to support our Veterans. LEST WE FORGET.

Ross Eichler, Poppy Chair, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 532 New Hamburg