The Auxiliary was formed and received its Charter in 1942.
Since that date, through the years our ladies have worked very hard in many ways to earn money which enabled the branch to get many of the essentials needed in running a legion.
In the early years our ladies held their meetings in private homes until the branch moved in
the 2 army billets from Portage La Prairie and in 1949 we had club rooms to use, located
on the corner of Royal Road, now called Laxdal Road. This was a dry legion at that time,
many events that were held here had to get a special license.
The ladies did catering, however they had no water in the building so the men had to haul in
all the water. It was a lot of work with all the weddings, socials and legion events, but
everyone enjoyed themselves.
In 1958 the branch decided they needed larger premises and bought the old Charleswood
School and moved in there in 1959.
The Ladies Auxiliary had many projects, like running the bingo for the branch, held walk-
a-thons in June, jam pail curling, luncheons, teas and seniors lunches. We have made donations to the branch, Military Family Resource Center, Deer Lodge Hospital, Siloam Mission and the Christmas
The Auxiliary made enough money in the 1970’s to pay for the paving of the parking lot for the branch. Also donations for equipment were made to Deer Lodge Hospital for the Veterans.
Over the years the ladies auxiliary have given money to High School Bursaries, students to
Legion Sports Camp which sent young athletes to the International Peace Gardens and
visiting veterans and members in the hospitals.
There has been many purchases for the branch like fridges, stoves, new television,
installed a patio and deck, new BBQ and dish washer for the Tank Room.
Today our numbers are small but we still try to help as much and where we can.
On the first Friday of each month we order and serve Gondola Pizza for Friday Night Foods and
hold a 50/50 draw. We have held a few Spring Teas and Craft Sales in the fall. We are
hoping we will be able to hold our Annual Fall Craft Sale in October 2022, providing
Covid is no longer a health risk for anyone.
We would like our membership to grow so we welcome all ladies who have reached the
age of 18 years old to come and enjoy the comradeship of our monthly meetings. With
more members more fundraising and more projects can be done to help the branch and the