Saturday, March 14th starting at 12 pm at Bala Branch 424
Muskoka is one of Canada’s most-celebrated places to live and visit. This St Patrick’s Day, at the Bala Legion, we want to honour all the small business people who make our Muskoka experience possible.

These are the members of our community who own and work at businesses that may not always be recognised as important. They clean, build, repair, and maintain our cottages and homes. We will be hosting a 12 hour drop in community extravaganza starting at 12 pm on Saturday, March 14th 2020..

There will be draws for meat, concert tickets, and Leafs tickets along with food and live music from our friends, The High Rollers, who are back by popular demand. Tickets are $25 per person and available through Eventbrite. Limited to 300 tickets.

Please remember Branch 424 is committed to the National Unity exchange program at Glen Orchard Public School. A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to supporting Glen Orchard students.

Join us in recognizing our community’s small business peoples and their families!     

Thank you for supporting Branch 424.

Keith Metcalfe memorial

Please join us for the Memorial Celebration for Keith Holland Metcalfe (July 5, 1923 – February 3, 2020), which will be held on Saturday, March 7th starting at 1pm at the Bala Community Hall, 1008 Maple St, Bala. Reception to follow at Br 424 Bala Legion, 1011 Maple St., Bala, Ontario.

Keith was a WW II Veteran, and a member of the 1st Canadian Paratroop Battalion. He passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, with his daughters by his side. Beloved husband to Jean (deceased) for 68 years, loving father of Janice (Tom Witty), Nancy (Bill Gregor) and Maureen (Andres Tamm). Proud grandfather of Andrea, Michael, Scott, Keith, Sabrina, Anneli and Krista. Great grandfather to Madison, Taya, Serena and Jenna. Predeceased by brother Neil, sister Lois Dowdell and parents Victor and Lucy (nee Cable).

For over 47 years, Keith worked for CN Telecommunications in Toronto and on many projects across Canada, including the CN tower. Keith was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br 66 in Willowdale and Br 424 in Bala, during his retirement years, holding many service positions. As a lifetime member, Keith was the recipient of the Legion’s Meritorious and Palm Leaf service awards and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to his community in Muskoka Lakes. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Amica Little Lake Retirement Residence, Barrie and Dr. D. Boushy, for their excellent care and attention.

In lieu of flowers, Keith would have appreciated memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe or RVH Hospital Foundation, Barrie or to Branch 424 Bala, Royal Canadian Legion, Poppy Fund.