For information about our curling activities, please use one of the links below:

Link to HLCC evening curling activitites

Link to HLCC daytime curling activitites

Link to HLCC junior curling program


Hudson Legion latest news

March 19, 2023

A “belated” Happy St Patrick’s Day to all. The Town was full of Irish cheer, and there was so much “green”. Mother Nature cooperated and the sun actually came out for a few minutes. A Big Thank You to the Town of Hudson for creating a truly special day.

This week our Curlers dominate our Newsletter as they have been competing in several bonspiels. I would be remiss in not welcoming back our President Bill Sansom from his extended vacation in Bermuda. We are all glad you’re back.

Upcoming Dinners

Don’t forget the upcoming Tuesday $5.00 Chili Dinner. You can have it spicy, regular or vegetarian, all served with a baked potato or bread. Dinner will be served between 5:00 – 7:00. Let’s come out enjoy a great “comfort” meal

Mark your calendar; Lise and her team is planning a $5.00 pasta night on Tuesday April 4th

Saturday’s Dinner will be  Classic Southern Fried Chicken complete with Mac ‘n Cheese, coleslaw, green beans and biscuits with a cherry bread pudding dessert. And all this for only $22.00. This is sure to be a fast sell out so book early. Contact the Legion and reserve your spot for this event.

And don’t forget; the Coronation Tea has been scheduled for Sunday May 7th

Hardy Rocks Donation

Once again, our Hardy Rocks Curlers have made a sizeable donation to the Legion. During the week the bar is manned by Hardy Rocks Volunteers [Bob Hart and Peter Atwood]with all tips going into a donations jar. Well, the jar was packed full, and had to be emptied The Hardy Rock curlers donated $500.00 to the Legion. Thanks to all the day curlers for this most generous donation.

Gordon International

This weekend the Annual Gordon International Bonspiel was held. This is an annual event between teams from Eastern US and Quebec and Eastern Ontario, dating back to the mid 1880’s. The medal was given in honour of Robert Gordon a financier from New York [originally from Scotland]. It has been contested over 120 times with Canada holding a sizeable edge in overall wins

This year a total of 60 rinks participated [20 from the US and 40 from Canada]. Teams from as far away as North Carolina competed this year. The Canadian contingent held on for a +18-point differential over 40 matches. A very close competition

Our Hudson Legion Curling Club fielded 2 teams with Team Jay Oland winning the Shield Trophy [highest point differential over the 3 friendly matches. Congratulations go to Jay Oland, John McArthur, Glenn Bajhor, Dave Singh [not shown] and Peter Mansell. It should be noted that Team Stenberg won this award last year

A special thanks to Sandy Eades, Joan Bazar and Mark Boswick for all their assistance in preparing and serving a fabulous lunch to our guests.

The Jeux du Quebec finished last week. Here is a photo of our boys team, preparing to enter the main arena for the closing ceremonies. Although neither the girls or the boys made it to the playoff rounds, we should be proud of their participation. And a special thanks to the City of Riviere du Loup for being fantastic hosts for this event

News from the Branches

As most of you are aware, the Roxboro Branch suffered a devasting fire. Not to be beaten, they have worked hard in raising funds towards rebuilding their facility. They recently held a 2 night Comedy Show, special featuring our friend Joey Elias, and raised $20,000 to the cause. They will shortly begin the restoration process, with the hopes of a partial opening in the very near future.

News from the Veteran’s Hospital

Did you know that the Veterans at Ste Anne's Hospital also celebrated St. Patrick's Day in style last week with a concert, Irish Coffee and chocolates.  The entertainment was provided by the well-known group Salty Dog. The event was sponsored by the Quebec Veterans Foundation who, as you know, we support through donations from our Poppy Fund. A cheque of $2000 was recently given to the Foundation's Director from our Poppy Committee at the Robert Burns Supper. The Veterans enjoyed a similar event for Valentine's Day. This is your donations in action, and the Veterans thank you!"

Calling all Computer Nerds

Our computer [which is circa, the Diefenbaker era] is in major need of an upgrade. We are also looking at a possible POS system to reduce the amount of manual work currently being done. If you have any expertise in these areas, please contact Terry at the Legion [450-458-4882]

Membership Update

As of this week we are at 90% of last year’s level. If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, please do so today. We are on track of surpassing 500 members for the first time.

General Meeting

Don’t forget, our General Meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday March 22nd @ 7:00. Please plan on attending and get up to date on all the news.

OTD in 1944; the German army occupies Hungary

OTD in 1945; Adolph Hitler, realizing the “end was near” issued his “Nero Decree” ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed

OTD in 1885 Louis Riel declares a provisional government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West rebellion

OTD in 1918, the US Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight savings time [and Canada followed in quick order].

Thank you to this week’s contributors; Peter Mansell, John Dalgarno, and Barry Rowlands. Thanks to all

Lest We Forget!                          Nous Nous Souviendrons!


November 11, 2022

Please find below some photos taken by our members during the Remembrance Day parade and ceremony that took place on Sunday, November 6, 2022:

2022-11-06 Remembrance Ceremoniy at Hudson Legion

2022-11-06 Remembrance Ceremoniy at Hudson Legion

Mayor Chloe Hutchison of Hudson

Air Cadet Squadron #867 from Vaudreuil-Dorion

2022-11-06 Remembrance Ceremoniy at Hudson Legion

2022-11-06 Remembrance Ceremoniy at Hudson Legion

Legion veterans and army & navy league cadets

Branch #115 President Bill Sansom

2022-11-06 Remembrance Ceremoniy at Hudson Legion

2022-11-06 Remembrance Ceremoniy at Hudson Legion

MP Peter Schiefke with a local Boy Scout

Past president Rod Hodgson laying a wreath


Information you need to know


2021-09-19 Sea Cadet Event




Operation VetBuild

July 25, 2021

Operation VetBuild is a peer to peer support program by veterans for veterans and includes RCMP and allied veterans. The program is run through the Royal Canadian Legion OSI Special Section commonly known as BSL Legion OSI, hosted in Legion Branches across Canada and is 100% free to veterans.

Their objective is to incorporate hobby and in this case, plastic scale model building as a means of assisting veterans alleviate the symptoms commonly associated with OSIs and PTSD. The incorporation of hobby in a social atmosphere will give veterans the opportunity to meet other veterans in their area while working through their projects to provide mutual support and comradeship.

Use of poppy funds are approved to support Operation VetBuild under Section 403(l), Transition Programs for Veterans. We are graciously asking for any donations branches are willing to offer to us so we can provide these items to our veterans.

Items needed

  • ·        New or unopened Model kits (any scale and theme).
  • ·        New or unopened model glues, paints (any colour) and brushes.
  • ·        Sandpaper, hobby knives and cutting mats.
  • ·        Model books and magazines (for inspiration).

For kit and accessory donations please contact

Financial donations should be made out to :

RCL OSI Special Section and mailed to:

Jill Carleton, President BSO Legion OSI
228 Lera St
Smiths Falls, Ont., K7A 5M4




November 11, 2020

Here is a link to a short 11 minute video of the Remembrance Day ceremonies that took place on Wednesday, November 11 at the Place Vimy cenotaph.

2020-11-11 Place Vimy Remembrance Day ceremonies



September 1, 2019

A call from the Wild!

bird at a feederMother Birds have told their young ones “it’s time to go feed at the bird feeders.”

And so they have at the Palliative Care residence bird feeders. It has been a busy summer.

And  it’s now time to call on all our friends who support the Legion’s Feed the Birds Program to please, if you can make a donation of seed to get us through until winter.

 Your donation is greatly appreciated for the enjoyment of the residents.  You can drop off the seed at the Legion or at the residence on Como Gardens.

Thank you from Gerry and Bill

Lest We Forget!



2017 Vimy Place fundraising status.

September 11, 2017
Here is the current status of our Vimy Place fundraising campaign. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this noble cause.

Vimy Place  poster




July 6, 2017

Maxine Bredt honored with the Sesqui Award

A long time member of the Hudson Legion branch #115 Maxine Bredt has received another award for her achievements.

As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, she has been selected to receive the Sesqui Award for the many years of service to the community. The award was presented by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as our local member of Parliament Peter Schiefke. A very nice and detailed article about this achievement is posted on the West Island Blog website and is accessible here.

Congratulations, Maxine!


June 6, 2017

Annual D-Day (Normandy) Luncheon

Last June 6th these fine gentlemen gathered at the Hudson Legion to honour those who landed at D-Day 1944 and especially those who made the supreme sacrifice. The luncheon was the 72nd time that this event was held. Photos taken by James Parry

2017-06-06 D-Day Luncheon
Left to right: Patrick Daunais (Co-organizer), Ian Walker (D-Day Veteran), Peter Hughes (D-Day + 1 Veteran), Harry Trenholme (D-Day Veteran), Rod Hodgson (Co-organizer).

2017-06-06 D-Day Luncheon
Maxine Bredt and Stan Martin, both WW II Veterans.


June 3, 2017

Ceremony at the Field of Honor

Two members of our Legion branch took part in the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Field of Honor cemetery in Pointe-Claire on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Our Sergeant at Arms David Hatch was part of the Royal Canadian Legion Colour party and also participated in placing over 20,000 Canadian flags on the graves of the veterans.
Rod Hodgson had the distinction to meet the Minister of National Defence the Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, who was the guest speaker at the ceremony.

2017-06-03 Field of Honor ceremony
Graves at the Field of Honor decorated with Canadian flags.

2017-06-03 Field of Honor ceremony
David Hatch with the Color Party.

2017-06-03 Rod Hodgson with RH Harjit Sajjan
Rod Hodgson with the RH Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan


April 9, 2017

Ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge

On the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, members of our branch led a large group of people who gathered at the Cenotaph in a memorial service to the Canadian soldiers who fought in that battle. As part of the ceremony, Comrade Bob Beck read the poem In Flanders Field. Later, the participants went inside to enjoy some refreshments and toast the fallen, the Queen and those currently serving in our CAF. One of our members was at Vimy Ridge that same day on a special invitation from Veterans Affaires. She is WW II Nursing Sister Maxine Bredt, 97 years old!

Here are some photos of the event taken by Bill Louch and John Dalgarno.


2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial

2017-04-09 Battle of Vimy Ridge memorial


March 10, 2017

Donations to the Lakeshore Legion Housing Association, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation and the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation

During the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance that took place on Friday, March 10, the Hudson Legion branch #115 made donations to three local organizations.

2017 donation to Hawkesbury General Hpspital Foundation
Pierre-Luc Byham from the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation accepting a check for $2000 from Legionnaire Mo LaFoley (centre) and Hudson Legion President Eric Connor.
In the background is Master of Ceremonies for the evening Patrick O’Grady.

2017 donation to Lakeshore Legin Housing Association
Neil Asselin (right) from the Manoir Cavagnal accepting a check for $3,000 to the Lakeshore Legion Housing Association (Manoir Cavagnal) from Legionnaire Mo LaFoley (left).

2017 donation to Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
Jeanine Basile from the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation accepting a check for $2,000 from Legionnaire Mo LaFoley (centre) and Hudson Legion President Eric Connor.

Many thanks to Mr. Bob Blackburn for providing the photos.


January 27, 2017

Donations to the Ste-Anne’s Veterans’ Hospital, NOVA Daycare and to the Palliative Care Centre

During the annual Robert Burns Dinner and Dance that took place on Friday, January 27, the Hudson Legion branch #115 made donations to three local organizations.

2017 donation to Nova Daycare
Eric Connor is shown donating a check for $2,000 to Nova Daycare

2016 donation to Hawkesbury General Hospital
John Dalgarno donating a check for $2,000 to the Ste-Anne’s Veterans Hospital

2016 donation to Lakeshore Housing Manoir Cavagnal
Eric Connor donating a check for $2,000 to the Palliative Care Residence


January 4, 2017


2016 Hudson Legion  Christmas Gift Drive volunteers

Heartfelt thanks go out to all those who kindly donated gifts for the Legion's annual Veterans Gift Drive held in December 2016.

Many boxes and bags of gifts were delivered to the Volunteer Services Department at Ste-Anne's Veterans Hospital on December 19th by Belinda Gare, Sharon Graham, John Dalgarno, Barbara Gare and Gwen Periard.

Johanne Grenier, Director of the Volunteer Services, expressed her sincere gratitude to members of our community for their support in bringing the Christmas spirit to the residents of Ste-Anne's.

Thanks also go out to all those who volunteered their time and effort to help collect, sort and distribute the gifts.

Thank you.


June 19, 2016

Why is everyone talking about Tuesday Hamburger Night?

BBQ chefIt’s not only that they are the best burgers in town, but we found out the secret last week when we spoke with Peter Robinson and his crew. He added (get this) a little RUM and Maple Syrup along with his spices. Were they ever Yummy!

Burger Tuesdays are prepared by different groups, members of the Legion Hardy Rock Curling group. The different groups are all out to see who can produce the best burger.

If you haven’t as yet been down to try one, then you don’t  know what you’re missing. Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thank you flowers


The Project sponsored by some Legion Members, would like to thank all the Legion members and friends who have recently donated bird seed to fill the feeders at the Local Palliative Care Residence.
The feeders are a great enjoyment for the patients and their families. We go through 10 to 15 lbs of seed a week.

The VSPC are very grateful for our efforts. Enjoy the Sun Shine.
See you at the Legion. Thanks.






May 3, 2016

2016-04 Hudson Legion volunteers installing bird feedersWith the winter season over the birds have come back to the Palliative Care Residence.

Last week a group of volunteers from our Legion went about re-erecting the bird feeders outside the windows of the patients rooms in the gardens.

A great big vote of thanks to the following members who gave up their time to work on this project.




From left to right: Carl Sandquest; Bob Booth: Gerry Foliot: Bob Beck: Bob Burns: Denis St. Germain: Gilbert Berthoud.

2016-04 bird feeders at Palliative Care ResidenceThanks guys for a job well done. The Palliative care really appreciate your efforts.



With the cooperation of the Hudson Legion Br. 115 the above volunteers have provided a wonderful donation to the VSPCRF.



This activity outside the patients windows brings hours of enjoyment to the patients as well as their families and visitors.

The foundation is a non-profit organization offering free palliative care services to people with terminal illnesses within the region and the surrounding area.

If you are interested and able to help us with this project, by providing us with a donation of bird seed or financial assistance it will allow us to fill and maintain these feeders all summer long.

The foundation would be pleased to provide you with a tax receipt.

Donations can be made by dropping off the seed at the residence in Como, or at the Legion in Hudson, or contact Gerry Foliot <450 458 4125> to arrange a pick up.

Thank you for your consideration of this matter.


April 29, 2016

Appreciation for Marge and Joan
2016-04-29 Marge and Joan with flowers (photo by Rod Hodgson)

Joan & Marge were presented with a bouquet of flowers during the Friday night dinner on April 29th. They are taking the summer off after a busy schedule of preparing the Friday night suppers this past winter. The presentation was done by Legion Executive members Mike Elliott and Past President John Dalgarno.
The two ladies received a wonderful round of applause in appreciation of their hard work.

March 11, 2016

Donations to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation and to the Manoir Cavagnal

During the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance that took place on Friday, March 11, the 1st vice-president of the Hudson Legion branch #115 made donations from the Poppy Fund to three local organizations.

2016 donation to Lakeshore General Hospital
Eric Connor is shown donating a check for $2,000 to Ms. Janine Basile of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation of Pointe Claire

2016 donation to Hawkesbury General Hospital
Eric Connor donating a check for $2,000 from the Poppy Fund to Ms. Erin Tabakman of the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation

2016 donation to Lakeshore Housing Manoir Cavagnal
Eric Connor donating a check for $4,000 to Mr. Hans Grunewald, President of the Lakeshore Legion Housing Association Manoir Cavagnal of Hudson, Qc. This residence is sponsored by five different Royal Canadian Legion Branches of the Quebec District #6

September 19, 2015

Julia Mackey’s donation of the Fallen Hero print to the Hudson Legion

After the Sept. 19th performance of Jake's Gift at the Village Theatre, Julia Mackey (playwright and performer) presented the Hudson Legion with a print of Fallen Hero. There to accept the print from Julia was Maxine Bredt, Pete Stephenson, and Vance Larson.  It will be framed and put up in our Legion in time for Remembrance.
Julia Mackey presenting a print of the Fallen Hero to the Hudson Legion

The Fallen Hero print was commissioned by Mark Norman - the founder of the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation. He asked Sooke Artist Steve Robertson to put together the image that you see in the Fallen Hero print. The image was inspired by 3 photos that Mark found.

In addition to the print presentation, Julia Mackey donated $796.55 to the Legion, being the profits raised from the sale of Jake's Gift buttons. A portion of these proceeds will go towards the framing of Fallen Hero.
Fallen Hero print

Thank you!!


Message from Eric Connor, branch president

November 21, 2016

Eric Connor, branch presidentWelcome to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 115 Hudson Quebec.

I feel very honored to have been chosen to be the President  of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hudson, Br 115. 

We have a great bunch of volunteers here in Hudson, from the great team on the Poppy Campaign, to all who give their time to provide the many activities which are organized each month, like the Bingo, Pub Quiz, Crib night, the bi-weekly Friday night suppers with our Manager Joan Hughes and her staff of helpers serving up great meals for a very small cost of $15.00. 

We also have the weekly Tuesday Burger night started originally by our Curlers during their summer break, and now carried on by Joan and her group of volunteers during the winter.  Rod Hodgson does sterling work at some of the other functions previously mentioned, and also does a 50/50 draw some weeks to raise funds for certain projects around the Legion.

The curlers are doing well, and the Junior group held on a Sunday mornings, is now completely full.

Lest We Forget




Report from the January 19, 2011 General Meeting


January 23, 2011

Members of Legion executiveAbout 50 persons attended the meeting with about half of them being there to be formally initiated as full-fledged members of the Royal Canadian Legion while the rest came to see and hear the information that Hans Gruenwald and Nicole Durand were there to share with the members about the renovations taking place at the Manoir Cavagnal.

It took about 40 minutes to complete the initiation ceremony and to dispose of all the business set in the meeting agenda. Once that was done, Nicole Durand presented several large bristol boards containing photographs which showed the work being done on the apartments at the Manoir. At the same time, Hans Gruenwald talked in detail about many aspects of that work. In particular, he mentioned that:

  • the Manoir is jointly owned by five different Legion branches
  • it is 32-years old and has an outstanding 18-year closed mortgage on which the monthly payments are $16,320
  • the number of apartments is being reduced by combining several bachelor type apartments into larger ones which are more in demand
  • it costs about $5,500 to renovate each apartment with a goal to do 10 of these per year
  • the renovations consist mainly of replacing doors and windows, improving the insulation from R12 to R31 and making changes to comply with current electrical and building code standards
  • out of the total of 87 apartments, there are presently several vacancies


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  56 Beach Road
  Hudson, Quebec
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  tel. (450) 458-4882