The Royal Canadian Legion, General Chris Vokes, Bronte Branch 486
79 Jones Street Oakville Ontario L6L 3E6
History of RCL Branch 486
On April 17,1948 a group of 15 local men formed the charter for R.C.L.Branch 486. At that time, Bronte was a part of Trafalgar Township, so the Branch was named R.C.L Branch 486 Bronte Trafalgar. Bronte was eventually annexed and became part of Oakville. As a result of this, on June 6 1975, the Branch was renamed R.C.L.,General Chris Vokes
Branch, in honour of Brigadier-General Chris Vokes, who served in the Italian campaign in WW2.
Originally there was no Legion building so the meetings were held at the homes of the original members.
In 1968, 20 men each loaned Branch 486 a sum of $2500.00, which was used to build the structure that we now use. These loans were all repaid.
In the mid 70's, women were given full privileges and allowed to come to the clubroom at any time.
Branch 486 has always been called "The Friendliest Legion Branch" and The Branch
members look forward to meeting visitors and new members in order to welcome
them to our Branch.
Branch 486 is located on the corner of Jones Street and Marine Drive, just one block from
the Lake in Trendy Bronte.
Visitors are always welcome! Please stop by and say hello!