Monthly Blog for March

How Did St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Get Started?

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th every year in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was a fifth-century Christian missionary who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.

The exact origins of the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated in Ireland in the ninth or tenth century as a religious feast day to commemorate St. Patrick’s death.

Over time, the celebration became more secular and moved beyond Ireland’s borders. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to the United States, where it became an opportunity to celebrate Irish heritage and culture. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world with parades, festivals, and other cultural events.

Don’t forget the leprechauns! Leprechauns are mythical creatures from Irish folklore and are not considered real. They are often depicted as small, mischievous, bearded men who wear green suits and are known for their love of gold and their ability to grant wishes.

Although leprechauns are not real, they have become a popular symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture. Many people enjoy dressing up as leprechauns for parties or parades, and you may see images of leprechauns on decorations or other St. Patrick’s Day merchandise.

See the beauty of Ireland for yourself. Maybe you’ll even meet a leprechaun.

Ireland’s official holiday and travel guide |






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Lunch Menu

roast beef

Legion Lunch

The Legion Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 pm Tuesday to Friday. The cost is $9.29 plus $1.21 HST for a total of $10.50. The menu changes every day. 
“I came out twice this week for the lasagna and cheeseburger/salads. Awesome. Thank you for such great meals” Betsy Hyde from Facebook.
“The food is always delicious” Brenda Chandler from Facebook


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Venue Rental

Venue Rental Information

The Peterborough Legion should be your go-to place for weddings and other important functions that need an accessible, affordable and professionally catered space. We can host 120 guests and have parking for more than 200 vehicles. We can also host your smaller gathering and business meeting too.


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Membership page

Membership Information

Our membership process is very easy. We ask that you come in and fill out an application. You can do this either in the office or right in the Lounge. The Membership Committee can tell you about the Legion activities and if you would like to be involved in activities that interest you, we’ll tell you how to sign up.
It’s that simple!

We currently have a healthy membership of more than 850 members. Our Legion is a community within itself. Whether you’ve served in the military or not, becoming a Legion member is easy. It’s a great way to socialize – we have live entertainment, social events, euchre games and lots of other activities. All new members are welcome! We offer great opportunities for socializing.

  • Seniors Dinner and Meeting Group that meets monthly
  • Wednesday Men’s Dart League
  • Thursday Afternoon Senior Shuffleboard
  • Friday Night Mixed Dart League
  • Saturday Afternoon Mixed Shuffleboard League
  • Tuesday Nights in the summer we have a barbeque and Cruise Night
  • Every Saturday Night we have entertainment in the Lounge
  • Twice a week on Thursday and Saturdays are meat draws.
  • Tuesday to Friday we serve a homemade lunch in the lounge


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