Latest Events

Fri Feb 23 @ 6:00PM -
Meat Draw
Fri Feb 23 @ 6:00PM -
Chase the Ace
Sat Feb 24 @ 6:00PM -
Meat Draw
Sat Feb 24 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bonus Hamper Draw
Fri Mar 02 @ 6:00PM -
Meat Draw
Fri Mar 02 @ 6:00PM -
Chase the Ace
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161


Congratulations to our most recent Levy Winner, Jackie Bonkowski. The draw was made on January 6th, 2018 and Jackie took home $804.00. Your chance to enter & win comes with each meat draw prize won on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year. The next Levy Winner will be drawn on Saturday, January 5th, 2019.

Happy New Year to all our Members and Guests. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.


Thanks to everyone who participated in our Levy draw. All entries must be submitted to the Legion by end of day December 30th to be eligible for the January 6th draw which will take place following the Meat Draw.

Remembrance Day Service will take place at the Arborg-Bifrost Community Centre, commencing at 10:30 AM. All are welcome to attend.

Legion Week was September 17 - 23, 2017. We celebrated with a Fish Fry on Friday, September 22nd, followed by entertainment at 8:30 PM with The 2 Man Band. Membership pins were presented. Meat Draw and Chase the Ace draws were held and there were special presentations made to our former Clubroom Manager, Susan Bauernhuber and long time employee, Jackie Dern. Susan is off to start her own local business and Jackie is re-joining family members in Lorrette. We thank them both for their service to our Legion.

Don't forget, the best seats in the house for Street Festival Main Street Stage entertainment can be found on the Legion patio. Entertainment starts at 9 PM on Friday, August 18th, and continues at 10 AM Saturday, August 19th. And of course, you will want to join us for a delicious Pancake Breakfast, Saturday morning from 8 to 10 AM.

Arborg Legion #161 Annual Golf Tournament Registration is now open. Singles and/or Teams welcome. $55 per person includes 18 holes, cart, steak dinner and, of course, PRIZES. August 27th, 1 PM Tee off. Pre-register at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 204-376-5502

It was bound to happen - on July 14th, Kristine Bauernhuber found the ACE of SPADES and took home $4,769.50. Congratulations to Kristine. Thanks to everyone for playing along and we hope to see you during the next round of Chase the Ace starting July 21st.

On June 30th, the Partners in Time dance troupe is hosting a Chili Fundraiser night at the Main Street Stage. The group is heading for performances at Disney Land in Florida and would like your support. If the weather is unfavourable, entertainment will be inside the Legion. Chili will be available starting at 5 PM.

On June 16, 2017, a Bar-B-Que will be held, starting at 5 pm with proceeds going to the annual Terry Fox fundraising efforts. If you're in the area, stop in for some food and music and maybe take a chance on our weekly Meat Draw and Chase the Ace games.

KJHL weekend was a lot of fun and a great success for the entire town. The Legion was busy with lots of meals prepared and enjoyed. A huge thanks to Susan, Philip and all the volunteers who helped out during the 4 day event.

It's KJHL Western Championship weekend. Games start at the Arborg Arena on Thursday, April 13th and continue all day, every day with the medal games scheduled for Sunday, April 16th. To accommodate fans, visitors, players, regular patrons, and everyone in between, we are offering a food menu for these days. And, as an added bonus, we are open FRIDAY, April 14th with the food menu on offer as well as regular Meat Draw and Chase the Ace game at the regular times. Feel free to join us before the games, between the games, or after the games. For more details, please call 204-376-5502.

Royal Canadian Legion - Dominion Command is requesting email addresses, where available, for all members. If you wish to provide this information, send it to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your membership number for ease of identification.

Starting January 6th, the Clubroom will be offering Featured Meal Night every Friday. Pre-orders are requested to ensure availability. To see what's on the menu, please see the Event Calendar section of this website. Menu is subject to change, however every effort will be made to update this website as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Welcome to the new year. The 2016 Levy draw was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The total collected throughout the year was $1,706.00. The winner was SYLVIA KINDZIERSKI. It's not deja vu - she won in 2016 as well. A cheque for $853.00 was issued to a grateful 2 time winner.


Come join us for the Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner, Friday, December 9th following the Meat Draw & Chase the Ace. Entertainment by A.R. Cash will follow. Free admission to anyone who brings a potluck dish. $10 for all others.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Legion Zone 52 Grey Cup Pool and Thank You for your support. Winners have been contacted and should be receiving their winnings shortly.

We hope to see you all at the Remembrance Day Service on Friday, November 11th at 10:30 AM in the Arborg-Bifrost Community Centre, as we reflect on & honour those who have, and those who continue to, serve our country. A reminder that the Legion will be closed on this day, although members are invited to share a light lunch provided by the Ladies Auxiliary in the clubroom following the service.

So it began, and then it ended. Chase the Ace ended on November 4th when Danielle Sigurdson drew the Ace of Spades, winning over $600.00. Never fear, it will begin again.

Chase the Ace starts again on Friday, October 14th. Come see what's different about the game this time.

2017 Membership cards are now available. Early Bird Renewal (by November 30, 2016) is $35.00. After November 30th, the cost is $40.00. We appreciate your renewal.

Legion Week will be celebrated on Friday, September 23rd with a tasty Fish Fry and great entertainment with Dueces Wild. Tickets $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members are are available by contacting the Legion at 204-376-5502 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We have a WINNER. Congratulations to Marianne Sumka on drawing the ACE of Spades, Friday, August 26, 2016. Marianne took home over $20,000.00! And so it begins again. But with something a little different. Want to know what it is? Better come play Chase the Ace.

RCL #161 Annual Golf Tournament was held on September 11th at Inwood Golf Course. Lots of fun was had by the 10 Teams who participated. Great participation. Pictures have been posted in the Photo Gallery section of this website.

Arborg Legion Trivia Night has been suspended until Fall. Spend the summer feeding your brain.


Recent Events:

December 12th was the annual Christmas Potluck Dinner with entertainment by A.R. Cash. As usual there was lots of great food and the music was fantastic. If you missed this year, make a note to attend in 2016.

Legion Week ended on a high note with a Fish Fry on September 26th with entertainment by Patsy Cline Tribute. A large crowd was on hand to enjoy the food and the talent.

4th Annual Arborg Legion Golf Tournament took place on August 30th, at the Inwood Golf & Country Club. Lots of fun was had by the 8 participating teams. See you next year.

And the latest Chase the Ace Winner is...... Hermann Palsson. The winning ticket was drawn on July 31st. Don't despair, the game is on again. Total pot is over $1,000.00 already. Do you feel lucky?

Congratulations to the RCL #161 Arborg Branch 2015 Bursary winners; Ciara Stanowski, Justin Monkman, Kristen Sigvaldason & Bryceson Schettler. The Legion is happy to contribute to the further education of these deserving youths.

Saturday, May 2nd saw the Arborg Legion host live band "bCuz". This band first appeared earlier this year in honour of a 50th birthday party. Attendees were happy to enjoy the talented band.

Congratulations to RCL#161 Senior Curling Team in their Runner Up win in the 2015 Provincial Championship held January 15 - 18 and hosted by Neepawa Branch #23. Our team consisted of Phil Bauernhuber, Bryan Foster, Les Gislason, Ron Johnston and Brian Wallace. Next year's event is scheduled to take place in Gimli


Recent Events:

To close out 2014, the Legion hosted the Annual Potluck Christmas Party. Numerous dishes were contributed, many people dined, and then were entertained by local band, the Homebrew Line. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Legion in 2015.

The 2014 Remembrance Day service, held at the Arborg Bifrost Community Centre, was well attended by over 200 people this year. A fitting tribute to those who served, and continue to serve, our country. A light luncheon for members and service personnel followed at the Arborg Legion Branch #161.

To celebrate Legion Week, September 21st to 27th, the Arborg Legion hosted a Fish Fry Supper, followed the presentation of Membership Pins, and entertainment by A.R. Cash & the Rebels. The food was great, many pins were presented and the Johnny Cash tribute band was a huge hit with the packed house. A great night. Of notable mention was the 60 Year pin presented to Veteran Norm Shaw. A full listing of Members who received pins is listed on this website under Member Awards section.

May 6th was highlighted this year by yet another successful Ladies Auxiliary Spring Tea and Fashion Show. This well attended event featured fashions for all ages courtesy of Johnson's Clothing Store in Gimli, MB. A large Rainbow Auction selection as well as Raffle items added to the fun time. If you missed this year, mark your calendars for next May, and bring a friend!

We held Earth Hour on Saturday, March 22, and it went quite well. We are considering doing it again in future years. Those who attended enjoyed acoustic guitar entertainment and 'candle light' board games. A good time was had. Thank you to those who attended for being there to help make this a significant event and for those who stayed at home and turned out their lights, or reduced electrical consumption for at least 1 hour on that day. Respecting the earth is not limited to 1 day every year. Think about your consumption of 'goods and services' such as electricity, water, gas, etc. and see where you can reduce your impact on the environment.

Thanks goes out again to the Ladies Auxiliary with their help we purchased a new AED and assisted in the purchased of new window treatments for the club room. Come check out our new look!


Thanks to the Chase the Ace and the Ladies Auxiliary we are able to put new siding on the Legion. Also thanks to all the  volunteers who are helping with the work, great job.


General Information....

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161, Arborg, Manitoba received it's charter on May 27, 1945. It was formed as a service organization to benefit the returning soldiers of the World War 11 and to recognize the sacrifice of the 17 World War 1 and 26 World War 11 area servicemen.

Legion meetings were first held in the Arborg School. With membership increasing a partially completed building was purchased and renovated. Opening the club room doors July 4, 1954
The popularity of the legion grew resulting in the need for a larger facility. On May 19, 1964 construction commenced on the existing clubrooms, which were completed on the January 6, 1965. The architectural design was modern for its day. Renovations from then have kept the building current and appealing to patrons.