- CLB has served the youth of our province continuously since 1892!
- CLB presently has over 600 members, of which 400 are youth ages 5 – 19
- CLB is one of a select group awarded “Freedom of the City” by the City of St. John’s
- CLB leaders contribute 76,000 volunteer hours to the Brigade each year, including:
‣ Major William G. Tilley held the position of Drum Major for 63 years served the brigade for over 90 years!
‣ Three C.L.B. Officers have achieved over 75 years of service. Colonel David Edwards, Maj. William Tilley and Lt. Lloyd Rees
- CLB has a highly accomplished Regimental Band:
‣ Awarded 1st place for bands in the Grey Cup Parade in Vancouver
‣ Played for Pope John Paul II during his visit to St. John’s
‣ Played for the Prince & Princess of Wales during their visit to St. John’s
‣ Performs annually at the Royal St. John’s Regatta, Government House Garden Party, Remembrance Day Parade, Battle of Atlantic Memorial, etc.
‣ Performs over 100 times per year!
- Many prominent Newfoundlanders were officers in the CLB, including:
‣ Sgt. Tommy Ricketts, a Newfoundland and Labrador Victoria Cross recipient
‣ Gordon A. Winter, former Lieutenant Governor
‣ Joseph R. Smallwood, Former Premier
‣ Gordon Pinsent, Award Winning Actor
‣ Bob Cole, NHL Hall of Famer
- A number of CLB members have been inducted into the NL Sports Hall of Fame
- CLB has been offering it’s camping program since 1893
- CLB has sponsored 2355 CLB Army Cadet Corps, the oldest cadet corps in the province, since 1949
- N.L.C.C. Polyina, a Navy League Cadet Corps, has been sponsored by the CLB since 1992.
- CLB Armoury is a fixture in the city of St. John’s:
‣ Originally built in 1910 at a cost of $16,000
‣ Totally destroyed in the Harvey Road fire in December 1992
‣ New Armoury built on the same site, opened two years later in December 1994
‣ Offered free of charge to Newfoundland for some 12 years to form and train the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in WWI and WWII.
‣ Troops were led by the CLB Band to the old Reid Railway Station on Water Street or to the waterfront for embarkation.
‣ Armoury once used as a stable to house the horses for the RCMP Musical Ride
- CLB was a major contributor to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in both WWI and WWII