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Community Organizations

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is fortunate to be home to many community organizations that support our community through community events, fundraisers and programming. Community organizations are always looking for additional volunteers, please reach out to their contacts if you see a group or event that interests you!

To update your listing or apply to be included in our Community Organization listing please complete the Community Organization Registry form.

Bruce Beach Cottager's Association 

Contact: Julie Jeffries

Since 1910; cottagers at Bruce Beach have worked through their Association to protect and preserve the interests and environment of the unique community that is Bruce Beach. 


Dr Bob Fellowship Centre

Contact: Bob W.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held in Lucknow. Contact the Township office (519-395-3735) for more information. 


The HAWK Theatre Group is a non-profit community theatre group dedicated to showcasing local talent in quality theatre productions. Theatre goers look forward to the annual spring and Christmas productions which are performed in the Lucknow Town Hall. Please call Donald at 519-528-3019 or Maureen at 519-528-3242 for further information.


Huron Bruce Minor Hockey Association

The Huron-Bruce Minor Hockey Association is committed to providing a positive hockey experience in which participants at all levels can develop, learning the technique and skills of the game.

Community spirit, commitment, determination and hard work are encouraged. As an organization, we focus on promoting safety and fun, utilizing the values of discipline, team work, sportsmanship, leadership and respect - for our coaches, officials, players, volunteers and respect for the game.


Huron Bruce Parent's Auxiliary

Contact: Cheryl Johnson

LAWS and the Ripley Parent's Auxiliary have joined forces to provide hockey fans snacks during the games to raise funds that go towards Minor Hockey. In past years the parents auxiliaries have supported the teams with tournament funds, player equipment, sponsored referee clinics, and donated substantial funds to improvements at both Lucknow and Ripley Arenas.
The Auxiliary is solely made up of volunteers, and we depend on the support of Minor Hockey membership.


Huron Fringe Field Naturalists

Contact: Christine Roberts

We are a diverse group who enjoy experiencing and learning about the natural world. Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday monthly; September to November; February to June; at the Pine River United Church; corner of Highway 21 and the 4th Concession of Huron-Kinloss Township. The program includes social time at 7:30 pm followed at 8:00 pm by discussion of outings and events and a guest speaker. The club offers a full schedule of outdoor events; in every season; including various walks and hikes; winter and migratory bird watches; canoe/kayak cruise; tours of area orchards; gardens; farms and a yearly exploration of the Bruce Peninsula. The club newsletter; Fringe Notes; highlights past events and future outings. Produced three times per year; fall; winter and spring; it is circulated electronically to members. Membership is $25 person; under 18 is free.


Huron Lakeshore Friendship Club

Contact: Janice Boshart


General Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Point Clark Community Centre. Activities include monthly pot luck dinners; weekly games afternoon; shuffleboard; crafts & coffee; and quilting. Special Events such as the Brunch and Craft Show are posted on the Huron-Kinloss Events Calendar.


Kincardine Nimrod Club

Contact: Mark Durham

The Kincardine Nimrod Club was established in 1953 as a "Rod & Gun" club and has since evolved into a sporting firearms and archery club. The KNC is a non-profit and member operated club; incorporated in 1985. The Kincardine Nimrod Club exists to provide a safe environment to learn; practice; enjoy and compete in various firearms & archery sports. Visit for more information.


Kinloss Kairshea Women's Institute

Contact: Charlene McEwan


The Kinloss Kairshea Women's Institute meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Community involvement includes the Roots of Bruce program for children; the fall fairs; catering Lions Dinners and much more.


Lucknow Agricultural Society


The Lucknow Agricultural Society's main event is the Fall Fair held the third weekend in September.


Lucknow & District Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Dionne Smith

Visit the Lucknow & District Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page

The Lucknow & District Chamber of Commerce was established in 1993. The Chamber of Commerce promotes doing business locally by initiating and organizing community events, decorating Lucknow's downtown core for specific occasions and operates the Lucknow Tourism Office.


Lucknow & District Horticultural Society

Contact: Sharon Nivins

Visit the Lucknow & District Horticultural Society Facebook Page

The Lucknow and District Horticultural Society meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Lucknow Town Hall. Our goal is to beautify the Village of Lucknow; including the gardens at the Sports Complex; Medical Centre; Waterworks Park; and 38 barrels on Campbell St. The membership fees are $5.00. Our many activities include garden tours; annual Flower Show and Tea; and guest speakers.


Lucknow & District Kinettes


Visit the Lucknow & District Kinettes Facebook Page

Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m with the exception of July and August. The Kinettes support the Cystic Fibrosis charity; as well as being very involved in local community events. 


Lucknow & District Kinsmen Club


Visit the Lucknow & District Kinsmen Club Facebook Page

The Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The major fund raising event for the Kinsmen is Lucknow's Music in the Fields.


Lucknow & District Lions Club

Contact: Andrea Feeley

Visit the Lucknow & District Lions Club Facebook Page

The Lucknow and District Lions Club is a community service group of men and women who give back to their community through charitable acts. Dinner meetings are held at the Lucknow Community Centre on the second Monday of every month; except July and August. New members are always welcome.


Lucknow Central Public School, Community Council

Contact: 519-528-3022


Lucknow Girl Guides

Contact: Mae Raynard

Guiding is for females over the age of five. In Lucknow; we have Sparks; Brownies; Guides and Pathfinders.


Lucknow Lawn Bowling

Contact: Rick Anderson, 226-222-6558

The Club meets Tuesday and Thursday nights during the season; usually mid-May to the end of September; on Hamilton Street. You can try one game for free and then pay as you play or join as a member and be eligible to play in tournaments all over Ontario.


Lucknow Legion Seniors

Contact: Diane Wartnaby, 519-395-4714

This group hosts dinners on the first Wednesday of each month from Sept to Dec and Feb to June. Dinner is at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lucknow.


Lucknow Scribblers

Contact: Donna Hazelden

The Lucknow Scribblers writers group in Lucknow took their name from the Gaelic scríbhneoir (Irish); or the Scottish sgrìobhadair; meaning writer to honour the area's Gaelic roots. The group meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Lucknow Library. This group brings together writers from different walks of life to discuss their works and give creative feedback; encouragement; support and in the process become better writers. The Lucknow Scribblers are in the process of building a writing community that inspires many different genres of writing. They are reaching out to students; aspiring, scribblers - young or old; experienced or even those that have forgotten which end of the pencil to use to come and be a part of a fun and supportive group. Drop into the Lucknow Library on a Tuesday evening (6:30-8:00 pm); and check them out. All you need is a sincere interest in writing. Mission Statement: Providing a positive environment to encourage and support writers of all levels and genres.


Lucknow Sepoy Ranees

Contact: Ruth Dobrensky, 519-528-2976

Lucknow Chapter of the Red Hat Ladies. We meet monthly to have dinners out; day's away; game nights; plays etc. Any Red Hatters visiting area can call Ruth for details and if they would like to visit with us.


Lurgan Beach/Blair's Grove Beach Association

Contact: Joanne Kuntz

Please contact Joanne Kuntz for details concerning the Lurgan Beach/Blair's Grove Beach Association.


Pine River Watershed Initiative Network

Contact: Julie Thompson

The Pine River Watershed Initiative Network (PRWIN) is a group of volunteers and two part time employees active in finding concrete solutions to improve the watershed one idea at a time. Its vision is: Clean water and a healthy ecosystem within the Pine River Watershed.


Point Clark Beach Association

Contact: John Harper

The objectives of the Point Clark Beach Association are as follows:
To promote and develop social welfare, civic improvement, recreation and other nonprofitable purposes in the public interest and to establish, construct, acquire, manage and operate such facilities as may be required for any such purposes.


Point Clark Boat Club

Contact: Monica Hartman


For information regarding membership and the boat launch at the Point Clark Boat Club Harbour; email Ellen.


Purple Grove Women's Institute

Contact: Fran Farrell

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month and are usually at the Purple Grove Community Centre.


Ripley Agricultural Society

Contact: Joyce Osborne

The main event for the Ripley Agricultural Society is its annual Fall Fair; held on the last weekend of September. Festivities begin on Friday night; including the popular midway.


Ripley & Area Christmas Hamper

Contact: John Kelly

Items are collected before Christmas for families in need. Families in need to register with a church or social worker in November each year to receive a hamper.


Ripley & District Junior Horticultural Club

Contact: Tryntje Eisen

All youth ages 6 - 12 welcome to participate in fun activities at different locations. The Club meets every third Saturday from 10:00am to noon in February; April; May ; June ; July; August; September and October.


Ripley & District Lion's Club

Contact: Brian Kelly

This active club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.; the location varies. Community involvement has included supporting the revitalization of Lewis Park; the Bruce Botanical Gardens; the CNIB. Events include Beef on a Bun at the Ripley Fall Fair; Midget LL Hockey Tournament and Ripley Winter Skating Carnival mid February. New members are welcome.


Ripley & District Horticultural Society

Contact: Diane Simpson

Visit the Ripley & District Horticultural Society Facebook Page

This Society is formed for persons interested in promoting education of horticultural activities; beautification of home and community gardens. Meetings are held usually on the third Wednesday of the month and are open to the public. Members maintain planters throughout the village; events include a flower show; participation in the Fall Fair; Christmas boughs and baking sale; and the Christmas Pot Luck. We are governed by the Ontario Horticultural Association. Membership is $12 per year.


Ripley Curling Club

Contact: Pat Van den Hogan

The Club at 99 Huron St. includes a full kitchen and it is available for rent. For information about membership; call Pat van den Hogen at 519-395-3401; or to rent the hall call Mark McBride at 519-395-4377.


Ripley-Huron Skating Club

Contact: Jessica Yungblut

We are a not-for-profit organization that is a member of Skate Canada and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The purpose of the club is to encourage the instruction, practice, enjoyment and advancement of its members in all aspects of skating in accordance with the rules, policies and procedures of Skate Canada


Royal Canadian Legion Branch 307, Lucknow

Visit the RCL Lucknow Branch 307 Facebook Page

  • Tuesdays, 8 to 11 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 to 11 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Fridays, 3 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturdays, 2 to 8 p.m. (midnight on wing nights)
  • Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
General meetings last Tuesday of the month.
Dart league Wednesdays at 8 p.m. No experience required.
Catch the Ace draws Fridays at 7 p.m.
Weekly meat draws Fridays at 8 p.m.
Wing nights first Saturday of the month.
Takeout dinner third Saturday of the month


Royal Canadian Legion Branch 440, Ripley Huron

Contact: Martin Phelan


Membership is open to the public - you must be 18 years of age or older; be a citizen of Canada, or a Commonwealth or NATO/Wartime Allied Country. Membership is not required for community events * no age restrictions for visiting the Legion, all are welcome!

Our regular meeting night is the second Tuesday of every month beginning at  8 p.m. On the second  Saturday of the month, the Legion hosts a wing night . It begins at 5 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. Wings are take out or eat in.

On the third Saturday of every month, the4 legion hosts a meat draw. Ticket sales begin at 3:30 p.m. and draws start at 4 p.m.
There is also a 50/50 draw at the end.


Royal Canadian Legion Ripley Ladies Auxiliary Branch 440

Contact: 519-395-2997

Auxilliary meetings are held the first Thursday evening of every month except July and August. That meeting begins st 8 p.m.

Contact Us

Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street
P.O. Box 130
Ripley ON, N0G 2R0

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax : 519-395-4107

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