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HONOURING SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AT BRANCH #91

The Royal Canadian Legion is a non-profit Canadian ex-service veterans organization founded in 1925, with more than 400,000 members worldwide.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

September, 2021

As the summer days come to a close, I am pleased to advise you that our Langford Legion has been busier than expected even with the ongoing impacts of the Covid19 pandemic.   The continued support of our members is greatly appreciated and means so much to the success of the branch.

Our Friday night “Fish and Chip” night continues to be extremely popular. And “Music in the Park” ended on Sunday, August 29th at the Veterans Memorial Park.  I want to sincerely thank Bea, Ray Hyde, Val and the other volunteers who have worked so hard at our refreshment booth each Sunday.  It is a great deal of work but again, it is through the efforts of our volunteers that keep the branch functioning.

As you no doubt know by now, as of September 13th a vaccine passport will be required to enter the legion.  While many details have yet to be provided by the Provincial Health Authority I would ask all of our members to please continue to be patient as we adapt to these new changes once again.  It should be noted that the Covid19 house rules continue to apply.  Those include remaining seated at your table and not moving about. I would add too, that for those who  may have had only one vaccine, there is a significant advantage to receiving the second shot  - not only for your own protection – but others as well so please make arrangements to get the second one sooner than later.

While the process has been slower than we would have liked, we continue to move ahead with the branch renovation plans.  Notice of a special general meeting will be forthcoming shortly when more details will be provided to the members.

Once again, elections will be taking place in November.  If you are interested in becoming more involved please contact Judy Thomas, Chair of the Nomination Committee, for an application form.  Positions available are 1st vice president, 2’nd vice president, treasurer, six executive members and zone delegates.

In closing, while it appears that we will be remaining at “Step Three” of the province’s re-opening plan for the immediate future, I do want to mention that many of the branch activities are starting again this month.  Please check the website or call the office for more details if you have any questions about upcoming events. Again, thank you to all who have continued to join us and support our Langford Legion this past summer.

 

Norm Scott

President

What We Do

Who We Are

Your local Royal Canadian Legion is a cornerstone of the community where families go to socialize. At 400,000 thousand members strong, the Legion is Canada’s community gathering place since 1926.

What We Do

Branch #91 (Langford) houses not only the Legion itself but also the Goldstream Food Bank Society, Christmas Food Hamper, Emergency Social Services, Metchosin & South Vancouver Island Lions Clubs, Boy Scouts & Girl Guides.

We Give Back

Along with the West Shore Poppy Fund, we annually donate 90K to these communities through social activities, supporting seniors, developing youth leaders as well as those who’ve suffered illness or injury arising from Military service.

Convenient location

Convenient to everything; major shopping malls, local speciality shops, banks, post office, Doctors, Dentist, walk-in Clinics, Victoria General Hospital, Seniors Centre, par three and champion class 18 hole golf courses, nature trails, swimming pool, curling and skating rink, library, some only 2 km from your new home. Also, there is excellent transportation to downtown core.

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