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 President Norm Scott
Langford Legion, Branch 91
First and foremost, my apologies for not keeping up to date with you, our valued members, during this past summer. Needless to say, it has been a very busy time for all of the executive and volunteers readying your new legion for opening.
On that note, as most of you know by now, I am absolutely delighted to advise you that your new legion is now fully open. It has been a much longer process than originally anticipated and that was due to a number of unfortunate circumstances. That included more asbestos abatement than planned, supply delivery issues and of course the higher interest rates.
On a positive note, the auditorium was completed first and it has been utilized virtually every day since opening. And it is completely booked through to the New Year. The lounge was completed two weeks ago and members are now thoroughly enjoying the brand new facility.
We have many events coming up and are looking forward to the gala opening on October 13th and 14th. On The Friday evening, there will be a special gala dinner to celebrate our new branch and it will be followed by a community pancake breakfast on October 14th. We are very excited to show it to our Westshore communities.
I also want to acknowledge the efforts of your executive during this very difficult period. Tammy Shiells has worked tirelessly to continue fundraising for the branch while it was closed. And Bea Leblanc has continued to utilize every opportunity to keep her Ways and Means Committee busy. That included “Music in the Park” on Sundays and literally too many other events to list here. All of the executive has been working hard since May of 2022 when we closed our doors but I want to give a special acknowledgement to Bill Fletcher, who serves both as the Branch Treasurer as well as Chair of the Building Committee.. Without the collective efforts of all the executive, we would not have such a great new facility that we have today.
As I have stated many times before, our branch would also not exist without the ongoing support from our volunteers that continue to keep the branch operating. I also want to thank everyone that helped to put the new lounge furniture together in late September.
Finally, in closing, this is another reminder that if you have yet to pay you annual dues, please do and it is a great opportunity to see your beautiful new branch .
General Meeting: January 22, 2024
in the Auditorium 7pm
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 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.