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
June 16, 2021
As you are no doubt aware, the Covid19 numbers provincially and here on the south island continue to be in decline and hopefully this trend continues in the coming weeks. This is great news for our Langford Legion as that means that we will be offering more activities. As of June 15th, drop-in sports including darts, pool and shuffleboard are once again available. League play is scheduled to be back after Labour Day when Phase Four commences. As well, the very popular Saturday meat draw should be starting once again in July when Phase Three of the provincial re-opening begins. Please visit our website for updates regarding legion events. I know we have many members that are looking forward to getting back to their favourite activities here as soon as possible. It has been a very long period of time since the pandemic began when we had to close our doors for the first time in March of 2020 and the executive, staff and volunteers are looking forward to returning to some normalcy and to serve you at full capacity once again.
On that note, as the Provincial Health Authority reminds us, if you have yet to receive the Covid19 vaccination, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible as the more of us who have the vaccination, the risk of a major reoccurrence in the coming months is greatly reduced.
Regarding our application to B.C. Housing and the Community Housing Fund, unfortunately our application was not accepted. While we have yet to receive specifics as to why we were turned down, we do understand that the monies from this particular application have to be distributed equitably throughout the province so ours was not approved at this time. While this will have no impact on our reconstruction plans of our legion building itself, needless to say, your executive is disappointed with this outcome. We did and continue to believe that it would have been a valuable addition to Branch 91 and the Westshore community. I do want to thank Bill Fletcher and the Building Committee for their time and dedication to this initiative.
As I noted, the past sixteen months has been a difficult period for the Langford Legion. We sincerely hope that during the coming weeks and months our lives will return to what we used to consider “normal.” With that, we hope to see all of our valued members return to enjoy the services that Branch 91, Langford Legion provides to our community.
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.