MEAT DRAW/MUSIC BINGO ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID
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.
Please pre-order by April 9th (firm) for pickup on Monday April 12th by phoning 250 478-1828 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Please confirm your name, phone number and pickup time. Pickup will be 4:30 – 7:00 pm - We will call to confirm your order and arrange your payment, or order online HERE!
FISH & CHIPS:
Dinner dates are April 9th and 16th. You must pre-order two (2) days prior (firm) by calling 250 478-1828 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name, phone number and whether your are ordering a 1 piece or 2 piece dinner and pick-up time between 5:15 and 7:00 pm. We will call you to confirm your order as well as arrange payment.
This Friday only, April 2 (Good Friday) Bread will be available at the Branch from 9 to 1 pm for pickup.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our Branch.
Branch #91 will remain closed until April 20th, 2021 due to the new COVID-19 restrictions.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
There are many signs of spring now so we are hoping for brighter days in the future. Recently, we heard from Dr. Henry that some relief looks hopeful soon. First I would like to sincerely thank all that have been supporting our legion during these difficult months. I understand the frustration that can be attached to the ongoing pandemic even just wearing a mask. Please just remember our members and particularly our seniors both in the branch and in the community when you put your mask on.
Regarding sporting activities at the branch, we have had multiple correspondence with Dr. Bonnie Henry’s office, the Minister of Health and VIHA with no positive results to date. This has had an adverse impact on our branch business and that is unfortunate. We are well aware that the rules have not been applied equitably so other businesses have been allowed to continue to run. At this point, we can only hope that the closures are removed sooner rather than later so that the branch can offer these vital services once again.
During the last week, clinic locations for vaccinations have been detailed. If you are over the age of ninety, I would urge you to reach out to public health and call 1-877-374-0425 to set up an appointment if you have not received a call. The Westshore clinic will be at Eagle Ridge Arena on Langford Parkway. But please do not call if your age category is not up.
The executive and staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting us through our lunch and dinner specials recently. This has certainly helped our financial bottom line during this difficult period.
I would like to provide a brief update on the branch rebuild and housing. We have submitted our application to BC Housing and are currently waiting for approval for funding. Regarding the legion itself, we have completed some extensive reviews. Unfortunately, the costs have gone from three hundred dollars a square foot to five hundred dollars for a new facility. Furthermore, underground parking is approximately sixty to seventy thousand dollars per stall. Lumber costs have also increased dramatically. Unfortunately, this has now resulted in a new estimate of fifteen million for a complete rebuild of the legion. Our review clearly shows that the monthly costs would simply not be sustainable in the future. It is on that basis, that we have advised our developer that a renovation of our current facility is the appropriate option and that the branch would hire its own construction manager for the project. We do apologize to those of you who may be disappointed but the executive will not put our branch at any sustainable risk in the future. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
In closing, continue to stay safe and as always, we hope to see you at the branch in the coming days!
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.