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Covid Hours and Regulations
For the Time Being We are only open Fridays 11:00 AM - 3:00
The Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wrestling This Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Poem and Poster Contest
Honours and Awards
Saturday December 18, #1 Legion had their Honours and Awards Ceremony during the Christmas Senior Dinner. Appreciation Awards along with Years of Service Awards were handed out. Please click here for pictures of that day.
February 6, 2022, Calgary #1 Legion gave out awards for the annual Poem and Poster Contest. Riley Mathieson, Ananya Munoz and Saul Colmenares were the only students in attendance to receive their award. All 3 students were from St. Helena Junior High School. Julia Steward was the teacher from St. Helena that helped organize the contest at the school level. The remaining awards will be sent to the schools the students are from.
The Sad State of the Legion Murals
Click Here to find out about the state of the Historic Murals in the #1 Legion
History of #1 Legion in Calgary
The site of Calgary Branch #1 was originally that of the No. 1 Fire Hall. On September 6, 1922 the building was dedicated as a Memorial to those who served in the Great War of 1914 to 1918. It served as clubhouses for The Great War Veteran's Association, which was formed in 1916 in Winnipeg.
In 1927, the Premises were designated as the Calgary (Alberta No.1) Branch of the Canadian Legion and by Royal Assent, in 1960, The Royal Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League.
Your Royal Canadian Legion is committed to making a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families, providing essential services in our communities, and remembering the men and women who sacrificed for our country.
The year 1917 was the 50th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. But it was not a time for celebration. Beyond its shores, a significant number of Canadians were proving to the world that Canada had truly come of age. Some 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and they played no small part in the ultimate victory of the Allied Nations. When they returned home, however, they faced another conflict and drew upon the comradeship developed in the trenches of France and Flanders
Stampede volunteers give century-old Legion in Calgary a new look
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP
Anyone can join the Legion.
There is strength in numbers. With close to 250,000 members in 1,350 branches, The Royal Canadian Legion reaches across our vast country and abroad and connects us to our past, our present and our future. Our members care deeply about supporting the men and women who serve and have served this country, and strive to make a difference.
The Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran and community service organization. Our membership includes currently serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, as well as the mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, sons and daughters, and grandchildren of Veterans. Each of these individuals is impacted by the care our Veterans receive and the issues affecting them.
We also welcome into our membership those without military affiliation who support Canada’s Veterans. Legion members, whether they have served or not, help Veterans and their families, promote Remembrance, support Legion programs, and volunteer their time to provide essential services within their communities. Without Legion volunteers, the tremendous programs and services the Legion provides to our Veterans and their families would disappear.
(l to r Brian Johnston from DTA, President Phil MacAulay and Executive Rick Dent.) With great appreciation, the Legion has new air conditioning and flooring courtesy of Downtown Attractions and the Calgary Stampede. The Legion cannot say enough about the help we received from the Calgary Stampede Board for fixing the things that it couldn't afford.
The Legion has played host to a number of different events. Memorial Hall has been mentioned as the best venue in Calgary. We have played host to High Performance Rodeo, Honens Piano Competition, Professional Wrestling every 2 weeks, and hosted Sled Island from day 1 when it was Zac and Craig.
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Royal Canadian Legion Calgary (Alberta #1) Branch
116 7 Ave SE
T2G 0H5, Canada
Ph. (403) 269-5548
Fax: (403) 233-9010
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