ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION CALGARY #1  CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Honouring Veterans is our Duty

MISSION STATEMENT

OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE VETERANS, WHICH INCLUDES SERVING MILITARY AND RCMP MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, TO PROMOTE REMEMBRANCE AND TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITIES AND OUR COUNTRY.

Because of the government order that no more than 15 people gather in one place and our own concern for our Members safety,  Calgary #1 Legion has taken the step to close our doors as of 4:00 Friday March 20, 2020.

John Mahon President,  Provincial Command has issued the following statement:   I am issuing the following Executive decision: The Provincial Executive Council meeting scheduled for 3-5 April 2020 is postponed indefinitely;  all District Rallies are postponed indefinitely; Branches are encouraged to cease all operations until further notice.

On Saturay, April 4, 2020, #1 Legion had their Executive Meeting.  Calgary #1 Legion will remain closed to its Members as well as the general public.  Because of the closure and cancellations, we are losing a lot of revenue.  April would have been a very good month for us otherwise.  The insurance company won't cover lost revenue for this pandemic.  Dominion Command has set up a system where we may be able to qualify for some lost monies.  We are looking into this.

Calgary #1 Legion has taken into consideration the number of people affected, their ages, virus susceptibility, travel arrangements, overall logistical challenges related to our closing, ability to provide sanitization measures, and community climate.

 

We have also based our decisions on the best information provided by our country’s health officials.

 

While the risk to Canadians remains fairly low at this time, it is prudent to take these actions in order to decrease the risk to our members, public and employees.

 

We would like to reinforce the need for good hygienic practices – including regular handwashing, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing and staying at home if exhibiting symptoms of illness. You can find excellent online resources via Health Canada.

HOURS (When we Reopen)

Office Hours

Sunday               Closed

Monday               Closed

Tuesday              9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday         9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday             9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday                  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday             Closed

Bar Hours

Sunday                  Closed

Monday                  Closed

Tuesday                 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday            11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday                11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday                     11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday                 Closed

These Hours are subject to change.  If it is busy, we will remain open longer.  All Special Events are open to the Membership but you must pay the cover charge to support that organization.

MISSION STATEMENT

OUR MISSION IS TO SERVE VETERANS, WHICH INCLUDES SERVING MILITARY AND RCMP MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, TO PROMOTE REMEMBRANCE AND TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITIES AND OUR COUNTRY.

HISTORY

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.

Goal:
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.

History:
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 
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April 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP

There is strength in numbers. With 260,000 members in 1,400 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.

We are proud and honoured by the work our members do for Veterans, and we welcome all Canadians to join and stand with us to honour and help those who serve and have served.  Please download our Membership form.

Membership Form

Community helping Community

Best Venue in Calgary

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(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.

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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.

GET IN TOUCH

Royal Canadian Legion Calgary (Alberta #1) Branch

116 7 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0H5, Canada

Ph. (403) 269-5548

Fax: (403) 233-9010

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Ph. (403) 269-5548

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