ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION CALGARY BRANCH 1 WELCOMES YOU

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.

2020 Nominations, Elections and Installations

On January 5, 2020 Calgary #1 held its elections for 2020.  Congratulations to Phil MacAulay.  He, again, has been elected by acclamation as President.

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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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

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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.

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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