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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 NOTE: No Wrestling this Friday September 23, 2022
Next Wrestling Friday October 7, 2022
Remembrance Day Wreaths
Queen Elizabeth II Has Died
Her Majesty visited the #1 Calgary Branch twice. Once when she was still a Princess and once while she was Queen.
OTTAWA, ON, 8 September 2022 – The Royal Canadian Legion is mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
“Our deep feeling of honour and respect for Her Majesty and our memories of her will remain firmly entrenched in our minds and hearts forever,” says Bruce Julian, Dominion President. “We will never forget her generous patronage and what her support has brought to our organization.”
The “Royal” in Royal Canadian Legion came to be in 1961 and was due to Her Majesty’s consent to use this title. The Legion was founded in Winnipeg in 1925 as “The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services League” and was later incorporated by a special Act of Parliament with its Charter issued in 1926. That Act was amended in 1961 after the Queen consented to the use of the prefix “Royal.”
The above picture and text was taken from Dominion's Website
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.
GET IN TOUCH
Royal Canadian Legion Calgary (Alberta #1) Branch
116 7 Ave. SE
Calgary AB. T2M 1J5
Ph. (403) 269-5548
Fax: (403) 233-9010
116 7 Ave SE
T2G 0H5, Canada