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.
The Royal Canadian Legion Calgary #1 Branch is looking to tentatively re-open on July 22, 2020. While this Covid 19 Virus is still among us re are required by the government to:
Under current Chief Medical Officer of Health Orders, businesses and entities are required to:
• implement practices to minimize the risk of transmission of infection among attendees;
• provide procedures for rapid response if an attendee develops symptoms of illness;
• ensure that attendees maintain high levels of sanitation and personal hygiene
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)
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
October 23, 2020
The 2020 Poppy Campaign starts on Friday, October 30, 2020. This year poses quite a challenge for us. There is no ceremony at the Jubilee Auditorium. The #1 Legion will hold a service at 10:45 on Remembrance Day but we have to hold capacity at 100. The bar will open after the service but only until 4:00 PM with no more than 100 people. If your business requires a Poppy Package give us a call at (403) 266-5752. The #1 Legion has taken on the task of selling wreaths and ribbons. Please click here to order one.
Calgary #1 Legion is taking bookings for events that you may wish to hold. While following the government's guidelines regarding Covid 19, we can host your wedding, birthday or retirement party with professionalism and experience. Some of the rules the government is making can be a bit confusing. When we asked why we can't have bands but wrestling was OK, they told us if you have a band people will want to dance and sing along. Apparently singing is a major spread of the disease. Stay tuned to see what events are happening at our Legion.
A list of Alberta Governments Covid 19 regulations can be found here.
Join us every Friday for live professional wrestling. Bring the whole family down for exciting entertainment featuring Matt Hart! Covid 19 Regulations are in effect.
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
Friday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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.
We're taking Bookings!
Calgary #1 is taking bookings. Give us a call at 403 266-5752 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ideal location on the LRT line. Bookings for over 600 people.
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.
(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.