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)
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
February 23, 2021
#1 Legion has decided to open the Memorial Lounge on Fridays from 11:00 AM until close. Most Fridays we close around 4:00 pm unless we are busy. The limitations that the government is giving us is drastically limiting our income. No sports (our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Oilman Darts has been cancelled). We are not allowed entertainment at all therefore our Wrestling Fridays have also been stopped due to Covid.
Friday Night RCW Wrestling has been cancelled due to new Covid 19 Regulations that went into effect December 13, 2020. We will post here when it returns.
Covid 19 Regulations
On December 8, 2020 Premier Kenney announced new measures to help contain the Covid 19 virus. These latest measures are devastating for small businesses and Legions. Effective December 13, 2020, the Calgary #1 Legion will be shutting the doors completely and not re-opening until at least January 12, 2021.
The Regulations on the other side of this page are taken from the Alberta Government's Website.
The path forward
Public health measures will be eased in steps based on hospitalization benchmarks.
Each step sets a more predictable path for easing restrictions, while protecting the health system.
Once hospitalizations are within range of the benchmark and declining, decisions to move to the next step will be considered. The lowest-risk activities in each sector will be considered for change first.
Moving between steps will happen at least 3 weeks apart to assess the impact on cases.
STEP 1 <600 hospitalizations
STEP 2 <450 hospitalizations
STEP 3 <300 hospitalizations
STEP 4 <150 hospitalizations
COVID-19 remains a public health threat. Social gatherings are the top source of transmission.
All indoor social gatherings are prohibited. Outdoor social gatherings can have up to 10 people. This will be enforced with $1,000 fines.
Some businesses are required to temporarily close, reduce capacity or limit in-person access. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and places of worship.
Effective March 8, Step 2 restriction changes have expanded to include:
retail capacity increased
banquet halls, community halls and conference centres reopened, with restrictions
college and university athletics
adult performance activities
Mandatory restrictions – Provincewide – Effective Feb. 8
Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes can open for in-person service, with restrictions.
6 people per table maximum – individuals must be from the same household or the 2 close contacts for a person living alone.
Tables and dining parties must be 2 metres apart or separated by an impermeable barrier that will prevent droplet transmission.
Contact information must be collected from one person of the dining party.
Liquor service ends at 10 pm.
In-person dining must close by 11 pm.
No entertainment allowed (VLTs, pool tables, live music, etc.).
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
The Sad State of the Legion Murals
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.
GET IN TOUCH
Royal Canadian Legion Calgary (Alberta #1) Branch
116 7 Ave SE
T2G 0H5, Canada
Ph. (403) 269-5548
Fax: (403) 233-9010