ABOUT

​HONOURING SERVICE MEN and WOMEN
Membership includes people who have served as current and former military, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial and municipal police, direct relatives of members and also affiliated members.

Founded in 1925 as the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services League, it was incorporated by Parliament in 1926. In 1962, Elizabeth II gave the Legion the right to affix the word "Royal" to its name. The Queen of Canada, is royal patron of the Legion and the Governor General of Canada is also traditionally appointed as a patron of the group.

Historically the Legion Hall was the social centre of many Canadian towns. This was especially the case in the provinces with severe restrictions on the sale of alcohol, rules the legions were generally exempt from.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

MEMBER BENIFITS

Did you know the Legion sponsors a wide range of programs serving all citizens?  These are just a few examples:

  • Youth organizations and competitive sports 
Affordable and assisted living housing for veterans and seniors 
  • Special medical equipment, geriatric research and health education
  • Bursaries and scholarships
  • Veterans Transition Program
  • Honour House and Cockrell House
  • Introduces you to a larger family of citizens who work hard to give back to their communities, supporting each other and standing guard for all Canadian communities

When you become a member of The Legion you join a community 63,000 strong in British Columbia and the Yukon. As a Member you can access many benefits for your family members and community. Our Member Benefits Partners offer these services, with special benefits for Legion members:

  • Insurance - Home, Travel, Life and Health  
  • Mortgage Financial Planning - The Mortgage Group
  • Travel - Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Sandman Inns, Accent Inns, Travelodge  
  • Health - Philips Lifeline  
  • Financial - Legion MBNA MasterCard and Enabled Financial Solutions  
  • Funeral Planning - Familyside  
  • Family - Moore’s Clothing, ICI Paints, Relocation Services, Speedy Auto Service, ancestry.ca and Safe Bathing Centre

You too, can become a member!

Did you know???

Join us
at our
local branch

We have a hall, games area and lounge where members can enjoy regular and holiday social events and activities.

Our facilities are also open to the community at large for special functions. Member's in-house sports programs include darts, cards, shuffleboard and golf. 

In addition to social activities and Community Programs, the Legion is a strong supporter of of the developement of youth leaders. Contact us today for details.
You DON'T  have to be serving in the Canadian Armed Forces to be eligible.

You DON'T  have to be affiliated with someone who has served in the Canadian Armed Forces to be eligable.

You DO  need to be a Canadian citizen or Common Wealth subject.

Founded in 1926, Legion membership us currently more than 400,000 strong. At one time, the Legion existed solely to the help Canadian veterans and to perpetuate the memory of those who died in battle. Althought these remain our primary concerns, community service as well as programs for youth and seniors are also a vital part of of the Legion's misson today.
When you join the Legion, you support the many services we offer to Veterans, serving military, RCMP Members, and their families.
Here's why you should become a Legion Member
  • To belong to a national organization that supports Canadian veterans and promotes "Remembrance".
  • To support your community through Legion programs and activities.
  • For friendship and recreation.
  • To expand your skills and use your uique talents by participating in sports, public speaking, helping seniors, leadership, youth development, or social and other activities.
  • To have access to a great list of discounted products and service through the Legion's Member Benifits Package.
  • To receive the Legion Magazine six (6) times a year.
Interested in becoming a member? Download our application form and drop off at the branch, or email to  [email protected]
Download Membership Application Form