Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization with a national reach across Canada, and branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. And with nearly 300,000 members of the Legion, our strength is in our numbers. Join us here in Stony Plain!
The Legion understands the importance of acknowledging the courage of those who served and still serve today. Through Remembrance initiatives, we help Canadians honour those who have make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Help out by running the Meat Draw or 50/50 draw. Each of these are a two hour commitment on Saturdays 3:00 -5:00 pm. See Buck Coutts to have your name added to the list for 2020.
As seen on media the executive has set a potential re-opening date for July 3rd. At our meeting this past week we felt that, with statistics provided by the government, Stage 3 may happen sooner than later. Therefore we decided to hold off opening during Stage 2, and wait until Stage 3 comes into effect.
The Dominion Convention is still going ahead in August, but instead of being held in Saskatoon it's going to be done via video. Anybody who would like to take part in this can contact the Legion, and there are forms that need to be filled out and submitted. Anybody who would like to attend, please contact the Legion soonest as we would like all registration forms and fees submitted by 27 June.
We are still hosting the Provincial Convention next spring, but confirmation of dates is yet to be confirmed. Provincial Command has given us tentative dates and the town has been informed of these dates to ensure we can still get the Pavilion. We will receive more information from Provincial Command as it comes available.
Although we normally don't have General Meetings in July and August, it has been brought up that we should have one this year being that we've been closed for so long to inform the members of what has happened, our finances, and what is planned moving forward. If restrictions allow for it, I would like to hold a General Meeting on the regular day in July. If anything changes and we can't hold a General Meeting we will post it in the newsletter and on media.
To Our Members.
It looks like things will be opening in the near future.
Until we see you again, stay safe and enjoy the summer weather.
Watch for updates on our Facebook Page
Thank You Pat Hale for Volunteering to assume the Bar Manager Position. I will assist any way I am able.
An update from your Membership Chair:
- We currently have 463 members paid up for 2021.
- There are 133 Ordinary, 237 Associate and 74 Affiliate Members.
- The Branch has 16 Life Members, those 16 members add up to 682 years of service to the Royal Canadian Legion!! Not bad, eh?
I have done up the "2021 Years of Service" for the Branch and will post along with the "2020 Years of Service" as you may have missed them last year, a few were given out at our Jan. and Feb. General Meetings that we were allowed to have early in the year.
Although not at a 5 year increment I would like to say Congrats!! to 68 years for Dave Waddell, 59 years for Peter Gosselin and 58 years for Hervy Watson.
For the most part I think everyone has been contacted regarding dues, some members want to wait until we open and we are all hoping for that asap. If you would like to pay before hand you can contact me, call or text 780-908-5672, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Comradeship,
The Legion provides a range of service and supports for Veterans, their families and dependents. In addition to directly assisting Veterans and their Families wirh
the disability process through Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). the Legion Offers a variety of programs, resources and Referrals to Support Veteran Health, transition to civilian life, financial assistance and well-being.
The Last Sunday of the Month Starting April 29 @ 1400 hours has been set aside for a gathering of Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces & RCMP and all those serving on active duty to come together in Fellowship and to be introduced to the Legion. Coffee and Donuts will be Served. All Veterans Welcome
- meet with a volunteer Legion Service Officer to help identify unmet health or support needs and review possible benefits through (VAC) as well as other supports available
- get assistance with completing the Legion Claims Form and receive a referral to Legion Command Service Officers for individual assistance
- request benevolent financial through the Poppy Fund
- request visits to Veterans in Retirement and Long-Term Care Facilities
- access Veteran support and care programs as offered through the Branch
Rev. Trevor Swanson, MTS
Every year these will be awarded
No Meat Draw
Drawn this week
CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
Thanks to our Volunteers
Quilts of Valour presented to Greg And Ron Martel. In picture left Greg Martel, middle Diana Cole , Quilt of Valour Representative for Edmonton-Parkland Area. On right Ron Martel.
We love our members and welcome visitors, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Come Check Out our New Deck Now Open
4902 44 Ave, Stony Plain, Alberta Z L4, Canada