Branch Executive

Branch 256 Executive:
President – Gordon Morrison
1st Vice President – Pat Hale
2nd Vice President – Buck Coutts
Secretary – Dixie Jones
Treasurer – Kim Martin
Sergeant-at-Arms – Darren Papish
Service Officer – Jerry Milne

Directors:
Building-Lanny McConnell
Sports-Jim Stover
Poppy-Andrew Benkovich
Public Relations-Newsletter Shirley Myck- Jim Stover
Chaplain T Swansen
Bar Manager-Jeff Doyle
Hall Rental- Pat Hale

Entertainment-Gerry Wisemen

Membership-Pat Hale                                                    

Executive Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month
at 7:00 pm. 

General Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month
at 7:30 pm (except July, August and December).
 

History

Branch 256

  A dream comes true, after 66 years in our community the Royal Canadian Legion & Ladies Auxiliary of Branch #256 hosted a grand re- opening of our newly renovated facility on January 28, 2017.   

You have to see it to believe it - we are so proud.    

We have grown from small beginnings in January 18, 1951 with 8 founding members and no money to a membership of 500 as of January 26 2017.  With due diligence, slow planning, smart money management and thousands and thousands of volunteer hours, we have made it.   

 From the very beginning we worked hard to obtain the land that our building sits on today, to put together a community league hall, construct our main hall, and create a rink dressing room which was our bar and kitchen along with a school annex on the west side that is our office and entrance. That was in May 1987, nearly 30 years ago. 

 Our population of Stony Plain was just over 3,000; today's population of Stony Plain is over 16,000.  Our new renovation includes a lovely new lounge, proper handicap washrooms, and a new state of the art kitchen.   

Our Legion has been able to step out of the box and donate thousands and thousands of dollars to our community of Stony Plain and the County of Parkland. We are also serving our Veterans, their families, Seniors, and the Youth Programs with donations in the last few years of over $12,000.00 or more every year.    

We are very proud to say that this new addition is paid in full. Our Legion will be able to carry on all the wonderful work and commitments that we have taken on over the years in our community and surrounding area.   

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #256 and the Ladies Auxiliary are open to new members. Legion membership is open to any Canadian citizen or citizen of an allied nation over the age of 18. Come down see what we have done what we plan to do and be a part of a very important organization in your community.  

Bridging the Gap for Peace - Mural

  Bridging the Gap for Peace  Keith Holmes – Galiano Island, BC • 

320 sq. ft., 2006  

From the Great War to present day, from Vimy Ridge to Kandahar,
the Royal Canadian Legion honours the men and women past and present, serving our country. Soldiers, sailors, airmen, constabularies and peacekeepers
are all remembered as heroes, helping to bridge the gap for peace.