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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60

The history of our Branch dates back to 1919, when The Great War Veterans Association formed a branch in West Vancouver. Col. A.J. Coote convinced the members of The Great War Veterans Association, they should join the Canadian Legion. On June 28 they formed the West Vancouver Branch. Our Charter was received on November 17, 1926. The Branch had fifteen members, dues were set at twenty-five cents per month and the initiation fee was one dollar. Meetings were held in the upstairs hall of the Ferry Building, a practice that continued until 1930. Over the years, as the membership grew, it was clear that Branch 60 required their own premises. The Municipality made tax sale land available, and construction was started on the Legion Hall. Volunteers cleared the land and did the construction under the supervision of Building Contractor, Colin Turner. In 1957, a South African Veteran, Joe Chamberlain, made the first group of white crosses to mark the veterans graves at Capilano View Cemetery. These were placed on Remembrance Day. This practice continues today, with cemetery staff and Legion members placing more than nine hundred crosses in November 2009. In 1990 the building was raised three feet and the lounge was completely renovated. This project was made possible by a bequest from Norm Jorgeson. A building contractor did the major work, along with many hours of volunteer labour from our members. A culvert over Lawson Creek enabled the Branch to double its parking space.

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Legion British Columbia/Yukon Command

Our Mission is to serve veterans (including those currently serving in the military and RCMP members) and their families, to promote remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

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Covid-19 Protocol

We are not over the crisis yet so we must make changes and follow the rules set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Minister Adrian Dix and WorkSafe BC.

- Our Legion will remain open with seating on the outdoor patio only.
- Hours of operation 12pm-9:30pm, NO LIQUOR SERVICE AFTER 9:30PM.
- EVERYONE MUST DEPART NO LATER THAN 10:00PM.
- All Legion Members will be required to show their Membership Card – please have it ready. Your membership must be paid up.
- We are only allowing entry to members plus 1 guest from the same home with proof of identification by the member and guest.
- You must sign in at the front before gaining entry. Print your first and last name and provide your telephone number for potential COVID tracing purposes.
- Follow all markings on the floor and observe social distancing at all times. (6ft apart)
- Mask's must be worn at all times when not seated at your table.
- Please do not move tables and/or chairs in the lounge or on the patio; they are set up in compliance with the regulations.
- You can still use the pull tab and Keno machines however just like now you must wear your mask.
- There will be no meat draws or Sunday bingo at this time; members will be notified when we decide to bring them back.

Contact

   580 18th St,
       West Vancouver, BC V7V 3V7
   Tel (Office): 604-922-3587
   Tel (Lounge): 604-922-1920
   Email: westvanlegion60@gmail.com
   Website: www.westvanlegion.com

Hours of operation:
Sun-Sat: 12-9:30PM
No liquor sales past 9:30PM
Everyone must be departed by 10:00PM