Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 52 Kamloops BC
Kamloops Legion Branch 52 Announcements & Events
June 18th - in celebration of Fathers Day, Legion member Brooke Ballam is supplying hot dogs etc. for all in attendance at the meat draw.
June 25th – Pancake Breakfast (by donation) (9:30 am - 11: 30 am) prior to the general meeting at noon.
June 27th – Veterans Day luncheon: all veterans, whether Legion members or not, are welcome to attend. If you know of any veterans, please invite them to this event as our guest, along with their spouse/caregiver. Service number is required. Pre-registration is appreciated. Call the Branch at 250-374-1742 or email Secretary@kamloopslegion.com
90th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Dance
June 30th – Branch 52 is celebrating its 90th Anniversary with a Gala dinner & dance (semi-formal; mess kit optional) on June 30th.
Tickets for the Gala Dinner & Dance are now on sale at the Branch for $20/person. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm; presentations at 8 pm; dance at 9 pm.
The Legion is family-friendly. Children and youth are welcome to attend functions at the Branch with their parents or guardians.
Major Amedeo Vecchio (right) with MWO Dave Moon (left), Rocky Mountain Rangers, saluting at the cenotaph, Nov. 11, 2016.
Tribute to Veterans at Blazers game, Nov. 2, 2016, with Rocky Mountain Rangers on display, viewed by Joe Pringle WWII veteran (D-Day) from Westwold, escorted on ice by RMR CO Lt. Col. Normand Dionne and CO 419 Squadron Lt. Col. Mike (Moose) Grover.
can facilitate special events and children can attend too!
Did you know the Legion is available for private parties of functions? The Legion facilities are available for private parties, functions or events. If you are looking for a place to hold a special function, be it a birthday party, an office party, family dinner or reunion, or even just a club meeting, we may be able to provide the location for you. With your event, we can provide bar services, including a server, for the event.
We would ask for a nominal rental fee, which may be waived, depending on your event. The Legion could also be contracted to prepare and provide a meal or snacks for your group. Cost of presenting a meal would be determined on the type of meal and the number of people.
FRIDAY NITE DANCES
Come out and enjoy some fellowship and exercise at the weekly dances held on Friday nights. Entry fee in $10 per person. Live musical entertainment. You don't have to be a Legion member to attend.
We hold meat draws every Saturday and Sunday,
beginning at 2:30 PM.
For more events and news, please go to Newsletter page.
About the Legion
Kamloops Legion Branch 52 honors and supports Canadian Veterans and ex-service personnel, their families and the Kamloops community. As a volunteer community organization we are proud of our history of assisting Veterans and sponsoring programs in our community.
We invite you to join the Kamloops Legion
Legions across the country including us here in Kamloops are always welcoming new members to keep up with our many services.
We’re always seeking ways to become more relevant to Veterans young and old we offer kinship and brotherhood, and the peer support wisdom of older Veterans who’ve been where you’re at or may be, assistance dealing with the DVA documentation and forms, and most of all…our friendship and appreciation.
This Is YOUR Home, Come Visit Us!
To the community at large, traditionally membership has been restricted to those who have served in the military and their families however, today, associate memberships exist to include all members of the community at large.
Veteran’s Assistance Program
One of the most obvious services we provide is the companionship of staying connected with other Veterans.
We have experienced and dedicated members on the executive who along with our general membership and the Ladies Auxiliary, serve in various volunteer positions within the branch.
Our Service Officer and Members at Large are trained and ready to assist Veterans with any issues they may have.
Cadet Liaison Office
Legion Branch 52 is very active with the local area Cadet movement.
We assist and support the various local cadet units such as:
Our support includes providing items Cadets need for their training, rental hall fees and filling in funding gaps.
Bursary Program for Post-Secondary Education
Each year Branch 52 awards financial assistance to qualified applicants attending a post-secondary educational facility. For more information regarding bursaries, please email the Bursary Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospital Outreach (Sick and Visiting)
Hospital outreach is another important function of the Kamloops Legion.
When notified, we provide visits to Veterans and members that are ill or in hospital.
In the mid-90’s Kamloops Legion purchased a number of apartments in a local Manor House apartment complex in implement a ‘rent controlled’ system.
Manor House Apartments offer safe affordable housing for seniors in the downtown area.
12:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday & Tuesday
2:00pm to 7:00pm
12:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday & Friday
Closed Most Stat Holidays
(check for exceptions)
every Thursday at 7:30pm
Dances (live band)
every Friday night 7:30pm-11pm
every Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm
4th Sunday of every month at 12:00 pm (No general meetings in July & August)
3rd Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm