Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 52 Kamloops BC
Over the closing months of the year, many events were held at Branch 52, from 90+ birthday celebrations for members, to young violinists playing Christmas tunes at the meat draw, to a New Year's Day Levee & Open House.
Branch 52 was open to the public on January 1st and held a New Year's Levee. Numerous guests, including members of the Rocky Mountain Rangers reserve unit, veterans, guests and Legion members attended.
A delicious luncheon was offered for guests at the New Year's Levee including baked ham, beans, vegetables, and more.
Legion members were delighted on a Saturday afternoon in December, to hear Christmas tunes played by Wesley (12) and his sisters, Vanessa (10) and Christine (8), siblings from the Mah family in Kamloops.
Legion member, Helen Surette celebrated a milestone birthday in December, and enjoyed Christmas tunes by children of the Mah family, at the Legion.
Les Nolin (far left) spoke at the Legion in December about the history of the founding of the CNIB which emerged as a result of veterans returning from war more than 100 years ago. Nolin and other representatives of the CNIB presented members with a cake to honour its association with the Legion and veterans.
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.
MEAT DRAWS AT KAMLOOPS LEGION
We hold meat draws every Saturday and Sunday,
beginning at 2:30 PM.
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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 email@example.com
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.
Service Officer available by appointment
OPEN 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday & Tuesday
OPEN 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday
Open 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday Hours:Lounge opens at 2 pm
Hours vary depending on events
Closed Most Stat Holidays
(check for exceptions)
every Thursday at 7:30pm
every Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm
4th Sunday of every month at 12:00 pm (No general meetings in December, July & August)
3rd Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm