Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 52 Kamloops BC

Kamloops Legion Branch 52
History

Branch 52 celebrates

90th birthday in 2017

Did you know Kamloops Legion turns 90 years old in 2017?

We are 2 years away from our Branch celebrating its 90th birthday, and we will share it with Canada‚Äôs 150th birthday. Many people may be surprised the Legion is that old, but we are. Our Charter was presented to us in the spring of 1927 and can be seen on the wall of the Branch. Because of this milestone, the Executive is already starting to discuss ways to celebrate in 2017.  Any ideas?  Our intention would be to have some sort of celebration at some point during the year, just how we do it could be up to your suggestions. Send your ideas to president@kamloopslegion.com or secretary@kamloopslegion.com

Kamloops Branch 52 obtained its Charter on May 27th, 1927. The first Branch was located on Lorne Street. The first President was Major W.G. Angus.

In 1930 the Branch moved to 425 Lansdowne Street where the building was owned by the Branch. In 1979 the Branch moved to the 1200 block of Victoria Street. This move was to find larger quarters, as the Lansdowne location was becoming too small.

In 2002, after feeling the economic crunch, and finding the Victoria Street building now too big, the Branch returned to its former location at 425 Lansdowne Street, only now the Legion rents the premises from the United Steel Workers Union, Local 40, who have their offices upstairs.



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Branch 52 Office Hours
Monday to Friday 2:00pm-4:00pm

Lounge Hours
Saturday & Sunday
OPEN 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday
OPEN 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday & Friday
Open 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed Most Stat Holidays
(check for exceptions)

Weekly Events
Darts and Crib
every Thursday at 7:30pm

Dances (live band)
every Friday night 7:30pm-11pm

Meat Draws
every Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm

Regular Meetings
General Meeting
4th Sunday of every month at 12:00 pm (No general meetings in July & August)
Executive Meeting
3rd Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm