Courtenay Legion President Gary Flath and Poppy Chair Dave Bell, present a generous donation
of $25,000 to Jessica Aldred, Executive Director at Comox Valley Health Care Foundation.
Courtenay Legion is a Pioneer donor to the Foundation, since 1998 they have donated $230,000
to support healthcare in the Comox Valley, especially in areas that support our community’s Veterans
“The Courtenay Legion’s past and current support of long-term care in our community is phenomenal and truly inspiring,” said Jane Murphy, President & CEO of Providence Living. Bill Anglin, Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation Board President extended his deep gratitude “on behalf of so many members of our community who have benefitted from The Courtenay Legion’s decades of generosity, thank you”.
Dave Bell, Poppy Campaign Chair proudly explained that “all of the funds donated over the years were raised through the Poppy Campaign and the Legion then directs all funds raised back to support our community”. Over the past 23 years, donations from the Legion have supported many aspects of healthcare in the Comox Valley: Rehabilitation Services, Cardio Pulmonary Lab, Greenlight Laser for Prostate Care, Operating Room, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Chemotherapy, Emergency and long term care at The Views.
One of our many Community Donations every year was recently made at the November 1 2020 Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon in the amount of $500.
Representing Courtenay Legion Branch 17 on the phones and presenting the donation is Past President Bruce Stewart, shown here with CVCDA Executive Director Cindy Xavier.
We thank our members for their hard work to be able to continue to support Community organizations such as these. Well Done !
December 3, 2020
Woofy’s and the Comox Valley Record joined forces to present the local Legions with a cheque for $1,500 to their Poppy Campaign. The funds represent a percentage of advertising sales in their Remembrance Day Special Supplement.
From left - Woofy's owner Mike Trimble, Cumberland Legion President Ward Harrison, Comox Valley Record publisher Keith Currie, Comox Legion President Lynn Edey, and Courtenay Legion President Gary Flath.
Photo by Terry Farrell
Our facility consists of two floors. The lower floor is where you will find the Lounge.
Here is where you will find dartboards, two huge pool tables, a dance floor, comfy chairs, televisions,
areas to play Euchre, Crib, or your favourite game or activity perhaps - please tell us! There is also a covered
patio to socialize and on those days the BBQ is out, the added ambience of those lazy hazy days of summer!
The upper floor is the large hall we have dedicated as the George Swift Memorial Hall.
It has a beautiful dance floor, a stage, lower and upper level, and a HUGE kitchen!
That’s what the Legion was built to do. The Legion’s Service Bureau has been a pillar of the organization since
it was founded in 1926. Our services are offered free-of-charge to all Veterans and their families regardless of
whether or not they are members of the Legion.
Medical Loan Cupboard
Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, commodes, bath benches, and more are available at this local Branch.
No charge for members.
The Branch Service Officer can assist you with:
Each week we have a team of dedicated members visit 80 - 90 people in Glacier View Lodge,
Casa Loma, Comox Valley Seniors Village to spread cheer of a chat with a treat to brighten their day.
***BIG BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO DEDICATE THEIR TIME TO THE COURTENAY LEGION***
Would you like to Volunteer in Courtenay and be part of the Community in Courtenay? Then check us out!
Did you know that each year, Legion members contribute over 600,000 hours to community causes?
From short-term assignments and special events, to elected Executive and Committee positions,
the Legion is the trusted place to connect with your community.
Volunteering with the Legion means giving your time and talent to a cause you believe in: respecting
veterans from generations past, and supporting a new generation of veterans and their families.
It's a wonderful way to get to know your local community, and make a meaningful contribution.
Members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion and their
dedicated service enriches the programs and activities of the Branch.
We are honoured with this Award! We have been serving the Comox Valley for 93 years and continue to do so. Supporting Veterans and their Families. Come and visit our Branch and discover what we can offer you, your family and friends. Become part of our world and you too can be part of giving back to this great Community. Thank You Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce!!
Every year we give out bursaries and scholarships to eligible students of George P.Vanier and Mark Isfeld Secondary Schools.
OUR DONATIONS Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation
Glacier View Lodge Bathing Program
Veterans Transition Program
Canadian Scottish Army Cadets (Princess Mary's)
Comox Valley Minor Hockey
Royal Canadian Airforce Cadets
Wounded Warrior Run BC
Comox Valley Food Bank
Comox Valley Child Development Centre
Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snow Sports
North Island Festival of Performing Arts
Comox Valley 4H Club
Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society
A.J.Taylor First Aid Competition
Earl Naswell Christmas Dinner
The Alberni Project
Courtenay July 1st Committee
Cadet Medal of Excellence