A donation of $34,250 was made to purchase specialized chairs and lifts from the Courtenay Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund. This gift will support the care provided at The Views at St. Joseph’s and at the Comox Valley Hospital. Over the past 23 years, the Courtenay Legion has contributed over $250,000 to support healthcare in our community. The generosity of the Legion has impacted areas of care such as rehab services, long-term care, heart and lung testing, surgical services, the emergency department and cancer care. The Legion’s generous support of specialized chairs will enable individuals, who need support with sitting up, the opportunity to spend more time out of bed. This ability to sit for longer, without the risk of pressure wounds, means people can engage more with others and participate in meaningful activities. Their donation will also be funding lifts to help ensure the varying physical needs of patients and residents can be safely met. “On behalf of the Comox Valley Board of Directors, I would like to express our deep gratitude to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Courtenay for their generous support of healthcare to ensure veterans, their families and the greater community have access to the best possible care. Thank you.” stated Board President, Bill Anglin.
Wendy Secord, Executive Director at 19 Wing Military Family Resource Centre accepted this generous donation from the Courtenay Legion Branch 17, represented by Poppy Chair Bob McDiarmid and Past President Dave Bell.
The gift of $5,000 will go a long way to helping the Centre with their many programs for 19 Wing Comox military families.
Our grateful thanks to Courtenay Legion Branch 17
This is how your donations to the annual Poppy Campaign benefit our local Community. Every dollar donated stays in our Community to support Veterans, their families, and the Comox Valley.
For more than 30 years, Courtenay Legion has donated towards the annual July 1st Canada Day festivities. In particular donating a bicycle for the popular City of Courtenay Free Kids Bike Draw held in Lewis Park each Canada Day.
President Barbara Linton presents a $700 donation to retired major Ted Usher of the Last Post Fund for refurbishment of the gravesite of First World War veteran Edwin Clifford Harbottle, who was wounded at Passchendaele.
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!
More photos of Hall and 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 95 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
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