Our Members and the Community - Volunteer in Courtenay

Giving to the Community

APRIL 2018

Courtenay Legion President Glenn Litchfield (seated) and Poppy Chair Dave Bell present a generous donation 

of $10,000 to support the purchase of a Bariatric seat Recumbent Bike for the Rehab Services Department 

at the new Comox Valley Hospital. This new technology supports the rehabilitation for patients that 

are in a wheelchair. Accepting the donation are Lyne LHeureux (Rehab Coordinator at Comox Valley Hospital) 

and Lynn Dashkewytch (Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation - Executive Director). Photo by Jim Peacock.   

Courtenay Legion is the third largest donor to the Foundation, since 1998 they have donated $160,000 

to support healthcare in the Comox Valley, especially in areas that support our community’s seniors.


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

Bursaries - G.P. Vanier Secondary School

Bursaries - Mark Isfeld Secondary School

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

Salvation Army 

Earl Naswell Christmas Dinner

Santa's Workshop 

Senior's Games 

The Alberni Project 

Courtenay July 1st Committee 

Cadet Medal of Excellence

Member Services

NEED HELP?

 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, bathbenches, and more are available at this local Branch.

 No charge for members.


The Branch Service Officer can assist you with:

  • Disability claims through Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Assess eligibity for emergency financial assistance through the Poppy Fund.
  • Arranging Legion Memorial Services.
  • Answers to questions regarding Government assistance programs and Veteran Benefits and Services

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. 

Our Facilities

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 


Bus stops at our door - click here for schedule

Volunteer

 ***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.


Ladies’ Auxiliaries  

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.

Membership

ANYONE CAN JOIN, you do not need to be a veteran or the family of a veteran. Membership is open to any 

Canadian over age 18.

Download and complete the membership application below and bring it in to our branch!


NO TIME?  Click here and become a member right NOW!


As a non-profit, membership supported, volunteer organization, the Legion enjoys an actively engaged

strong membership. As a service to our members, we are proud to offer our BC Yukon Member benefits program.


   

Your Membership includes subscription to LEGION magazine.