Courtenay Legion 1st Vice President Gary Flath, Poppy Chair Dave Bell, and Past President Bruce Stewart present a generous donation
of $20,000 to Colt Long of Comox Valley Hospital Foundation.
Courtenay Legion is a Pioneer donor to the Foundation, since 1998 they have donated $200,000
to support healthcare in the Comox Valley, especially in areas that support our community’s Veterans
Every year we give out bursaries and scholarships to eligible students of George P.Vanier
and Mark Isfeld Secondary Schools.
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
Earl Naswell Christmas Dinner
The Alberni Project
Courtenay July 1st Committee
Cadet Medal of Excellence
Some very special tulips, commemorating a historic milestone, are in full bloom in gardens throughout the Comox Valley. The beautiful red Canadian Liberator tulips celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands (May 5, 1945), which was the catalyst for the end of the Second World War. The unconditional surrender of all German forces on the continent followed two days later (May 7). The next day, May 8, 1945, was declared Victory in Europe (VE-Day). Branches throughout the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion participated in a tulip-planting initiative in October, to prepare for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, as well as to honour the 1.1 million Canadians who served during the Second World War. Approximately 1,000 bulbs were planted at Simms Park, the Native Sons Hall and the Courtenay Legion by City of Courtenay staff and members of the Courtenay Legion. The tulip has become a symbol of friendship between the Netherlands and Canada. Liberation75 celebrates the shared history between the two countries and the role that Canadian soldiers played in liberating the Netherlands. As part of the initiative, more than 1.1 million bulbs were planted at schools across Canada. Many of these special bulbs were also planted in home gardens within the Comox Valley. The Courtenay Legion sold bulb packs in October, with proceeds from the sales being used to support veterans and their families in the Comox Valley. While a planned candlelight tribute for this
momentous event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legion encourages everyone to remember this occasion by visiting the local tulip displays.
For more information, contact City of Courtenay Public Works at 250-338-1525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org -With files from the City of Courtenay
Courtenay remembers Liberation of the Netherlands
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!
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 19.
Complete an application at our branch today!
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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
MemberPerks® is included free with membership. It can save you $1000s every year — so your membership could pay for itself many times over!
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!!