Prince Edward Legion
Langford, BC

Get to know your local Langford, BC Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 today. It’s easily accessible and has a plethora of events and committees to keep you active and organized.

Conveniently Located

Convenient to everything; major shopping malls, local speciality shops, banks, post office, Doctors, Dentist, walk-in Clinics, Victoria General Hospital, Seniors Centre, par three and champion class 18 hole golf courses, nature trails, swimming pool, curling and skating rink, library, some only 2 km from your new home. Also, there is excellent transportation to downtown core.

Branch #91 (Langford) houses not only the Legion itself but also the Goldstream Food Bank Society, Christmas Food Hamper, Emergency Social Services, Metchosin & South Vancouver Island Lions Clubs, Boy Scouts & Girl Guides.

In 2002 the Legion celebrated its 75th year of Service to the West Shore Communities in Victoria.  We annually donate 90K to these communities through social activities, supporting seniors, developing youth leaders as well as those who’ve suffered illness or injury arising from Military service.

Branch activities include carpet bowling, shuffleboard, pool, darts, cribbage, and a slo-pitch ball team. Seniors or regular teams, there is something for everyone.

The President’s Message

Read more for the President’s summary of the last little while as well as what lies ahead in the coming days and months. We look forward to seeing you all at the hall and coming events.

Members of the Executive Board

Executive Officers

Norm Scott

Norm Scott

President

Terri Orser

Terri Orser

1st Vice-President

Grant Vandale

Grant Vandale

2nd Vice President: Youth Representative

Bruce Ralph

Bruce Ralph

Treasurer

Executive Members at Large/Appointees

Craig Thompkins

Craig Thompkins

Service Officer

Jeannie Caspersen

Jeannie Caspersen

Poppy Chair: Position also held by Belinda LeBlanc

Tammy Shiells

Tammy Shiells

Entertainment Chair

Brian Shackleton

Brian Shackleton

Honours & Awards- Chair 2015 Golf Tournament

Ken Cruickshank

Ken Cruickshank

Membership/Historian

Marilyn Sjostrom

Marilyn Sjostrom

Sick and Visiting

Belinda LeBlanc

Belinda LeBlanc

Appointed Recording Secretary

Carol Lumb

Carol Lumb

LA President

Bob Bourdage

Bob Bourdage

Sgt of Arms

William Fletcher

William Fletcher

Housing Representative

Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Bulletin/Inventory

Ray Hyde

Ray Hyde

Buildings & Grounds

Manager and Secretary

Sandy Carmichael

Sandy Carmichael

Branch Secretary

Tammy Shiells

Tammy Shiells

Manager

The Service Officer

In addition to the duties defined in the General Bylaws, Service Officer Handbook and Branch Manual, the Service Officer investigates Poppy Fund Applications and recommends grant for: Food, Clothing, shelter and the necessities of life. Works with Branch Poppy Chair;

The Branch Service Officer is a referral agent only to the Command Service Officer for disability claims. However, the Branch Service Officer may assist applicants with paperwork and claim forms that have been registered by Veterans Affairs Canada. A green LEGION CLAIM APPLICATION FORM (with proper identification) must be signed and dated by the requesting applicant before representation can be affected;

Maintains, administers and allocates special aids to daily living as recorded on the Branch Poppy Chair and Service inventories;
Works with the Branch Poppy Chair to assist Veterans and their authorized dependants;

Service Officers complete an enhanced security check, and are regularly trained and update on security processes and regulations and deemed eligible to access very sensitive information.

We ask if you have any questions with respect to your Pension, Disability that complete the Contact Form (coming soon) and supply your request for information and or needs and our Branch Service Officer will call you back as soon as possible.

Some duties of our Branch Service Officer:
  • Income Taxes
  • Wealth of info for Veterans & Seniors
  • Providing representation in dealings with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) in claiming disability benefits under the Pension Act or the New Veterans Charter
  • CPP
  • OAS
  • Disability
  • Funerals & Burials
  • Last Post
  • Benevolent Fund
  • Other Provincial & Federal Programs
  • Acts as a Notary to certify copies of Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate

West Shore Poppy Committee

Remembrance Day

The Royal Canadian Legion upholds the sacred trust of ensuring the tradition of Remembrance Day, The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month; brings to mind Remembrance Day. On this day at the 11th hour we gather at the Cenotaph, we stand with our heads bowed in Remembrance.  This tradition dates back to the First World War when the guns fell silent, marking the end of military conflict and the Remembrance of those who would never return home. The National Poppy and Remembrance Campaign raise funds for veterans and their families, the new military and others who are disadvantaged.

Get Involved:

Attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park Cenotaph in Langford.
Make a donation to help local Veterans in need.
Add your name to the annual Poppy Campaign Volunteer list.

The Poppy

The Poppy is the international symbol of Remembrance representing a visual pledge to pay homage to the men and women who fought serving our country and paid the ultimate price for the freedoms you and I enjoy today. And that is why each person proudly wears the Poppy, letting everyone know that we will always remember.

The Poppy Campaign was created as a means to raise funds in order to perpetuate this sacred memory and provide for veterans and their families in time of need.

The Poppy Campaign commences the last Friday in October and continues to the end of the day November 11th, Remembrance Day. During this time we urgently need your support to volunteer at least a 2-hour shift canvassing at one of our locations in the Westshore community. We invite you to contact our office at 250-478-9812 to discuss the shifts and locations available and/or send an email to serviceoffrcl91@shaw.ca.

This year, your donation has never been more important. All donations are in turn redirected to support programs and services for veterans and their families. A new generation of veterans is coming home and turning to the Legion for housing, career transition, counseling and trauma relief. And with your support, we will be there to help! Wear a poppy. Give generously.