While The Canadian Legion serves Veterans, RCMP, serving military and their families, it is also a community service organization that welcomes everyone. You no longer need to have served in the military to belong to the legion.
We offer our members casual dining (either inside or on an outside deck with a mountain view), snooker, pool, a golf league, horseshoes, cards, a bar, catering and meeting rooms, a private club atmosphere. Our members have reciprocal privileges in Legion branches worldwide.
Banquet and Conference rooms are available for rental to non-members - see Meaden Hall.
In 2015 donations to Salt Spring community organizations increased to $28,000.00.
Some of the recipients of Legion donations in 2015 were:
Lady Minto Hospital
Heart and Stroke Foundation
SSI Elementary School
SSI Middle School
SSI Film Festival
Search and Rescue Society
GISS Safe Grad
Community Services (homeless shelter)
Jade's Kids Foundation
Rod and Gun Club
Volunteers Community SSI
In 2014 the Legion donated $18,300.00 to Salt Spring Island organizations such as Lady Minto Hospital, Extended Care for seniors, Greenwoods elderly care, Island Pathways, Meals on Wheels, the Food Bank, Boy Scouts, music and sports at Gulf Islands Secondary School. We also gave two bursaries to graduating high school students from Gulf Islands Secondary School.
Groups interested in applying for donations next year please use this form.
Why I belong to the legion by Mary Small
You can have the feeling of belonging to your own "private club" for only $71.50 a year. Invite a friend, or meet people there. Activities are varied and include special dances, live entertainment, lunch and/or dinner, and a safe haven to have a cocktail, join the bridge or poker groups or play snooker. If you live alone and want to be social, The Royal Canadian Legion fills that bill. If you don't enjoy siting by yourself in a restaurant or frequenting a bar, when all you are seeking is companionship, this is the place to be, and applies to both men and women on their own and/or families wanting to participate in a fun environment.
Editor: Elizabeth M. Zook
SSI Emergency Coordinator