Billy Bishop Branch 176 Royal Canadian Legion

1407 Laburnum Street Vancouver V6J 3W4  604 738-4142

Monday – Thursday, 4 pm to 10:30 pm; Friday, 4pm to 12.30am; Saturday -Sunday, 2 to 10 pm, later for special events. (Meat Draw Sunday 4- 6:30 pm)

Visitors Welcome – Free Wifi

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SPECIAL EVENTS

CANADA DAY BBQ – Wednesday JULY 1st 2015
BBQ steaks and all the sides with a country theme $15
Wine and beer specials
Cocktail special
No reservations so come in early to secure a good seat
Enjoy our sunny patio

Country party theme/wear your Cowboy Hat

Entertainment: Jeff Neufeld (roots and rock’n twang}
check out his website:

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EVERY FRIDAY IN MAY & JUNE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 8 – 11PM AFTER DINNER

Signature Roast Beef Dinner
Fridays, 6 – 7.30pm
Fresh baked cob’s bakery dinner rolls (Compliments of Cob’s bakery West Broadway)
Assorted salads with house made dressings
Potatoes (chef’s choice)
Local fresh vegetables
Roast Beef carving station
Savoury house made gravy
Dessert with a seasonal flair
$15
$8 children under 12 years old
Dinner: 6-730PM
VQA Gehringer Brothers Wine Red/White $5
Local beer pints $5
NEW DRAFT BEER: Vancouver Island Honey Pale Ale $5
Specialty coffees $5.50

JUNE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE -

Friday June 19 – 8:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. Alleycats Quartet, Music from the 50’s through the 80’s

Friday June 26 –“Fraser River RamblersGuitars/fiddlers Rockabilly, Classic Country, folk and Roots Music

Reservations encouraged for 4 or more, large parties can be seated.

Please call to book  604 738 4142

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WEEKLY EVENTS

FREE POOL every day EXCEPT FRIDAY – DONATIONS to the BUILDING FUND APPRECIATED

All local beers $5.00 20 oz pint
VQA wine white/red $5.00 6oz glass
Argentina Wine Fuzion White/Red $5.00 6oz glass

REGULAR SATURDAYS – Willie MacCalder 4 – 6pm, tip jar!

Considered by many to be one of Canada’s finest “blues” pianists, Willie MacCalder plays & sings a wide range of Blues & R&B styles

SUNDAY MEAT DRAW

Enjoy the afternoon of fun and excitement as we all try to win some meat and/or the 50/50 draw 4 – 6.45 pm

3 tickets for $1 – draws every ½ hour 50/50 Draw at 6:30 Ticket $2 or 3 for $5

Salad table at Friday dinner night

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GENERAL MEETING SUNDAY JUNE 21st, 2.30pm upstairs – last General Meeting till September!

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NEWLY ELECTED EXECUTIVE take office July 1st until June 30th 2016

President: Debbie Hretchka, First Vice-President: Lesley Zsapka, Second Vice-     President: Bruce Bell, Treasurer: Rita Johnson, Secretary: Christine Stitchman.                              Directors: Loro Cadman, Angela Johnson, Valerie Merrett, Rosalind Smith, Mario Dionne. Past President: Derek Allen

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The Billy Bishop invites current and past members of our Canadian Military to join and enjoy the comradeship and benefits of the Royal Canadian Legion.  We would much appreciate the support of younger Veterans and offer an empathetic environment – in an official Military Museum too!

Located just one block from Kitsilano Beach on Laburnum Street north of Cornwall, the Billy Bishop Legion is the only true Neighbourhood Pub in the city, we are actually located in the Kits Point residential area; a little known gem to discover and share with your friends. There’s a wonderful assortment of characters; some even fought for the freedoms we take for granted in various theatres of war including Canada’s ‘peacekeeping’ missions. It is also filled with active young people who want to share a pint of wisdom with their elders. The mix makes for a guaranteed good time and great conversations by the fire.

Affectionately known as ‘the Billy’, it is open to everyone over 19 years of age and full membership has its privileges. The Billy is also home to upstairs hall renters who may provide after-school care, yoga, dancing classes, etc. Popular events at the Billy are Friday evenings with roast beef dinner and live entertainment, the Sunday meat raffle (4:00-6:30 pm); special TV sports events and various acoustic music sessions.  On occasion visiting entertainers come by and play or sing; you may even hear a trained operatic voice sometimes so become a regular and enjoy the camaraderie.

The Billy is an evolving and unique branch of the Royal Canadian Legion; as such there are some basic guidelines to follow:

  • Greet patrons with a smile. This is a members’ club, and much more than a public bar.
  • Gentlemen, please take off your hats when you enter the building.
  • Tip the bartenders for excellent to truly good service, especially because prices & 20oz imperial measure pints of beer are reasonable for Kitsilano.
  • Respect others and avoid “table hopping” by asking to join tables.
  • Take time to make friends. This is a community of choice.
  • Become a member. The Billy cannot exist without new members and the cost of membership ($60.00 per year) gives you guest privileges in Legions and other service and social clubs around the world.
  • Volunteer. This is Kitsilano, and volunteerism is part of our blood. (Greenpeace and the David Suzuki Foundation started here.) The Billy is mostly run by volunteers and newcomers are welcome to participate on Standing Committees, run for the Executive, or just help out informally.

Just a few hours of your time each month makes a huge difference. You can feel you have contributed your share and learn new skills. The Billy Bishop has been the best-kept secret of Kitsilano for too long; it’s time you discovered why. Everyone is welcome, and membership is highly encouraged.

Anyone interested in renting our upstairs hall/meeting room/summer patio please call 604 568-4130 or 604 738-4142 to speak with ( 9.30 -11.30am approx) or leave a message for Peter Jensen, our rentals coordinator or email: billybishoplegion@gmail.com attn: Peter

Webmaster: Angela Squires (please notify the Branch of any errors)

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