Billy Bishop/Kerrisdale Legion (B.C./Yukon No.176)


The Billy Bishop/Kerrisdale Legion, was founded in 1945 by a group of returning RCAF veterans and is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
We invite you to check out the links below for more information about the Billy.

Air Marshal William Avery “Billy” Bishop VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED
Building History
Military Memorabilia at the Billy
Executive Committee
Virtual Tour
Groups at the Billy
Toward 2020


The Royal Canadian Legion/BC Yukon Command: Our mission is to serve veterans (including those currently serving in the military and RCMP members) and their families, to promote remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

Branch 176: With a 70-year history of serving the rich community of Kits Point through our core mandate, we recognise the vital role of the arts to this community. In support of that community, our commitment to the future includes an enhanced relationship in part by offering flexible and affordable creative space.




Press and Media Coverage


The Billy

Roundhouse Radio Interview with Debbie Hretchka

BC Living – The Billy Bishop Legion in Kits: Yes, You Can Drink There – Kitsilano Remembers at The Billy Bishop Legion

Kitsilano Connection – The Billy Bishop Legion Pub/Hall/Museum

Ghosts of Vancouver – Billy Bishop Legion 1407 Laburnum Street – Kitsilano war veterans’ legion fights for survival


Members of the Billy

Vancity Buzz – Remembrance Day Interview with Veteran Josh Muir

Edmonton Journal – Legion Winners of Poster & Literary Contests

Vancouver Courier – Urban Senior: Wartime career shaped Bert Merrett’s tenacity

The Globe And Mail – ‘My God, he was a good fellow’: The life of Arthur Hughes


Groups and Events at the Billy

The Huffington Post – Royal Canadian Legion Branches Offering Ping-Pong, Open Mics To Attract New Members

Vancouver 24 hrs – Ping pong spikes Legion interest – Kits Ping Pong Draws Folks to Billy Bishop Legion

The Georgia Straight – Standing Room Only Theatre brings The Weir to a pair of Vancouver pubs


Media Contact

Lisa McQuillan, President | Peter Jensen, General Manager

Phone: 604 568 4130