BILLY BISHOP / KERRISDALE LEGION - B.C./Yukon No.176

Announcements

Public Service Announcement – June 30th, 2021

The Billy Bishop/Kerrisdale Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to announce the recent receipt of a $25,000 grant funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program to enable the Branch to install a stairlift to assist our mobility-challenged members, veterans, and clients to attend functions in our upper hall. We are very grateful for the support we have received from the New Horizons program over the years. As our base of veterans has aged, this support has been essential to maintaining the infrastructure of our Branch, which is also aging.

We would normally commemorate our gratitude for this receipt by hosting an event at our Branch. However, the COVID-19 restrictions presently prohibit this. Accordingly, we are issuing this PSA.

In particular, we would like to thank our long-time Liberal Member of Parliament, the Honourable Hedy Fry for her ongoing support, and Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada and Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte. As well, we would like to acknowledge the support of many other individuals, including Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart; Lieutenant-Colonel E.L. Haverstock, Commanding Officer of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada; Mr. Pete Fry, Vancouver City Councilor; Vancouver City Councilors Adrian Carr, Melissa De Genova, and Colleen Hardwick; Heather Deal, current Chair of the Granville Island Council; Mr. J. Brian Archer, President and Director, Citadel Therapy Canine Society; and of course the New Horizons for Seniors Program. 

We expect our stairlift to be fully operational by July 1st. For further information, please contact the Branch.

We thank all our members and your guests who continue to support the Branch with your patronage during this unprecedented and ever-changing time.

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REMINDER:
Effective July 1, 2021 – NEW membership application dues are half price @ $32.50.
This does not apply to renewals, reinstatements, or Transfers In.

While Supplies Last – Poppy Seeds available
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Effective starting May 2021 – Monthly 50/50 Draw
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IRIS is proud to provide exclusive vision care benefits to members of The Royal Canadian Legion.

As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, you and the members of your household are eligible for exclusive benefits towards the cost of prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, and vision correction surgery at our Ophthalmology Centre in Laval, Quebec. We hope you will take advantage of this program and all the benefits IRIS offers, including our No-Matter-What-Guarantee, interest-free financing, and AIR MILES reward miles.”

Receive:
• $150 off prescription eyewear
• $50 off contact lenses
• $50 off sunglasses
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Register today at www.iris.ca/benefits or call 1.800.663.3937 ext. 224 to begin accessing your benefits today!

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