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Britannia Legion #7

The Friendly Branch

About Our Branch

The Britannia #7 Legion first came into being as The Great War Veterans Association “Victoria Branch”. It was formally opened on Wednesday, November 21, 1917 by Governor-General Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire.

The first President was Comrade Joseph Food.

In 1926, we became the British Empire Service League Britannia, Victoria British Columbia No. 7 Branch on December 6, 1926. For the past 91 years, we operated as Royal Canadian Legion, Britannia #7 Branch of the BC/Yukon Command.

After World War 2, the Britannia branch membership was up to 4800. After nearly 100 years of service to our Veterans, Seniors, Youth and Community, the Branch has only 500 members today.

The Britannia Branch 7 has been an integral part of the Community, serving Victoria & area for over 99 years.

Britannia Legion 7 honors and supports Canadian Veterans and ex-service personnel, their families and the Victoria community. As a volunteer community organization we are proud of our history of assisting Veterans and sponsoring programs in our community.

We offer our guests a great time in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with various activities to choose from. Play a free round of pool on one of our tables, try your luck with Keno or BC Lottery, challenge your friends to a round of darts or crib,or just watch your favorite shows on one of our TV screens, all while being served by our friendly staff with drinks and snacks.

Be sure to check back often to find out about our ongoing dinner & entertainment events. Don’t miss our weekly Meat Draw events Wednesday and Friday for a chance to win one of the many great prizes. 

 

General Meetings are normally held on the last Saturday of every other month @ 10am

Check our Events Calendar for meeting dates

--- Usually not held during July and August ---

Join Us

We invite you to join the Britannia Legion 7

Did you know that we welcome all Canadians at the Legion?

Did you know that you don't have to be a veteran or ex-military or a descendent of a veteran to become a member of the Legion?

Legions across the country including us here in Victoria are always welcoming new members to keep up with our many services.

We’re always seeking ways to become more relevant to Veterans young and old we offer kinship and brotherhood, and the peer support wisdom of older Veterans who’ve been where you’re at or may be, assistance dealing with Veterans Affairs (VAC) documentation and forms, and most of all…our friendship and appreciation.

More benefits...

Read about our history.

How to Join

Two easy steps:

  1. Download, fill out and save the Membership Application Form.
  2. Bring in the completed form to our Secretary and pay.

This Is YOUR Home, Come Visit Us!

To the community at large, traditionally membership has been restricted to those who have served in the military and their families however, today, associate memberships exist to include all members of the community at large

RCL #007 Executive - 2017

Position

Name

President

Keith J. Yow

1st Vice President

Dave Nielson

2nd Vice President

Marcia Bestwick

Past President

Ken Holding

Treasurer

Maxine Hanson

Recording Secretary

Irene Harrison

Public Relations

Irene Harrison

Events

Fay Johanson

Membership

Marcia Bestwick

Sports-Darts

Darlene Rainey

Sports-Pool

Keith J. Yow

House

Dave Neilson

Service Officer

Sandra Tucker

Sgt-at-Arms

Liz Wortman

Ways & Means

Vacant

Sick & Visiting

Bob Sears & Andrew Gates

Poppy Chair

Keith Holding

Honours & Awards

Ken Holding

Padre

Andrew Gates

Zone

Keith J. Yow