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The Royal Canadian Legion (Legion) is a non-profit, dues-supported, fraternal organization with approximately 1,500 branches in Canada, the United States of America, Germany and the Netherlands. The Legion receives no financial assistance from any outside agencies or governments. Membership is open to all Canadian citizens and commonwealth subjects who subscribe to the purposes and objects of the organization.

From the time of its formation in 1926, the Legion has focused its efforts on the fight to secure adequate pensions and other well-earned benefits for Veterans and their dependants. Acting as an advocacy agent on veterans behalf, the Legion deals directly with the Federal Government to ensure ex-military personnel and their dependants are treated fairly. For more information on the advocacy of the Legion please visit our Alberta & Northern Western Territories Command (AB&NWT) website by following the link at the top of this page.

 

DEFINITION OF A VETERAN

A Veteran is any person who is serving or has honourably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Commonwealth Forces or its wartime allies, or as a Regular Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Police Officer in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.

 

This site was specifically developed to welcome you to the Royal Canadian Legion, Bowness Branch #238, proudly receiving the charter 70-years ago on December 31, 1947.

 

We have been a vital member of the Bowness and Montgomery communities since gaining our charter. Please take some time reading through our website and see what we do, how we support our communities and check out our upcoming events.

 

BANQUET HALL RENTAL

AVAILABLE DURING THE DAY AS WELL AS SOME EVENINGS

Authorised for 120 persons with a beautifully renovated full bar facility at the main upstairs entrance.

Separate “private” entrance stairs from main Branch front door facing west onto the large parking lot! Motorized seat to upstairs for those with stairway mobility challenges.

Full Wheel Chair Accessible Elevator available through the main canteen doors. Wheelchair Ramp on the south side of the building with bell push to have the door opened and/or receive assistance.

Full banquet capable kitchen with two good-sized serving hatches and commercial dishwasher.

Small raised platform at east end of room passed the dance floor with plenty of power for the average band.

 Comfortable seats, 8-person round and/or 8ft x 2ft rectangular banquet tables available.

Banquet and other menus available through the downstairs kitchen – see below.

 

 

DOWNSTAIRS KITCHEN

Mark  Apolzer welcomes you to his excellent and varied menu!

HOURS:

Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:oo p.m.

Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Other hours available – for negotiation depending on activity.

Call Mark: 403-512-1164

E-mail: markapolzer@outlook.com

 

CANTEEN BAR HOURS

403-288-4414

SUNDAY – NORMALLY  CLOSED, GOOD FRIDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY – CLOSED

Monday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Friday and Saturday:  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

NOTE that staff have the authority to close when there are 4 persons or less present after 9:00 p.m. Your polite and considerate cooperation is required.

 

Friday & Saturday evenings have 3-meat draws – minimum values about $50.00 each except “Loser’s Draw! Draws start at 5:30 p.m., then a 50-50 draw and a “Losers” Draw!!

Various Bands start to play at 7:00 p.m. Fridays and on Saturdays if economic! See our calendar or “Entertainment” tab for details.


President

Brian T. Grewcutt

Contact details below or E-mail: rclpres@telus.net

Please visit the “About us” page for photographs and “whose who.”


Branch Manager

Susan Burton

Office: 403-247-1234

Fax: 403-247-4741

Postal Address and Location: 138 Bowness Centre NW, Calgary, AB  T3B 5M5

Email: rcl238@telus.net

Website: www.rcl238.com

 Branch Manager Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Otherwise call for info: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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