The Royal Canadian Legion was formed in 1926. The Legion's commitment to the Remembrance of those who gave their lives for peace and freedom, is as valid today as it was then. Today the Legion is one of the largest community service organizations in Canada with more than 400,000 members and approximately 1,600 branches in Canada, the USA and Europe.
Membership was originally restricted to those who had served in Canada's Armed Forces and Merchant Navy. The Royal Canadian Legion is proud of its military heritage and still maintains close ties with the Armed Forces today; however, over the years, categories of membership have evolved to include other members of the community.
You may be eligible for membership in a Canadian branch of The Royal Canadian Legion if you are a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject and are of federal voting age. You may be eligible for Non-Voting membership if you are a non-Canadian citizen or a non-Commonwealth subject from an Allied nation.
There are four membership categories, each with different qualifications. The criteria for each category are as follows:
You may be eligible for Ordinary membership if you have served or are serving in:
If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership you may be eligible for Associate membership if you:
If you do not qualify for Ordinary or Associate membership but support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion you may apply for Affiliate Voting membership.
If you are a non-Canadian citizen or a non-Commonwealth subject from an Allied nation and support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion, you may apply for Affiliate Non-Voting membership. These members shall have the same rights as all other members except the rights to vote and hold office. A member admitted under this Section is not permitted to apply for voting status unless otherwise qualified.
For further information, please contact Branch 13 in Corner Brook at 634-2040, or drop in to the office at 7 West Street at any time during regular office hours. (See front page for operating times)
Application Form - A downloadable copy of the Membership Application Form is attached below. Fill in the information and bring it along to our Membership Chairman who will submit it to the General Membership Meeting for approval.
Visit the Branch 13 clubrooms - In the meantime you don't have to be a member to come into the club. Drop around, meet some members, get to know us. Come and sit in on our Monday night card games or try our monthly dinners. Play bingo with us on Thursday evenings. Join us for Happy Hour in the main bar on Friday and Saturday afternoons, or just stop off for a game of billiards. Everyone is welcome.