Royal Canadian Legion, Malaspina Branch, No 164 fonds. - - 1929-2004 . - - 9cm of textual records
The Royal Canadian Legion was started in Powell River after the First World War. In 1919 the veterans of that conflict formed themselves in to a group to assist veterans in the area. This loosely knit group was called the Ex-Servicemen’s Association. They had annual Armistice Services, Armistice Ball and the Armistice ‘Stag’. They were also responsible for the Cenotaph War Memorial. John McIntrye designed the monument and laid out the surrounding grounds. This memorial was dedicated in 1929. The Powell River Pipe band was originally sponsored by the Ex-Servicemen’s Association. In 1940 an application was made to the premier veteran’s national organization, Canadian Legion, for a charter and this was given in February 1940. After meeting in Dwight Hall the local branch purchased the Van Vleet home on Willingdon Ave in 1946 and was opened by Lord Alexander of Tunis that year. The building was renamed Alexander House in honour of him. The Ladies Auxiliary was formed in 1942 with their mandate of working for the general welfare of veterans and their dependents. Armistice Day ( November 11 ) services are still carried out, the Legion administers the Poppy Fund and the Ladies Auxiliary remains active.
The fonds consists of records of the Royal Canadian Legion, Malaspina Branch, No 164. Includes programmes bulletins and a publication.
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Programmes: - - 1929-1965. - - 1cm of textual records.
The series consists of programmes for the unveiling of the War Memorial Cenotaph on Ash Street, concert for Armistice Day, Canadian Legion Women’s Auxiliary Cabaret and the annual Armistice Memorial Services.
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Bulletins: - - 1979 – 2004. - - 8cm of textual records.
The series consists of bulletins, named Alexander’s Rag Monthly bulletin, was an in-house publication sponsored by the Branch Publicity Committee. It was felt that this was a format to keep all members apprised of what was happening at Branch 164.
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Publication. - -1958. - - 2cm of textual records
The series consists of a Powell River Centennial Cookbook ,celebrating British Columbia’s 100
th birthday. Recipes were given by local people.
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