BC Yukon Command takes over Langford Legion

Volunteers needed to rebuild Langford organization during trusteeship

The Langford Legion reached out for a little help.

The B.C. Yukon Command of The Royal Canadian Legion granted the legion’s request for help, taking over the financial side of the organization.

“They have been really struggling, and the last few executives have been struggling overall with business management,” said Inga Kruse, executive director of B.C. Yukon Command. “They asked us for this help.”

The decision was made and announced on Jan. 6 at a meeting at the Langford Legion with nearly 200 people in attendance.

“All of our locations are run by volunteers  and our volunteers need the support of our elected officials,” Kruse said. “Our job is to preserve the branch for its members.”

The Jan. 6 meeting sparked more volunteers and members of Langford Legion to step up and offer help.

“This has let the members know that their help is needed,” Kruse said. “Members are saying ‘I didn’t know you needed my help.’”

The trusteeship is temporary, said Kruse adding the Command wants to train local volunteers who can then oversee the tasks.

The Langford Legion is always looking for new volunteers and people with professional skills looking to help.

Langford Legion representatives did not respond to requests for an interview.

 

 

Just Posted

Launch party for Vancouver Island’s new soccer team a success

Over 3,000 seats will be added to Westhills Stadium in the next 6 months

View Royal Park sign taken down after glitch redirects to pornographic website

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

Saanich pedestrian incidents reflect recent trends

76% of crashes involving pedestrians happen at intersections

Two people rescued after falling from lifeboat at Ogden Point

Crew members of the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship fell into the water Thursday night

Online blasting video helps ease Sooke residents concerns

Complaints of dust ongoing since 2017

BC Games’ Athletes Corner: What’s your favourite pump up song?

Check out what’s playing in the earbuds of BC Summer Games athletes before they compete

Big-time racing on tap in Langford this month

Western Speedway the place to be for a roaring good time in summer

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

Zone 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

Shawnigan Lake student and Coquitlam native following her parents to the national program

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

VIDEO: Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Search and Rescue manager says the popular pastime of floating in the summer is inherently dangerous

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

UPDATED: Anti-pipeline campers digging in as eviction deadline expires

The City of Burnaby had ordered the Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters out for violating bylaws

Most Read