Legion Services for Veterans and their families

The Legion provides a range of services and supports for Veterans, their families and dependents. In addition to directly assisting Veterans and their families with the disability claims process through Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), the Legion offers a variety of programs, resources and referrals to support Veteran health, transition to civilian life, financial assistance and well-being. 

 

Service Officer

The Service Officer is available to advise and assist Legion members, Veterans, widows, ex-service personnel and/or their dependents in their communities. You need not be a member of the Legion to use these services.

The Service Officer can be called upon to respond to a variety of questions and situations. Most Chairman are familiar with Veterans Affairs benefits, and are also aware of other Federal, Provincial and Municipal programs which exist and might be appropriate.

All information and questions brought to the Branch Service officer are held in the strictest confidence.

For more information please contact:

Sandy MacKenzie at:   sandymac_37@hotmail.com

 

Poppy Trust Fund

The Poppy Campaign is organized and run by local Legion volunteers. Through your donations to the Annual Legion Poppy Fund Campaign, the Legion provides financial assistance and support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need. 

Poppy Funds are held in trust at every level of the Legion and the use of these trust funds are strictly controlled.

For more information please contact:

Gary Scrivens at:   garyscrivens@ns.sympatico.ca

 

Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund has been created for the purpose of … 

 

2610 RCAC Cadet Corps Support

The Sheet Harbour Royal Canadian Legion has a long and valued partnership with Cadets Canada. The Cadets Program fosters youth leadership, citizenship, volunteerism and promotes Canadian and military values.

Cadets volunteer help the Legion with the Poppy campaign, support our Veterans and take active roles in commemorative ceremonies across Canada. These young men and women play a vital role in supporting Legion activities and promoting Remembrance.

For more information please contact:

Gary Scrivens at:   garyscrivens@ns.sympatico.ca

 

RCL Courcelette Branch 58 Bursary Program

The Royal Canadian Legion Courcelette Branch 58 has bursaries available to graduating students of DMHS who meet the criteria. The students must be DIRECT descendants of a member of the Canadian Forces, RCMP, Merchant Navy or Canadian Coast Guard. Students who have had Service in the Cadet Program my also apply.

Bursary applications must includes the student’s relationship and as much information about their descendant. Cadets must also provide the Branch with any information about their Cadet Service.

Applications are available at the School and must be submitted no later than early May.

For more information please contact:

Gary Scrivens at:   garyscrivens@ns.sympatico.ca

Legion Halls and Kitchen Facilities Rental

The halls and kitchen are available for rent for private functions, parties and events such as meetings, weddings, birthdays, dances, fundraisers etc.

For more information please contact:   Vance Thompson

HRM Comfort Station

The Halifax Regional Municipality has designated the Sheet Harbour Royal Canadian Legion location as a Comfort Station.

If area residents are without power, the HRM comfort Station offer an opportunity to stay warm and charge mobile devices.

If you have the option to stay with friends or family, please do so to allow more space for those in need.

For more information please contact:   Vance Thompson

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