Aldergrove legion branch #265 will no longer host weekly gatherings – in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic – it closed its doors to the public on March 18. (Submitted photo)

UPDATED: Aldergrove legion closes its doors due to COVID-19

The branch had hosted small-scale events up until March 16

“Until further notice,” the Royal Canadian Legion #265 branch in Aldergrove has officially closed, with direction from Canada’s Public Health Agency.

Secretary manager, Madeline Roach, told the Aldergrove Star last week that the branch is adhering to provincial COVID-19 guidelines, and kept its events at less than 50 people.

Legion volunteers also conducted extra cleaning measures and hand sanitizer stations are available for those who attended, she said.

READ MORE: Province bans large gatherings in B.C.

The number of people who showed up for legion events this week is about the same as usual, Roach confirmed.

The legion branch in Aldergrove – which services more than 450 people in the area – continued to host events up until March 16.

This included its annual St. Patrick’s Day party on Sunday, which saw rock and blues band Rhythm Street perform until 8:30 p.m.

Legion members have to be 18 years of age or older, according to Canadian club guidelines. 140 of the Aldergrove legion’s members are either veterans, former or current RCMP, and first responders.

The branch is located at 26607 Fraser Hwy.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Police arsenal deployed in Langley to avoid potentially violent situation

Mounties arrest armed Vancouver man after Tasering him on Willoughby side street

Nurses make house calls in Langley pilot program

United Way Lower Mainland is providing extended nurse visits on porches or curbside

Cloverdale students make puzzles for care home residents

Students from Cloverdale’s Sunrise Ridge delivered gifts to seniors and thank you notes to first responders

This year’s Canada Day parade in Aldergrove unlike any before due to COVID-19

Families lined six kilometres of local streets in socially distant groups for the Wednesday procession

Giants add two imports top roster

New additions from Sweden and Slovakia

‘This year is unlike any other’: Trudeau delivers Canada day address

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and the Prime Minister release video celebrating the national holiday

Ottawa jail inmates argue anti-COVID measures a breach of charter rights

The prisoners allege guards did not wear masks until April 25

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

President Donald Trump said the jobs report shows the economy is “roaring back”

Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuse

Ghislaine Maxwell was in an intimate relationship with Epstein for years

B.C. repairs COVID-19 emergency order for local government

Ombudsperson shut out as his recommendations implemented

More than 50,000 Coronavirus cases reported per day in US

Coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 US states

Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

Despite health concerns from D.C.’s mayor, no one apparently will be required to wear masks

Canadian engineer detained in Egypt released, needs treatment, family says

Yasser Albaz was detained at the Cairo airport after a business trip in February of 2019

Most Read