Branch #56 Swift Current

About Us 
What We Do, Executive, History, Projects 

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve Veterans, including serving military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.

We honour the men and women who put their lives on the line for their country and work to ensure Canada never forgets.

Support

The Royal Canadian Legion was founded by Veterans and for Veterans. We advocate for the care and benefits for all who served Canada, regardless of when or where they served. The Legion also provides representation and assistance to Veterans, including currently serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families, and access to our services is available to them at no cost, whether or not they are Legion members. The Legion helps thousands of Veterans each year and makes significant positive changes in their lives.

Service

Legion Branches are the cornerstone of communities across Canada, and provide one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. With 1,350 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and supports to build a stronger Canada. Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities.

Branch Executive

Past President – Jim Pratt
President – Andy Moon
Vice Presidents – Rodger Ruf & Jason Tangen
Manager – Sharon Fortney
Treasurer – Chad Carlson
Public Relations - John Griffin

Branch History

Branch #56 was originally formed in 1915 as a branch of the Army & Navy Veterans Association. This was later absorbed in 1917 by the newly formed Great War Veterans Association (GWVA). In February 1926 when the GWVA and some other veterans organizations banded together, it became the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League (BESL). Saskatchewan Command became the first command with the Regina Branch #001 becoming the very first branch to receive its charter (October 1926) from the new Legion. Other branches, such as Branch #56, were already absorbed with their existing charters. In 1960, Royal assent was given by the Queen and the name was changed to – THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION.

Welcome to our branch. 

Branch Projects

Veteran of the Week
This is a program to honour local veterans. Year Two of the program runs from August to Remembrance Day 2022.



2021 Veteran of the Week ARCHIVE

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2021 Poster/Literary Contest
View Winners

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Veterans Graves
Temporary grave markers for Swift Current veterans replaced with permanent headstones
View video/read news article

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8th Recce/ 14th Canadian Hussars Regiment Related

View Slideshow

- 8th Recce Memorial Book Unveiling 



Royal Canadian Legion
Branch #56
Swift Current , SK


Address

239 1st Ave NE

Swift Current, SK

S9H 2B3

Phone/Email
  • (306) 773 2766
  • rcl56@sasktel.net


Branch 56 Public Relations:
rclbranch56sc@gmail.com