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WEEKEND Dinner Specials, now til March


• F R I D A Y • D I N N E R • S P E C I A L •

Please call the Legion to find out the specials: 604-946-4611.

Happy Hour-Monday thru Thursdays 3pm-6pm


• Don’t forget the Legion Happy Hour has now started. Monday – Thursday from 3 pm - 6 pm. The kitchen will stay open with food specials. This is a 2 month trial so please come and support your Legion.

SuperBowl Party, Sunday, Feb. 5th


Kick-off at 3:30 pm – get there early for good seats.

Food specials, plus full kitchen Menu. Kitchen open 11 am to 6 pm. Prizes, scratch cards, reverse draw*, square boards, and a whole lot of fun!

*Sorry, reverse draw tickets are sold out.

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• J A C K Y ' S • N O T E S •
• Drop in darts starts at 7:00 every Monday night.
•Friday night meat draws will include 4lb Rib Roasts.




Karaoke - Every Tuesday night
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Come down and listen, dance or sing along to a variety of music from a variety of singers. There is something for everyone!
Music provided by Diamond Karaoke

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Misc. events


Lunch & Dinner Specials, Lunch only Monday-Thursday and Sunday. Lunch & Dinner Friday & Saturday.


Drop in Darts - Monday Nights 7:00 pm

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Tax Refund for retired CF personnel


Memo #22.16

As tax season is upon us, Command would like to ensure that all retired members of the Canadian Forces are aware that they can now claim dental and medical expenses incurred under the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP).

Canadian Forces retirees who pay PSHCP premiums can now receive T4’s which will allow them to claim a tax credit for these contributions from the last 10 years.

To receive the T4 slips, there are two numbers you will need to call:

Dental: 1-800-267-0350
Medical: 1-800-267-6542

You will need your pension number and insurance information ready for both calls, as they need the dental and medical numbers. Tell them you are calling about the tax credit for PSHCP, and if you have been out of service for 10 or more years, ask to be back-dated to 2006.

The T4 slip will show all of the contributions you have made to PSHCP. If you have not filed a claim to date, you can claim back to 2006.

For more information you can also visit this website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t4a/

or download pdf

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Call for Articles-BC/YUKON COMMAND


Do you know any creative writers? Maybe you have some interesting tales to tell yourself? Why not see your name in lights on the Legion’s Blog Website?

We are looking for submissions that are on any number of themes like:

· Stories about Veterans or tales from wartimes (even stories of families who were home while their soldier was deployed)
· Patriotism and Legion lore
· Cadet history or interesting stories
· Military family life – could be funny or serious

There are millions of stories out there, and we want to put them on our blog!! If you want to submit a story it will be put through editing process and tidied up for publication. You can submit in your own name or anonymously. Please send an email with your post to info@legionbcyukon.ca

If you haven’t seen the blog yet, please click here: http://legionbcyukonblog.org/ There is some really good reading on there. The bit about the snake in a Military vehicle in Afghanistan is very funny! There are also serious pieces commemorating important stories from the Great War, and a heart wrenching piece from a young Veteran about his PTSD and how it happened.

If you want to get posts sent to your email as they are published, it is easy to subscribe: http://legionbcyukonblog.org/about/ Just put your email address in the box for subscriptions, and you will get any new articles posts.

I know we have some budding Shakespeare’s in our membership, show us your stuff! Some of the best posts of the year will also be published in the Military Service History Book! Your friends and family will want your autograph.

Questions or ideas? Feel free to contact me.


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Discount Insurance for Legion Members



Legion members residing in BC could be eligible to receive a discount of 10%* on their home, condo, townhome or tenants insurance package as well as enhanced coverage.

For more information, go to www.canadiandirect.com/bclegion

Signing up is simple and convenient:

For home and auto insurance, simply call toll free 1.888.225.5234 or 604.699.3838 (lower mainland) and speak with a licensed Insurance Advisor.
Please self-identify that you are a member of the BC Royal Canadian Legion group insurance program to ensure you get the best coverage and rates.