Our Story

Learn the history of Branch 001
Where we came from, and where we are today.

  • 1917


    The Royal Canadian Legion originated with the formation of the Great War Veterans Association (G.W.V.A) in April, 1917.

  • 1919

    Speedy Growth

    Just 2 years following its creation, the GWVA had become the largest organization representing the interests and welfare of returning servicemen and women in Canada.


  • 1926

    Joining Forces

    In 1926, the G.W.V.A. and other groups joined to form the Canadian Legion British Empire Service League. The designation of Branch No. 1 was issued to the Regina location on this date.

  • 1947-1951

    Memorial Tower Built

    The Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Hall’s ‘Memorial Tower’ was constructed over the course of four years between 1947 and 1951.



  • 1960

    The Legion is Born

    In 1960, Royal Assent was granted, allowing the organization to become the Royal Canadian Legion.