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Flu Shots

October 27, 2021
To keep Ontarians healthy this flu season and to prevent unnecessary visits to the hospital during the fourth wave of COVID-19, the Ontario government is launching one of the largest flu immunization campaigns in the province’s history, with the flu shot available now to Seniors, and to all other Ontarians starting in November.   John... continue reading

Re-opening Update

Comrades: For those of you who may not have paid close attention to various media outlets, this is to keep you up to date on the latest Branch opening situation based on Ontario's easing of Pandemic regulations. Starting Monday, 25 Oct, the restrictions on capacity limits and physical distancing is lifted for indoor activities, but only with the... continue reading

Proof of Vaccination

September 16, 2021
Comrades, Province of Ontario COVID 19 Rules As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout.) (When serving... continue reading

Step Two of Branch Re-Opening Effective 12:01 am Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021
Comrades, As a follow-up to my earlier message about the Province's Three Step Roadmap to re-open by lifting restrictions gradually in the face of much improved COVID 19 statistics, it is pleasing to learn that in the last 21 days the Province has met its goal and Step 2 is being implemented as of 12:01 am today , Wednesday, June 30. The expanded... continue reading

Province of Ontario “Emergency Brake” and What it Means to Legion Branch 638

April 6, 2021
The Branch will be closed for arbitrary use with the exception of the chicken takeout on 10 April for which planning and preparation are already well advanced. Further similar functions or significant activities are not contemplated at this... continue reading

Branch Re-opening

February 19, 2021
Dear Comrades, Thankfully the Provincial Health Authority has deemed it possible to move Eastern Ontario into the ORANGE/Restricted category of COVID-19 shutdowns. Obviously the people of the Zone have been careful enough to bring the pandemic numbers down somewhat to a more acceptable level. This means, to us at the Legion, that we may have... continue reading

Lockdown of Kanata Legion – December 26, 2020 to January 23, 2021

December 26, 2020
Comrades, As a result of COVID casualty figures growing in Ontario, the Provincial authorities have declared a lockdown from 26 Dec to 23 Jan. However, recent information indicates that because of Ottawa's low figures, Ottawa may be locked down for only 14 days if our numbers stay low. More to follow as information is made available. The... continue reading

A Christmas Message

December 22, 2020
As we head into the Christmas Season and the year is winding down, it seems like there is nowhere to go but up. We have collectively survived this year and, at last, we can see light at the end of the tunnel with the introduction and distribution of a vaccine. We should be able to look forward to a better 2021. Because of the current restrictions... continue reading

Recommencing Activities at Kanata Branch 638

November 7, 2020
Comrades, I am happy to report that, in keeping with the Province’s new directions on COVID 19, the Branch Reopening Committee has determined that it is possible for some activities to recommence effective Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:01 am. To date, requests have been received from Bingo, Catch the Ace Breakfasts, and Darts on the... continue reading

COVID-19 Update

May 12, 2020
Comrades,  As of March 18, The Royal Canadian Legion, Kanata Branch #638 will be closed for all events and activities until further notice.  Imperative administrative work for a small group of named people will continue as required. ***For those who don’t know, Catch the Ace is a progressive raffle where a deck of... continue reading