Year Established: 1991
2016 Membership: 174 active and life / 46 associate and honorary
Regular Meetings: Catered lunch, second Saturday of the month (September to June) at alternating venues / Coffee, various times and locations
Communications: Division newsletter
250-923-7004 (after 10:00 am Pacific Time)
The Central Vancouver Island Division encompasses all areas north of the Malahat Hwy to the north tip of Vancouver Island, including many smaller islands and Powell River. Our purpose is to create and foster fellowship, develop new friendships and also to renew past friendships with all our members and families. To that end, members, their partners and families are welcome at all of our meetings and get-togethers. Monthly meetings (except July and August) rotate between our larger centres of Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville/Qualicum, Port Alberni, Courtenay/Comox and Campbell River. These meetings are normally are held on the second Saturday of each month and include a buffet catered lunch.
Tradition and heritage events
Our division makes annual charitable donations. At the present time, we are supporting the Charitable Bruce Dennison Bone Marrow Program both financially and with some of our members acting as stem cell couriers for the program.
Sick and shut-in visits
Visitations to veterans and members, and get-well offerings.
Remembrance Day and police/peace officer memorial services are attended in the communities of the division.
- Division advocacy; Updates on veteran issues and benefits, such as estate planning insurance, etc.
- Locating unattended gravesites and inspections
- A bereavement coordinator provides assistance to members and surviving partners and families