Year Established: 1991
2022 Membership: 210 Active Members, 2 Life Members , 56 Associate Members.
Regular Meetings: Catered lunch, second Saturday of the month (September to June) at alternating venues / Coffee, various times and locations
Communications: Division newsletter


President Gilles CHIASSON
1st. Vice President Ken AZZOPARDI
2nd Vice-President David FREE
3rd Vice-President Kenneth ALLEN
Past President Irwin AXNESS
Secretary Jaak KOOSEL
Treasurer Richard STEELE
Chaplain Charlie MASSEY
Director – Campbell River Rosaire “Barney” BERNARD
Director – Duncan/Piper Brent BLANCHARD
Director Port Alberni/Gov Steve VATAMANIUCK
Diirector-Courtenay/Comox Mary KOSTASHUK
Director/Parksville-Qualicum Ken G. AZZOPARDI
Director/Nanaimo Dave ALDERSON
Quarter Master Bryan Ross WALKER
Membership Ken HANDY
Benefits Gilles CHIASSON Sheryl ARMSTRONG
Fan Out Terry HLUSKA [email protected]
H G Commander, South Team Gary FORBES
Grave Maintenance Len JERRITT
Bugler Randy PHILLIPS
Newsletter Steve McKENNA
Governor – H G Commander Larry Raymond STRIGHT
Governor – Database Admin Edison Keith TRAIL
Governor A. Tony ANTONIUK
Governor Stanley WILCOX
Governor Josh PURNEY
Governor Don BUCHANAN
Governor Mike CLEGG
Governor Larry JOHANNES

Communications: Division newsletter



  Terry Hluska – Communications Director

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.

Law enforcement/community

Remembrance Day and police/peace officer memorial services are attended in the communities of the division.

Association programs/services

  • 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