The Royal Canadian Legion Leduc Branch #108 may be on the move soon, and will soon have their membership voting on a possible new location.
Branch president Sean Cuppins said the topic of the Legion’s move has been talked about at great length locally. “Everybody knows we’re looking for a new location,” said Cuppins when contacted by the Leduc/Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer by phone Feb. 5.
Cuppins said the search for a new location has been ongoing and a tentative location has been identified. “It’s been very difficult,” he said, noting a location of about 6,000 square feet is required and has required many hours of legwork.
Plus a location that can hold a Legion hall will need wheelchair access, a decent parking lot, a kitchen and enough room for things like pool tables and darts.
Right now, the process is at the point where the proposed location will be presented to the general membership on Feb. 18 for a vote. “That’s exactly it,” said Cuppins.
Cuppins said when the current location, on 50th Ave. not far from Highway #2, was sold, the new owner offered a very generous deal where the Legion could have two years there rent-free. However, Cuppins noted the Albert/NWT Command, which the Leduc Legion is a member of, wouldn’t allow that. Thus, a new location was necessary.
Cuppins said it wouldn’t be appropriate to discuss the proposed location until the membership vote later this month. However, he noted the community would be notified about the decision.