Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 Lunenburg

Record #: MDL0226
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016
Last Full Update: 07 Apr 2014


Located In Lunenburg
Where To Find Us
34 Duke St, PO Box 398
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Areas Served Lunenburg (town)


Phone 902-634-4215

Description & Services

Historically the first formations of The Royal Canadian Legion can be found to date back to 1918. Originally called The British Empire Service League, The Canadian Legion was founded in Winnipeg in 1925. In 1960, “Royal”, with the Queens consent, was added to the title. 
Branch #23 in Lunenburg was formed in 1926 and consisted mainly of 1st. World War veterans, presided over by the 1st. President, Mr. Pitt Potter.  
The original home of Branch #23 was known as “The Billy King Theatre”, which was destroyed by fire in 1957.  
The present structure was built in 1959 at which time Mr. Gordon Hebb was President.