The Esquimalt Legion May Not Be Around Much Longer
Back in July, we heard about the dire straits in which the Esquimalt branch of the Royal Canadian Legion found itself due to a disputed high rise development, and apparently, the situation has not improved.
Legion manager Doug Grant says at this point, their days are likely numbered; the deal to build a $32 million 12 storey seniors’ high rise with a 5,000 square foot space for the Legion has been tied up in court for almost two years, and the financial impact has been severe. “It’s a two part situation. We need the support of the community,” he says. “We are now in a whole new ball game.”
Grant estimates court costs alone will be around $120,000. A GoFundMe campaign has been established to raise money.