As a non-profit, membership supported, volunteer organization, the Legion enjoys an actively engaged strong membership. As a service to our members, we are proud to offer our BC Yukon Member benefits program.
The following excellent businesses offer products and services to Legion members in good standing – often with discounts or extra benefits.
If you have any questions or concerns about this program, or are a potential partner, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Owned and operated, ACCENT INNS, is pleased to offer discounted rates to all Legion members. Additionally a $5 donation is made by Accent Inns to the Legion Foundation for every room night booked at the special “Legion Rate” by Legion/Auxiliary Members.
Accent Inns is also very proud to promote the annual Poppy Campaign at each of our hotels, contributing additional dollars to the Legions’ Poppy Funds.
We look forward to welcoming Legion/Auxiliary Members in our local: Victoria, Burnaby, Vancouver Airport, Kelowna and Kamloops locations.
Contact: 1.800.663.0298 or visit our website www.accentinns.com
Making funeral and cemetery plans for Royal Canadian Legion Members can now be a little easier and more economical. Alliances, by Arbor Memorial, Canada’s leading family of trusted funeral homes and cemeteries offers Members the following special privileges and discounts:
Benefits for Legion Members
• 10% discount for Members (and their immediate family) who make arrangements in advance
• 5% discount for Members who make arrangements at time of death
• Free access to the Arbor Memorial Services’ Information Without Obligation™ library
• Free step-by-step Estate Planning Guide
• Automatic enrollment in the exclusive Family Security Benefit Plan™
Call today to learn about the many benefits available from the Arbor Alliance Program: 1-877-301-8066 or visit arboralliances.ca
Canadian Direct is proud to be the new preferred supplier of home and auto insurance for the Royal Canadian Legion BC Yukon Command. Royal Canadian Legion members residing in BC could be eligible to receive a discount of 10%* on their home, condo, townhome or tenants insurance package as well as enhanced coverages.
For more information, go to www.canadiandirect.com/bclegion
Signing up is simple and convenient:
- For home and auto insurance, simply call 1.888.225.5234 or 604.699.3838 (lower mainland) and speak with a licensed Insurance Advisor.
- Please self-identify that you are a member of the BC Royal Canadian Legion group insurance program to ensure you get the best coverage and rates.
*Maximum combined discount 60%.
Legionnaires will receive 10 percent off the best available rates at nearly 2,200 hotels in Canada and the United States, as well as enrollment in Best Western Service Rewards®, a military-exclusive offering from the brand’s award-winning loyalty program.
Legionnaires signing up for the Best Western Service Rewards program will be automatically upgraded to Gold Elite status, which offers 10 percent bonus points on all qualified stays. In addition to the points they earned, Best Western will donate 10 percent of all accumulated points to military charities, including The Royal Canadian Legion.
If you are a Legion member interested in reserving at a Best Western-branded hotel and enrolling in the Best Western Service Rewards, please visit www.bestwestern.com/legion or call 1-800-780-7234 and use the code 01497850. Not only will you be Staying With People Who Care, but you can sleep well knowing that Best Western is doing its part to care for veterans.
Canada Scooters is committed to providing independence and freedom to the mobility challenged.
We specialize in quality mobility products and services, and are pleased to offer Legion members a 15% - 20% discount off MSRP* and free delivery to your door. We are an authorized provider to Veterans Affairs Canada and all of our products are nationally warrantied.
Call Del Kunitz at 1-866-383-7383 for more information. Visit us online at www.canadascooters.com
(Note: discount may vary depending on product)
Costco is offering a special Costco membership offer for the members of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Simply print out the attachment below and bring this offer in to any Canadian Costco warehouse along with your membership fee and receive $10 Costco Cash Card when you sign up for a Costco Gold Star or Executive Membership. You can also sign up online at www.costco.ca using the promotion code “EXEC39” for Executive Membership or “GSWEB65” for Gold Star Membership at the checkout.
Here are some of the services available with your membership:
- 24/7, automated interactive voice response pharmacy line makes refills quick and easy
- Home delivery service with free shipping on prescriptions delivered to your door
- Eye exams by an independent doctor are available onsite at most Costco locations.
- Individual fittings by licensed contact lens practitioners
Hearing Aid Centre:
- Complimentary hearing assessment, follow-ups and cleanings are included with your Costco membership
- Non-commissioned audiologists and hearing instruments practitioners
Print: Costco Offer Letter
For many people with mobility issues, routine tasks such as bathing can become challenging. Slippery surfaces, high step-ins, and lack of support bars can make taking a bath risky. Broken bones from falls can forever change a person’s ability to live independently.
At Canadian Safe Step Walk—In Tub Co., we understand that our clients need a walk-in tub that will help them remain safe, comfortable and independent. The addition of a walk-in tub can also extend the ability to live independently by an average of five years. Our tubs are loaded with safety features including low step-ins, anti-slip surfaces, safety grab bars and wider doors.
As part of Canadian Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co.’s initiative to give back, we are proud to partner with the Royal Canadian Legion’s Member Benefits Package and to help our veterans through various programs. Through our Safe Step Cares program, one such recipient is Cpl. Franck Dupéré, from the 4th Battalion of the Royal 22nd, who served in Afghanistan in 2011. He was wounded by a suicide bomber and now lives with approximately 200 pieces of shrapnel inside his body as well as numerous other injuries. However, his experience has not changed his personality; he continues to be the same fun-loving guy he always was.
When Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co., heard his story we decided to provide Cpl. Dupéré with a state-of-the-art hydrotherapeutic walk-in tub, which greatly helped improve his quality of life. We were proud to be able to give back to someone who gave so much.
Canadian Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co., is a 100% Canadian-owned business supplying the highest quality North American made walk-in tubs and showers. We have the most certifications and the best warranty in the industry. In our own small way, we also proudly serve our fellow Canadians.
Exclusive benefit for Legion Members $2000 Off, in appreciation we will donate $225 to the Dominion Command for every walk-in tub sold and installed to Legion members when mentioning this advertisement. Call today, toll-free 1-800-668-5806.
Call today, toll-free 1-800-668-5806 or visit www.SafeStepTubs.ca
As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Carlson Wagonlit Travel also has a vast array of vacation benefits available to you as part of the CWT Vacation Club. Your FREE membership gives you access to perks such as savings on all-inclusive vacations and tours, room upgrades, ship board credits, free airline seat selection, 2 for 1 excursions, bonus RBC Rewards® points†— more of everything you want!
Join the CWT Vacation Club today for free at www.cwtvacationclub.ca/legion. Your first benefit of joining is a CWT travel certificate valued up to $100* off your next vacation package, cruise or motor coach tour with a CWT preferred supplier.
While on the website, you can view the latest exclusive Legion member offers, see this week’s “Hot Deals” and search for last minute vacations. Book your next vacation package, cruise, tour, flight & hotel stay, car rental at your convenience 24/7.
To enjoy full service vacation planning at any of our 180 offices, call us today at
1-800 CARLSON (227-5766) to speak with a travel counsellor at a location near you.
At Enabled Financial Solutions, we know how to work with doctors on behalf of our clients and we understand the Canada Revenue Agency’s protocol. We have successfully qualified people with chronic medical conditions for the DTC in over 300 varied medical conditions, and these people received a tax refund and future benefits. We are here to help you, and provide a stress free process to all of our clients and our success rate is *99%!
For Legion Members only:
- Free eligibility assessment to determine if you qualify for DTC
- $100 (+HST) non refundable retainer (Enabled Financial Solutions Ltd. will make a charitable donation of $100.00 to the Legion member's local Poppy Fund or the BC/Yukon Legion Foundation)
- No risk. We work on a contingency basis
- Contingency fee of 25% plus HST once you receive your refund (a 5% savings vs. non-legion members!)
There is absolutely no risk
- We work on a contingency basis..... if we aren’t successful, we don’t get paid
- This is a private and confidential service, and we treat you with respect
For more information, please visit www.enabledfinancial.ca or call 1-877-381-2610
IRIS is proud to provide exclusive vision care benefits to members of The Royal Canadian Legion.
For over 25 years, IRIS has been a leader in Canadian vision care. What started as a small group of Optometrists in Quebec has grown into a large branded group of eyecare professionals working in over 150 locations across Canada. From Victoria, British Columbia to Havre-Saint-Pierre on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, all IRIS professionals share the same mission, to improve the vision of Canadians.
Healthy eyes and clear vision are among our most valuable assets supporting learning, physical function and independence. At IRIS we believe our responsibility is to help our patients make informed decisions about how to protect this asset and achieve the best possible vision throughout their lifetime.
An annual eye examination with an Optometrist is essential to maintain eye health. To an IRIS Doctor of Optometry, better vision is about more than your prescription. It’s about your history, your activities, your lifestyle, your personality and your budget. That is why we developed the IRIS Profile, a personalized profile to help determine your unique vision requirements.
IRIS offers lenses, frames, contact lenses and eye health supplements from the world’s leading manufacturers. By understanding your needs fully, we can provide you with eye care products and services to best suit you.
As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, you and the members of your household are eligible for exclusive benefits towards the cost of prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, and vision correction surgery at our Ophthalmology Centre in Laval, Quebec. We hope you will take advantage of this program and all the benefits IRIS offers, including our No-Matter-What-Guarantee, interest-free financing, and AIR MILES reward miles.
• $150 off prescription eyewear
• $50 off contact lenses
• $50 off sunglasses
Learn more at IRIS.ca or simply Register Now to begin accessing your benefits today.
To register visit iris.ca/benefits or call 1.88.663.3937 ext. 224
MBNA Bank Canada is a subsidiary of MBNA Bank America, N.A., the largest independent credit card lender in the world. In addition to offices in Canada, MBNA has offices throughout the USA, Ireland and the United Kingdom. More than 4,400 organizations in these countries endorse MBNA services to their members. Some of the benefits for members include:
- Fraud protection
- Low introductory interest rates
- Fast credit-line increase requests
- Toll free customer service 24 hours a day, year round
- No charge for card applications at the Gold and Platinum levels
For more information, please call 1-800-416-6345.
The Royal Canadian Legion delegated Medipac with the design of a new and exclusive member benefit providing travel insurance to Legion members across Canada. Enclosed with this issue of your Legion Magazine is an integral part of this new program – The Legion Annual Plan.
Your new program contains extensive benefits and comprehensive travel insurance protection for an unlimited number of trips of 17 days each, outside Canada. It also provides coverage for an additional 60 days for your out-of-province travel, within Canada.
For more information, please visit www.rclinsurance.com or call 1-888-939-0001
When you live alone, an unexpected fall or medical emergency can leave you cut off from the help you need. Any delay in receiving medical care can jeopardize your recovery. But with Lifeline, you’re never alone— help is available at the push of a button— 24 hours a day.
As an exclusive RCL offer, receive two (2) free months of service when you sign yourself or a loved one up for the Lifeline service.
For more information about this exclusive offer, please call 1-800-543-3546 or visit www.lifeline.ca for more details. Please reference code xx300 to obtain this offer.
Revera Inc. is proud to be working together with The Royal Canadian Legion
As a leader in senior living for more than 55 years, Revera is proud to be part of The Royal Canadian Legion’s Member Benefits Package. Every day, we have the honour of being part of the lives of veterans and other seniors who have chosen to call a Revera community home. Whether it is in a retirement residence or long-term care home, we help people live their lives to the fullest.
Celebrating veterans is a true highlight of our calendars in November, as all of our communities host or participate in Remembrance Day commemoration events. This year will be especially meaningful, as it is our first as an official partner in The Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign. Additionally, Revera communities will be conducting fundraisers to support the important work of The Royal Canadian Legion.
For the first time ever, Revera is offering an exclusive benefit to Legion members, family members and friends of 10 per cent off the suite rate at any of our retirement communities across Canada. Further details are in the advertisement below.
Get 10% off your suite rate. Book your tour today! Call 1-855-929-9777 or visit reveraliving.com
At Shaw Direct, we are committed to supporting The Royal Canadian Legion in its ongoing endeavors. Legion members that switch to Shaw Direct satellite TV will get their first month FREE, an HD 600 receiver for $0 (purchase price $99 and we’ll give you a $100 hardware credit), FREE professional installation included, FREE access to the American Heroes Channel, plus two FREE movies*.
To show our respect and thanks for Legion member services to Canadians, we are also pleased to provide the American Heroes Channel FREE of charge for each Legion member that signs up for Shaw Direct services. Legion members simply provide their Legion membership identification number‡ when calling to make the switch.
In addition to the exclusive offer with Shaw Direct satellite TV, for each Legion member of The Royal Canadian Legion who activates residential services, Shaw Direct will provide a onetime $25.00 donation to The Royal Canadian Legion in the form of a cheque. Shaw Direct will also provide all Royal Canadian Legion branch locations with two free high definition satellite receivers and free installation (up to $300). To receive this exclusive TV offer at your location, branch executives contact – 1-855-874-6952.
Members call 1-855-587-0759 to make the switch
*Conditions Apply. Identification number includes: Command, Branch and Membership number.
Legion members will have the pleasure of knowing every time they activate a plan with SimplyConnect, $25 will be donated to The Royal Canadian Legion.
SimplyConnect is a friendly, affordable and easy-to-use wireless service. It is focused on providing mobile technology to help more and more Canadians with what’s most important: staying connected and engaged while maintaining happy and healthy lives after retirement.
Mobile devices like internet-enabled smartphones and tablets offer all sorts of technology-enabled lifestyle advantages. They feature easy-to-use interfaces and apps that make things like getting updates from loved ones, accessing bank accounts or addressing health care needs easier than ever before. These devices are a great solution for older adults looking to stay connected, keep learning, easily access services, stay healthy and avoid isolation.
SimplyConnect plans start from $16.20/month with a wide selection of cell phones available starting from $0. It also offers easy pairings between phones and plans with reliable national network coverage, as well as other wireless services such as Wireless Home Phone and Tablet plans. SimplyConnect’s Canada-Wide plans are without any surprises, and for any troubleshooting or inquiries customers may have, their Customer Service is accessible seven days a week at convenient hours via phone, email or live chat.
With a 30-day money back guarantee and access to usage online with My Account, SimplyConnect is all about building the kind of seamless and long-term customer relationships that older adults value.
As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion you can take advantage of one of our mobile plans at a discounted price: 15% OFF smartphone monthly plan fees or 10% OFF talk & text monthly plan fees.
For more information call one SimplyConnect’s dedicated live agents at 1-844-483-2285 or visit www.simplyconnect.ca/legion.
Starkey is much more than the hearing aids we produce. Starkey is an experience. One that doesn’t merely promise more, but delivers more: more communication, more participation and more opportunities to do what you love to do. That’s because, starting from day one, Starkey has operated under the single-minded purpose that “Hearing is our concern.” And it’s why, since day two, we’ve been committed to constantly improving the technology of hearing — and creating the best hearing aids possible.
Each hearing life deserves very special treatment. It’s what we believe. It’s the reason why we treat every hearing aid fitting as a life-changing opportunity. Our network of Starkey hearing professionals, including audiologists, hearing aid specialists and ENT doctors, share this philosophy and each will work closely with you to help ensure you get the world’s best hearing solutions. This is something you will not find at a big box store and its what separates Starkey from the rest.
Starkey believes that independent practices provide state of the art products through highly qualified personnel. When you choose to improve your life through a journey of better hearing, make sure to visit a Starkey recommended clinic, and always insist on a Starkey product. Not only will you change your life; you’ll help change the lives of people around the world.
TMG has become a BC/Yukon Member Benefit Partner offering preferred mortgage brokerage to Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Members. TMG, based in western Canada, has built long term respected relationships with lenders and clients.
Their team of well trained, knowledgeable mortgage professionals will endeavour to provide the best possible mortgage products from over forty lenders to match the needs of Legion and Lady Auxiliary Members and their referrals. TMG will pay a referral fee of 20% to Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Member and 5% to the referring Branch, of the commission earned upon the successful placement of a mortgage which includes: purchase; switch; consolidation or refinance.
TMG reaches beyond industry expectations, striving for and maintaining the highest levels of standards.
For more information, please call 1-877-371-0518 or visit www.mortgagegroup.com