A new integrated mental health complex in Surrey aimed at helping veterans with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and rehab is getting some extra funding from a local Legion and charity.
Thanks to Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88, the future of mental health for veterans and first responders looks a little brighter.
The Royal Canadian Legion Maple Ridge Branch 88 together with the Earl Haig Society has gifted the Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation (LVVRF) a total of $600,000 to initiate the ongoing mental health, PTSD, technologies and rehabilitation research within the Legion Veterans Village Centre for Clinical Excellence.
“We are getting closer every day to being able to serve our veteran community in our brand new facility. Hopefully by next November 2022, we’ll be able to hold our first Remembrance Day ceremony at the new Legion Veterans Village.” — Tony Moore, President of the Whalley Legion Branch 229.
As construction on Legion Veterans Village (LVV) continues to progress with Remembrance Day fast approaching, LVV has established its Centre of Clinical Excellence Leadership Team, comprised of renowned science and clinical experts to lead the PTSD, mental health and rehabilitation, as well as oversee the clinical research and innovation activities of LVV.
Construction work on the $312 million Legion Veterans Village in Surrey’s city centre is well underway, with the first of two phases expected to be completed by late next year.
The Legion Foundation BC/Yukon Command, the charitable giving arm of the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, is partnering with Physiotherapy + Rehabilitation to bring the Lokomat® robotic gait training technology to the Legion Veterans Village (LVV).
Serving their sacrifice – a first-of-its-kind residential and community development is on the rise in Surrey, British Columbia, on the property of the Royal Canadian Legion Whalley Legion Branch 229. The Legion Veterans Village aims to combine affordable and market-rate housing with a Legion branch and a range of physical and mental health services to serve veterans and first responders.
As D-Day ceremonies captured attention June 6, veteran members at two of the 28 Royal Canadian Legion branches in Metro Vancouver were celebrating joint venture real estate deals that will improve facilities and provide a mix of affordable and market housing.
When Tony Moore describes the groundbreaking for the Legion Veterans Village Project in Whalley as “monumental,” you can take that literally. Next month, construction will begin on the $312-million project, which will feature two towers that emulate the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.