Massive Legion-led housing project in Surrey, B.C., gains provincial backing for 91 affordable units

Annie KoNews

A unique housing project in Surrey, B.C., to support veterans and first responders got a boost from the provincial government Wednesday. The province is putting forward funds to support 91 affordable housing units for veterans with disabilities in the Legion Veterans Village, as well as a rehab centre for veterans.

Legion Veterans Village featured in DDC Journal, Fall 2020 issue (pp. 40-41)

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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.

Surrey Veterans Village groundbreaking ‘monumental’

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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.

Construction begins on Surrey mental health centre

Annie KoNews

The ground officially broke today on a first-of-a-kind facility in Canada that will provide post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health services to veterans of the Canadian Forces and first responders. The $312-million Legion Veterans Village is being built at 13525 106 Avenue in Surrey, replacing Whalley Legion Branch 229