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.
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.