The Royal Canadian Legion of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield has closed its doors. (Photojournal Saint-François: ET)
Placed under guardianship for arrears, the Royal Canadian Legion – Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Branch 062closed its gates.
The building at Victoria 51 is even up for sale. “There was a lack of money and unpaid bills for two years,” confirms President Garry Dunn. The subsidiary was placed under government supervision.
The real estate agent who has the listing is talking about a business opportunity. The property has an area of almost 2 million square feet. However, the building, which was built in 1940, has to be extensively renovated or even demolished.
“A meeting was held three weeks ago and the members decided to put the Legion up for sale,” Dunn said. It doesn’t suit us, but at the point where we’ve gotten…”
The sale will make it possible to pay off the debt; the monetary surplus is then transferred to the head office.
According to the President of Branch 62, about 72 members remained. He didn’t know at this point if they would join another branch in the area.
Although the building is in a state of disrepair, several groups reserved the space for various receptions. No doubt the pandemic has dampened that revenue as gatherings have been banned. In addition, Subsidiary 62 has been under supervision for more than a year.
The Royal Canadian Legion opened its branch at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield on March 13, 1937.
A real estate agent’s poster outside the Royal Canadian Legion building in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield confirms the end of the branch. (Photojournal Saint-François: ET)
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