If you go back to the front door you will find a hallway leading north. We have mounted the pictures of all the Canadian casualties in Afghanistan beside the door to the office. We would welcome the donation of pictures and/or badge-plaques to serve as memorials to those troops.
Further down, on the left are period photographs of people who attended conventions in Vancouver of that predecessor to the Legion, the British Empire Service League. Clearly these pictures date from before the adoption of the current Legion uniform.
By the patio door is a print of the Vimy Ridge Memorial. The eerie moonlight shows ghosts of some of the 66,665 Canadians who died in the 1914-1918 war. It belonged to General Foster and was donated by his great grandson Cary Macdonald in 1999.
The staircase opposite leads up to more pictures, and to the Buerling Bar and the Hall (which are not part of this Quick Tour.) If you are standing at the foot of the stairs, look up at the photograph of the wall. It shows men of 426 “Thunderbird” Squadron RCAF in 1944. They are lined up around and on a Lancaster bomber. 100 of them are standing on the wings. Shows the strength of that workhorse of Bomber Commmand! Authors: A Short History and Tour, 1998, John A. Macdonald, Leanne Frid. Updates: Ron Crawley, Derek Irons, Arthur Hughes. Revised 2015: Derek Allen, Archivist (2014-2016). Online publication 2016: Jennelyn Boyadjian.