Robertson Memorial Branch #17 is located in Medicine Hat, AB.
We are located in Downtown Medicine Hat @ 702-2nd St SE.
Phone the Legion Office at 403-527-7184
Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am till 4:00pm.
Canteen phone number is 403-526-6048
E-Mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
President – Sheila Donner
1st Vice President – Jack Bennett
2nd Vice President – Gary Wilson
Poppy Chairman – Sheila Donner
Sgt at Arms – Gary Wilson
Sports – Kim Bohnet
Public Relations – Gary Wilson
Lotteries – Lola Bennett
Historian – Roger Beebe
Honors & Awards – Sheila Donner
Past President – Lorraine Lozo
Finance – Jack Bennett
House and Maintenance – Jack Bennett
Grants – Lorraine Lozo
Cadet Liaison – Roger Beebe
Service Officer – Wayne Donner
Padre – Ron MacDonald
General Manager – Holly Gates
Secretary/Treasurer – Judy Love
The history of our branch goes back to the start of the Legion when the first Provincial convention was held here on Jan 11 1927 and the branch received its charter. The original building being in the old courthouse. the new building was purchased in 1931 and in 1956 Medicine Hat Br #17 was renamed Robertson Memorial Branch after Private Pete Robinson who was awarded the Victoria Cross for Gallantry in WWI. During the depression years the branch was instrumental in distributing beef rations from local ranchers to the needy. The building was expanded in the 1960’s to accommodate the new club room, but by 1973 we were already outgrowing our current spaces and another addition was added giving us the current kitchen, Ortona room and enlarged canteen. The decreasing numbers of the 1990’s saw the need for leasing out part of our space. Schooners pub is a public bar, owned by the branch.