Veterans chat in front of legion before 2019 Remembrance Day parade in Maple Ridge. Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS

Maple Ridge Legion branch closed due to COVID-19 risk

Sunday’s general meeting is cancelled

The Royal Canadian Legion, Maple Ridge Branch No. 88 has closed it’s doors indefinitely as of Wednesday, March 18.

With a clientele that trends towards the high risk ages for the virus, the community gathering space felt it had no choice.

“The safety and well-being of our members, guests and that of our staff is our number one priority,” a notice on their website said.

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“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we’ve made the decision to close our branch temporarily in an effort to keep our community safe until further notice.”

A general meeting for Sunday, March 22 is also cancelled for the time being.

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