The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser will re-open on June 5. (File photo)

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser will re-open on June 5. (File photo)

Royal Canadian Legion in Bowser to re-open starting June 5

Hall will be open Fridays and Saturdays only

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser is re-opening on June 5.

There will be changes in the way the Legion will operate. It will be open Friday and Saturday only, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

As well, strict protocols that include physical distancing are in place to make sure that health authority guidelines against the spread of COVID-19 are followed.

Only 12 tables with a maximum of 48 people will be allowed in the hall. Each table will have four chairs and the floor will be marked in zones. For a party of six, which is allowed, tables can be pulled together if space allows.

Members and guests can enter through the hall door and exit out the lounge. A volunteer will take your name, phone or email address as required by the B.C. Health Authority.

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Other measures taken by the Bowser Legion include plexiglass shields at the bar and kitchen window openings, providing sanitizers, cleaning and disinfecting chairs and tables after they’ve been used as well as high-touch surface areas and small supply of masks.

For the health and safety of customers and staff, members are requested to use tabs and make one payment at the end of the night preferably, by debit or credit card. However if necessary, one cash transaction per night would be allowed. This is to minimize bartenders having to handle cash and serve drinks. If the bartender is not familiar with the member/guest running a tab, it is at their discretion to require a credit card or identification to be held until the tab is paid.

Until further notice there will be no meat draws, lottery or pull tabs and pool tables will remain closed.

The Bowser kitchen will re-open June 12 with a limited menu.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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