About East Vancouver ANAVETS Unit #68

We are the Friendly Club because we like People, supporting our Comrades and the Community and we like to have Fun!

Our Origins

East Vancouver Unit #68 was incorporated on July 1st, 1930. Our original location was in the basement of a building at 298 Main Street, at the corner of Cordova Street. In 1944 the unit moved into a house at 1837 Main Street (3rd and Main), which is now the site of Maynard’s Auctioneers of Vancouver.

In 1954 the Ladies Auxiliary was formed, originally as #69 but later became #68 and proudly supported the unit over the years until disbanding early into the 21st century .

Many years past at Main and 3rd with the building experiencing two expansions. Members enjoyed a great many regular and special events including sports competitions, meat draw’s, dances, picnics and fishing derby’s to name a few.

On July 1st 2000 Unit #68 closed the doors of our club house that had served the membership well for 55 years. On December 15th, 2001 the unit moved in to a new facility at 20th and Fraser Street were we resided until July 2005 when that club closed. In need to a home we were kindly offered space with Unit #26, the Andy Capp Club at 43rd and Fraser Street until February of 2012 when Unit #26 closed to await re-development of the property.

In need to a home once again Kingsway Unit #100 stepped up and made us welcome in their club at Kingsway and Gladstone… we are very happy to be there. Come on in and visit us sometime.

Unit #68 Executive and Standing Committees

President – J Holt
1st Vice-President – K Adamson
Treasurer – S Greenfield
Recording Secretary – K Adamson
Finance – S Oda / S Greenfield
Veterans Affairs – K\ Griggs
Special Events / BUZZ – M Zipursky
Sick and Visiting – J Holt
Membership – J Holt
Honorary President – R Rietveld
Sergeant-At-Arms – B Ritchie

Proud Supporter

East Vancouver Unit #68 has a proud tradition of support for our veteran, first responders and their families and the community since opening our doors in 1930. Now 70+ year’s we continue that tradition of support not only through the standard methods like bursaries, fundraising, scholarships and poppy fund by supporting unique causes such as Citadel Canine Society and Honour House.

Citadel Canine Society

Support the Citadel Canine SocietyThe mission of Citadel Canine Society is two-fold: it strives to make the lives of our new veterans and first responders better, and it aims to reduce occupational stress that might have resulted from their service and Unit #68 is a proud supporter of this unique, yet vital program.


Help make a difference in someone’s life today

Citadel Canine is operated entirely by volunteers, with funding going towards adoption or rescue fees, veterinary charges, boarding expenses, dog transport expenses, dog gear, and highly qualified training expenses.

It costs Citadel Canine between $5000 - $7000 per dog to become a fully certified medical service dog team, and all of those costs are covered through the support and generosity of our donors.

What makes Citadel Canine truly unique is simply that THEY CARE, and their organization is built around upholding this core value by:

  • Pairing their candidates with a dog best suited for their needs

  • Providing qualified trainers who work at reduced costs to support their program

  • No high-cost administration or management fees

  • Following up with the handlers and their dogs to insure both are safe and properly supported

Support Citadel canine Society - Donate Today!

Remembrance and the Poppy

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day CeremoniesAs members of the Army Navy Air Force, we hold the sacred trust of ensuring the tradition of remembrance is observed by Canadians every year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

This tradition dates back to the First World War when the guns fell silent, marking the end of military conflict and the Remembrance of those who would never return home. The National Poppy and Remembrance Campaign raise funds for veterans and their families, the new military and others who are disadvantaged.

Get Involved:

  1. Attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony.
  2. Make a donation to help local Veterans in need.

The Poppy

The Poppy is an international symbol of remembrnceThe Poppy is the international symbol of remembrance representing a visual pledge to pay homage to the fallen, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the preservation of peace and freedom.

The Poppy Campaign was created as a means to raise funds in order to perpetuate this sacred memory and provide for veterans and their families in their time of need.

The Poppy Campaign commences the last Friday in October and continues to the end of the day November 11th, Remembrance Day. ANAF Branches throughout BC & across Canada organize the annual Poppy Campaign in their respective areas. All donations are in turn redirected to support programs and services for veterans and their families.

Location information Unit #68 and Unit #100

We are located on Kingsway and Gladstone

100-2211 Kingsway,
Vancouver , British Columbia
V5N 2T6

Telephone Unit #100: (604) 435-5711
Email Unit #100: anafunit100@shawcable.com

We Stand Sohoulder to Shoulder -Unit 68 0 The Friendly Club