Often family members of veterans discover a website and have a question about past service. In some cases people are planning funerals or commemorating Royal Canadian Engineers in BC.
We would love to hear from you, and with our Associate Members have a wealth of resources about our history, and our place in the community.
You can come and see our Museum or even speak to a Veteran.
Send an email to:
or contact the Orderly Room at 604-666-4213.
Q. How do I become a Mess Member?
A. You just need to apply! For a former member of 6ES your application simply goes to be confirmed by the OC and CO. For those others your application goes to the Membership Committee for vetting, and then your membership is voted on in the Annual General Meeting before you are recommended to the CO for approval.
Q. Am I eligible?
A. Associate Members can be enrolled from the following categories:
-Persons Honourably Released from the Regular Forces or Reserves
-DND Civilian Employees working with 39CER
-Serving Members and persons honourably released from the RCMP
-Members of the JP Fell “Pipe Band”
-Any other Persons Associated with 6ES or 39CER and who are recommended by the Membership Committee of the Mess
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Membership costs are dependent on membership type. Junior Soldiers below the rank of Cpl and Subleftenants pay the lowest cost, $4 a month. Cadet Officers also pay this cost.
Cpl and MCpls as well as Associate Members pay $6 a month. Snr NCO’s pay $8, and finally Officers pay $10.
There is a general amnesty for the first year of membership so that you know what are getting! Dues are assessed every March and must be paid in full each year. Simply they are credited or debited to your name on the Mess Roll Call. Those who find the dues a hardship can apply to the Membership Committee for relief.
We don’t send out a collection agency; Regular Members dues are deducted from their pay and we are happy to let Associates pay as they can. No old comrade will be turned away, but we remind you that your support allows the bar to be stocked with your favourites!
Your membership entitles you to a Mess Email Account on the “39CER.org” system as well as a Mess Card. Mess Members have the right to book the Mess for Private Functions (meetings, wedding receptions etc) by application to the Mess Manager and confirmation of the Calendar.
or the Secretary at
for more information.
39CER is comprised of 6 Engineer Squadron in North Vancouver, and also 54 Engineer Squadron in Chilliwack, and 44 Engineer Squadron in centred in Trail, with a detachment in Cranbrook. There are Engineers from the Regiment who parade attached to other units at various times as well.
Regimental HQ is in Chilliwack. Members of the Regiment are welcome in Messes attached to each Armoury, and that hospitality extends to Associates and Guests.
39CER is the home of the Royal Canadian Engineers who parade in British Columbia, and those who have served with the Corps or Branch as well and are living here today.
Our Bar Manager Cpl Chimick has committed to opening the Mess himself on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month through the Summer Stand down period until September.
for any questions!