The Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59 is back in business, even though there may not be as many tables available, there may be a whole lot of precautions in place and it may not be quite the same as the old days.

The Legion has recently reopened up after about three months of being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Things are picking up as more and more of their members return for the friendship and camaraderie.

According to the Legion’s public relations officer Norma Richardson, they have a little bit of construction still going on right now, which limits their space, and with social distancing due to the pandemic, they are down to seven tables of six.

The construction work is being conducted by the new owners of the building to deal with a handful of structural problems, further limiting the seating. However, that hasn’t been much of a problem, particularly if folks can gather after so much time stuck at home.

The good news goes even further since the Legion will restart their popular meat draws on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. The event features patrons buying tickets for a handful of draws for roasts, steaks, and everything in between. To be one of the Legion’s top fundraisers, it is an event that’s near and dear to its heart.

Of course, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few extra restrictions in place: besides the strict seating, no pool, darts, or shuffleboard can be played, and a strict cleaning regimen will be followed.

But now, just live and let live and enjoy the chance to hang out.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59 lounge is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m on Monday through Saturday, only closed on Sundays. Veterans’ coffee takes place Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m.