Note to RUSI Vancouver Island members:

As most are aware, we have suspended our face to face gatherings of RUSI-VI due to the general Covid risk and provincial health restrictions. We are continuing with our Newsletter and attempting to increase the frequency of those. In the interim Zoom webinars will replace the monthly luncheon presentations and they will be posted here as soon as practical.

Recently posted webinars will appear listed under “Latest Items” at the right side of the page, or find all the webinars in the Zoom Webinar category.

Meetings at the Bay Street Armoury will recommence once the COVID all clear is sounded. Stay safe all.

What is RUSI-VI?

RUSI-VI is one of many Canadian and Commonwealth Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) branches. RUSI-VI is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization. The Duke of Wellington established the British institute in 1831 to provide serving officers, regardless of rank, a forum for discussion of military issues and ideas. RUSI-VI was established in Victoria, BC in 1927. The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is our Honourary Patron.

Who is RUSI-VI?

Retired and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, other police forces, and civilian ladies and gentlemen. We invite membership applications from serving and retired military and police members, and from civilians interested in defense and security matters.

Security, Defence and Related Issues

We keep members abreast of national security, defence and related issues through a series of monthly luncheon meetings and a quarterly newsletter. Occasionally members write Opinion Pieces which we publish in the newsletter and on our website.

Monthly Luncheons

Our monthly luncheons, held on the second Wednesday of each month from September to May at the Bay Street Armoury in Victoria, feature speakers on defence and security topics, and provide opportunities for old military comrades and new friends to socialize. Members’ guests, and potential new members are always welcome.