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Welcome to 'The Friendly Club', ANAVETS UNIT 283, on the Internet. Assiniboia Unit #283 of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada is the largest unit (membership of about 1200), of the oldest Veterans Association in North America. The objectives of ANAVETS are to provide assistance and support to Veterans and their families, to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and to our community.

Our membership comprises Veterans of Canada's World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, our Peace Keepers, the Regular and Militia Forces, Military Cadets and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In addition, we have members who are Veterans of Forces from Allied Nations, and also members of the community who have actively shown their interest and support of our objectives.

We are proud of the role played by our Forces in their struggle for, and maintenance of, Freedom and Peace throughout the World.

You can find our Unit in the west end of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our club is very large and roomy, (it used to be a Roller Skating Rink), and has lots of room for all the various activities that take place here.

Our main lounge has a large dance floor and lots of seating to enjoying each others company. There is also the Provincial Lounge if you prefer a more quieter atmosphere. We also have a large Games Room with 3 full size pool tables, 2 shuffle board tables, and over a dozen dart boards, plus 3 TVs (including a big screen TV) to make sure you don't miss any of the televised sports action.

There is a canteen within the club to serve you light meals if you get a bit hungry. Our Banquet Hall is also available for rental to hold meetings, dances or dinners. And our Ladies Auxiliary are always ready to provide the finest catering for your function

Hopefully you will spend a bit of time here at our site to see what we are all about, and if you find yourself in Winnipeg please don't hesitate to drop by and say hello.


  1. Creates new friendships and renew old ones, camaderie.
  2. Opens doors to other activites within the Unit.
  3. Requires no sign-in at front door.
  4. Eligible to compete in Unit and Command events.
  5. Attend Unit General Meetings.
  6. Eligible to vote if Active or Affiliate status.
  7. Great reception as a visitor at other clubs and organizations.
  8. Access to other Veterans organizations.
  9. Run for Executive Council.
  10. Qualify for long service pins.
  11. Qualify for volunteer awards.


A newsletter is published every month providing information on upcoming events and happenings within the Unit. Reminder table toppers are also on each table for quick reference to bands and special events.


During the year, our Unit hosts special and seasonal Unit events. Some are the Grey Cup party, Western Days Weekend, Lobster Feast, Fowl Supper, Robbie Burns dinner and our Ukraniain dinner.

These events are always advertised on all bulletin boards, in the monthly newsletter and also on the table toppers.


Dances are held every Friday and Saturday evening for your enjoyment. The music starts at 8:00 pm. Please see our monthly newsletter for the bands that are playing each week.


The aim of this club is to offer our Senior Veterans and their spouses the opportunity to get out and enjoy the comradeship of old and new friends.

We are very active in such things as golf, darts, snooker, bridge and bowling. Other social activities are visiting other Units both within and outside the City.

Every Thursday afternoon bingo is held in our Banquet Hall starting at 1:30 pm. Meetings are held the second Tuesday afternoon of each month starting at 2:00 pm.

Come out and join us.


We have a very excellent Ladies Auxiliary. They are noted for their participation in caring for our Veterans and their dependants.

They cater to club functions, weddings, banquets, retirements, etc.

If interested in joining, please ask for information at the bar or doorman or contact any of their Executive.


Renew old friendships
and make new ones

We look forward to seeing you at


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