Delegates of the 1998 Dominion Convention authorized the introduction of a Member Benefits Package to further enhance the value of membership within The Royal Canadian Legion. Following an aggressive affinity marketing program, The RCL has established, and continues to do so, links with national companies whose products and services meet the needs and interests of RCL members. Every firm selected offers a special or unique benefit that is not normally available to the general public.
The Legion, in concert with MBNA, has developed a program that can generate additional funds to support the work you are doing. Simply apply for, and use, the Legion MasterCard and with every successful card application and subsequent purchases you are generating funds that go towards the programs you support. Last year alone the total exceeded $100,000 dollars.
Show your support for the Legion with a distinctly Legion MasterCard or the Legion MBNA Rewards Mastercard and use it to support your cause. More info...
Sign up now by simply clicking the Legion MasterCard symbol and completing the form or... visit MBNA.
Planning your final arrangements can give you peace of mind. By planning your own funeral now, you can make it a bit easier for your loved ones in the future. They won’t have to manage your final arrangements at a time when they are least able to cope.
Burial? Cremation? Making these final decisions is one of the heart wrenching choices your loved ones must make. By planning, you can learn about the various ecological, social, and financial benefits of each method and make an informed choice that reflects your values. And your family can be spared these decisions.
At Arbor Memorial, we are a trusted member of the Veteran community. Many Arbor Memorial locations have unique options just for veterans and their families. For example, our branches offer special Medal of Honour registry books, where your name and service details will be inscribed, with regimental flags proudly displayed nearby. You may want to pay tribute to your years of service through pictures or engraved epitaphs in the memorialization marking your final resting place. Or you may choose to personalize your casket or urn with a symbol, to represent your military experience.
Ancestry.ca can help you discover more of your family's rich history. As the newest
partner of The Royal Canadian Legion Member Benefits Package, Ancestry.ca is
proud to offer all Royal Canadian Legion Members the opportunity to uncover
their military history at 50% off the regular price of an Ancestry.ca World Deluxe
annual membership. With this offer and a membership to Ancestry.ca - the world's
largest online family history resource - you can access everything Ancestry.ca has to offer, including millions of military BNANAA
records from around the world.
For Royal Canadian Legion members, buying a Dell computer is now cheaper and easier than ever. Using Dell’s Member Purchase Program, Legion members can take advantage of Dell’s best price guarantee on consumer PCs and laptops with savings of up to 30% on the price of select systems, and an extra 10% on Dell mobile tablets.
With faster, enhanced technology, Legion Members will be able to keep in close communication with family, friends and colleagues through web chats, email, Skype and Facebook at the touch of the screen or the click of a mouse. So whether it’s emails to the grandkids from the comforts of home or web chat with fellow Legion members from the local coffee shop, staying in touch has never been easier.
Members can also sit back and enjoy the high performance viewing of movies and playing their favourite games, all being faster, clearer and stronger with powerful graphics and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors. For further information on this deal and the select PCs and laptops, please visit the Dell Member Purchase Program website at www.dell.ca/mpp, or phone a dedicated sales representative at 1-877-297-6974.
And if you are looking for a good home for your old computer, consider the Reconnect program. Dell, in partnership with Goodwill, developed the recycling program to provide technology, education, career service and additional resources to people in need of their own technology. Simply drop off your used computer at participating Goodwill locations around Canada.
Reconnect accepts all computer brands and all proceeds from donations will go to support funding for important Goodwill programs.
All across Canada, in every province and territory, Home Hardware has almost 1,100 independently owned stores. These stores – selling more than 100,000 different products – help customers create the homes they always dreamed of. This is true of The Royal Canadian Legion as well. The courageous efforts of Legion members have helped shape this country and defend its institutions and our commitment to freedom.
Founded in St. Jacobs, Ontario, in 1964, Home remains a proudly Canadian-owned company. That strong identity means that Home Owners are connected to their communities in unique ways, supporting countless local charities and community groups.
Home offers a comprehensive range of products from day-to-day household items to complete plans and building material packages for new homes and cottages. We have an array of exclusive products designed to solve common household problems – and that you can’t find anywhere else. Home’s Beauti-Tone paint is developed and manufactured here in Canada to stand up to the rigors of the Canadian climate. It also stands up to all the competition, rated the top quality paint in many key categories.
That is just part of the Home Hardware story. A less known aspect to our history is that many Home Owners have also served in Canada’s military. You’ll learn more about some of these men in this and future issues of Legion Magazine. All of us at Home are proud of our new partnership with The Royal Canadian Legion. If possible, those veterans are just a touch prouder still.
To learn more about Home and all we have to offer, stop in to your local store and talk with the Owner. Odds are you know him or her already. Or visit us online at www.homehardware.ca.
We are now a part of the Legion Member Benefits Package. Our hearing professionals care about our customers, and Legionnaires who connect with us will experience service that is second to none.
Our top goal is to ensure our customers live life to the fullest with improved hearing. The first step to better hearing starts with a simple question: How do I know if I have hearing loss?
• constantly increase the volume on your TV or radio?
• often ask others to repeat themselves?
• try to guess what someone said or interpret their words incorrectly?
• have trouble hearing grandchildren or in a group situation?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have common hearing loss. One in two over the age of 50 experience it, although it often takes them 5 to 7 years to find a solution.
As part of our partnership with the Legion, we encourage you to book a complimentary hearing screening at any Connect Hearing clinic. It’s simple and quick.
Studies have shown that nearly 95% of those with hearing loss can improve their enjoyment of sound. Our knowledgeable professionals can talk to you about the latest hearing aid technology, and will work with you to find a solution that will fit your lifestyle and budget.
Thanks to this partnership, Legion members will instantly receive exclusive discounts at Connect Hearing, including a 10% discount on hearing aids, five years of complimentary batteries and a 15% discount on Everyday Listening Products.
We look forward to caring for your hearing and to a long partnership with the Legion.
Call us today for a complimentary screening at 1-800-563-HEAR
or visit connecthearing.ca
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has been serving Canadians since 1931. Today, CWT is one of the largest travel companies in the world with more than 170 locations across Canada to serve you in person, by phone or online.
As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Carlson Wagonlit Travel would like to welcome you to the CWT Vacation Club – where members can enjoy savings on vacation travel, room upgrades, ship board credits, free airline seat selection, airport lounge passes, bonus RBC Rewards® points† and exclusive Legion offers — more of everything you want!
Join the CWT Vacation Club today for FREE at www.cwtvacationclub.ca/legion Your first benefit of joining the CWT Vacation Club is a CWT travel certificate valued up to $100* off your next vacation package, cruise or motor coach tour with a CWT preferred supplier.
While on the website you can view the latest , see this week's "Hot Deals" and search for Last Minute vacations. Book your next vacation package, cruise, car rental or flight at your convenience 24/7.
To enjoy full service vacation planning at any of our 170 offices. Call us today at
1-800 CARLSON (227-5766) to speak with a travel counsellor at a location near you.
Two current are:
- 2013 Caribbean Commonwealth Veterans Caribbean Cruise- Feb 8-23, 2013Includes 1 night in Ft Lauderdale and a 14 night Caribbean Cruise. $50 from every cabin sold goes to support the RCEL Caribbean Commonwealth Veterans living in the Caribbean. For more details call your local CWT office or visit www.cwtgroups.ca
- Save $200 per couple ($100 per person) on Escorted Coach Touring or Customized Canadian Vacation packages of 6 nights or longer with Anderson Vacations.
- Save 10% with Trafalgar on motorcoach tours of 10 days or longer to Britain & Europe, Australia & New Zealand and USA & Canada
At CWT you will enjoy the benefits of having a travel professional working for you; a dedicated expert who will tailor a vacation that perfectly suits your needs, your budget and your lifestyle. We offer a wide range of vacation packages, cruises, exotic destinations, escorted group tours and cruises, flights, car rentals, hotel accommodations and much more!
Call us today at 1-800 CARLSON (227-5766)
or visit us at www.cwtvacationclub.ca/legion
or visit one of our 170 locations across Canada for all your vacation planning needs
*Some restrictions apply
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ICI Paints is proud to have been chosen as the exclusive paint supplier of The Royal Canadian Legion. Sharing The RCL’s commitment to tradition and excellence, our premium paint products are exclusively manufactured in Canada and available across the country.
In honour of the new partnership, ICI Paints invites every member of The Royal Canadian Legion to benefit from an exclusive 25% discount on ICI Paints products. All Legion members have to do to take advantage of this substantial discount is simply present their Legion membership card and the account number 2834448-7 to the clerk at the store where they buy their paint. It couldn’t be easier!
Thanks to our exclusive offer, you might just be able to cross an item or two off that “honey-do list” this fall, or give the garage that sprucing up you’ve been meaning to for years. Not sure which type of paint is best suited for the job? Ask one of our in-store experts; they have the experience and knowledge to help you select the right product for you. We offer a complete
line of value-added paint products at any of the 210 ICI Paints or Bétonel stores (Dulux, Glidden and Color Your World Products) across Canada. And don’t hesitate to check out our website at www.icipaints.ca for tips on colours and detailed information on all our interior and exterior paints.
And that same exclusive benefit is there for Legion branches. When the time comes for regular maintenance both inside and outside of your branch, please consider supporting ICI Paints and by doing so, you’ll be taking advantage of this 25% discount.
Remember, by treating ICI Paints as a preferred supplier you will be able to take advantage of our high-quality products, but more importantly you will contribute to the overall well being of the Legion. Whether they are brightening up the local branch or adding a touch of colour to your home, we think you will be pleased with the reliable and lasting performance of our products.
We are thrilled to be associated with a time-honoured organization like The Royal Canadian Legion – and look forward to a long and colourful partnership with its members.
Save money with Travelodge Canada, The RCL’s newest partner. With almost 100 properties across Canada, Travelodge is everywhere you want to be. Standard free amenities like continental breakfast, high speed Internet, in-room coffee, and weekday lobby newspapers are available at most locations and will ensure you enjoy a comfortable stay at a great price.
Travelodge & Thriftlodge properties in Canada are pleased to partner with The Royal Canadian Legion to offer preferred rates to Legion members and their families who are travelling for business or leisure. Members will receive a off our already great rates at all locations across Canada*. Simply enter the special Legion discount code 1000006972 in the “corporate code” area on www.travelodge.ca or quote when calling toll free 1-800-578-7878. Travelodge is very proud to support the men and women who have served our country, and to continue the legacy of Remembrance.
You’ll find your stay at Travelodge not only very comfortable, but also very rewarding. Travelodge is pleased to be the exclusive hotel partner of the Hbc Rewards points program. Earn Hbc Rewards points with each stay and reward yourself with exactly what you want. In addition to Hbc Rewards, all guests are also encouraged to sign up for free membership in the Travelodge Guest Rewards program – one of the richest and most rewarding hotel loyalty programs in the industry.
We look forward to welcoming you and your families to our hotels this year. At the core of our brand promise is a commitment to service and hospitality. Our staff members are some of the best in the business and many of our locations are newly renovated or newly built. We know you will enjoy your stay with us.
Travelodge. Nice Rooms. Great People. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Medipac has been protecting
members of Canadian groups and
associations since 1982. Travel
insurance is our only business!
MedipacAssist™ is our medical
emergency lifeline, providing you
with instant access to our medical
doctors and nurses, day and night,
anywhere in the world.
The Royal Canadian Legion delegated
Medipac with the design of a new
and exclusive member benefit providing
travel insurance to Legion members
across Canada. Enclosed with
this issue of your Legion Magazine is
an integral part of this new program -
The Legion Annual Plan.
Your new program contains extensive
benefits and comprehensive
travel insurance protection for an
unlimited number of trips of 17 days
each, outside Canada. It also provides
coverage for an additional 60
days for your out-of-province travel,
Medipac is honoured to have been
chosen by The Royal Canadian Legion
as a Member Benefits Partner and we
would ask that you take the time to
review the plan details in the enclosed
kit. Your support is very important. As
your participation grows we will
share our success with your branch. Please enrol today!
When you live alone, an unexpected fall or medical emergency can leave you cut off from the help you need. Any delay in receiving medical care can jeopardize your recovery. But with Lifeline, you’re never alone—help is available at the push of a button—24 hours a day.
Philips Lifeline is proud to partner with The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) to provide enhanced safety and peace of mind to Legion members and their loved ones.
Lifeline is an easy to use medical alarm service that lets you feel confident and secure while living independently. Pushing the Lifeline Personal Help Button worn on a wristband or pendant connects you to a trained Lifeline Associate who quickly assesses your situation and dispatches help day or night.
Lifeline is suited for anyone who is:
- Home alone on a frequent basis
- At risk for falls
- Using adaptive devices to assist with walking
- Managing a medical condition
- Considering a move to assisted living
Lifeline is trusted by healthcare professionals, hospitals and caregivers and is the only medical alarm integrated with the healthcare system across Canada.
William Roskus knows first hand about security that the service provides. “Before I got Lifeline, I had a fall and it took me five hours to get to a phone. With Lifeline, all I did was push my button and somebody was here within 10 minutes.”
Sue Callaghan also finds Lifeline to be invaluable. Her father has fallen twice and pressed his Lifeline button for help both times. “If Dad did not have Lifeline, it could have been several hours before anyone checked on him. With Lifeline, help was present in less than five minutes.”
Reach for Lifeline before it’s needed… Thousands of Canadians live more safely and independently in their homes with Lifeline—and you can too.
As an exclusive RCL offer, receive two (2) free months of service when you sign yourself or a loved one up for the Lifeline service.
For more information about this exclusive offer, see our Philips Lifeline insert in this magazine. You can also call 1-800-LIFELINE / 1-800-543-3546 or visit www.lifeline.ca for more details. Please reference code xx300 to obtain this offer.