21 October 2010
Ottawa – His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has accepted The Royal Canadian Legion’s invitation to be its Patron.
"We are extremely pleased that the new Governor General of Canada has accepted this position,” says Patricia Varga, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion. “It keeps alive a tradition that started 84 years ago with the formation of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services League and its invitation to Lord Byng of Vimy, then the Governor General of Canada, to be its first Patron.”
Since then, at the Legion’s invitation, successive governors general have accepted the position of Patron following their installation.
For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion, at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760.
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