Legion news

Read the latest news releases and articles from Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion.

 

  • As veterans struggle with loneliness, advocates push for more social-building programs

    Nov 24, 2022
    “It’s important for us to have this conversation so folks don’t feel like they’re on their own, and that there is support available for them, that there is a community that’s trying to get them to a place that is better for their recovery journey,” said Fardous Hosseiny, president and chief executive officer of the Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion hosts Canada’s 2022 National Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Nov 11, 2022
    Under a bright sky and with unusually warm temperatures in Ottawa, the solemn ceremony honoured the men and women who have given their lives in service to Canada.
  • The Dieppe Flag – A journey home

    Nov 4, 2022
    At the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, a special case containing a flag will sit at the foot of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This flag was recovered from the beaches of Dieppe in 1942. How this flag ended up at Dieppe 70 years later will always be a bit of a mystery, but the story behind the flag, passed down from caretaker to caretaker, is one of pride, hope and coming home.
  • A Remembrance Day Flypast with Special Symbolism

    Nov 1, 2022
    Each year at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony, tens of thousands of Canadians gather to honour and remember our Veterans. This year, at 11:30am, during the singing of God Save the King, a special flypast of vintage military aircraft will grace the skies, each painted to symbolically honour a Canadian Veteran.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion names Canada’s 2022 National Silver Cross Mother

    Nov 1, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to announce this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Candy Greff of Lacombe, Alberta. Mrs. Greff will have the honour of placing a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.
  • You’ve Never Seen a Poppy Do This Before

    Oct 28, 2022
    Visit www.PoppyStories.ca on your mobile device to scan your Poppy and meet some inspiring Canadians who gave their lives in service of our country.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion 2022 National Poppy Campaign launches today

    Oct 28, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2022 National Poppy Campaign is officially underway, with new biodegradable Poppies and wreaths and some poignant new initiatives to help promote Remembrance.
  • First Poppy 2022 presented to Canada’s Governor General

    Oct 25, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion presented the First Poppy of the 2022 National Poppy Campaign today to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
  • Legion’s 2022 National Poppy Campaign set for launch

    Oct 19, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Poppy Campaign is set for launch next week under a much less restrictive pandemic environment and featuring some exciting new initiatives. The National Poppy Campaign officially begins on Friday, October 28th.
  • Legion Yoga programs in Saskatchewan attract enthusiasm

    Oct 17, 2022
    A Legion branch in Saskatchewan is hosting a unique “chair yoga” program, much to the delight of local members and the wider community including veterans and seniors.