Legion news

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

 

  • Royal Canadian Legion National Poppy Campaign begins

    25 October 2019
    Thousands of volunteers began handing out red poppies across Canada today, the start of The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Poppy Campaign.
  • Legion Poppy Funds Helping Veterans in Need

    22 October 2019
    Donations to the Poppy Fund during the Poppy Campaign and year-round ensure programs that help Veterans and their families are able to become a reality. Ontario’s Operation Service Dog is one of them, and Veteran Molly's life is forever changed.
  • First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor-General

    15 October 2019
    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, received the symbolic First Poppy from The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD, in Ottawa today.
  • Veterans matter: issues that matter

    7 October 2019
    The Royal Canadian Legion would like to see Veterans’ issues become a higher priority not only throughout the federal election period, but all year.
  • Veteran health matters: The Legion Listens

    7 October 2019
    As advocates for veterans’ well-being, we will continue to monitor the level of support provided to our veterans in long-term care facilities across Canada.
  • “Remembrance Row” part of Royal Canadian Legion’s support of 2019 Canada Army Run

    20 September 2019
    Participants in this year’s Canada Army Run are invited to meet the country’s 2018-2019 National Silver Cross Mother, Ms. Anita Cenerini. Chosen by the Legion to represent all mothers and families of fallen veterans, she will be part of this year’s weekend event in memory of her son Private Thomas Welch who passed away after serving in Afghanistan.
  • Nijmegen Marches 2019 Recap

    17 September 2019
    Lee Harrison, Veteran, Peterborough firefighter and Legion member, shares his experience being The Royal Canadian Legion's representative at this year’s International Four Day Nijmegen Marches.
  • 2019 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships Recap

    13 August 2019
    2019 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships recap and highlights!
  • 43rd Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships begin in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

    9 August 2019
    Over 700 athletes from across the country are in Sydney, competing from August 9-11 in Canada’s only track and field championships for the under 16 and 18 categories.
  • Project Trauma Support

    23 July 2019
    The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to announce its support for a national initiative that helps military veterans and RCMP officers cope with operational stress injuries.