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In this section
Legion initiatives going strong in the midst of the pandemic
26 March 2020
With a little ingenuity and in the spirit of supporting our Veterans and communities, amazing work is happening in many parts of the country – Legion members have found ways to continue helping while respecting advice from medical officials.
More than a Fish tale: Heroes Mending on the Fly
12 March 2020
“You don’t feel like you are alone in your journey,” said one Veteran. “I have not felt this relaxed in a very long time,” said another. Telling remarks from participants in the Heroes Mending on the Fly program, a national program wholeheartedly supported by the Legion both in concept and through its Poppy Trust Fund, which exists thanks to donations from generous Canadians.
Joan Cook is The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2020 Marches Nijmegen Representative
9 March 2020
A Q&A with Joan Cook, the Legion's 2020 Nijmegen Marches representative.
Veterans Helping Veterans with the Legion’s OSI Buddy Check Coffee
11 February 2020
The Royal Canadian Legion Operational Stress Injury Special Section (BSO Legion OSI) has launched Buddy Check Coffee, a program to help Veterans gather to enjoy peer support, while sipping coffee.
The military and mental health
29 January 2020
As National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Samson Dawe shares her thoughts related to mental health and the military.
Royal Canadian Legion revokes membership of individuals for Stolen Valour
20 January 2020
The Royal Canadian Legion, in an unprecedented move has revoked the membership of two members found to have engaged in “Stolen Valour.”
Free One-Year Legion Membership to Welcome Veterans
17 January 2020
Canadian Veterans share what it's like to be a member of The Royal Canadian Legion. The Legion offers a one-year free membership for Veterans and still-serving CAF and RCMP members who have not yet joined the Legion.
Legion welcomes VAC mandate letter
17 December 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to see the refreshed government mandate letter to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), which focuses on work we agree is necessary to effectively serve our Veterans.
Sherbrooke, Quebec named host of Legion Nationals
9 December 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine is proud to announce the next host city for the Legion Nationals is Sherbrooke, Quebec.
In their own words: Why our members joined The Royal Canadian Legion
28 November 2019
Legion members share why they support The Royal Canadian Legion.
National Remembrance Day Ceremony welcomes thousands
11 November 2019
Over thirty thousand Canadians took part in the national ceremony to honour Canada’s fallen in Ottawa, despite the cold, cloudy morning.
The Royal Canadian Legion announces 2019-2020 National Silver Cross Mother
1 November 2019
This year’s National Silver Cross Mother is Mrs. Reine Samson Dawe of Kingston, Ontario. As the National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Reine Samson Dawe (pronounced “Wren” Samson Dawe) will place a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2019. She will do so on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost a son or daughter in action, or over the course of normal duty.
How The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Supports Canada’s Veterans
29 October 2019
Donations to the Poppy Fund ensures Veterans receive the care and support they need through many Legion programs and services. These are some of those stories.
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.