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Vancouver Legionnaire Wins a Trip for Two Aboard VIA Rail

May 17, 2018
We are pleased to announce Mike Gardiner of Vancouver Branch 176 has won our latest member contest!

As an incentive for members to register on the Legion’s new Member Services Website, earlier this year, we offered a chance for registered members to win VIA Rail travel to see Canada’s beauty, generously donated by VIA Rail. We are pleased to announce Mike Gardiner of Vancouver Branch 176 has won our latest member contest!

Mike GardinerMike, a 4-year member, was first introduced to the Legion by his late uncle, mentor and hero, George Gardiner who served for many years on the executive of Rosemont Branch 29 in Montreal. Mike, an Ordinary member who served with the Canadian Coast Guard, followed in his uncle’s footsteps by joining the Legion. “My uncle taught me about the Legion’s vital role supporting Veterans and their families while also building a future Canada that would serve as their proud legacy. I am proud to be a member of the Legion to help honour Canada’s heritage and to build an even brighter future. On a very personal level, I value the camaraderie and fellowship of my fellow members. As I travelled the country with the Canadian Coast Guard, I have been warmly welcomed in Branches from Iqaluit to Inuvik, and from Victoria, BC to Sydney, NS.”

Mike is encouraging his fellow Legionnaires to get online, and is pleased to see more and more Legion branches embracing the online membership renewal option. Today, nearly 900 Legion Branches offer online renewal and automatic payment options for their members, and that number is growing everyday!

Thank you, Mike for your continued support for the Legion, and for helping us honour and support Canada’s Veterans!

Did you know, the Legion offers a new way for members to register, renew, and manage their member information online? Registered members also receive our member e-Newsletter, the Legion Debrief, filled with the latest news, information and member opportunities. We’re encouraging all Legionnaires to register their membership on our new Member Services Website to help make supporting your Legion easier than ever.

If you are a Legion member, and haven’t yet registered on the Member Services Website… do it today to be entered for the next chance to win! Visit and click on “For Members and Branches” at the top of the page.