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Corby Spirit and Wine

Proud Official Partner of the Royal Canadian Legion

With Canadian roots dating back to 1837, Corby – like the Royal Canadian Legion – has been part of the most important moments of our country’s history that have made Canada today.

After military service in the 1837 Rebellion, our founder, Henry Corby, sold his bakery and bought a St. Lawrence steamer. Soon enough, he was making his own brand of whisky for local consumption and incorporated the distillery operation in 1859. Following Confederation in 1867, he became a member of the provincial parliament for East Hastings and passed on the business to his son, Henry Corby II, in 1881, who was later appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1912.

War changed our business, and the distillery suspended normal operations to dedicate itself to the war effort, producing alcohol for munitions both in the first and second World War. Following the end of World War II, the international distilling industry began a period of consolidation that has continued to the present day. Canadian troops returning from Europe had acquired new tastes for imported spirits and wines.

In 1969, the Company was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and still is under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B.

Today, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines based in Toronto, Ontario. With approximately 21% of spirits sales in Canada, our premium portfolio includes many of the top-selling brands in our country. Corby is also, since 2005, affiliated with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry.

For more information on our company and our brands, please visit our website www.corby.ca.

Please enjoy our products responsibly.

 

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel is proud to be the official travel partner of The Royal Canadian Legion

Exclusive Legion member offers:

3rd Annual Caribbean Commonwealth Veterans Caribbean Cruise

Feb 1-13, 2015

Join Dominion President, Comrade Gordon Moore on the 3rd Annual Legion Caribbean cruise. Gordon will be accompanied by his wife Kathy, and CWT host Sheldon Taraschuk.

Over 160 Legion members enjoyed the 2013 & 2014 Legion cruises which raised over $7000 to support RCEL Caribbean Commonwealth veterans! For every cabin booked, CWT will donate $75, to help RCEL Commonwealth Veterans living in Grand Cayman & Belize, and other Caribbean nations.

The 2015 cruise package includes 1 night in Ft Lauderdale, an 11 night Caribbean/Central America cruise aboard the Celebrity Equinox, two onboard cocktail parties, pre-paid gratuities, visits with local veterans and much more! For additional information and to ask about bonus offers such as a Free Classic Beverage Package or ship board credits please contact your local Carlson Wagonlit Travel office at 1 800 CARLSON (227-5766). CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2nd Annual War Memorial Tour & River Cruise

June 4-21, 2015

Join Carlson Wagonlit Travel for the second year while we honour our Canadian Military past in Europe. Your tour starts in Paris and then heads towards Juno Beach to pay respect at the 71st Anniversary of    D-Day on June 6. Departing Normandy you will cross France and Belgium on your way to Amsterdam, visiting important Canadian WWI and WWII memorial sites en-route.

The tour continues as new members join in Amsterdam and you tour the historical military sites in Holland. From here you have the option of boarding a river cruise and gently sail through the Dutch country side on your way to Switzerland.

Legion Members can choose from 3 package options:

  • 11 day land tour from Paris to Amsterdam including Holland followed by a 7 night river cruise
  • 5 day land tour in Holland with the 7 night river cruise
  • 1 night in Amsterdam with the 7 night river cruise

Tours will be conducted in English.

For more details please click contact your local CWT office at 1 800 CARLSON (227-5766). CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Coming soon… September 2015: Mediterranean Cruise with an Italy land tour

As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Carlson Wagonlit Travel also has a vast array of vacation benefits available to you as part of the CWT Vacation Club. Your FREE membership gives you access to perks such as savings on all-inclusive vacations and tours, room upgrades, ship board credits, free airline seat selection, 2 for 1 excursions, bonus RBC Rewards® points†— more of everything you want!

Join the CWT Vacation Club today for free at www.cwtvacationclub.ca/legion. Your first benefit of joining is a CWT travel certificate valued up to $100* off your next vacation package, cruise or motor coach tour with a CWT preferred supplier.

While on the website, you can view the latest exclusive Legion member offers, see this week’s “Hot Deals” and search for last minute vacations. Book your next vacation package, cruise, tour, flight & hotel stay, car rental at your convenience 24/7.

To enjoy full service vacation planning at any of our 180 offices, call us today at

1-800 CARLSON (227-5766) to speak with a travel counsellor at a location near you.

To enjoy full service vacation planning at any of our 180 offices, call us today at 1-800 CARLSON (227-5766) to speak with a travel counsellor at a location near you.

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When should you ask about home healthcare?

 

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For seniors who want to live independently in their own homes – and thousands of Legion members certainly fit that description –having the right support can make all the difference, enabling you to live a full and rewarding life. But when is the right time to reach out for that support?

Many seniors wait until they’re faced with a crisis or a medical emergency – a fall, a sudden illness or a surgery from which recovery would be difficult or impossible on their own. They may not realize that getting the right support in the first place can mitigate the risks of more serious incidents. Others seek help in advance of serious need – they just want help with meals and housekeeping or perhaps a bit of companionship from time to time.

Whether the need is urgent or preventative, making the decision to get help can be a challenging one. Anthony Milonas, Chief Operating Officer from We Care, one of Canada’s leading national homehealth care companies, says there are two big questions to consider: When is the right time to consider getting help? and Who should you turn to?

“If you are having difficulty with mobility and are at risk of a serious fall,” Anthony says, “you should likely consider getting help. The same goes for seniors who are confused about their medications or who have difficulty managing their households.” He adds that seniors recovering from a medical crisis without support may face especially high risks.

As to the second question – who to turn to for help – Anthony says, “Assuming you need professional help, it all boils down to trust. Look for a care provider who, like We Care, is approved by Accreditation Canada – the same group that certifies Canada’s hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Be sure they offer a breadth of services to handle all your care needs – for today and tomorrow.”

Does it matter that We Care is a major supporter of Legion activities and programs? “We think so,” Anthony says. “It shows an understanding and commitment that, we hope, is meaningful to Legion members.”

We Care is a national provider of home healthcare services with offices serving over 800 communities all across Canada.

An exclusive offer for Royal Canadian Legion members: receive a 10% discount off We Care services*

* Discount not valid in conjunction with any other discount offer(s) and is based on standard local rates. Limited time offer available at participating locations only. Subject to change without notice. Limit one per customer. Discount applies only to privately funded services excluding foot care and occupational health.

Visit www.wecare.ca or call 1-855-229-3227

 

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Premier Care in Bathing is proud to be endorsed by The Royal Canadian Legion

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At Premier Care in Bathing, Legion Members are sure to be impressed with the quality, workmanship, and service provided with our products. Our highly trained Bathing Consultants are always available to answer any questions you might have, as well as provide guidance in choosing the product best suited to satisfy your personal needs.

We are also very proud to be the first Walk-In Bath and Easy Access Shower company to have received commendation by the Arthritis Society, and offer Canadians the largest selection of Arthritis friendly products in the industry. Premier’s specialized product line allows veterans and their loved ones to experience peace of mind while dignity and autonomy remain upheld and a higher quality of life is enjoyed.Members of The Royal Canadian Legion will enjoy an exclusive discount of $1,925 upon the purchase and installation of a Premier Care in Bathing bath or shower and validation of membership is confirmed.

“We are pleased to work with The Royal Canadian Legion in providing support to our Canadian veterans. Premier believes in serving those who have honorably served their country and we are humbled to be a part of this venture. We know how impactful a new, accessible bathroom can be and look forward to the many benefits veterans will experience from a Premier tub or shower,” said Iain J. Whyte, Group CEO, Premier Care in Bathing.

The dedicated service team at Premier Care in Bathing is committed to providing the outstanding level of service and support our customers deserve. Customers are at the heart of our business and we are determined to meet and exceed your expectations. Experience the joy of safer bathing and what it truly means to “Transform your bathroom, transform your life.”

Visit premiercarebathing.ca/legion to request a free brochure, or call 800-519-2049 for further information.

 

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A Tough Time Made Easier For Members

Making funeral and cemetery plans for Royal Canadian Legion Members can now be a little easier and more economical. Alliances, by Arbor Memorial, Canada’s leading family of trusted funeral homes and cemeteries offers Members the following special privileges and discounts:

Benefits for Legion Members

• 10% discount for Members (and their immediate family) who make arrangements in advance

• 5% discount for Members who make arrangements at time of death

• Free access to the Arbor Memorial Services’ Information Without Obligation™ library

• Free step-by-step Estate Planning Guide

• Automatic enrollment in the exclusive Family Security Benefit Plan™

Call today to learn about the many benefits available from the Arbor Alliance Program: 1-877-301-8066 or visit plantoday.ca

 

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Discover Your Story With

Ancestry.ca can help you discover more of your family’s rich history. As a proud partner with The Royal Canadian Legion Member Benefits Package, Ancestry.ca offers all Royal Canadian Legion Members the opportunity to uncover their military history at 50% off the regular price of an Ancestry.ca World Deluxe  annual membership. With this exclusive offer and a membership to Ancestry.ca – the world’s largest online family history resource – you can access everything Ancestry.ca has to offer, including millions of military records from around the world.

Ewen McInnes discovered the story of his great-great uncle Robert. When Ewen came across an old photo of a British naval officer, there was a note on the back from his great-grandmother that read, “My brother, Robert McInnes. Killed in action. War 1914-18. 18 years old.” Other than the photo, details about Robert’s time in the military were unknown and his story remained a mystery until Ewen performed a search on Ancestry.ca.

While exploring the Soldiers of the First World War enlistment records he discovered that Robert McInnes had been assigned to the 2/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry. The record indicated that Robert had then been discharged from the Yeomanry and transferred to the “Royal Naval Division.”

Able Seaman Robert McInnes joined the Howe Battalion of the Royal Naval Division on September 1st, 1917. He was killed in action on October 26th, 1917 – the first day of the Second Battle of Passchendaele. Inspired by his discovery, Ewen plans to visit the battlefields of Passchendaele and pay his respects to his great-great-uncle Robert.

If you’d like to start discovering your story, call 1-800-958-9026 today and save 50% on a World Deluxe annual membership with Ancestry.ca

Who will you discover?

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Stay Connected with Dell

For Royal Canadian Legion members, buying a Dell computer is now cheaper and easier than ever. Using Dell’s Member Purchase Program, Legion members can take advantage of Dell’s best price guarantee on consumer PCs and laptops with savings of up to 30% on the price of select systems, and an extra 10% on Dell mobile tablets.

With faster, enhanced technology, Legion Members will be able to keep in close communication with family, friends and colleagues through web chats, email, Skype and Facebook at the touch of the screen or the click of a mouse. So whether it’s emails to the grandkids from the comforts of home or web chat with fellow Legion members from the local coffee shop, staying in touch has never been easier.

Members can also sit back and enjoy the high performance viewing of movies and playing their favourite games, all being faster, clearer and stronger with powerful graphics and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors. For further information on this deal and the select PCs and laptops, please visit the Dell Member Purchase Program website at www.dell.ca/mpp, or phone a dedicated sales representative at 1-877-297-6974.

And if you are looking for a good home for your old computer, consider the Reconnect program. Dell, in partnership with Goodwill, developed the recycling program to provide technology, education, career service and additional resources to people in need of their own technology.  Simply drop off your used computer at participating Goodwill locations around Canada.

Reconnect accepts all computer brands and all proceeds from donations will go to support funding for important Goodwill programs.

For more information, please visit the Dell Member Purchase Program website at http://www.dell.ca/mpp or call 1-877-297-6974.

 

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A beautiful July week at a cottage in Northern Ontario or Quebec; Visiting Mom & Dad in the Okanagan or Annapolis Valleys; A midsummer tour of the Maritimes; Long weekend cross border shopping trips; That 10 day cruise to Hawaii or the Caribbean Islands in mid-winter; An Alaska cruise in the summer; Two weeks in Europe with our memories…….These are the things that I promise myself and my family I will do! Not in 5 years, but now. And I will need proper travel insurance to do these things.

Medipac has been protecting members of Canadian groups and associations since 1982. Travel insurance is our only business!

MedipacAssist™ is our medical emergency lifeline, providing you with instant access to our medical doctors and nurses, day and night, anywhere in the world.

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The Royal Canadian Legion delegated Medipac with the design of a new and exclusive member benefit providing travel insurance to Legion members across Canada. Enclosed with this issue of your Legion Magazine is an integral part of this new program – The Legion Annual Plan.

Your new program contains extensive benefits and comprehensive travel insurance protection for an unlimited number of trips of 17 days each, outside Canada. It also provides coverage for an additional 60 days for your out-of-province travel, within Canada.

Medipac is honoured to have been chosen by The Royal Canadian Legion as a Member Benefits Partner and we would ask that you take the time to review the plan details in the enclosed kit. Your support is very important. As your participation grows we will share our success with your branch.
Please enrol today!

1-888-939-0001
www.rclinsurance.com

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With Philips Lifeline It’s Never Too Early
To Protect Yourself Or A Loved One

When you live alone, an unexpected fall or medical emergency can leave you cut off from the help you need. Any delay in receiving medical care can jeopardize your recovery. But with Lifeline, you’re never alone— help is available at the push of a button— 24 hours a day.

Philips Lifeline is proud to partner with The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) to provide enhanced safety and peace of mind to Legion members and their loved ones.

Expert, caring help at your fingertips
Lifeline is an easy to use medical alarm service that lets you feel confident and secure while living independently. Pushing the Lifeline Personal Help Button worn on a wristband or pendant connects you to a trained Lifeline Associate who quickly assesses your situation and dispatches help day or night.

Who Needs Lifeline?
Lifeline is suited for anyone who is:

  • Home alone on a frequent basis
  • At risk for falls
  • Using adaptive devices to assist with walking
  • Managing a medical condition
  • Considering a move to assisted living

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Feel secure with Canada’s most trusted medical alarm service
Lifeline is trusted by healthcare professionals, hospitals and caregivers and is the only medical alarm integrated with the healthcare system across Canada.

William Roskus knows first hand about security that the service provides. “Before I got Lifeline, I had a fall and it took me five hours to get to a phone. With Lifeline, all I did was push my button and somebody was here within 10 minutes.”

Sue Callaghan also finds Lifeline to be invaluable. Her father has fallen twice and pressed his Lifeline button for help both times. “If Dad did not have Lifeline, it could have been several hours before anyone checked on him. With Lifeline, help was present in less than five minutes.”

Peace of mind can be yours today
Reach for Lifeline before it’s needed… Thousands of Canadians live more safely and independently in their homes with Lifeline—and you can too.

As an exclusive RCL offer, receive two (2) free months of service when you sign yourself or a loved one up for the Lifeline service.

For more information about this exclusive offer call 1-800-LIFELINE / 1-800-543-3546 or visit www.lifeline.ca for more details. Please reference code xx300 to obtain this offer.

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MBNA Bank Canada is a subsidiary of MBNA Bank America, N.A., the largest independent credit card lender in the world. In addition to offices in Canada, MBNA has offices throughout the USA, Ireland and the United Kingdom. More than 4,400 organizations in these countries endorse MBNA services to their members. Some of the benefits for members include:

• Fraud protection
• Low introductory interest rates
• Fast credit-line increase requests
• Toll free customer service 24 hours a day, year round
• No charge for card applications at the Gold and Platinum levels.

Visit our Web site
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BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

A MAN ALONE by Peter Court. The wartime experiences of Robert (Bob) Robinson as a British soldier in India and Burma in World War II included facing mutiny in his platoon. A Canadian citizen since 1954, he has taken part in many Remembrance Day marches in West Vancouver. Cost: £12.95, Postage £4. Order from: www.woodfieldpublishing.co.uk. Woodfield Publishing Limited, Bognor Regis PO 21 5EL England.

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TRAVEL

WORLD WAR II ESCORTED TOUR: CANADIANS & THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN

November 3-16, 2014. Join us as we follow the young Canadians in the First Division from their landing in Sicily, through the battles for the Moro River, Ortona, and the Liri Valley, on to the Gothic Line, finishing near Ravenna at the Savio, Lamone and Senio Rivers. Note: tour revolves around participation in the Remembrance Day Ceremony, Moro River Cemetery on November 11.  Contact Ellison Travel & Tours 800-265-7022 or vacations@ettravel.com.  Visit www.ettravel.com/escorted for tour details.

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MISCELLANEOUS

2014 HMCS/CFB CORNWALLIS REUNION August 22-August 25, 2014

The Cornwallis Reunion is open to all who served and trained in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia between 1942-1994. We welcome members of the military, former members of HMCS Acadia and civilian employees who assisted in the upkeep and operation of the base. For more information, please see our website at www.abcc.ca or call Toll Free: 1-888-830-4466.

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