Archive for September, 2008

  • The War That Changed The World

    September 7, 2008 by Tim Cook
    Canadian soldiers—by the truckload—celebrate after the Battle of Vimy Ridge. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA001353 Canada is on the razor’s edge of lived memory. At the time of writing this story, there is only one Canadian veteran left alive from the First World War. In...
  • Report From The Nation’s Capital: The Senior Officers

    September 2, 2008 by Legion Magazine
    . PHOTO: PATRICK RILEY The new Senior Officers of Dominion Command are (front, from left) First Vice Pat Varga, Dominion President Wilf Edmond, Past President Jack Frost; (rear, from left) Treasurer Mike Cook, Vice-President Paulette Cook, Vice-President Gordon Moore, Vice-President Erl Kish, Chairman Tom Irvine....
  • Report From The Nation’s Capital: Carried!

    September 1, 2008 by Legion Magazine
    . PHOTO: JENNIFER MORSE LEGEND Committee abbreviations: C&L—constitution and laws; DEC—Dominion Executive Council; DEF—defence; MEM—membership; P&R—poppy and remembrance; R&A—ritual and awards; SE—sub-executive; VSS—veterans, seniors, service. Government abbreviations: CF—Canadian Forces; CMHC—Canada Mortgage and Housing; DND—Department of National Defence; VAC—Veterans Affairs Canada. Legislation: NVC—New Veterans Charter; SISIP—Service...
  • Report From The Nation’s Capital: Legion Of Goodness

    September 1, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Legionnaires march from Parliament Hill. PHOTO: ADAM DAY Looking over the wreaths placed on the National War Memorial in Ottawa for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 42nd dominion convention, Honorary Dominion Command Chaplain Rabbi Reuven Bulka made a plea to people to join the organization he...
  • Report From The Nation’s Capital: Voting For Change

    September 1, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTO: JENNIFER MORSE It was a historic moment for The Royal Canadian Legion, and while the groundwork had been laid prior to the 42nd dominion convention, the tone for the governance debate was set early by Dominion President Jack Frost. “The future of the Legion...
  • Report From The Nation’s Capital: Relaxing Royally

    September 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Nova Scotia/Nunavut Zone Commander Roger Purnell (left) shares a smile with Prince Floris and Princess Aimée. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS After participating in the serious business side of dominion convention, delegates look forward to some socializing and being entertained at evening suppers and receptions hosted by...
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