Archive for July, 2009

  • Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command 49th Convention

    July 29, 2009 by Tom MacGregor
    Nova Scotia Opts For Change Following the example of the dominion convention in Ottawa last year, Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command adopted a new structure and a reduction in the number of people making up its Provincial Executive Council when delegates met in Dartmouth for the 49th...
  • Quebec Command 53rd Convention

    July 22, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Service The Focus At Quebec Convention After three conventions marked by massive change, controversy and election upsets, peace reigned at the 53rd Quebec Command convention May 15-17 in Granby. “These three days should be three days of comradeship,” said outgoing Quebec Command President Annette Arsenault,...
  • Where Poppies Blow

    July 21, 2009 by Tom MacGregor
    During the war, John McCrae became friends with a casualty named Bonneau. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C46284 Exhausted and despairing of the endless carnage being brought into his makeshift operating room, then Major John McCrae of the Canadian Army Medical Corps was doing his best...
  • Men Of Vision Branch Scores With Dart Players

    July 15, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    It was a hair-raising finish to the Dominion Command Darts Championship at Men of Vision Branch in Cochrane, Alta., May 1-3 as two teams with veteran players who had come to the championship several times, but never won, came face-to-face in a playoff. The lead...
  • From Fields Of Red – Canada’s War Art

    July 14, 2009 by Jennifer Morse
    Belgian artist Alfred Bastien’s painting, Canadian Snipers, Beaurain-en artois. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—AN19710261-0055 The Flanders poppy has been the most recognized symbol of remembrance for the last 90 years, and so one would expect to find the scarlet flower proliferating in the over 13,000 artworks in...
  • The Halifax and Region Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) has teamed up with The Royal Canadian Legion to open both of their doors, phone lines, websites and in-boxes to a whole new crop of military families. Since 2006, the MFRC has hosted a twice-yearly series...
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