Archive for July, 2010

  • Easterners Sweep Darts Tournament

    July 30, 2010 by Adam Day
    It was a display of Eastern Canadian dominance at this year’s Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Darts Championships, held May 7-10 at F.E. Butler Branch in Chester, N.S. The tourney began on Saturday morning with a brief piper-led parade around the branch before the ceremony started...
  • This Land Of Verse

    July 28, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    Cape D’Or, N.S. PHOTO: ©iStockphoto/creighton359 Canada is a large, rough country. It took tough, determined men and women to explore it, map it and give it place names. But when it came to defining the country in the minds of its citizens, it took artists,...
  • Cribbage Titles Stay In The Maritimes

    July 24, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    The tides were in the home team’s favour April 23-25, as the Dominion Command Cribbage Championships turned into a Maritime sweep for cribbage players from across Canada meeting at Sussex, N.B., Branch. Prince Edward Island won the singles competition while Nova Scotia won the doubles...
  • Roughly one hundred metres above the Gulf of Oman: cargo door open; all senses engaged. Shadows and human silhouettes against sunlit water; vibrations still typing rhythmic pattern up spine to neck; deep muffled engine and main rotor noise in helmet overlaid with sudden invite from...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    July 19, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to our questions in the special Readers’ Quiz we had in our July/August issue dealing with poppies. John McCrae was serving in the medical corps as a doctor near Ypres, Belgium, during the Second Battles of Ypres when he wrote In...
  • Princess Margriet Visits Legion house

    July 19, 2010 by Adam Day
    Legion House in Kanata played host to a very special visitor May 11 as Princess Margriet of the Netherlands came to Dominion Command headquarters to plant a symbolic tree and pay her respects to the Canadian servicemen and women who helped to liberate her homeland...
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