43rd Dominion Convention: It Happened In Winnipeg

August 31, 2010 by Legion Magazine
The first convention in 1927 of what was then called the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League. [PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES]

The first convention in 1927 of what was then called the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League.
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Dominion President Clare Sparling speaks to delegates at the  20th convention in 1964 who ‘voiced their objections’ to Prime Minster Lester Pearson about replacing the Union Jack with ‘a distinctive Canadian flag.' [PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES]

Dominion President Clare Sparling speaks to delegates at the 20th convention in 1964 who ‘voiced their objections’ to Prime Minster Lester Pearson about replacing the Union Jack with ‘a distinctive Canadian flag.
PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES

More than 5,000 Legionnaires march during the Golden Anniversary dominion convention in 1976. [PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES]

More than 5,000 Legionnaires march during the Golden Anniversary dominion convention in 1976.
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Delegates and guests crowd the cenotaph at the 30th dominion convention in 1984. [PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES]

Delegates and guests crowd the cenotaph at the 30th dominion convention in 1984.
PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES

Veterans at the 37th dominion convention in 1998 ride antique military vehicles in the parade. [PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES]

Veterans at the 37th dominion convention in 1998 ride antique military vehicles in the parade.
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