Archive for January, 2011

  • Library Partnership Expands Program

    January 30, 2011 by Tom MacGregor
    The popular Lest We Forget program operated by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has been given new life with a partnership announced Nov. 8 with the Canadian Urban Libraries Council and the Canadian War Museum. Under the program, students have been able to come to...
  • A very busy apprenticeship and short honeymoon marked Jean-Pierre Blackburn’s first year as minister of veterans affairs. He has logged tens of thousands of travel miles: two commemorative trips to Europe, a tense trip to the Middle East marked by a diplomatic incident as the...
  • Governor General Accepts Position

    January 23, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Governor General David Johnston has accepted The Royal Canadian Legion’s invitation to serve as the veterans organization’s patron. One of his first duties as patron was to accept the first poppy to launch the 2010 poppy campaign at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Oct. 25....
  • New Exhibit Focuses on Legion Life

    January 18, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    “Almost every community has a Legion branch and I thought it was important to document what was going on there,” says photographer Tobi Asmoucha. The result of her work over a couple of years will be the subject of a new exhibit at the Canadian...
  • Military Jumps In After Hurricane Igor Hits

    January 13, 2011 by Sheena Bolton
    The three branches of the Canadian Forces, along with Fire and Emergency Services—Newfoundland and Labrador— and locals joined forces to battle the aftermath of Hurricane Igor. The hurricane hit the coast on Sept. 21, sweeping away roads, bridges and houses, leaving some 50,000 households without...
  • It’s been just over a year since tears in the eyes of some participants at a Remembrance Day ceremony at Toronto’s Scott Mission alerted Ontario Command to the problem of homeless veterans. Since then more than 100 have been identified and dozens given a helping...
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