Archive for July, 2011

  • The Farmers' War

    July 28, 2011 by D'Arcy Jenish
    Working the fields near Markerville, Alta. PHOTO: GLENBOW MUSEUM—NA2071-12 On April 14, 1941, federal agriculture minister James Gardiner delivered an urgent address to the nation’s farmers. His words were broadcast coast-to-coast by CBC Radio. Canada had been at war for nearly 20 months and Gardiner...
  • Busy Barrhaven Branch Growing With The Community

    July 23, 2011 by Tom MacGregor
    Like the community itself, the Legion’s Barrhaven Branch has flourished in the past few years. From a new branch with the required 50 new members in 2005, the branch has more than doubled its space and increased its membership to 460 today. “We’ve never had...
  • Logistics

    July 21, 2011 by Sheena Bolton
    The days are long and sometimes crazy, but without them the Canadian Forces would not be able to operate overseas or at home. For the most part, the men and women filling these days—and nights—work behind the scenes and rarely get recognized for turning seemingly...
  • Concentration Wins The Darts Game

    July 20, 2011 by Adam Day
    Darts is an infuriating game. What should be simple—throwing a steel-tipped projectile 2.37 metres into a cork target—is at times intricately, impossibly complex. Simply making the dart do what you want, when you want, repeatedly—this is harder than might be imagined. At least it is...
  • Reader’s Quiz Answers

    July 18, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to our Readers’ Quiz in the July/August 2011 issue of Legion Magazine. British and Canadian troops were command by General Sir Douglas Haig during the 1916 Battle of the Somme. The Canadian Forces used the secretive Camp Mirage in the United...
  • Victory In The Cards At Cribbage Championships

    July 15, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    The 2011 Dominion Command Cribbage Championships, held at Chomedey Branch in Laval, Que., April 29-May 1, was a time for seconds. Two teams from Atlantic Canada each took home dominion trophies for the second time and it was the second time Chomedey Branch played host...
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