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Winnipeg to host dominion convention

Royal Canadian Legion delegates from commands, sections and branches are invited to assemble their delegates in Winnipeg for the 47th dominion convention on Aug. 25-29. “We are expecting 1,200 people,” said Local Arrangements Committee secretary Dawn Golding. The convention, the first to be held in August instead of the traditional June, will be held at the...
  • Place Vimy unveiled by Hudson Branch

    February 6, 2018 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Hudson, Que., Branch commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by unveiling its newly renovated cenotaph and surrounding park, now named Place Vimy.  The only one of its kind in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, the cenotaph commemorates those who have served from the...
  • Delegates at New Brunswick Command’s 83rd convention held Sept. 23-24 in Fredericton supported a proposal for establishment of a veterans’ council within The Royal Canadian Legion. Such a council would help attract younger military members and retain current veteran members, said veteran Sonny McCarron of...
  • Even one is too many

    January 31, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada announced their joint suicide-prevention strategy in October. It is “an approach we have not seen before,” said Minister of Veterans Affairs Seamus O’Regan. The strategy is an effort to co-ordinate some 160 programs and services in both...
  • Saskatchewan Command announced a new partnership it has formed to offer a peer-support program for veterans and first responders suffering from operational stress injuries (OSIs) during its 49th convention held Oct. 14-16 in Estevan. OSI-Can is a partnership between Saskatchewan Command and the Canadian Mental Health...
  • Forum hears of benefits of Invictus Games

    January 28, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) forum had a royal guest—Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games, the international adaptive sports competition for military and veterans living with serious wounds, injuries and illness. The Invictus Games, he said, help “reignite qualities...
  • Suicide prevention strategy a step forward

    January 26, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Progress is finally being made in gathering accurate data on rates of suicide among Canada’s total veteran population, thanks to the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada’s Joint Suicide Prevention Strategy. Statisticians currently have data on suicide for serving armed forces members, but such...
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