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Students reflect on Canada’s sacrifices

In raw numbers alone, it has to be one of the largest, most enduring contest of the arts in Canada. For more than 50 years Canadians students have been entering posters, essays and poems in The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poster and literary contests. This year there were more than 100,000 entries. The four...
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    Centennial of Beaumont-Hamel and the Somme marked

    September 21, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    Commemorations were held July 1 to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War battles of Beaumont-Hamel and the Somme in France, St. John’s, N.L., and Ottawa. In France, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall joined Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr in a...
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    Ste-Anne’s Hospital transfers to Quebec

    September 19, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    The last federally administered veterans hospital has finally been transferred to Quebec’s provincial jurisdiction. Established in 1917 expressly to serve veterans, Ste-Anne’s Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue is the last of 18 federal veterans’ hospitals to be transferred to provincial control since universal health care was introduced...
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    National Field of Honour expands criteria for burial

    September 19, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    The National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire, Que., has expanded its criteria for burials, so more people who served in Canada’s military are included, along with their immediate family. The cemetery, operated by the Last Post Fund, was established in 1930. In 2009, the year...
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    Riding to raise awareness

    September 19, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
      Motorcycle enthusiasts across Canada joined the annual TELUS Ride for Dad in large numbers this summer. The program has grown since 2014, when The Royal Canadian Legion announced, at its dominion convention in Edmonton, that it was forming a partnership with the charity ride...
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    Valour Canada to honour the Legion

    September 13, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion will be presented with the 2017 General Sir Arthur Currie Award for its significant contribution to Canadian military history and heritage. The award is given by Valour Canada, a national not-for-profit organization with the goal of connecting Canadians with their military...
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    46th Dominion Convention in St. John’s

    September 1, 2016 by Adam Day
    The Legion comes together in an ancient place to chart a new way forward (Photography by Adam Day & Jennifer Morse) In early June, delegates from across the country gathered in St. John’s, N.L., as one tribe, determined to work together to plot a strong...
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