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Choose our cover for the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

The next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story is How Canada conquered VIMY RIDGE. Help choose the cover by casting your vote. It will soon be 105 years since the capture of Vimy Ridge by Canadian soldiers on April 9-12, 1917, and the battle has come to hold a sacred place in our memory of the First World War. Find out how and why the battle was fought and how generations of Canadians have come to understand its meaning—in the latest issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story.   Loading…
Lytton Branch destroyed by wildfire
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Lytton Branch destroyed by wildfire

Lytton, B.C., was devastated by wildfire on June 30.  The hospital, ambulance station and pharmacy were destroyed.The bank, museum, coffee shop, both grocery stores, all gone. And with them, Lytton Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion.  “It’s going to be a challenge,” said Branch President Sheila Maguire in an interview with Legion Magazine  in August. “But we’ll forge on.” It won’t be easy. It won’t be cheap. And it won’t be fast.  The outer walls of the building have collapsed. “We won’t be salvaging anything,” Maguire said. At the end of August she was sorting out insurance issues, too busy to think too far ahead. But she hopes a new building is in the future for the branch, a meeting place for the town’s 250 or so residents and about 2,500 people who live up and down the valley. ...
The Immortal Poppy is digital art
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The Immortal Poppy is digital art

The Royal Canadian Legion has digitized a real Flanders poppy to commemorate its 100th year as a symbol of remembrance.  Dubbed the “Immortal Poppy,” the project has created highly detailed virtual copies of a hand-plucked, fully bloomed poppy sourced from Flanders Fields. The petals of the digital flower are 3D and rotatable and bear the names of all Canadian war dead spanning from the First World War.  The poppies will be auctioned off in online marketplaces as limited-edition pieces of digital artwork, with the 100th copy saved for use by the Legion. Each will be presented as a non-fungible token, a type of digital file that is serialized and authenticated on purchase, making each file unique to the buyer. Proceeds of the Immortal Poppy campaign go to the Legion’s poppy fund, used t...
Choose our cover for the January/February issue of <em>Legion Magazine</em>!
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Choose our cover for the January/February issue of Legion Magazine!

Help choose the January/February cover of Legion Magazine! The next issue of Legion Magazine includes the attack on German dugouts at Calonne. It also includes the details of Operation Drumbeat, Battlefields to farms and much more! Help choose our cover! Cast your vote, give us your opinion, and share with your friends on social media! Loading…
Young artists showcase the will to remember
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Young artists showcase the will to remember

Emily-Ann Alyward had three great-grandfathers and a great-grandmother who served during the Second World War, but they were not the inspiration for the work that earned her first place in the 2021 senior black and white poster contest.  Her inspiration instead came from her circle of friends and three British Columbia communities—Ladysmith, where she lives, Duncan, where she graduated from Duncan Christian School, and Nanaimo, where she intends to study graphic design at Vancouver Island University.  “Multiple cultures and people served, and their stories deserve to be told.” The southeastern coast of Vancouver Island is home to more than a dozen First Nations and is steeped in Indigenous history; yet not much is known in wider society about Indigenous peoples’ wartime contribu...
Choose our cover for the next issue of <em>Canada’s Ultimate Story!</em>
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Choose our cover for the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

Help choose the cover for our next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story! Since the first people arrived on this continent, the place that would be called Canada has been shaped by conflict and co-operation. The impacts of war and the bounties of friendship echo through the story of Canada. To find out how Canada became the nation it is today, pick up a copy of “O Canada: War and Peace” on newsstands starting Nov. 1. Loading…

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