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...
  • Contest winner travels to Ottawa for Canada’s biggest party ever

    August 25, 2017 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    It was the biggest party of the year, and Barron McKay of Cache Creek, B.C., was the lucky winner of Legion Magazine’s contest to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in the nation’s capital. Sponsored by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the four-day visit included round-trip airfare and three-night...
  • New Brunswick team takes the darts trophy

    August 21, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    It was an emotional moment for Mark Hebert after he threw the winning dart for his team from Blacks Harbour, N.B., Branch at the Dominion Command Darts Championships on May 5-7. Besides the darts, the entire weekend hosted by Eastern Irrigation District Branch in Brooks,...
  • Disability award improvements come into effect

    August 17, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    Changes to benefits under the New Veterans Charter (NVC) will put more money into the pockets of tens of thousands of wounded, ill and injured veterans and their families or survivors. As of April 1, the ceiling on tax-free disability awards for service-related wounds, illness...
  • New building gives branch new life

    August 16, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s North Calgary Branch has a new building, three new revenue streams and a steady influx of new members—and it hasn’t cost a cent. This happy turn of events took root six years ago when the branch recognized that, like many urban...
  • July/August issue is now available!

    July 4, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The July/August 2017 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands today or check your mailbox if you subscribe already! What’s inside? Canada at 150 A selective look back at the people and events that made us Assault on Hill 70...
  • CAF needs to be more diverse, says general

    June 19, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Perhaps the best moment of February’s annual Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA) symposium in Ottawa came on the second day when an officer cadet named Melissa Sanfacon of Kingston’s Royal Military College took the microphone and confronted the chief of the defence staff before...
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