Two double winners in remembrance contests

– Click on images to enlarge – When does the service and sacrifice of men and women who fought and died for Canada move from history to reality? For Gina Spencer, winner of The Royal Canadian Legion’s senior essay contest, it was on a Grade 10 pilgrimage, while standing over the grave of Thomas...
  • Mural added to Regina Branch

    February 21, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    A new mural at Regina Branch honours the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, tracing its history from the First World War to modern day, explains Ron Hitchcock, curator of the branch’s expansive military museum. The mural, by artist Mary-Ann Dubé, adds to the visual...
  • Belgian King, Mons gun arrive in Canada

    February 1, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Legion Magazine sat down with Tim Cook, author and historian at the Canadian War Museum, to discuss the Museum’s recent acquisition (on loan) of a Canadian 18-pound field gun that is said to have fired its last shots at Mons immediately before the...
  • Portraits say, “Here is my story”

    February 1, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian War Museum and Legion Magazine are collaborating on a new exhibition featuring haunting portraits of wounded veterans by writer-photographer Stephen J. Thorne. Opening at the museum in mid-February and running until early June, The Wounded features 18 large-format black-and-white photographs of wounded Canadian veterans, primarily from...
  • Support given for research on first responders

    January 29, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    Research into the health and well-being of military personnel and veterans will help in a 2019 national action plan on post-traumatic stress injuries among first responders and public-safety workers. There are linkages between mental-health issues that confront firefighters, police officers, para-medics, correctional officers, border personnel, emergency...
  • As much as $265 million will be put in veterans’ pockets as the federal government rectifies an accounting error and settles a class-action lawsuit over benefits clawbacks. The accounting error between 2003 and 2010, uncovered by the veterans ombudsman, stinted veterans and RCMP retirees of indexation increases to their disability pensions. The...
  • Capturing the final days of war

    January 21, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    Introducing the new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, award-winning historian J.L. Granatstein said, “The 100 Days was the most important battle ever fought by Canadians.” He was opening the exhibit Victory 1918: The Last 100 Days, which he curated with fellow historian...
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