Indigenous veterans often unaware of their benefits

More effort is necessary to overcome geographic, political and cultural obstacles preventing indigenous veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces from receiving benefits and commemoration they have earned, says the Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA). “Confidence that equality in combat will be followed by equal recognition…will be a powerful sign...
  • November/December 2018 issue – Now Available!

    November 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The November/December 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. EMBRACING A MODERN-DAY LEGION Delegates meet up in Manitoba and make plans for the future ARMISTICE CENTENARY • How we ended it...
  • Juno Beach Centre launches dog tag campaign

    October 31, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, has launched a fundraising campaign featuring dog tags to commemorate the 5,500 Canadians killed in action during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. The money will support commemoration and educational activities as the centre marks the 75th anniversary of...
  • Bells of Peace will sound the Armistice

    October 25, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    The Royal Canadian Legion is hoping to mark the centennial of the end of the First World War with the solemn sound of church bells ringing in communities throughout Canada on Nov. 11. “The Dominion Executive Council wanted us to find a way to appropriately...
  • Introducing the digital poppy

    October 24, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion launched its annual poppy campaign on Oct. 22 in Ottawa, where Dominion President Tom Irvine and Grand President Larry Murray, presented Governor General Julie Payette with the symbolic first poppy. Payette—whose duties include ceremonial head of the Canadian Armed Forces—acknowledged the...
  • Great-grandfather inspires poster

    October 9, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Meghan (Maria) Singson is heading to York University this fall to study philosophy. It’s only natural, then, that the graduate of Francis Libermann Catholic High School in Scarborough, Ont., brings depth and impact to her art. A self-described casual artist, Singson, 18, won the senior...
  • Alberta takes eight-ball championship

    October 4, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Visitors to Estevan, Sask., are immediately struck by the distant horizons, endless blue skies and wide prairie city streets. In this city of 11,000, just 16 kilometres north of the United States border, support for the military and veterans runs deep. For many decades, Legion...
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