Place Vimy unveiled by Hudson Branch

Hudson, Que., Branch commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by unveiling its newly renovated cenotaph and surrounding park, now named Place Vimy.  The only one of its kind in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, the cenotaph commemorates those who have served from the 23 municipalities in the Boer War, First World War,...
  • In 2007 veterans and Canadians marked several important anniversaries. Fifty years after Canada became a country its troops found themselves at Vimy Ridge, where many say the nation was really born, and Canadian soldiers swept to victory where others could not. It was the first...
  • If your image of a museum visit is shuffling between displays carefully preserved behind glass, you’re in for a surprise at the new Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre in Regina. It begins with the building itself, designed by Arthur Erickson, the architect whose work...
  • Government Announces Agent Orange Compensation

    January 6, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    The federal government has agreed to offer a one-time ex gratia payment of $20,000 to those who suffered as a result of testing with Agent Orange and other chemicals at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in the 1960s. The announcement was made Sept. 12 in Fredericton...
  • Veterans Organizations And Legion Discuss The Way Ahead

    January 1, 2008 by Legion Magazine
    Legion Honorary Grand President Charles Belzile (centre left), Dominion President Jack Frost and Dominion Secretary Duane Daly PHOTO: ADAM DAY Representatives from 14 veterans organizations met with Legion officials at Legion House in Kanata, Ont., Nov. 16 to discuss developing a closer relationship. Legion Honorary...
  • Ottawa hosts next Dominion Convention

    January 1, 2008 by Legion Magazine
    “The Dominion Executive Council has directed that the convention call be issued to all commands, branches and sections of The Royal Canadian Legion to assemble their delegates in Ottawa, Ont., on June 21, 2008, for the 42nd dominion convention. This convention call is issued in...
  • Maintaining The Silent “Cities of Stone”

    January 1, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Blank tablets arrive at the workshops in Beaurains, France to be inscribed and sent to cemeteries all over the world. PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR Tyne Cot Cemetery at Passchendaele is the largest of the commission’s cemeteries. PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR Anyone visiting one of the cemeteries maintained...