At the helm

DOMINION PRESIDENT Thomas Irvine, 63, served for 23 years with the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, including active duty in Egypt with the United Nations Emergency Force. He has spent 30 years serving the Legion and is currently a life member of Hemmingford, Que., Branch. Irvine rose through the ranks to provincial...
  • Report From The Nation’s Capital: Voting For Change

    September 1, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTO: JENNIFER MORSE It was a historic moment for The Royal Canadian Legion, and while the groundwork had been laid prior to the 42nd dominion convention, the tone for the governance debate was set early by Dominion President Jack Frost. “The future of the Legion...
  • Report From The Nation’s Capital: Relaxing Royally

    September 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Nova Scotia/Nunavut Zone Commander Roger Purnell (left) shares a smile with Prince Floris and Princess Aimée. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS After participating in the serious business side of dominion convention, delegates look forward to some socializing and being entertained at evening suppers and receptions hosted by...
  • Winnipeg Scores High With Dart Players

    August 13, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    When Jerry Hull of LaSalle, Que., and Bernie Miller of Orangeville, Ont., faced each other in the first round of the singles event in the 2008 Dominion Command Darts Championships in Winnipeg, it was hard to tell these would be the players to notice. Miller...
  • Winning Hands In Grand Bend

    August 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    The 2008 Dominion Command Cribbage Championships was one of those events where all the elements—the weather, the people, the ambience—combine to make a perfect experience. Card players gathered at Grand Bend, Ont., Branch for the three-day championships April 25-27 often wished out loud that the...
  • One second. That’s about all you’ve got after you hit the buzzer. If you hesitate or begin to waffle, the question will go to the other team. And that’s not cool because the other team could get it right and score a point. And so...
  • Our Own Victoria Cross Unveiled

    July 8, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Governor General Michaëlle Jean invoked the image of crowds lining up on Parliament Hill to pay their respects to Smokey Smith VC as he lay in state in 2005 when she unveiled Canada’s own Victoria Cross on May 16. “The line stretched all the way...