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...
  • Heavy-Lift Aircraft Arrive at Trenton

    January 1, 2008 by Adam Day
    The main thing to know about the CC-117 Globemaster III—Canada’s newest military aircraft—is that it is very large and very powerful. It is thunderously large and powerful, in fact. And that’s not an exaggeration. Should you find yourself sitting at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan when...
  • Job Placement program Unveiled

    January 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    The more than 2,000 Canadian Forces personnel who leave the service each year now have a bridge to help them with the transition to careers, jobs—even to starting their own businesses, thanks to a job placement program launched in Oct. 25 by Veterans Affairs Canada....
  • Soldier Named Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman

    January 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Colonel Pat Stogran has been appointed as the first Veterans Ombudsman for Canada. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS The interests of veterans and their families will be not only the first thing on the agenda of Canada’s first Veterans Ombudsman, but “the only thing,” said Colonel Patrick...
  • PHOTOS: ADAM DAY Clockwise from top left: The new president is Mavis Cooper; Dominion Past President Mary Ann Burdett marches in Miramichi; CF members join the Legion parade; delegates and guests enjoy a banquet; Veterans Affairs Minister Gregory Thompson places a wreath. The big news...
  • PHOTOS: DAN BLACK Clockwise from top left: A solemn wreath-placing ceremony precedes the business sessions at Newfoundland and Labrador Command convention in Corner Brook; Newfoundland and Labrador Command President David Flannigan; Dominion President Jack Frost addresses the convention; outgoing command President Calvin Crane greets Lieutenant-Governor...
  • Breaking Records At Track And Field

    November 1, 2007 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTOS: TOM MacGREGOR Clockwise from top: Athletes follow a Legion colour party around the track; students try their hands at sophisticated computer programs that challenge soldiers’ reaction times; Dominion Vice-President John Alger awards the gold medal; javelin-thrower Wiley Collins goes for gold. A slow clap...