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Winnipeg to host dominion convention

Royal Canadian Legion delegates from commands, sections and branches are invited to assemble their delegates in Winnipeg for the 47th dominion convention on Aug. 25-29. “We are expecting 1,200 people,” said Local Arrangements Committee secretary Dawn Golding. The convention, the first to be held in August instead of the traditional June, will be held at the...
  • The Case Of The Missing Canoe

    November 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by Andrew F. Maksymchuk   In 1967, with just three years of police work behind me, I was given the unenviable task of being in charge of the most northerly detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. My destination was Central Patricia, situated approximately 225 miles...
  • The Stringer’s Story

    November 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by Douglas How   One Saturday in 1941 I was on weekend duty with the Halifax bureau of The Canadian Press when an unusual teletype message arrived from CP’s Toronto headquarters. It stated that one of the three Toronto newspapers was carrying an East Coast...
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    September 1, 2000 by Dan Black
      He gave everything, including his name. He died on a muddy battlefield in France more than 80 years ago and because of that we know very little about him. He is Canada’s Unknown Soldier and the nation welcomed him home with tremendous dignity last...
  • A Handclasp In Coriano

    January 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black It is early afternoon and there is a moment of profound silence at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery in northern Italy. Here–among the weeping willows and rows of white headstones–time seems to have come to a full stop as several Canadian war veterans...
  • Walking Through History

    November 1, 1999 by Legion Magazine
    Photographs by Marc Fowler of Metropolis Studio There is nothing like being there–among the rows of white headstones–to realize why it is so important to remember Canada’s wartime sacrifices. You can read about it and hear about it, but it is hard to appreciate what...
  • Pilgrimage To The Pyrénées

    November 1, 1999 by Mac Johnston
    In an isolated spot high in the French Pyrénées, a group of 30-odd pilgrims from Chatham, Ont., gathered in July to honour one of their own lost in WW II. To pull back the shroud of time that has enveloped Pilot Officer Leslie Arthur Peers,...