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Cancelled flights didn’t stop darts winner

Singles dart player Darren MacNevin from Charlottetown Branch was just glad he was playing at all. No stranger to the Dominion Darts Championships, he qualified to represent Prince Edward Island for the 2018 championships held May 4-6 at Terrebonne Heights Branch in Mascouche, Que., but he didn’t make it to the Friday night meet-and-greet....
  • Delegates at New Brunswick Command’s 83rd convention held Sept. 23-24 in Fredericton supported a proposal for establishment of a veterans’ council within The Royal Canadian Legion. Such a council would help attract younger military members and retain current veteran members, said veteran Sonny McCarron of...
  • Even one is too many

    January 31, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada announced their joint suicide-prevention strategy in October. It is “an approach we have not seen before,” said Minister of Veterans Affairs Seamus O’Regan. The strategy is an effort to co-ordinate some 160 programs and services in both...
  • Saskatchewan Command announced a new partnership it has formed to offer a peer-support program for veterans and first responders suffering from operational stress injuries (OSIs) during its 49th convention held Oct. 14-16 in Estevan. OSI-Can is a partnership between Saskatchewan Command and the Canadian Mental Health...
  • Forum hears of benefits of Invictus Games

    January 28, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) forum had a royal guest—Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games, the international adaptive sports competition for military and veterans living with serious wounds, injuries and illness. The Invictus Games, he said, help “reignite qualities...
  • Suicide prevention strategy a step forward

    January 26, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Progress is finally being made in gathering accurate data on rates of suicide among Canada’s total veteran population, thanks to the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada’s Joint Suicide Prevention Strategy. Statisticians currently have data on suicide for serving armed forces members, but such...
  • Serving You: Researching mental illness and addictions

    January 25, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion has been advocating for and supporting veterans and their families since 1926. High on the list of challenges facing veterans are mental illness and addiction­—which are closely linked. Much of the Legion’s work is focused on improving the system when it...
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