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VAC opens office for women and LGBTQ2 veterans

Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay announced on March 3 that Veterans Affairs Canada has opened an Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans. “Women and LGBTQ2 service members continue to represent Canada in uniform, as they have for more than a century,” said MacAulay. The office, he said, would help the department provide these...
  • 58th Quebec Convention: Flooding raises concern

    October 18, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    With severe flooding in Gatineau and Montreal this spring, delegates to the 58th Quebec Command Convention adopted a late resolution allowing for prompt use of poppy funds for relief of natural disasters declared by the federal or a provincial government. The resolution recognizes that rather...
  • Eight-ball championships a success despite floods

    October 16, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    A transplanted Prince Edward Islander representing Miramichi, N.B., Branch won his second singles crown while the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario squad from Norwood-St. Boniface in Winnipeg swept the team titles at The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2019 Dominion Eight-Ball Championships held May 25-26. But the real winner may...
  • Two double winners in remembrance contests

    October 15, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    – 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...
  • A new online health promotion

    September 27, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    Starting this September, veterans and their family members will be able to participate in a free online health promotion program called MissionVAV. This program, sponsored by the Veteran and Family Wellbeing Fund, is a fun way to improve wellness in different areas such as fitness, decreasing stress, improving sleep,...
  • Cree chief exonerated after 1885 conviction

    September 24, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    Canadian military history was corrected in a formal ceremony on May 23 in Saskatchewan when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exonerated Chief Poundmaker, who had been convicted of treason in 1885. Poundmaker was a Cree chief of a reserve at Cut Knife Hill in Saskatchewan. He...
  • Highland traditions on display at war museum

    September 19, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    The skirl of the pipes can be heard at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa during a new exhibition dedicated to highland soldiers and the units they formed during the 20th century. The exhibition, Highland Warriors, opened June 7 and will run until Jan. 12....
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