Legion news

Read the latest news releases and articles from Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion.


  • National Remembrance Day Ceremony welcomes thousands

    Nov 11, 2019
    Over thirty thousand Canadians took part in the national ceremony to honour Canada’s fallen in Ottawa, despite the cold, cloudy morning.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion announces 2019-2020 National Silver Cross Mother

    Nov 1, 2019
    This year’s National Silver Cross Mother is Mrs. Reine Samson Dawe of Kingston, Ontario. As the National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Reine Samson Dawe (pronounced “Wren” Samson Dawe) will place a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2019. She will do so on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost a son or daughter in action, or over the course of normal duty.
  • How The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Supports Canada’s Veterans

    Oct 29, 2019
    Donations to the Poppy Fund ensures Veterans receive the care and support they need through many Legion programs and services. These are some of those stories.
  • Royal Canadian Legion National Poppy Campaign begins

    Oct 25, 2019
    Thousands of volunteers began handing out red poppies across Canada today, the start of The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Poppy Campaign.
  • Legion Poppy Funds Helping Veterans in Need

    Oct 22, 2019
    Donations to the Poppy Fund during the Poppy Campaign and year-round ensure programs that help Veterans and their families are able to become a reality. Ontario’s Operation Service Dog is one of them, and Veteran Molly's life is forever changed.
  • First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor-General

    Oct 15, 2019
    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, received the symbolic First Poppy from The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD, in Ottawa today.
  • Veterans matter: issues that matter

    Oct 7, 2019
    The Royal Canadian Legion would like to see Veterans’ issues become a higher priority not only throughout the federal election period, but all year.
  • Veteran health matters: The Legion Listens

    Oct 7, 2019
    As advocates for veterans’ well-being, we will continue to monitor the level of support provided to our veterans in long-term care facilities across Canada.
  • “Remembrance Row” part of Royal Canadian Legion’s support of 2019 Canada Army Run

    Sep 20, 2019
    Participants in this year’s Canada Army Run are invited to meet the country’s 2018-2019 National Silver Cross Mother, Ms. Anita Cenerini. Chosen by the Legion to represent all mothers and families of fallen veterans, she will be part of this year’s weekend event in memory of her son Private Thomas Welch who passed away after serving in Afghanistan.
  • Nijmegen Marches 2019 Recap

    Sep 17, 2019
    Lee Harrison, Veteran, Peterborough firefighter and Legion member, shares his experience being The Royal Canadian Legion's representative at this year’s International Four Day Nijmegen Marches.