Legion news

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


  • The Royal Canadian Legion hosts Canada’s 2023 National Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Nov 11, 2023
    Tens of thousands of participants gathered at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony this year. The Royal Canadian Legion hosted the solemn yet striking event at the National War Memorial in Ottawa; in honour of all those who have given their lives in service to Canada.
  • Advertising Blackout!…Legion encourages remembrance with unique initiative

    Nov 7, 2023
    Thousands of digital advertising signs across the country will go black on Remembrance Day this year, to be replaced with a message of remembrance and three important figures: 11-11-11. “On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we hope that everyone who is in a position to do so, will stop and take two minutes of silence,” says Bruce Julian, Dominion President.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion names Canada’s 2023 National Silver Cross Mother

    Nov 1, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to share the story of this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Gloria Hooper, of St. Claude, Manitoba. Mrs. Hooper will represent all Silver Cross Mothers when she places a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.
  • Prayers can still be a part of Remembrance Day ceremonies

    Oct 27, 2023
    It is The Royal Canadian Legion that organizes the National Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, as well as many others across our country. Prayer will remain an important part of Remembrance Day ceremonies organized by the Legion, including the one at the National War Memorial.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion National Poppy Campaign begins

    Oct 27, 2023
    With thousands of donation boxes across the country, biodegradable poppies, and touching new stories about Canada’s Veterans, The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2023 National Poppy Campaign is now officially underway.
  • Legion’s 2023 National Poppy Campaign launches October 27

    Oct 23, 2023
    Volunteers across the country are ramping up for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2023 National Poppy Campaign, set for launch on Friday, October 27. “Funds raised allow us to support our Veterans, their families, and communities. Our focus on Remembrance during this time is also an important part of our mission to never forget Canada’s fallen.”
  • First Poppy 2023 presented to Canada’s Governor General

    Oct 20, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion presented the First Poppy of the 2023 National Poppy Campaign today, to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion announces National Legion Week

    Sep 14, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to announce its first National Legion Week taking place this year from September 17-23.
  • Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships showcased talent … and the power of sport

    Aug 30, 2023
    The forecasted bad weather held off, and talented athletes earned over 300 gold, silver and bronze medals while competing from August 11-13. Over 600 Legion-supported competitors and over 300 “open” athletes took part in 84 events encompassing sports from running to the discus throw. While athletes were focused on winning a medal or setting a personal best, they also enjoyed the inherent camaraderie of the Games – making new connections and creating lifelong memories.
  • Invictus gold medalist Michael Trauner mentors athletes at 45th annual “Legion Nationals”

    Aug 11, 2023
    Star athlete Michael Trauner is the first ever Games Ambassador at The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Youth Track and Field Championships this year in Sherbrooke, QC. Trauner exemplifies the power of sport and its ability to change lives. He plans to share his story and help inspire the young athletes.