Legion news

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


  • 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.
  • 45th annual Legion Nationals get underway!

    Aug 10, 2023
    With the Legion’s Dominion President Bruce Julian firing the starting pistol shot, this year’s edition of the Legion Nationals got underway this evening, with competition beginning tomorrow.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion and Juno Beach Centre partner to Honour Modern Veterans

    Jul 20, 2023
    “The Royal Canadian Legion has been an important partner for the Juno Beach Centre since its inception,” said Alexander Fitzgerald-Black, Executive Director of the Juno Beach Centre Association. “We are thrilled that The Royal Canadian Legion supports Faces of Canada Today, a ringing endorsement for a project aimed at making our commemorative site more welcoming to modern Veterans.”
  • A Ruck to Remember: Video story of a 907 km trek

    Jun 7, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to release a new video story reflecting the outstanding dedication of a group of men who support the Legion’s Operation Leave the Streets Behind program - the Ontario division.
  • The fight continues for gender equality in disability claims

    May 18, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s national Director of Veterans Services, Carolyn Hughes, presented remarks to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs on the Experience of Women Veterans. Carolyn highlighted concerns that in the largely male-dominated military institution, there has been little consideration given to the unique physical and mental consequences of service on female Veterans and their overall short and long-term health implications.
  • Legion calls for immediate action on defence policy and spending

    Apr 20, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is calling for robust action after learning that Canada’s extraordinary Canadian Armed Forces members may be facing unnecessary risks. Media reports of insufficient equipment and support – whether while in garrison or deployed - must be taken seriously.
  • Veteran finds friendship and purpose at his local Legion Branch

    Apr 20, 2023
    After 10 years in the military, a service-related injury left one Veteran unable to continue his military career. BDR. (Ret) “Gunner” Low struggled with the transition from the structure and camaraderie of the military to a civilian career. It was through his local Legion Branch that Gunner found purpose, a sense of brotherhood and support.