Legion news

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


  • First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor General

    Oct 16, 2020
    Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD, presented the symbolic First Poppy to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. As a result of these unprecedented times, the First Poppy was presented virtually.
  • Purchase a wreath and be part of the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa

    Oct 1, 2020
    This year, The Royal Canadian Legion is giving the public the opportunity to purchase a wreath for the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial. Proceeds go towards the Poppy Fund in support of Veterans and their families.
  • 2020 National Poppy Campaign to launch soon

    Sep 28, 2020
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2020 National Poppy Campaign will begin on October 30th this year, following the tradition of launching it on the last Friday in October. Several changes will be implemented both in response to the global pandemic, and to continue modernizing the ways in which donors can support the campaign.
  • A new offering from Operation VetBuild

    Sep 2, 2020
    The Royal Canadian Legion's Operation VetBuild has recently expanded to include TableTop gaming. This program creates a supportive environment for Veterans, helping them transition to civilian life.
  • Where’s the action?

    Sep 2, 2020
    During this time of financial distress, the federal government quickly announced help for many sectors, but the Legion’s essential work was forgotten. Now after months of waiting, we need an assistance program to be expedited immediately.
  • National Remembrance Day Ceremony 2020: A more intimate commemoration

    Aug 31, 2020
    The Royal Canadian Legion is still planning for a much smaller yet heartfelt ceremony, which will include a maximum of 100 participants. The Legion will offer a Facebook Live presentation of the National Remembrance Day ceremony, and additional broadcast plans are under consideration.
  • Veterans Gather at Peacekeepers Park for First Buddy Check Coffee in Angus

    Aug 24, 2020
    Veterans and Silver Cross Mothers gathered at Peacekeepers for Angus' first Buddy Check Coffee—A Veteran run program offering comradeship in a relaxed environment, allowing for networking and sharing of experiences and stories.
  • Legion Poppy Fund Supports Veteran and Family Well-being Programs

    Jul 29, 2020
    Even through the COVID-19 crisis, The Royal Canadian Legion continues to support Veterans. With the help of generous donations made to the Legion’s Poppy Fund, we are able to provide funding for initiatives that support serving and retired military Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members and their families.
  • Legion calls for an end to claims backlog

    Jul 6, 2020
    Amidst renewed reports of the continuing and staggering backlog of claims at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), The Royal Canadian Legion is calling for additional improvements.
  • Stay Active With Nijmegen Marches Legion Representative Joan Cook

    Jun 9, 2020
    Legion member and Veteran Joan Cook talks training for the 2021 Marches Nijmegen and staying active & healthy during the pandemic.