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In this section
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.
2019 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships Recap
Aug 13, 2019
2019 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships recap and highlights!
43rd Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships begin in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Aug 9, 2019
Over 700 athletes from across the country are in Sydney, competing from August 9-11 in Canada’s only track and field championships for the under 16 and 18 categories.
Project Trauma Support
Jul 23, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to announce its support for a national initiative that helps military veterans and RCMP officers cope with operational stress injuries.
Past Dominion President receives Commendation Award
Jul 4, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Immediate Past Dominion President Dave Flannigan received an award for his dedicated service to Canada’s Veterans at a ceremony in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia today.
Lee Harrison to represent The Royal Canadian Legion on the 2019 Nijmegen March
Jun 21, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion will be represented at this year’s Nijmegen March by Lee Harrison, member of Peterborough Legion Branch 52. We asked him about what this opportunity means to him, how he's training for the March, and why he became a Legion member.
The Royal Canadian Legion launches Operation VetBuild
Jun 16, 2019
Serving and retired veterans participated in the national launch of The Royal Canadian Legion’s new Operation VetBuild program in Ajax, ON today. The program uses scale-model building kits in a supportive atmosphere.
Royal Canadian Legion shocked by government delay on homeless veteran motion
Jun 13, 2019
The Legion recently participated in a public show of support for the motion put forward by Member of Parliament Neil Ellis. The motion called for a plan to end Veteran homelessness by 2025.
Legion releases hate group policy
Jun 3, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Executive Council has approved a new policy related to affiliating with known hate groups.
New Royal Canadian Legion Executive Director takes the helm
May 24, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Headquarters is pleased to introduce its new National Executive Director, Steven Clark. Clark officially began his role this week in Ottawa.
Liberation 75: The Royal Canadian Legion partners with the Canadian Tulip Festival
May 13, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion celebrated the launch of the 2019 Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa, alongside partners including the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the National Capital Commission and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
17 ways the government can better care for Canada’s Veterans
May 6, 2019
As we approach the Federal Election in October with concerns over how the 2019 budget will directly affect Veterans, The Royal Canadian Legion is amplifying our continued advocacy for specific changes and improvements so Canada’s Veterans and their families can have a better quality of life.
Legion Member Volunteers are Making Canada a Better Place
Apr 8, 2019
En cette Semaine de l'action bénévole, La Légion royale canadienne rend hommage à ses membres bénévoles qui, chaque jour, viennent en aide aux vétérans et aux collectivités de partout au Canada. Découvrez ce qu'ils font et comment vous pouvez vous impliquer.
Lower your flags for Vimy Ridge Day
Apr 3, 2019
Join The Royal Canadian Legion, along with federal, provincial and municipal institutions, in lowering the Canadian flag on Tuesday, April 9 in observance of Vimy Ridge Day.
The Royal Canadian Legion responds to federal budget 2019
Mar 19, 2019
With the release of the federal budget, The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to see a range of investments for veterans and families but awaits additional information on the mechanisms to be used, and the programs the funding will support.
2018: An eventful year at Legion National Headquarters
Mar 4, 2019
The theme of Remembrance deeply infused the work of The Royal Canadian Legion in 2018, as it commemorated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.