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In this section
How the Legion helps Veterans and their families
Jul 23, 2018
Each year, the Legion helps thousands of Veterans and their families, free of charge, across this country and abroad. Through the support of our membership, we are making a difference.
Legion names David Anderson as second Nijmegen March representative
Jun 25, 2018
The Legion is pleased to introduce a second participant in this year’s Nijmegen March in the Netherlands this summer.
Legion wants more detail on regulations for Veterans
Jun 20, 2018
We find VAC policies to be extremely complex, despite our repeated advice to provide simple, clear communication so Veterans can understand the impact of any changes on their lives.
Legion adopts new policy regarding outlaw motorcycle club colours
Jun 7, 2018
All motorcycle riders are welcome at Legion branches and events, but the new policy means outlaw motorcycle members would need to remove their colours first.
National Memorial Riders remember our Fallen
Jun 5, 2018
Close to 150 motorcycles and over 200 riders took part in the 2018 National Memorial Ride at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood in Ottawa this year.
Poppies, Politicians and Pawns
Jun 5, 2018
As a non-partisan organization focused on helping Veterans, their families and their communities, The Royal Canadian Legion does not get involved in elections or platforms.
Legion Riders – Its a freedom thing
May 28, 2018
Legion Riders was created by and for Legion members to demonstrate unity - as Veterans and Veteran supporters – and to share our support.
The Royal Canadian Legion proud to support 100th Memorial Cup
May 18, 2018
It’s a milestone year for the 2018 MasterCard Memorial Cup, and the Legion is once again a strong supporter of the event being held from May 18-27 in Regina.
Vancouver Legionnaire Wins a Trip for Two Aboard VIA Rail
May 17, 2018
We are pleased to announce Mike Gardiner of Vancouver Branch 176 has won our latest member contest!
The Royal Canadian Legion names Nijmegen participant Ryan Ference
May 9, 2018
The Royal Canadian Legion will be represented at this year’s Nijmegen March by Ryan Ference, a member of Branch #39 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Mental health support through the Legion
May 7, 2018
The process for requesting assistance and support through a Legion Command Office is the same for all Veterans, regardless of whether the injury is physical or mental or whether the Veteran needs other support.
Volunteering at The Royal Canadian Legion
Apr 13, 2018
The Royal Canadian Legion grew from a history of service. Today, we continue that tradition by volunteering to build a stronger Canada.
PEI Legion Member wins Legion’s Poppy Store Contest
Apr 9, 2018
Congratulations to Erin Quinn from Charlottetown, PEI for winning the Royal Canadian Legion’s January Poppy Store VIA Rail Contest!
Legion flags at half-staff in recognition of Vimy Ridge Day
Apr 8, 2018
The Canadian flag and all Royal Canadian Legion flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, April 9 in observance of Vimy Ridge Day 2018.
Planning for change - 2017: The year in review
Mar 22, 2018
From supporting the Invictus Games to advocating for research into a controversial drug prescribed to soldiers, 2017 at The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command was full of activity.
The Legion and the New Veterans Charter – Then and Now
Mar 19, 2018
Sometimes we field questions on the New Veterans Charter. Why did The Royal Canadian Legion support it in 2006? What was our role in bringing it to fruition? Why do we continue to advocate for improvements rather than a return to The Pension Act? In this article, we answer some of the key questions and respond to some of the concerns we hear.
Renewed call for research into effects of antimalarial drug mefloquine
Mar 14, 2018
In light of renewed interest in the antimalarial drug called mefloquine, The Royal Canadian Legion is once again calling upon the Department of National Defence to end the drug’s use within the military until further research can be completed.
The Royal Canadian Legion responds to federal budget 2018
Feb 27, 2018
While we welcome several parts of the budget, we’re still waiting for more detail on the financial implementation of the newly-released Pension for Life Plan for Veterans.
Whitewater Brewing Company and The Royal Canadian Legion launch “Legion Lager” in British Columbia
Feb 24, 2018
Whitewater Brewing Company and The Royal Canadian Legion launched a new craft beer in British Columbia this weekend, marking the beer’s first foray into Western Canada.
Legion responds to Prime Minister’s Comments at Edmonton Town Hall
Feb 6, 2018
While there have been and always will be financial considerations, we firmly believe that meeting our Veterans’ needs is fundamental to our foundation and freedom.