Royal Canadian Legion

Patrick Hall leading the procession at the Queen Elizabeth II memorial ceremony in Terrace, northwest B.C. followed by Mary Ann Misfeldt, Legion and RCMP members. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Royal Canadian Legion’s first female president mourns Queen Elizabeth II

“She was a very gracious lady,” said Mary Ann Misfeldt of Terrace, B.C.

 

More than 60 people attended a memorial service for the queen on Monday at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Legion members hold service for Queen Elizabeth

‘Very sad’ to see her go, one mourner said

 

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

 

A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Memorial ceremony in Kelowna disrupted when woman drives over graves

People were gathered at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery to mark the anniversary of the end of WWII

A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
(L-R) Kendal Carnahan and Vivian Storey of Grand Forks’ Royal Canadian Legion hold up Carnahan’s prize winnings at a special presentation at Christina Lake Elementary Thursday, Feb. 24. Photo: Facebook - RCL Branch 59 Grand Forks BC

Christina Lake girl wins big at Royal Canadian Legion contests

Kendal Carnahan is the youngest contestant going back nearly a decade

(L-R) Kendal Carnahan and Vivian Storey of Grand Forks’ Royal Canadian Legion hold up Carnahan’s prize winnings at a special presentation at Christina Lake Elementary Thursday, Feb. 24. Photo: Facebook - RCL Branch 59 Grand Forks BC
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)

‘The Immortal Poppy’: Canadian Legion sells NFTs for 100th anniversary

The Legion is selling poppy NFTs this year for the 100 year anniversary of the Canadian poppy

  • Nov 11, 2021
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)
Sandra and Terry Doody, both members of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 059, stand behind the grave Pte. Thomas Walker. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Legion to source headstone for veteran’s grave

Legion member’s research sparks family connection decades after veteran’s burial

Sandra and Terry Doody, both members of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 059, stand behind the grave Pte. Thomas Walker. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(L-R) Ken Cruickshank, President of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 059, pins the year’s first poppy onto Mayor Brian Taylor. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

First poppies pinned in Grand Forks, Greenwood

This year marks a special anniversary in the history of the Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign

(L-R) Ken Cruickshank, President of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 059, pins the year’s first poppy onto Mayor Brian Taylor. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
British Columbia Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and Austin’s temporary aide-de-camp Glen Greenhill at Government House gather for the first poppy presentation, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Janet Austin given first poppy of BC/Yukon Legion’s 100th remembrance campaign

Poppies will be available by donation through various organizations across Canada as of Oct. 29

British Columbia Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and Austin’s temporary aide-de-camp Glen Greenhill at Government House gather for the first poppy presentation, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and temporary aide-de-camp to the Lt.-Gov. Glen Greenhill at Rockland Avenue’s Government House, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: First pin presented as Legion kicks off 100th poppy campaign

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin presented the first poppy of BC and Yukon Legion’s remembrance fundraiser

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and temporary aide-de-camp to the Lt.-Gov. Glen Greenhill at Rockland Avenue’s Government House, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Branch 059 member Judy Pitcher (left) and Poppy Chairperson Sandra Doody hold up Remembrance Day signs outside the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion Wednesday, Sept. 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Legion raising money for veterans

Branch 059 is meanwhile hoping for a full Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11

Branch 059 member Judy Pitcher (left) and Poppy Chairperson Sandra Doody hold up Remembrance Day signs outside the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion Wednesday, Sept. 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The flag that would normally fly at the Grand Forks Legion was cut down early Sunday, Jan. 17, according to Grand Forks RCMP. Photo courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 059

Flag vandalized at Grand Forks’ Royal Canadian Legion

Grand Forks RCMP said no one saw who cut down the flag Sunday morning, Jan. 17

The flag that would normally fly at the Grand Forks Legion was cut down early Sunday, Jan. 17, according to Grand Forks RCMP. Photo courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 059
A poppy is projected on the side of the Peace Tower in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. On the eve of Remembrance Day, the federal Liberal government is moving ahead with plans to provide emergency assistance to veterans organizations that have been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

VIDEO: Legion, other veterans groups to get $20M to weather COVID-19

Legion dominion president Tom Irvine welcomed the new funding as a long time coming

A poppy is projected on the side of the Peace Tower in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. On the eve of Remembrance Day, the federal Liberal government is moving ahead with plans to provide emergency assistance to veterans organizations that have been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Greenwood’s Legion will observe this year’s Remembrance Day, but there will be no parade on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo: Unsplash

Greenwood Legion cancels Remembrance Day parade amid pandemic restrictions

A short service will go ahead at the cenotaph, said Legion president Bob Walker

Greenwood’s Legion will observe this year’s Remembrance Day, but there will be no parade on Nov. 11, 2020. Photo: Unsplash
Plaques of past presidents hang on the walls at The Royal Canadian Legion, St James Branch No. 4 in Winnipeg, Thursday, November 8, 2018. A number of Royal Canadian Legion branches across the country have launched online fundraising efforts to keep their doors open after suffering financial setbacks because of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

‘Falling like dominoes’: Pandemic could lead to closure of 10% of Canada’s legions

Data shows 167 out of 1,381 legions have applied for CEBA

  • Jul 6, 2020
Plaques of past presidents hang on the walls at The Royal Canadian Legion, St James Branch No. 4 in Winnipeg, Thursday, November 8, 2018. A number of Royal Canadian Legion branches across the country have launched online fundraising efforts to keep their doors open after suffering financial setbacks because of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Royal Canadian Legion expels B.C. member for wearing unearned military commendations

Royal Canadian Legion expels B.C. member for wearing unearned military commendations

‘Stolen valour is stolen service and it’s just totally wrong’

Royal Canadian Legion expels B.C. member for wearing unearned military commendations