Royal Canadian Legion

Gerry Vowles (left), Michael Cook, and Dave Sinclair were awarded “Dominion Command Presidential Citations” June 17 in Cloverdale. The rare awards were given out for “exemplary service to the Legion.” (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Three B.C. legionnaires awarded ‘Presidential Citations’

Ceremony took place in Cloverdale June 17

 

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 for struggling legions

Property tax exemption is what legions really need, Victoria branch says

 

Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, said the Legion has lost between $50,000 and $70,000 in revenue due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford Legion president concerned about city’s planned park development

More traffic, competition for Station Road businesses something to consider

 

The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)

Low-risk COVID-19 exposure causes Qualicum Beach Legion to close for 10 days

Island Health advises members and public to closely monitor themselves

The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)
Professional chainsaw carver Marina Cole works on the figures of her memorial art piece for the Royal Canadian Legion 76 in Qualicum Beach. (MIchael Briones photo)
Professional chainsaw carver Marina Cole works on the figures of her memorial art piece for the Royal Canadian Legion 76 in Qualicum Beach. (MIchael Briones photo)
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
Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, stands by a wall of plaques commemorating veterans during the Legion’s 90th anniversary in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Plans for new Legion in Langford include low-cost housing for seniors

Project could be before council in early 2021

Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, stands by a wall of plaques commemorating veterans during the Legion’s 90th anniversary in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will hold launch its annual poppy campaign with a ceremony at its cenotaph on Oct. 30. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will hold launch its annual poppy campaign with a ceremony at its cenotaph on Oct. 30. (PQB News file photo)
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
Dale Cotton, left and father Ken lay a wreath at the cenotaph at Dallas Square Park in Nanaimo for the Remembrance Day 2017 ceremony. (KARL YU/The News Bulletin)

COVID-19 a challenge for Vancouver Island Legions

North Island MP asks for more support to help veteran and community support group through COVID-19

Dale Cotton, left and father Ken lay a wreath at the cenotaph at Dallas Square Park in Nanaimo for the Remembrance Day 2017 ceremony. (KARL YU/The News Bulletin)
On May 8, 1945, Canadians across the country marked VE (Victory in Europe) Day with parades and other other festivities. (Columbia Basin Regional Institute File)
On May 8, 1945, Canadians across the country marked VE (Victory in Europe) Day with parades and other other festivities. (Columbia Basin Regional Institute File)
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
The Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion Branch #292 is facing a $104,000 bill for its property tax (File contributed/ Google Maps)

Last remaining Victoria Legion faces $100,000 property tax bill

The Trafalgar/ Pro Patria Branch can’t afford to operate with such high taxes

The Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion Branch #292 is facing a $104,000 bill for its property tax (File contributed/ Google Maps)