Royal Canadian Legion

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…

 

Second World War veteran Warner Hockin (seated) is greeted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 president Sharon Churchill and Angus Haggerty following the closing of the legion ceremony on Mary Street on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Branch 4 amalgamated with Branch 280 to form Branch 295 Chilliwack-Vedder. The newly merged branch is having a celebration and open house on July 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Newly amalgamated legion branch celebrates merger with open house in Chilliwack

Folks can take in flight simulator, military displays, barbecue lunch and more

 

A welder attachs the Canadian Military Engineers branch badge to the front of new railing that surrounds the dais at Chilliwack’s All Sappers’ Memorial Park. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

History and safety served with new railing at Chilliwack’s All Sappers’ Memorial Park

Metal railing and an aluminum crest on a concrete dais both honour military engineering history

 

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)
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)
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)
Second World War veteran Warner Hockin (seated) is greeted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 president Sharon Churchill and Angus Haggerty following the closing of the legion ceremony on Mary Street on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Branch 4 amalgamated with Branch 280 and they are having an open house on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 5661 Vedder Rd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Legion Week: 1st open house following amalgamation of two Chilliwack branches

Chilliwack is one of 42 communities across B.C. celebrating Legion Week

Second World War veteran Warner Hockin (seated) is greeted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 president Sharon Churchill and Angus Haggerty following the closing of the legion ceremony on Mary Street on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Branch 4 amalgamated with Branch 280 and they are having an open house on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 5661 Vedder Rd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Royal Canadian Air Force veteran salutes as the Canadian flag is lowered during the legion-closing ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 on Mary Street on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Flag lowered as Chilliwack Branch 4 Legion closes forever

‘Very sad day for Branch 4,’ but legion will be stronger with amalgamation, says president

A Royal Canadian Air Force veteran salutes as the Canadian flag is lowered during the legion-closing ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 on Mary Street on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sharon Churchill (right) president of the Royal Canadian Branch 4 Legion and Krista Smith, president of Branch 280, are seen outside Branch 4 on Mary Street on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The two branches are amalgamating and will be known as Chilliwack-Vedder Branch 295. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Royal Canadian Legion branches amalgamate to become ‘one strong legion’

Branch 4 Legion closing after 95 years, lowering of flag ceremony set for Friday

Sharon Churchill (right) president of the Royal Canadian Branch 4 Legion and Krista Smith, president of Branch 280, are seen outside Branch 4 on Mary Street on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The two branches are amalgamating and will be known as Chilliwack-Vedder Branch 295. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
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
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 (Chilliwack) is looking for volunteers this year for its annual Poppy Campaign. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Volunteers needed for Poppy Campaign in Chilliwack

The need for help with poppy boxes is greater than ever this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 (Chilliwack) is looking for volunteers this year for its annual Poppy Campaign. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Keith Baxter (left), Hampton House general manager, presents veteran and resident Harold Thorp with a commemorative coin from the Royal Canadian Legion on Aug. 13, 2020. (Submitted/ Chilliwack Progress)

97-year-old Chilliwack veteran honoured for 75-year membership with Royal Canadian Legion

Harold Thorp was presented with a commemorative coin at his Hampton House home

Keith Baxter (left), Hampton House general manager, presents veteran and resident Harold Thorp with a commemorative coin from the Royal Canadian Legion on Aug. 13, 2020. (Submitted/ Chilliwack Progress)
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