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…

 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 in Nanaimo has announced it is moving out from operating under the trusteeship, set up after financial irregularities were discovered in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Royal Canadian Legion branch announces move out of trusteeship

RCL Branch 10 in Harewood had operated under trusteeship since 2018

 

Members of Royal Canadian Legion B.C./Yukon Command at Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Friday, June 3. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Royal Canadian Legion B.C.-Yukon Command delegates in Nanaimo for convention

More than 350 delegates in Harbour City for 55th convention

 

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)
George Shaw, left, and Ambassador Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, right, at Shaw’s medal ceremony at the Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 where he received the Congressional Medal of Honour on March 1. (Submitted photo)

U.S. Merchant Marine veteran from Lantzville receives Congressional Medal of Honour

Norway’s ambassador to Canada presented the medal to George Shaw this month in Qualicum Beach

George Shaw, left, and Ambassador Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, right, at Shaw’s medal ceremony at the Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 where he received the Congressional Medal of Honour on March 1. (Submitted photo)
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)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 at its previous location on Wallace Street. (Photo submitted)

Branch 10 Legion celebrating 95th anniversary

Branch, now located in Harewood, to hold celebration at the end of Legion Week, Oct. 10-16

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 at its previous location on Wallace Street. (Photo submitted)
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 Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)

COVID-19: Legion branch closed on Vancouver Island for 10 days after low-risk exposure

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)
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
COVID-19 has forced cancellation of Remembrance Day events at Royal Canadian Legion branch halls in the Nanaimo area in 2020. Pictured here, the ceremony from 2018. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo’s legion halls decide to close on Remembrance Day as a COVID-19 precaution

Remembrance Day ceremony can be viewed live on Shaw TV on Nov. 11

COVID-19 has forced cancellation of Remembrance Day events at Royal Canadian Legion branch halls in the Nanaimo area in 2020. Pictured here, the ceremony from 2018. (News Bulletin file)
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 Branch 10 Harewood in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Royal Canadian Legion hopes for support for bottle drive this week

Branch 10 Harewood asking for empties Friday and Saturday, June 26-27

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 Harewood in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
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