Royal Canadian Legion

Wreaths adorn the cenotaph in Sooke after Remembrance Day ceremonies in Sooke on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

District, Legion to formalize upkeep of Sooke cenotaph

Groups will sign a memorandum of understanding

 

Parade members are seen through the cenotaph at Veterans Memorial Park Friday, Nov. 11, during the 2022 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford remembers those who served

Veterans Memorial Park was overflowing as hundreds turned up to pay their respects

 

Retired Warrant Officer Theresa ‘Terri’ Lynn Orser remembers the peacekeepers at the Langford Cenotaph. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Langford veteran recalls psychological toll of peacekeeping in the Balkans

Terri Orser witnessed action, horror in her 27 years in the Canadian Armed Forces

 

Inmates at the William Head Institution show off their Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 poppy box. Since at least 2016, inmates at the institution have been making donations to the West Shore Legion’s poppy campaign. (Courtesy of William Head Institution)

West Shore poppy fund support comes from all over, even prison

Inmates at the William Head Institution in Metchosin make annual donations

Inmates at the William Head Institution show off their Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 poppy box. Since at least 2016, inmates at the institution have been making donations to the West Shore Legion’s poppy campaign. (Courtesy of William Head Institution)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 president Norm Scott stands inside the branch building as it undergoes renovations. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford Legion renovations scaled back due to delays, cost increases

Despite some difficulties, the major refresh is still expected to finish by March

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 president Norm Scott stands inside the branch building as it undergoes renovations. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 president Norm Scott presents Langford Mayor Stew Young with the ceremonial first poppy at the Langford Cenotaph Friday (Oct. 28) officially launching this year’s poppy campaign. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Poppy campaign kicks off on the West Shore

Langford Mayor Stew Young given ceremonial first poppy

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 president Norm Scott presents Langford Mayor Stew Young with the ceremonial first poppy at the Langford Cenotaph Friday (Oct. 28) officially launching this year’s poppy campaign. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Retired Staff Sgt.-Maj. Kathy Rochlitz (left), Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Craig Thompson, Dave Sinclair and Norm Scott pose for a photo after presenting the first poppy at Government House on Oct. 25. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

B.C. lieutenant governor presented with first poppy to kick off 2022 campaign

Funds raised from annual Royal Canadian Legion poppy campaign supports veteran

Retired Staff Sgt.-Maj. Kathy Rochlitz (left), Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Craig Thompson, Dave Sinclair and Norm Scott pose for a photo after presenting the first poppy at Government House on Oct. 25. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
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.

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)
Petty Officer First Class Jennifer Marcotte lays a poppy on the wreath placed at the cenotaph in Veterans Memorial Park during a commemorative service for Queen Elizabeth II in Langford on Sept. 19. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Queen Elizabeth II honoured with Langford service

Legion members thanked the monarch for her service

Petty Officer First Class Jennifer Marcotte lays a poppy on the wreath placed at the cenotaph in Veterans Memorial Park during a commemorative service for Queen Elizabeth II in Langford on Sept. 19. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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

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)
The Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 is undergoing renovations as Langford council passes rezoning of the Station Avenue properties on which it and the Alexander Mackie Lodge sit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Legion renovations progressing as Langford approves rezoning

Land on which legion, Alexander Mackie Lodge sit now has city centre zoning

The Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 is undergoing renovations as Langford council passes rezoning of the Station Avenue properties on which it and the Alexander Mackie Lodge sit. (Black Press Media file photo)
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…

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
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

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A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
The West Shore’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 is set to close for renovations as of May 9, with plans to partially reopen in November if all goes well. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore legion branch closing its doors for long-awaited renovations

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 will close on May 9 with plans to reopen in November

The West Shore’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 is set to close for renovations as of May 9, with plans to partially reopen in November if all goes well. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colour party members stand in front of the cenotaph during the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 is in need of volunteers to form colour parties for other ceremonies throughout the year. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore legion seeks volunteers for colour parties

Lack of volunteers limiting branch’s ability to parade

Colour party members stand in front of the cenotaph during the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 is in need of volunteers to form colour parties for other ceremonies throughout the year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sergeant of Arms Joe Danyleyko and past president Richard Steele raise the Ukraine flag above the Sooke branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Sooke legion branch raises Ukraine flag

The move needed approval from national HQ in Ottawa

Sergeant of Arms Joe Danyleyko and past president Richard Steele raise the Ukraine flag above the Sooke branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Xyrena Medrano and her dad, material management technician Josh Ofiaza. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Xyrena Medrano and her dad, material management technician Jose Ofiaza. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Crystal View student lands Langford’s highest-ever finish in B.C. Legion contest

Xyrena Medrano, 8, was inspired by her father’s role in the Canadian military

Xyrena Medrano and her dad, material management technician Josh Ofiaza. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Xyrena Medrano and her dad, material management technician Jose Ofiaza. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 in Langford unveiled its renovation plans Saturday afternoon at an open house. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘A new vision’: Langford legion looks to the future with upcoming renovations

Long-awaited renovations are set to begin in May and take up to a year to complete

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 in Langford unveiled its renovation plans Saturday afternoon at an open house. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to a waiting family Tuesday afternoon at the legion branch in Langford. Volunteers handed out a turkey meal, food and gifts to 73 families. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford legion gifts turkey meal, presents to families in need

226 meals and 112 gifts were given out this year to 73 families

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to a waiting family Tuesday afternoon at the legion branch in Langford. Volunteers handed out a turkey meal, food and gifts to 73 families. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and the public place poppies on the cenotaph following the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford on Nov. 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford poppy campaign falls short of 2021 goal, legion considering other donation options

Having less volunteers also made a difference, Legion president says

Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and the public place poppies on the cenotaph following the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford on Nov. 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)