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

 

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 were out in the snow and ice to thank the West Shore community for its continued support. (Goldstream Gazette/Facebook)

Legion members brave the ice to warm West Shore hearts

Legion thanks community for continued support

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 were out in the snow and ice to thank the West Shore community for its continued support. (Goldstream Gazette/Facebook)
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)
Norm Scott salutes after laying a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Langford. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Langford Remembrance Day ceremony is small and heartfelt

People were asked to stay at home and watch livestreams of the ceremonies

Norm Scott salutes after laying a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Langford. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Frank Chevrier shows a portrait taken in his 40s when he was part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

‘My jaw broke in two places:’ Veteran recalls highs and lows in west Germany during Cold War

Frank Chevrier, 84, did two tours in Germany, two in Cyprus as peacekeeper

Frank Chevrier shows a portrait taken in his 40s when he was part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke resident Colin Davenport (right) laid down a wreath for his friend Maurice Weight at the Sooke Legion, while Weight did the same in England for Remembrance Day. This has been their tradition since 2007. (Maurice Weight & Colin Davenport photo)

Why one wreath has been laid down in England for the Sooke legion for 13 years straight

Retired UK Royal Navy sailor continues tradition across the Atlantic

Sooke resident Colin Davenport (right) laid down a wreath for his friend Maurice Weight at the Sooke Legion, while Weight did the same in England for Remembrance Day. This has been their tradition since 2007. (Maurice Weight & Colin Davenport 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 kicked off its annual poppy drive in Sooke with legion president Richard Steele (left), Mayor Maja Tait, T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes and poppy fund chair Al Stuart in attendance. (Kevin Laird/News Staff)

Sooke Legion credits restaurant, volunteers for keeping doors open through pandemic

‘We’re not making a lot of money, but we’re not losing a lot either,’ says legion president

The Royal Canadian Legion kicked off its annual poppy drive in Sooke with legion president Richard Steele (left), Mayor Maja Tait, T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes and poppy fund chair Al Stuart in attendance. (Kevin Laird/News Staff)
Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91, said plans for a new building will ensure long-term sustainability. (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, said plans for a new building will ensure long-term sustainability. (Black Press Media file photo)
The legion in Langford received a donation of about 350 bottles of hand sanitizer from Ultra Liquid Labs. The bottles will be distributed at legion events and through the Langford food bank. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Legion in Langford keeps things clean with hand sanitizer donation

Legion aims to draw in new members and volunteers

The legion in Langford received a donation of about 350 bottles of hand sanitizer from Ultra Liquid Labs. The bottles will be distributed at legion events and through the Langford food bank. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
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
Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, said they’ve lost anywhere between $50,000 to $70,000 in revenue due to the pandemic. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford Legion hesitantly re-opens with new hours

President says doors open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.

Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, said they’ve lost anywhere between $50,000 to $70,000 in revenue due to the pandemic. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
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)

Victoria council offers tax break for Legion’s $104,000 property tax bill

The city will cover a portion of the taxes after the Legion faced closure

The Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion Branch #292 is facing a $104,000 bill for its property tax (File contributed/ Google Maps)
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)
Langford Legion president Norm Scott said he will always remember those who fought for freedom in Canada. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)

Langford: Legion’s poppy campaign to help community, keep Remembrance Day traditions alive

Langford Legion’s president said he thinks the importance of Remembrance Day is disappearing.

Langford Legion president Norm Scott said he will always remember those who fought for freedom in Canada. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 president, Norm Scott, said there is a need for poppy campaign volunteers this year, with the campaign starting on Oct. 26 and leading up to Remembrance Day. (Gazette file photo)

Royal Canadian Legion seeks poppy campaign volunteers

Langford Legion president targets $100,000 raised by poppies

  • Oct 24, 2018
Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 president, Norm Scott, said there is a need for poppy campaign volunteers this year, with the campaign starting on Oct. 26 and leading up to Remembrance Day. (Gazette file photo)