Royal Canadian Legion

Surrey’s Legion Veteran Village. (Submitted photo)

Legion BC/Yukon Command donates $1M to Surrey veterans village’s research foundation

This will help fund more clinical programs and health-tech innovations for Centre of Clinical Excellence

 

Whalley Legion 1st vice-president Jill Bilesky and president Tony Moore outside branch 229's fancy new facility located on the north end of the Veterans Village complex. (Photo: Anna Burns)

VIDEO: Look inside new Whalley Legion, nearly 10 years in the making and set to open soon

‘It’s been a long time coming, and it’s not finished yet,’ Legion Branch 229 president says

 

Surrey’s Legion Veterans Village. (Submitted photo)

Surrey’s $312M Legion Veterans Village unveiled, first of its kind in Canada

‘We just made what people thought would be impossible, possible,’ says project lead Rowena Rizzotti

 

The ‘eternal’ flame at White Rock’s cenotaph - which was lit during 2021 Remembrance Day ceremonies but unlit this year - has fallen victim to erosion of the monument’s underground gas piping. (File photo)

White Rock Cenotaph’s ‘eternal’ flame extinguished

Eroded piping to blame for poor gas supply to monument

The ‘eternal’ flame at White Rock’s cenotaph - which was lit during 2021 Remembrance Day ceremonies but unlit this year - has fallen victim to erosion of the monument’s underground gas piping. (File photo)
Whalley Legion’s temporary home off 108 Avenue is now closed until a February move to the Lark Group’s $312M Legion Veterans Village tower, pictured in the distance. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s ‘unique’ new Veterans Legion Village tower project set to open in February

‘Everyone has been unrelenting in their support and focus to make it all work,’ project lead says

Whalley Legion’s temporary home off 108 Avenue is now closed until a February move to the Lark Group’s $312M Legion Veterans Village tower, pictured in the distance. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Remembrance Day ceremonies, organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8 and supported by the City of White Rock, began with a parade from uptown White Rock to the cenotaph on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Geoff Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Huge turnout for White Rock Remembrance Day services

Sombre event held at cenotaph near City Hall draws hundreds

Remembrance Day ceremonies, organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8 and supported by the City of White Rock, began with a parade from uptown White Rock to the cenotaph on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Geoff Yue photos)
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)

B.C. prisoners pitching in to keep memory of wartime sacrifices alive

Inmates at the William Head Institution on Vancouver Island 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)
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 veterans

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)
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)
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

A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Sachin Latti hands Legion representatives a cheque for $20,900 in Cloverdale Dec. 16. (Photo submitted: Bryan Lutz, Royal Canadian Legion)

Canada Border Services Agency officer raises more than $20K for B.C. Legion

Money to be used to support vets suffering from PTSD

Sachin Latti hands Legion representatives a cheque for $20,900 in Cloverdale Dec. 16. (Photo submitted: Bryan Lutz, Royal Canadian Legion)
Hundreds of people came to pay their respects on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Remembrance Day services were held in person at the White Rock cenotaph. Last year’s event was pre-recorded and posted online in keeping with COVID-19 protocols. This year, those in attendance were encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance from one another. (Contributed photos by Chloe Victoria Simpson and Elise Abby Simpson)

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day ceremony at White Rock cenotaph draws 1,200

No parade due to COVID-19 protocols as in-person service returns to city

Hundreds of people came to pay their respects on Thursday, Nov. 11, as Remembrance Day services were held in person at the White Rock cenotaph. Last year’s event was pre-recorded and posted online in keeping with COVID-19 protocols. This year, those in attendance were encouraged to wear masks and keep their distance from one another. (Contributed photos by Chloe Victoria Simpson and Elise Abby Simpson)
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)
Construction is well underway at Surrey’s Legion Veterans Village in the city centre. (Submitted photo)

‘Remarkable’ progress on Surrey’s $312M Legion Veterans Village

Leadership team for Centre of Excellence revealed

Construction is well underway at Surrey’s Legion Veterans Village in the city centre. (Submitted photo)
White Rock, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8, will host an in-person Remembrance Day event this year. (File photo)

White Rock Remembrance Day ceremonies to return to in-person format

Last year’s event was held virtually due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions

White Rock, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8, will host an in-person Remembrance Day event this year. (File photo)
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)
The New Westminster Legion War Memorial Campground has operated on Semiahmoo First Nation land for more than six decades. (Google Streetview image)

Legion campground on Semiahmoo First Nation land closing

Longtime users say handling of issue ‘very, very heartbreaking’

The New Westminster Legion War Memorial Campground has operated on Semiahmoo First Nation land for more than six decades. (Google Streetview image)