Royal Canadian Legion

From left: Ben Villeneuve, first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76; Scott Morgan, sales associate; Parry Gallagher, owner of Coombs Junction Furniture; and Ken Griffith, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. On Nov. 4, Gallagher and Morgan presented Griffith and Villeneuve each with an $875 donation. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Coombs Junction Furniture helps out Royal Canadian Legion branches

Donations made for Parksville, Qualicum Beach

 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 hopes to conduct research on homelessness among veterans. (RCL Branch 76 photo)

Legions work together to battle homelessness among veterans

Qualicum Beach council offers support for Branch 76’s quest for answers

 

The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)

Low-risk COVID-19 exposure causes Qualicum Beach Legion to close for 10 days

Island Health advises members and public to closely monitor themselves

 

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 49, Mt. Arrowsmith, held a scaled-down Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)

PHOTOS: Scenes from Remembrance Day ceremony in Parksville

Activities scaled back due to COVID-19 restrictions

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 49, Mt. Arrowsmith, held a scaled-down Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (Peter McCully 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

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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
A ceremony was held on Nov. 6, 2020 to officially open the Field of Crosses in Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach Legion creates special Field of Crosses

Memorials honour soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice

A ceremony was held on Nov. 6, 2020 to officially open the Field of Crosses in Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
Professional chainsaw carver Marina Cole works on the figures of her memorial art piece for the Royal Canadian Legion 76 in Qualicum Beach. (MIchael Briones photo)
Professional chainsaw carver Marina Cole works on the figures of her memorial art piece for the Royal Canadian Legion 76 in Qualicum Beach. (MIchael Briones photo)
Jeff Frankford, president of the Rotary Club Qualicum Beach, and John Humphrey of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 show the site where the Field of Crosses will be placed Nov. 6 to Nov. 12. (Photo submitted)

Field of Crosses honouring soldiers to be erected in Qualicum Beach

Display a memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Jeff Frankford, president of the Rotary Club Qualicum Beach, and John Humphrey of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 show the site where the Field of Crosses will be placed Nov. 6 to Nov. 12. (Photo submitted)
Due to COVID-19, the Parksville Royal Canadian Legion, Mt. Arrowsmith Branch will not have a parade and ceremonies will be shortened for Remembrance Day celebration on Nov. 11. (PQB News File Photo)

Parksville Legion to launch poppy campaign ahead of Remembrance Day

Canvassers to observe strict COVID-19 protocols

Due to COVID-19, the Parksville Royal Canadian Legion, Mt. Arrowsmith Branch will not have a parade and ceremonies will be shortened for Remembrance Day celebration on Nov. 11. (PQB News File Photo)
Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will hold launch its annual poppy campaign with a ceremony at its cenotaph on Oct. 30. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will hold launch its annual poppy campaign with a ceremony at its cenotaph on Oct. 30. (PQB News file photo)
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

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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
Thunya Dudley was presented with first place certificate for winning the intermediate poem competition of the 2020 Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Contest by Parksville Legion Branch 49 by president Gale Mossman, right, and Poppy Zone chair Michelin Sen. (Submitted photo)

School District 69 students earn top honours in Legion remembrance contest

Nanoose student Dudley’s poem entered in national competition

Thunya Dudley was presented with first place certificate for winning the intermediate poem competition of the 2020 Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Contest by Parksville Legion Branch 49 by president Gale Mossman, right, and Poppy Zone chair Michelin Sen. (Submitted 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