Royal Canadian Legion

Mark Nagra alongside his wife Neelam, daughter Natasha and M&N's General Manager Theresa, at the 2021 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards. M&N Mattress and Sofa won the Customer Service award at the Nov. 5 ceremony.

Who has the best customer service on Vancouver Island? Parksville store wins major award!

Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Customer Service handed out at Nov. 5 gala

  • Nov 15, 2021

 

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

 

Ben Villeneuve is proud to have served in the Canadian Army. (Michael Briones photo)

Decision to join military in 1965 was a good one for Qualicum Beach veteran

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Sixty-six crosses are now on display in Qualicum Beach to honour fallen soldiers from Parksville, Qualicum Beach and area. (Michael Briones photo)
Sixty-six crosses are now on display in Qualicum Beach to honour fallen soldiers from Parksville, Qualicum Beach and area. (Michael Briones 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)
Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 is set to launch its poppy campaign. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach Legion Branch 76 to launch annual poppy campaign on Oct. 29

Canvassers will be at different locations across town

Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 is set to launch its poppy campaign. (PQB News file photo)
Richard Paugh, left, and wife, Beulah Paugh, at Richard’s retirement party at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 (Qualicum Beach) on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Richard Paugh, left, and wife, Beulah Paugh, at Richard’s retirement party at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 (Qualicum Beach) on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser to hold gazebo dedication

Event takes place on Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)
The Out of the Woods event will feature a large carving to be permanently displayed in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The Out of the Woods event will feature a large carving to be permanently displayed in the Town of Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Paul Rozek celebrated his 95th birthday at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 (Parksville) on July 13, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville Legion member and ‘volunteer extraordinaire’ celebrates 95th birthday

Paul Rozek is the creator of historic building models at the city’s museum

Paul Rozek celebrated his 95th birthday at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 (Parksville) on July 13, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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)
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)
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)
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

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 hopes to conduct research on homelessness among veterans. (RCL Branch 76 photo)
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 Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)
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

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
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)