Royal Canadian Legion

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

Greater Victoria 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)

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

Inmates at the William Head Institution on Vancouver Island make annual donations

 

An opening ceremony by the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 at the Field of Crosses in Qualicum Beach remembered the fallen and veterans at 11 a.m. on Nov. 3. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Qualicum Beach Field of Crosses honours memory of fallen Canadian soldiers

Special opening ceremony remembered fallen, veterans

An opening ceremony by the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 at the Field of Crosses in Qualicum Beach remembered the fallen and veterans at 11 a.m. on Nov. 3. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
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)
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)

Bowser Legion plans fun children’s Halloween event Oct. 30

Lighthouse Country Halloween Festival and Costume Contest runs from noon to 5 p.m

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 in Bowser. (PQB News file photo)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 representative Ben Villeneuve lays the wreath on the cross of the unknown soldier during the Field of Crosses ceremony in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

QB Legion contest offers chance for students to demonstrate understanding of Remembrance Day

Winning entries will go on display at Canadian War Museum

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 representative Ben Villeneuve lays the wreath on the cross of the unknown soldier during the Field of Crosses ceremony in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
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
The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will kick off Canada Day festivities with a parade on July 1. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach Legion set to stage Canada Day celebrations for 2022

Event to feature a variety of different activities

The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will kick off Canada Day festivities with a parade on July 1. (PQB News file photo)
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)
George Shaw, left, and Ambassador Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, right, at Shaw’s medal ceremony at the Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 where he received the Congressional Medal of Honour on March 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach Legion member receives Congressional Medal of Honour

Norway’s ambassador to Canada presented the medal to George Shaw

George Shaw, left, and Ambassador Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, right, at Shaw’s medal ceremony at the Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 where he received the Congressional Medal of Honour on March 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Shea Larkin carves the flower design for the bench they created during the 2021 Out of the Woods event, organized by Qualicum Beach’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76. (Michael Briones photo)
Shea Larkin carves the flower design for the bench they created during the 2021 Out of the Woods event, organized by Qualicum Beach’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76. (Michael Briones photo)
False Bay School students Ilah Dryburgh, Vida Violini, and Cruz Moen show off the certificates from a recent Remembrance Day Poster Contest, awarded to them by the Mount Arrowsmith Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. (Submitted photo)

False Bay students fare well in Remembrance Day Poster Contest

Trio of students produce top-3 category showings

False Bay School students Ilah Dryburgh, Vida Violini, and Cruz Moen show off the certificates from a recent Remembrance Day Poster Contest, awarded to them by the Mount Arrowsmith Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49. (Submitted photo)
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
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.
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)
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

‘I’ve never looked back after that’ says Villeneuve about joining army

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