Royal Canadian Legion

The Maple Ridge legion will be holding its annual Robbie Burns Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Blackpress file)

Maple Ridge legion hosts Robbie Burns Supper on Wednesday

Haggis will be missing from the menu due to supply issues

 

Sandi Wight, who had been with the Legion for over 40 years, passed away earlier this year and will be specially honoured this Remembrance Day. (The News)

Local legion finalizes plans for Pitt Meadows Remembrance Day services

Longtime organizer of annual service, Sandi Wight, passed away earlier this year

 

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

 

Crosses for Remembrance Day outside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Legion largest in Canada

Branch 88 hoping to grow by attracting younger members

Crosses for Remembrance Day outside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)
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 Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 employees have been represented by CLAC Local 501 since 2016. (The News)

Maple Ridge legion employees unanimously approve new 3-year contract

New agreement adds annual wage increases and additional stat holiday

The Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 employees have been represented by CLAC Local 501 since 2016. (The News)
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)
A wreath laying ceremony will be taking place at the Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II. (Special to The News)

Late queen to be honoured at Maple Ridge legion

A wreath laying ceremony will take place on Monday, Sept. 19

A wreath laying ceremony will be taking place at the Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II. (Special to The News)
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 photo showing the first building site of Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge legion celebrates 95 years this weekend

Ladies Auxiliary also celebrating milestone on Sunday, June 26

A photo showing the first building site of Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88. (Special to The News)
Representatives from Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 and the Earl Haig Society present a cheque for the Legion Veterans Village Centre for Clinical Excellence, which is slated to be finished construction in late 2022. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge legion makes massive donation to new veterans’ centre for mental health

Branch 88 donated almost $600,000 to LVV Centre of Clinical Excellence

Representatives from Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 and the Earl Haig Society present a cheque for the Legion Veterans Village Centre for Clinical Excellence, which is slated to be finished construction in late 2022. (Special to The News)
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)
Past president Mike Ward, zone command Sandi Wight, and current president Al Casswell of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88. (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88/Special to The News)
Past president Mike Ward, zone command Sandi Wight, and current president Al Casswell of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88. (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88/Special to The News)
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)
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)
Tickets for a burger and a beer or a glass of the house wine are $20 each, with $5 going directly to the fundraiser. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Legion holding fundraiser for Lytton

Students at Kanaka Creek raise more than $1,000 for Lytton family who has to rebuild

Tickets for a burger and a beer or a glass of the house wine are $20 each, with $5 going directly to the fundraiser. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)
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)
Second World War veteran Joe King and Roger Welch of the Maple Ridge Legion. (Special to The News)

One of Maple Ridge’s last Second World War vets remembers

Joe King has military in his blood after a long career

Second World War veteran Joe King and Roger Welch of the Maple Ridge Legion. (Special to The News)
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