Royal Canadian Legion

Aldergrove legion branch #265 has installed a new electric sign. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Province gives $1.5 million to B.C. legion branches

With relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, a public ceremony may be possible in November, Legion said

 

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

 

Aldergrove legion branch #265. (Aldergrove Star files)

Final phase of $14 million federal support fund rolls out to legion branches

Branches still reeling from pandemic receive remaining $3.8 million in emergency funds

 

Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion branch #265 preparing to open patio dining on back lawn

Branch president Doug Hadley said COVID-19 restriction have hurt clientele

Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
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
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Spectators urged to stay home on Remembrance Day

Aldergrove legion lounge will not be open, but organizers will livestream program Wednesday morning

(Black Press Media photo)
Earle Fraser, Cloverdale Legion poppy chair, seen here distributing poppies in 2019, said the donation drive has to be done differently during the pandemic (Langley Advance Times file)
Earle Fraser, Cloverdale Legion poppy chair, seen here distributing poppies in 2019, said the donation drive has to be done differently during the pandemic (Langley Advance Times file)
Aldergrove’s Shaelyn Lorensen won the 2019-2020 Youth Remembrance Contest with her artwork, held through the Legion National Foundation. (Shaelyn Lorensen/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove resident wins legion’s national youth remembrance art contest

Shaelyn Lorensen’s work is now on display at the National War Museum in Ottawa

Aldergrove’s Shaelyn Lorensen won the 2019-2020 Youth Remembrance Contest with her artwork, held through the Legion National Foundation. (Shaelyn Lorensen/Special to The Star)
Aldergrove Legion Branch 265 held a Canadian flag raising ceremony on Saturday, June 27. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion to hold live-streamed Remembrance Day ceremony

Branch 265 will sell poppies and legion-themed masks between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10

Aldergrove Legion Branch 265 held a Canadian flag raising ceremony on Saturday, June 27. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove Legion. (Aldergrove Star files)

Eighteen rolls of sod stolen from Aldergrove legion

Thefts occurred over two nights on Friday and Saturday, says legion executive Doug Tanner

Aldergrove Legion. (Aldergrove Star files)
Director of sales Marie Lashely, of Chartwell Retirement Residences, accepted a $4,053 cheque from the Aldergrove legion Poppy Fund on Friday, July 24, to purchase two new electric beds for veterans at Chartwell Langley Gardens. (Sarah Grochowski/Aldergrove Star)

Legion distributes $16,000 collected from poppies to Langley care homes in need during COVID

Chartwell Gardens, Cottage-Worthington Pavilion Jackman Manor, Simpson Manor given thousands to help

Director of sales Marie Lashely, of Chartwell Retirement Residences, accepted a $4,053 cheque from the Aldergrove legion Poppy Fund on Friday, July 24, to purchase two new electric beds for veterans at Chartwell Langley Gardens. (Sarah Grochowski/Aldergrove Star)
Legion president Doug Hadley handed over a $1,000 cheque to Parkside elementary principal Lynn Fairley on school grounds the morning of Tuesday, July 7. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Legion pays for Aldergrove elementary school to expand reading program to every student

Until now, only primary students (K-3) at Parkside had access to free books to read at home

Legion president Doug Hadley handed over a $1,000 cheque to Parkside elementary principal Lynn Fairley on school grounds the morning of Tuesday, July 7. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
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

‘Falling like dominoes’: Pandemic could lead to closure of 10% of Canada’s legions

Data shows 167 out of 1,381 legions have applied for CEBA

  • Jul 6, 2020
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
Aldergrove legion granted $1,000 to help stay afloat after closing due to COVID-19

Aldergrove legion granted $1,000 to help stay afloat after closing due to COVID-19

Dominion command released $3M in funds from its national reserves to help volunteer-run branches

Aldergrove legion granted $1,000 to help stay afloat after closing due to COVID-19
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
Wilma McEwan is running a poppy sales campaign in Langley even though her Branch 21 closed in the spring. The campaign will be based at 20681 56th Ave. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley has no legion branch but will have poppy sales

A special poppy campaign starts later this month and needs volunteers.

Wilma McEwan is running a poppy sales campaign in Langley even though her Branch 21 closed in the spring. The campaign will be based at 20681 56th Ave. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Langley Lodge is home to veterans such as (front row left to right) Dennis Horgan, David Berregar, David Penman, and Bob Baird, and (back row) George Clampitt, Tom Brown, John Paley. They and other lodge residents benefit from Legion donations. Langley Care Foundation fundraising director Patrick Matiowski recently received a donation of $20,750 from Wilma McEwan, with the Langley Legion Branch 21. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley legion forced to close after 91 years

The branch could not bring in enough money to cover operations.

Langley Lodge is home to veterans such as (front row left to right) Dennis Horgan, David Berregar, David Penman, and Bob Baird, and (back row) George Clampitt, Tom Brown, John Paley. They and other lodge residents benefit from Legion donations. Langley Care Foundation fundraising director Patrick Matiowski recently received a donation of $20,750 from Wilma McEwan, with the Langley Legion Branch 21. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Langley City Remembrance always draws big crowds

The City ceremony features a long procession to Douglas Park.

Cloverdale Legion open house to have vintage vehicles, obstacle course

Cloverdale Legion open house to have vintage vehicles, obstacle course

Community invited to celebration on June 24, funds raised will go to Surrey and Langley cadets

Cloverdale Legion open house to have vintage vehicles, obstacle course