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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

 

Willowbrook resident Mike Thomson, 77, was busy Monday, Nov. 1 collecting donations for the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund in front of the Save-On-Foods store on 64th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

‘Third generation soldier’ is part of Poppy Fund campaign in Langley

Mike Thomson served his country for 25 years, like his father and grandfathers before him

 

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

 

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)
Aldergrove Legion branch president Doug Hadley said thanks to a ‘generous’ donation by Otter Co-op, they can change the exterior to a more appropriate shade of blue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Legion branch goes from ‘awful’ green to blue

Switch to more appropriate colour is underway using paint donated by Otter Co-op

Aldergrove Legion branch president Doug Hadley said thanks to a ‘generous’ donation by Otter Co-op, they can change the exterior to a more appropriate shade of blue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Wayne Mortimore (left) and Doug Tanner (centre) are leading the charge save the Aldergrove legion by renting out the hall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion looking for renters to utilize empty hall

Without steady funds coming in, members are hoping more usage will help solve financial woes

Wayne Mortimore (left) and Doug Tanner (centre) are leading the charge save the Aldergrove legion by renting out the hall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
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

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

Aldergrove legion branch #265. (Aldergrove Star files)
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
(Black Press Media photo)

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