Royal Canadian Legion

James Sclater attended the Remembrance Day services in Aldergrove and was moved to pen a poem. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Aldergrove Remembrance Day services stirring

Many in community gather to honour veterans

  • Nov 16, 2022

 

Thousands turned out for the first post-pandemic Remembrance Day at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Christopher Lakusta/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Thousands attend first post-pandemic Remembrance Day at Aldergrove Legion branch

‘We are here today to say how grateful we are that they put other people first’ crowd told

 

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

Learning about services at Aldergrove legion

Branch offers fun activities, but its most important role is supporting vets, says past president

 

Veterans, scouts, RCMP, military personnel, and hundreds honoured war dead and Canada’s veterans at an in-person ceremony at Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Veterans, scouts, RCMP, military personnel, and hundreds honoured war dead and Canada’s veterans at an in-person ceremony at Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
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

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)
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Aldergrove branch, like many, held a virtual Remembrance Day service in 2021. Their events were livestreamed on Facebook. (Special to The Star)
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Aldergrove branch, like many, held a virtual Remembrance Day service in 2021. Their events were livestreamed on Facebook. (Special to The Star)
Murray Bradshaw was a young man when he chose to enlist in the U.S. armed forces. He found himself in an armoured cavalry unit – a tank unit – in Vietnam. (Murray Bradshaw/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Canadian crosses border to join U.S. military in Vietnam era

Murray Bradshaw was left with PTSD from his experiences

Murray Bradshaw was a young man when he chose to enlist in the U.S. armed forces. He found himself in an armoured cavalry unit – a tank unit – in Vietnam. (Murray Bradshaw/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Legion Ladies Auxiliary president Barb Burkett and Legion Service officer Doug Hadley welcomed veterans to a pre-Remembrance Day dinner at the Aldergrove branch on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Legion Ladies Auxiliary president Barb Burkett and Legion Service officer Doug Hadley welcomed veterans to a pre-Remembrance Day dinner at the Aldergrove branch on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Laura Cline is overseeing the Poppy Fund campaign for 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch 265. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Poppies sprouting throughout community thanks to Aldergrove’s legion branch

Poppy Fund campaign runs from Friday, Oct. 28 to Remembrance Day

Laura Cline is overseeing the Poppy Fund campaign for 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch 265. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
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)
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: Aldergrove Legion holds 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)
Left to right are Rudy Storteboom, Doug Hadley, Michael Chang, James Pratt, Bill Lindahl, Niall McGarvey, and Nora Truman, on hand for the cheque presentation. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Memorial garden on its way for Langley park

Garden will honour Korean War vets

Left to right are Rudy Storteboom, Doug Hadley, Michael Chang, James Pratt, Bill Lindahl, Niall McGarvey, and Nora Truman, on hand for the cheque presentation. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch are preparing to hold a memorial for Queen Elizabeth at the Legion Cenotaph at 26607 Fraser Highway on Monday, Sept. 19 at 10:45 a.m. as part of a national day of mourning. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch are preparing to hold a memorial for Queen Elizabeth at the Legion Cenotaph at 26607 Fraser Highway on Monday, Sept. 19 at 10:45 a.m. as part of a national day of mourning. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club athletes returned from Sherbrooke, Quebec, as new national champions: (from left) Madison Gordon, Mackenzie Hurtubise, Noah Louwerse and Hayden Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Meet four new national champions, all from the Langley Mustangs Track and Field club

Return of Legion National Track and Field Championships turned into a major medal harvest

Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club athletes returned from Sherbrooke, Quebec, as new national champions: (from left) Madison Gordon, Mackenzie Hurtubise, Noah Louwerse and Hayden Hall. (Special to 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
Eight-year-old Leah Van Grootheest has a passion for drawing, and that recently won her second place in a national art contest with the Royal Canadian Legion for her poster. (Kassandra Van Grootheest/Special to Aldergrove Star)

Youngster honoured by Aldergrove veterans

Leah Van Grootheest, 8, was recognized and rewarded by the people she sought to thank with her art

  • Jul 11, 2022
Eight-year-old Leah Van Grootheest has a passion for drawing, and that recently won her second place in a national art contest with the Royal Canadian Legion for her poster. (Kassandra Van Grootheest/Special to Aldergrove Star)
On Saturday, May 28, the legion organized a fundraising dinner of perogies and sausages, served by Langley RCMP officers and firefighters in full dress uniform. (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove hoping for community support this Canada Day

Food, music, and more planned for July 1 celebrations

On Saturday, May 28, the legion organized a fundraising dinner of perogies and sausages, served by Langley RCMP officers and firefighters in full dress uniform. (Aldergrove Star files)
Deb Grey is president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Aldergrove branch. She shares ‘exciting’ news of renovations and upgrades in the works this year for the local facilities. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)

‘We aren’t going anywhere,’ says new Aldergrove legion president

Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch #265 invites community to be a part of changes

Deb Grey is president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Aldergrove branch. She shares ‘exciting’ news of renovations and upgrades in the works this year for the local facilities. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)
Cashmere Roder is one of the organizers for next weekend’s Aldergrove Fun Days, hoping to bring lots of free, family festivities to the community. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove Fun Days bringing excitement to community, once again

Block Party and Family Fest, on June 4 and 5 respectively, make up weekend of festivities

Cashmere Roder is one of the organizers for next weekend’s Aldergrove Fun Days, hoping to bring lots of free, family festivities to the community. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)