Sharon Adams named 2022 Ross Munro Award recipient
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by Stephen J. Thorne
1y ago
Recently retired Legion Magazine staff writer Sharon Adams has been named the 2022 recipient of the Ross Munro Award for outstanding reporting on Canadian defence matters.  Adams was recognized for the expansive and authoritative body of work she compiled on military health, medicine, technology, research and veterans’ issues during her 15-year career at this publication. “Her […] The post Sharon Adams named 2022 Ross Munro Award recipient appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Growing membership and new initiatives
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by Nujma Bond
1y ago
An army of volunteers helped serve veterans, their families and communities across Canada in 2022. Volunteer dedication enabled the Royal Canadian Legion to pull through ongoing pandemic challenges that would otherwise have been insurmountable.  The Legion’s strong membership base is its foundation; its 250,000 members once again allowed the organization to achieve some amazing things. […] The post Growing membership and new initiatives appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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In their fathers’ footsteps
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by Sharon Adams
1y ago
Ninety pilgrims walked more than 60 kilometres through Dutch towns and countryside to learn more about the Canadians who liberated the Netherlands The post In their fathers’ footsteps appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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51st Saskatchewan Convention
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by Sharon Adams
1y ago
Poppy funds and veterans initiatives dominate discussions The post 51st Saskatchewan Convention appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Culture change, equal rights and PTSD treatment highlight the 2022 CIMVHR forum
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by Michael A. Smith
1y ago
It was the 12th annual forum and the first in-person one since the pandemic pause. Forum attendees discussed the latest in veteran health research and policy, and ways to address the most pressing health concerns facing veterans today. The post Culture change, equal rights and PTSD treatment highlight the 2022 CIMVHR forum appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Northern reflections – Exploring military connections in Iqaluit on Remembrance Day
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by Stephen J. Thorne
1y ago
On Remembrance Day 2022, as they have for decades, a diversity of people gathered near the southern tip of Canada’s largest island to pay their respects to Canadians who had fallen on fields of battle over the history of this vast country. It seemed a long way from the politics and conflicts of the world […] The post Northern reflections – Exploring military connections in Iqaluit on Remembrance Day appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Passing the mantle: Children and families notable during Remembrance Day in Ottawa
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by Michael A. Smith
1y ago
For the first time since 2019, large crowds gathered at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day 2022 to pay respect and remember those who have served and those currently serving.  “[Veteran] sacrifices led to our freedoms, and I do hope people will take time to reflect upon this, today and always,” said […] The post Passing the mantle: Children and families notable during Remembrance Day in Ottawa appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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59th Quebec Convention
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by Aaron Kylie
1y ago
Honours, veterans and language dominate discussions in a one-day affair The 59th Quebec Provincial Command Convention was all business. Held solely on Sept. 24, 2022, due to a variety of logistical challenges posed by the pandemic, more than 150 members from across the province gathered at the St-Eustache Branch in Deux-Montagnes, a suburb on the west […] The post 59th Quebec Convention appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Financial assistance for pre-independence Commonwealth veterans
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by Legion Magazine
1y ago
A recent Statistics Canada report indicates the incomes of seniors aren’t rising as quickly as for those under 65. And with inflation at an all-time high, many seniors are struggling to keep up with their basic monthly expenses. This is especially true for immigrants whose Canada Pension Plan payments don’t account for the years they worked […] The post Financial assistance for pre-independence Commonwealth veterans appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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Promises, Promises
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by Legion Magazine
1y ago
We’re here to defend our way of life, now and into the future,” said the chief of the defence staff, General Wayne Eyre in mid-October 2022. “So we need a whole-of-society effort to help us bring the Armed Forces back to where it needs to be for the dangerous world ahead.” No argument with that […] The post Promises, Promises appeared first on Legion Magazine ..read more
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