Royal Canadian Legion

Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to a waiting family Tuesday afternoon at the legion branch in Langford. Volunteers handed out a turkey meal, food and gifts to 73 families. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford legion gifts turkey meal, presents to families in need

226 meals and 112 gifts were given out this year to 73 families

 

Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and the public place poppies on the cenotaph following the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford on Nov. 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford poppy campaign falls short of 2021 goal, legion considering other donation options

Having less volunteers also made a difference, Legion president says

 

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

 

From left: Maylin Apted, Everly Apted, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott and Brylee Apted show off the girls’ 2021 donation from Remembrance Day painting sales. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Metchosin girls sell $1,040 in paintings to help Langford Legion

This is the sixth year in a row the three sisters have raised money to support veterans

From left: Maylin Apted, Everly Apted, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott and Brylee Apted show off the girls’ 2021 donation from Remembrance Day painting sales. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and the general public stand for O Canada during the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford Thursday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford Remembrance Day ceremony welcomes back in-person service

Wet weather doesn’t stop attendees from filling Veterans Memorial Park Thursday

Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and the general public stand for O Canada during the 2021 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford Thursday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
From left: Brylee Apted, Everly Apted, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott and Maylin Apted show off the girls’ 2020 donation from Remembrance Day painting sales. (Photo courtesy of Dani Dwinnell)

Metchosin sisters selling paintings in support of Langford Legion for 6th year in a row

Branch president says reliable contribution espescially appreciated as donations down overall

From left: Brylee Apted, Everly Apted, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott and Maylin Apted show off the girls’ 2020 donation from Remembrance Day painting sales. (Photo courtesy of Dani Dwinnell)
The Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 in Langford is one of several in the region managing to survive the pandemic. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Greater Victoria legions surviving, but have long-term concerns

Pandemic, dwindling membership lay blows to community organizations

The Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 in Langford is one of several in the region managing to survive the pandemic. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Valerie Noyes, who chairs the poppy and Remembrance Day committee for the Royal Canadian Legion Saanich Peninsula Branch #37, stands in the branch’s temporary office where the poppy campaign is headquartered. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Saanich Peninsula Legion still looking for a new home

In temporary digs at SHOAL Centre since move out of Mills Road home of 90 years in 2020

Valerie Noyes, who chairs the poppy and Remembrance Day committee for the Royal Canadian Legion Saanich Peninsula Branch #37, stands in the branch’s temporary office where the poppy campaign is headquartered. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Second World War veteran Fred Seeley was presented the first poppy at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 in Langford Oct. 29. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: First poppy presented to West Shore WWII veteran

Ceremony signifies start to Royal Canadian Legion poppy campaign

Second World War veteran Fred Seeley was presented the first poppy at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 in Langford Oct. 29. (Jane Skrypnek/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: Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin presented the first poppy of BC and Yukon Legion’s 100th remembrance campaign

Poppies will be available by donation at several 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)
Gerry Vowles (left), Michael Cook, and Dave Sinclair were awarded “Dominion Command Presidential Citations” June 17 in Cloverdale. The rare awards were given out for “exemplary service to the Legion.” (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Three B.C. legionnaires awarded ‘Presidential Citations’

Ceremony took place in Cloverdale June 17

Gerry Vowles (left), Michael Cook, and Dave Sinclair were awarded “Dominion Command Presidential Citations” June 17 in Cloverdale. The rare awards were given out for “exemplary service to the Legion.” (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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 for struggling legions

Property tax exemption is what legions really need, Victoria branch 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)
Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, said the Legion has lost between $50,000 and $70,000 in revenue due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford Legion president concerned about city’s planned park development

More traffic, competition for Station Road businesses something to consider

Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, said the Legion has lost between $50,000 and $70,000 in revenue due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 were out in the snow and ice to thank the West Shore community for its continued support. (Goldstream Gazette/Facebook)

Legion members brave the ice to warm West Shore hearts

Legion thanks community for continued support

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 were out in the snow and ice to thank the West Shore community for its continued support. (Goldstream Gazette/Facebook)
The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)

COVID-19: Legion branch closed on Vancouver Island for 10 days after low-risk exposure

Island Health advises members and public to closely monitor themselves

The Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 will be closed for 10 days. (RCL Branch 76 Photo)
Norm Scott salutes after laying a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Langford. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Langford Remembrance Day ceremony is small and heartfelt

People were asked to stay at home and watch livestreams of the ceremonies

Norm Scott salutes after laying a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Langford. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Frank Chevrier shows a portrait taken in his 40s when he was part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

‘My jaw broke in two places:’ Veteran recalls highs and lows in west Germany during Cold War

Frank Chevrier, 84, did two tours in Germany, two in Cyprus as peacekeeper

Frank Chevrier shows a portrait taken in his 40s when he was part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke resident Colin Davenport (right) laid down a wreath for his friend Maurice Weight at the Sooke Legion, while Weight did the same in England for Remembrance Day. This has been their tradition since 2007. (Maurice Weight & Colin Davenport photo)

Why one wreath has been laid down in England for the Sooke legion for 13 years straight

Retired UK Royal Navy sailor continues tradition across the Atlantic

Sooke resident Colin Davenport (right) laid down a wreath for his friend Maurice Weight at the Sooke Legion, while Weight did the same in England for Remembrance Day. This has been their tradition since 2007. (Maurice Weight & Colin Davenport photo)
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
The Royal Canadian Legion kicked off its annual poppy drive in Sooke with legion president Richard Steele (left), Mayor Maja Tait, T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes and poppy fund chair Al Stuart in attendance. (Kevin Laird/News Staff)

Sooke Legion credits restaurant, volunteers for keeping doors open through pandemic

‘We’re not making a lot of money, but we’re not losing a lot either,’ says legion president

The Royal Canadian Legion kicked off its annual poppy drive in Sooke with legion president Richard Steele (left), Mayor Maja Tait, T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes and poppy fund chair Al Stuart in attendance. (Kevin Laird/News Staff)