Royal Canadian Legion

The pipers enjoy their payment at the end of Robbie Burns Night. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
The pipers enjoy their payment at the end of Robbie Burns Night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 after the most recent celebration of the famed Scottish bard in Williams Lake. The annual event will be revived, after COVID-19 led to a pause in the long-honoured tradition. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Legion will bring back Robbie Burns Night

Piping the haggis back into Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139

 

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

 

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)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 president Joyce Norberg smiles as she emcees a past Legion fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 hosting dinner, fashion show Oct. 27

Doors will open at 6 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m., fashion show will begin at 8 p.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 president Joyce Norberg smiles as she emcees a past Legion fashion show. Patrick Davies Photo
Bonnie O’Neill, left, and Marlene Combs are members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 and are spearheading the Poppy Campaign in Williams Lake in 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘We want to put a poppy on the heart of every Canadian to honour our veterans’

Legion gearing up for Poppy Campaign, Remembrance Day services

Bonnie O’Neill, left, and Marlene Combs are members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 and are spearheading the Poppy Campaign in Williams Lake in 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
Barrie Redl, a rancher in Miocene, left, donates 100 pounds of grass-fed beef, accepted by Lorie Wilson, treasurer of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #139. The meat will be used for the legion’s free lunch program for seniors in need. (Submitted photo)

Generation donation by Cariboo rancher helps feed seniors in need

Barrie Redl of Miocene donated 10 pounds of beef to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139

Barrie Redl, a rancher in Miocene, left, donates 100 pounds of grass-fed beef, accepted by Lorie Wilson, treasurer of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #139. The meat will be used for the legion’s free lunch program for seniors in need. (Submitted photo)
It will be a quieter Remembrance Day service outside City Hall in Williams Lake on Wednesday, Nov. 11, with the public being encouraged to view it online. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Remembrance Day ceremony can be viewed online

The Legion will hold a small service at the cenotaph but discourages public from attending

It will be a quieter Remembrance Day service outside City Hall in Williams Lake on Wednesday, Nov. 11, with the public being encouraged to view it online. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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
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
While he’s only been playing the bagpipes since 2013, Audrey Jackson has become a well known member of the Williams Lake Pipe Band across the community. (Tribune File Photo)

Aubrey Jackson embraces Scottish heritage at Robbie Burns Night this Saturday

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 invites the whole community to attend

While he’s only been playing the bagpipes since 2013, Audrey Jackson has become a well known member of the Williams Lake Pipe Band across the community. (Tribune File Photo)
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