Royal Canadian Legion

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

 

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

 

People line up to place poppies on a wreath prepared for Queen Elizabeth II Monday, Sept. 19 outside Williams Lake City Hall. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
Royal Canadian Legion first vice-president Gord Keener prepares to lay a wreath at the cenotaph during a ceremony hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 in honour of Queen Elizabeth 11, while MC Vivian McNeil looks on. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake honours Queen Elizabeth II with cenotaph ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II was honoured in Williams Lake with a ceremony organized…

 

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: Legion members hold 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)
The flags are at half-mast outside Williams Lake city hall where the Royal Canadian Legion will host a memorial service in honour of Queen Elizabeth 11 on Monday, Sept. 19, the same days as the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The flags are at half-mast outside Williams Lake city hall where the Royal Canadian Legion will host a memorial service in honour of Queen Elizabeth 11 on Monday, Sept. 19, the same days as the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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
A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Memorial ceremony in Kelowna disrupted when woman drives over graves

People were gathered at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery to mark the anniversary of the end of WWII

  • May 9, 2022
A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Gord Keener, first vice president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 (left), and David Brideau, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139, lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Williams Lake to commemorate Vimy Ridge Day Saturday, April 9. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Vimy Ridge Day remembered in Williams Lake

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 members laid a wreath

Gord Keener, first vice president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 (left), and David Brideau, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139, lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Williams Lake to commemorate Vimy Ridge Day Saturday, April 9. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary member Cynthia Wilson, left, and Judy Newbery president, right) accept a cheque in the amount of $1,500 from Joyce Norberg, treasurer of the Royal Canadian Legion. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake legion donates to hospital auxiliary

The funds will be earmarked toward equipment purchases

  • Feb 19, 2022
Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary member Cynthia Wilson, left, and Judy Newbery president, right) accept a cheque in the amount of $1,500 from Joyce Norberg, treasurer of the Royal Canadian Legion. (Photo submitted)
Doug White recited the Address to a Haggis as part of the Robbie Burns Supper hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 on Jan. 22, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Scottish bard Robbie Burns celebrated at Williams Lake Legion

A supper to honour the famed Scot was held at Branch 139 on Jan. 22

Doug White recited the Address to a Haggis as part of the Robbie Burns Supper hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 on Jan. 22, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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 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)
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
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)
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

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)
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)