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The Royal Canadian Legion was formed in 1925 with a membership of 50,000. The Legion's commitment to the Remembrance of those who gave their lives for peace and freedom, is as valid today as it was then. Today the Legion is one of the largest community service organizations in Canada with more than 400,000 members and approximately 1,600 branches in Canada, the USA and Germany.

As well as service to veterans and the community, the Legion has a strong and continuing commitment in promoting Canada's contribution to world peace, the protection of Canadian sovereignty and the preservation of national unity.

As the years take their toll on Canada's veteran population, the Legion needs the infusion of new blood in order to maintain the many services provided by The Royal Canadian Legion to communities across Canada.

Membership was originally restricted to those who had served in Canada's Armed Forces and Merchant Navy. The Royal Canadian Legion is proud of its military heritage and still maintains close ties with the Armed Forces today; however, over the years, categories of membership have evolved to include other members of the community.

Click here for our membership Eligibility Guide.

The membership committee will accept requests for Pins 5 - 10 -15 years etc. A sign up sheet will be at the registration table on General meeting nights. Names can also be left at the bar - "Attention Membership".
 

Royal Canadian Legion Canada Wide News


  • Canadian Dunkirk Veteran Draws Crowd And Appreciation At Film Premier
    The Daily Caller
    Thousands of private boats along with Royal Navy ships were tasked with evacuating over 300,000 Allied soldiers over a nine-day operation. Sturdy entered the theatre wearing his Royal Canadian Legion jacket, covered with the battle and service medals ...

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  • Owen Sound Sun Times

    Owen Sound Legion marks 90 years
    Owen Sound Sun Times
    Owen Sound Legion branch 6 president Patty Sargent-Gibson and 90th anniversary committee chair Colin Hodson with the commemorative book that was printed for the event. A dinner and dance is being held at the legion on Saturday. (Rob Gowan The Sun ...


  • Calgary Herald

    John Gilchrist: Kensington Legion gets new digs with 1918 Tap and Table
    Calgary Herald
    1918 is a significant number for the Royal Canadian Legion. It signifies the end of the First World War and the beginnings of the Legion. Following the end of the war, numerous groups sprang up to support veterans. Efforts were fragmented so a few ...


  • CBC.ca

    Arkansas group in Regina helps with Indigenous- and military-inspired mural
    CBC.ca
    The mural, which was designed by artist David Pradzynski, features a number of images that resonate with the ideals of the legion, as well as reflect the Indigenous diversity of the neighbourhood. Pradzynski said a member of the legion "wanted ...

    and more »

  • Windsor Star

    Area athletes win four gold medals at Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Track and Field Championships
    Windsor Star
    Area athletes picked up 11 medals, including four gold medals, while competing for District A at the 40th Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Track and Field Championships. The two-day meet, for athletes age 15 and under and 17 and under, wrapped up on ...


  • Stettler Independent

    Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 hosts ceremony to recognize award recipients
    Stettler Independent
    On Thursday, June 22, Stettler's Royal Legion Branch 59 hosted an award ceremony for all the winners in the poster and poetry competition. According to Comrade Rosalind LaRose, District 4 Commander, AB-NWT Command of The Royal Canadian Legion, ...


  • Canora Courier

    Canora Royal Canadian Legion hands out awards
    Canora Courier
    Gina Rakochy, 2017 president, Canora branch, presented the past year's Legion awards. With Rakochy, from left, are: Carol Sleeva, secretary award; Lorie Negraeff, membership chair award; Padre Wilfred Michaels, chaplin pin award; and Pat Thompson, ...


  • The Western Star

    Massey Drive's Gina Spencer recently named the winner of Royal Canadian Legion's national poetry competition
    The Western Star
    Gina Spencer of Massey Drive, this year's national winner of the Royal Canadian Legion's poetry competition in the intermediate school division, recently accepted her award from Albert O'Connell, first vice-president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 ...


  • Calgary Herald

    Sled Island: Mike Watt + The Missingmen, Bash & Pop at the Royal Canadian Legion #1
    Calgary Herald
    Call it a blur of nostalgia, even if it was more a fiery storm than peaceful vibe. Saturday night at the Royal Canadian Legion #1 ended Sled Island festivities with a stagger down memory lane of sorts Saturday night, at least for those of a certain ...


  • Calgary Herald

    Sled Island: Shonen Knife, Meatbodies, Tyvek at Royal Canadian Legion #1
    Calgary Herald
    “We need your co-operation please with this song,” said a forever cheerful and polite Naoko Yamano to the soon-to-be bouncing hordes at The Royal Canadian Legion #1 Friday night, before breaking into an impossibly catchy song about the wonders of ...

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