Bird Songs and Blooms

From the Legion’s own “Poppy Store.”

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Just in time for spring, with every purchase of a poppy bird feeder we will include a free packet of poppy seeds! Offer valid until April 20, 2018.


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The story of a forgotten airplane

An item from the Legion Magazine.

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The story of a forgotten airplane

The story of a forgotten airplane

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

In early March, the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, led an expedition 800 kilometres east of Australia, where he found the long-lost wreck of the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea almost 76 years ago. Among the stunning images to come back from that deep-sea exploration were several from a debris field on the ocean bottom three kilometres below the surface that included Devastator, Dauntless and this single Wildcat fighter aircraft.


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Deadline nears for cadets injured in 1974 blast

Deadline nears for cadets injured in 1974 blast

Story by Sharon Adams

One year remains for the eight former army cadets involved in the 1974 Valcartier Grenade Incident 44 years ago who have not yet come forward to apply for financial compensation and health-care support under the new program.


Vintage War Posters!
This week in history
This Week in History

March 14, 1984

NASA announces Marc Garneau as one of seven astronauts on space shuttle Challenger’s sixth flight. Garneau was the first Canadian in space.



The changing face of recruiting

From the Legion Magazine.

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The changing face of recruiting

The changing face of recruiting

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

With the federal government declaring Canada’s need to take its place in the world, there will be more demand for soldiers, sailors and air crew. Despite difficulties the military has been having in meeting recruitment targets and gloomy demographics, there is reason for hope.


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War and the women’s vote

War and the women’s vote

Story by Valerie Knowles
March 8, 2018 is #InternationalWomensDay

This year marks the 100th anniversary of not only the end of the First World War, but also extension of the federal suffrage to most Canadian women, a development spearheaded by tenacious Canadian suffragists and abetted by the war itself.


To the women of Canada! Vintage War Poster.
This week in history
This Week in History

March 8, 1971

Pier 21 in Halifax closes. More than a million immigrants, including 50,000 war brides, arrived here on passenger liners from 1928 to 1971.


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CAN Colloquium Series

From one of our fellow Canadian-focused Bay area organizations.

Support Canadian Studies
Spring 2018
Colloquium Series
Free | Open to Everyone
223 Moses Hall
Wednesday March 21, 12:00 Noon
Game Changers: Economics, Politics, and the Transformation of the Canadian Spectator Sport Business
Prof. Neil Longley (Economics & Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Friday April 27, 5:00 PM
The Influence of Immigration on Tourism – The Case of Canada
Prof. Frederic Dimanche (Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University)
Co-Sponsored by the Tourism Studies Working Group
Colloquium events are free, and open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP is required.
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Canadian Studies Program
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