Monthly Archives: April 2022

Birthday Greetings to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

Branch 25 (San Francisco) of the Royal Canadian Legion joins their British counterparts.

Wishing her Majesty The Queen a Happy 96th Birthday!
From Everyone at the BBS
British Benevolent Society | 415.421.7195 | |
Connect with us
British Benevolent Society | 35 Miller Avenue#187Mill Valley, CA 94941

Russians resort to antiquated but deadly weapon in Ukraine

An item from the Legion Magazine that may be of interest to members.

Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Russians resort to antiquated but deadly weapon in Ukraine

Photo credit:Wikimedia

Russians resort to antiquated but deadly weapon in Ukraine


Russian forces invading Ukraine have resorted to a rarely used First World War-era weapon known for its indiscriminate nature, adding to a controversial arsenal that has included cluster munitions, chemical weapons and oxygen-sucking bombs.

At three centimetres long, fléchettes are among the smallest weapons on the battlefield—a kind of miniature dart or arrow with fins.



War of 1812
Military Milestones
The military connection to Canada’s currency

Photo credit: Collection Nationale De Monnaies, Musée De La Banque Du Canada

The military connection to Canada’s currency


There was a time in Canadian history when soldiers were paid with playing cards.

In the 17th century, the French government sent silver coins to its colony in Quebec, intending them to become common currency.




Hearing makes more possible. Legion members and their families can take a free hearing test at HearingLife—no referral required. Plus, for every test, $4 is allocated to the Campaign for Better Hearing’s Give-Back program to give hearing aids to those in need! Book your hearing test today! Offer not valid in Quebec.

Canvet Publication Ltd.

Anzac Day Commemoration this Sunday, and Summer Picnic announced

An announcement from our Commonwealth colleagues about the up-coming ANZAC Day service.

Kia Ora Michael

ANZAC Memorial Service April 2022

It is with great pleasure that we are inviting you to join us at the ANZAC Memorial Service this coming Sunday, April 24 at 12:00 Noon

We will be congregating at the Mateship Memorial in Heroes Grove, which is in Golden Gate Park. Following the short ceremony, we will retire to the East Meadow Picnic Area and enjoy a BYO picnic with friends.
Ample parking is available at the Music Concourse Parking Garage.
There is limit on numbers attending this outdoor event. All are welcome and your friends are too.
We apologize for the late notification but it was very difficult to confirm the appropriate venue. Many thanks to SFAussies for their great job of getting it all sorted



After two years of waiting, we can now toss those gumboots, try our luck in the sack race, laugh over the egg and spoon race, go wild over the lolly scramble and fire up the Barbie!  Hooray.
This is our signature family event for the year, back by popular demand, at the Carousel Picnic Ground in Tilden Park.

Save this date and be sure to let you friends know how much fun this is; we welcome you all, as we get to show and share some of our Kiwi spirit.

Date: July 31st
Start: 11:00 AM
Extra special: We will be debuting some SF Kiwis merchandise and are very excited to be sharing this with you at the picnic!

If you have penchant for Kiwi games, Kiwi Trivia, and otherwise helping with the organization of this really fun family event, then please reach out to us as We really appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you.

NZAASF: Our mission is to promote and foster good relations between NZ and the US through a variety of social and cultural events held in the Bay Area.

#ArmyRun Early Bird Prices End APRIL 22! / CORRECTION – #CourseArmée – Les tarifs réduits de la préinscription terminent le 22 AVRIL!

Again, some of our members may want to take advantage of the virtual options for this worthy cause.

View this email in your browser

Register for the 2022 virtual edition of Canada Army Run, presented by BMO, now at the lowest prices of the year! All events are available at early bird rates until April 22, 2022 at midnight (EST). Sign up today and make our unique event part of your 2022 race season.

  • 5K
  • 10K
  • Half Marathon
  • 5K + 10K Challenge
  • 5K + Half Marathon Commander’s Challenge

 To sign up now, click here: 

Register Now!
A decision will be made this spring in regards to the in-person event, and we will communicate the outcome to you as soon as possible. We pride ourselves on being No Ordinary Race, with military presence critical to your Canada Army Run experience.  For our latest position for our in-person event click here.

Inscrivez-vous maintenant à l’édition virtuelle 2022 de la Course de l’Armée du Canada, présenté par BMO, à nos prix le plus bas de l’année! Toutes les épreuves sont offertes aux tarifs réduits de la préinscription jusqu’au 22 avril 2022 à minuit (HNE).

  • 5 km
  • 10 km
  • Demi-marathon
  • 5 km + 10 km Défi
  • 5K + Demi-marathon Défi du Commandant

Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici : 

Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui!
Une décision sera prise au printemps concernant notre événement en personne, et nous vous aviserons dès que possible. Nous sommes fiers de présenter une Course extraordinaire, et la présence militaire est essentielle à l’expérience de la Course de l’Armée du Canada, consultez la page suivante Nouvelles – Course de l’armée (
Connect with us:
Copyright © 2022 Canada Army Run, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in during registration for an event, or signed up at our website. Vous recevez le présent courriel parce que vous vous êtes abonné lors de l’inscription à un événement ou en passant par notre site Web.

Our mailing address is:

Canada Army Run

101 Colonel By Dr
Army HQ/G1

Ottawa, On K1A 0K2


ANZAC Day – San Francsico

We received this from our colleagues in the SFKiwi’s organization.

ANZAC 2022 commemorative service. Open to all. Please join us at the Mateship Memorial in Heroes Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Sunday April 24 at 12 p.m. for a short service.

Following this you are invited to a BYO picnic at the 14th Ave. East Meadow Picnic area.

Massive thanks to the sfaussies for sorting out the venue and taking the lead on the organizing. FYI this is not being streamed this year.

Looking forward to catching up with a lot of you again on Sunday!