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Major updates are on the way for #ARMYRUN | Des mises à jour majeures arrivent bientôt pour la #CourseArmée!

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Race Director Update

As we are closing in on less than two months to race day, I want to share a few updates and let you know what to expect in the coming weeks:

Course Updates
We are finalizing some incredible new features to this year’s in-person event, particularly the 5K and 10K courses. We’ve changed our start and finish lines to make new and memorable race experiences for you, all while keeping things true to #ARMYRUN and the military from start to finish! We will share these details with you soon.

You can also expect the return of some of the features you have come to know and love with us, such as the Soldier On start wave, Remembrance Row, our military bands, and dog tag finisher medals for in-person racers!

Spaces are starting to fill!
Registration for both the in-person and virtual events started out strong. We thank the thousands who have committed to run with us already, both in Ottawa and globally through our virtual event. If you still need to register, be sure to confirm your entry soon!

For those already registered, there’s still lots of time to encourage a friend to join you.
Register now!

More Fundraising Content
To everyone helping raise important funds for Support Our Troops and Soldier On, we thank you for your positivity and effort. Every bit helps as we support deserving CAF members and their families, so we hope you can share your pledge page and help in any way you can. As we get closer to race day, we will continue to share stories and messaging that will help inspire and motivate you.

Volunteer Registration Coming Soon!
Canada Army Run is impossible without the amazing help from our hundreds of volunteers. We aim to launch volunteer registration in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye out for this. It’s a great way to give back to the military and running communities, and an option for students requiring volunteer hours!

Mise à jour de la directrice de course

La Course de l’Armée du Canada est dans moins de deux mois. Je profite donc de l’occasion pour vous transmettre quelques mises à jour et vous dire à quoi vous attendre au cours des semaines à venir :

Le point sur le parcours
Nous sommes en train de finaliser quelques nouvelles caractéristiques incroyables pour l’événement en personne de cette année, notamment les parcours du 5 km et du 10 km. Nous avons modifié les lignes de départ et d’arrivée pour vous faire vivre de nouvelles expériences mémorables durant la course, tout en demeurant fidèles, du début à la fin, à la #COURSEARMÉE et aux militaires! Nous vous communiquerons ces détails prochainement.

Attendez-vous également au retour de certaines des caractéristiques que vous avez appris à connaître et à aimer, comme la vague de départ Sans limites, l’Allée du souvenir, les musiques militaires et la médaille inspirée des plaques d’identité officielles des militaires pour les coureurs en personne!

Les places commencent à se remplir!
Les inscriptions pour les courses virtuelles et en personne ont démarré en force. Nous remercions les milliers de personnes qui se sont déjà engagées à courir avec nous, en personne à Ottawa et ailleurs dans le monde, dans le cadre de la course virtuelle. Si vous ne vous êtes pas encore inscrits, faites-le dès que possible!

Pour ceux qui se sont déjà inscrits, il reste encore beaucoup de temps pour encourager un ami à vous à courir avec vous.
Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant!

Plus de contenu sur la collecte de fonds
Nous remercions tous ceux et celles qui nous aident à amasser des fonds importants pour la campagne « Appuyons nos troupes » et « Sans limites », de leur positivité et leurs efforts. Chaque contribution nous aide à soutenir les membres des FAC qui le méritent ainsi que leurs familles. Nous espérons donc que vous partagerez votre page de promesses de dons et que vous nous aiderez de quelque manière que ce soit. À mesure que nous nous approchons de la journée de la course, nous continuerons de partager des histoires et des messages inspirants et motivants.

Inscription des bénévoles bientôt
La Course de l’Armée du Canada ne peut avoir lieu sans l’aide extraordinaire de nos centaines de bénévoles. Nous prévoyons d’ouvrir l’inscription aux bénévoles au cours des prochaines semaines, donc soyez à l’affût. C’est le moyen idéal d’aider les militaires et les communautés de coureurs, et La Course de l’Armée du Canada est une option pour les élèves du secondaire qui doivent faire du bénévolat pour obtenir leur diplôme d’études secondaires.

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Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui!

No Ordinary History

This month’s training races honour No. 2 Construction Battalion, which was awarded the “France and Flanders, 1917-18” Battle Honour in June and recently received a National Apology from the Government of Canada, apologizing for the systemic anti-Black racism that members of No. 2 Construction Battalion endured before, during, and long after the First World War.

No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) — also known as the Black Battalion — was created on July 5, 1916, during the First World War. It was a segregated non-combatant unit, the first and only all-Black battalion-sized formation in Canadian military history.

After initial service in Canada, the battalion boarded the SS Southland bound for Liverpool, England on March 28, 1917, and its members were sent to the Jura Region in eastern France on May 17, 1917, where they served honourably with the Canadian Forestry Corps.

After the end of First World War hostilities on November 11, 1918, the men sailed to Halifax in early 1919 to return to civilian life. Most returned to face the same discrimination as when they left for the war. The unit was officially disbanded in September 1920. The men of the Black Battalion would not receive public recognition until decades later.

Read more about No. 2 Construction Battalion here:
https://www.canada.ca/en/army/services/events/2-construction-battalion.html

Une Histoire Extraordinaire

Les courses d’entraînement de ce mois-ci rendent hommage au 2e Bataillon de construction, qui a reçu l’honneur de guerre « France et Flandre, 1917-18 » en juin et a récemment reçu des excuses nationales du gouvernement du Canada pour le racisme systémique envers les communautés noires que les membres du 2e Bataillon de construction ont subi avant, pendant et longtemps après la Première Guerre mondiale.

Le 2e Bataillon de construction du Corps expéditionnaire canadien (CEC) — aussi connu sous le nom de Bataillon de Noirs — a été créé le 5 juillet 1916, pendant la Première Guerre mondiale. C’était une unité ségréguée non combattante, la première et la seule formation de la taille d’un bataillon formée uniquement de Noirs de l’histoire militaire canadienne.

Après le service initial au Canada, le bataillon est monté à bord du SS Southland à destination de Liverpool (Angleterre), le 28 mars 1917 et ses membres ont été envoyés dans la région du Jura dans l’est de la France, le 17 mai 1917, où ils ont servi honorablement avec le Corps forestier canadien.

Après la fin des hostilités de la Première Guerre mondiale, le 11 novembre 1918, les hommes ont pris la mer pour revenir à Halifax au début de 1919 afin de revenir à la vie civile. La plupart sont revenus pour faire face à la même discrimination qu’ils avaient quittée pour aller à la guerre. L’unité a été officiellement dissoute en septembre 1920. Les hommes du Bataillon de Noirs n’allaient recevoir une reconnaissance publique que des décennies plus tard.

En savoir plus sur le 2e Bataillon de construction ici :
https://www.canada.ca/fr/armee/services/evenements/2-bataillon-de-construction.html

No Ordinary Cause

This year, we are thrilled to announce some fabulous fundraising prizes:

  • If you raise $75 or more, you will receive a discount code from HelloFresh to enjoy a fabulous meal with your loved ones!
  • If you raise $200 or more, you will be eligible one of the 40 x $100 Canadian Tire or Sportchek gift certificates
  • If you raise $750 or more, you will win a limited edition Canada Army Run jacket graciously sponsored by CANEX.
  • Our 3 Top Fundraisers are being celebrated by WestJet. Canada Army Run’s top fundraiser will receive two round trip tickets to any where in North America excluding Hawaii. The fundraisers in second and third place will receive one ticket each to fly anywhere in North America excluding Hawaii.

If you haven’t started your fundraising journey yet and want to make a difference while being awarded some cool items along the way, please check out the Peer to Peer Fundraising Toolkit for tips and tricks.

If you are part of a Team and want to take part in Team Fundraising and Fundraising Fridays, please send an email to admin.supportourtroops@supportourtroops.ca!

Une Cause Extraordinaire

Cette année, nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer de magnifiques prix pour les personnes qui amassent le plus de fonds :

  • Si vous amassez 75 $ ou plus, vous recevrez un code promotionnel de HelloFresh pour profiter d’un fabuleux repas avec vos proches!
  • Si vous amassez 200 $ ou plus, vous serez admissibles à l’un des 40 chèques-cadeaux de Canadian Tire ou Sport Chek d’une valeur de 100 $.
  • Si vous amassez 750 $ ou plus, vous recevrez un manteau de la Course de l’Armée du Canada produit en nombre limité gracieusement offert par CANEX.
  • Les trois personnes qui amassent le plus de fonds recevront des prix de WestJet. La personne qui aura amassé le plus de fonds pour la Course de l’Armée du Canada recevra deux billets aller-retour pour n’importe quelle destination en Amérique du Nord, à l’exception d’Hawaii. Les participants qui terminent au deuxième et troisième rang recevront chacun un billet d’avion pour n’importe quelle destination en Amérique du Nord, à l’exception d’Hawaii.

Si vous n’avez pas commencé votre collecte de fonds et que vous voulez apporter votre contribution tout en recevant des prix intéressants, consultez la trousse d’outils de collecte de fonds par les pairs pour obtenir des conseils et des astuces.

Si vous faites partie d’une équipe et vous voulez participer à la collecte de fonds d’équipe et aux vendredis en folie, veuillez envoyer un courriel à admin.supportourtroops@supportourtroops.ca!

Honouring Canadian Ranger Abraham Metatawabin

Ontario Canadian Ranger Abraham Metatawabin enrolled in the James Bay Rangers in January 1963. The James Bay Rangers were the precursor to 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3 CRPG). Ranger Metatawabin served with the Fort Albany Patrol of 3 CRPG for more than 22 years before becoming Chief of the Fort Albany First Nation. He passed away in June 2021 at the age of 104 being the longest serving Canadian Ranger in Ontario, at the time.

Ranger Metatawabin, whose father had served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War, grew up in the bush downriver from the Pagwa trading post. Life in the bush was hard, but Ranger Metatawabin became an excellent hunter, bringing down wolf, deer, moose and caribou. He traded many of his furs and hides at the trading post for other staples such as flour, sugar, tea and coffee. Life became more difficult in the 1950s when the new rail line between Cochrane and Moosonee reduced the importance of the Albany River as a trading route to the south. In the 1960s, Ranger Metatawabin, as the Chief of Fort Albany, began negotiating with federal officials for the enforcement of Treaty rights. Growing up in the bush, Ranger Metatawabin developed an ethic of self-reliance and self-sufficiency. This is a value he worked to instill in his 10 surviving children and 35 grandchildren.

Passionate about public service, Ranger Metatawabin re-enrolled in the CAF in 1995 as a Canadian Ranger with 3 CRPG’s newly-created Fort Albany Patrol. He served with distinction during his career with the patrol and was awarded the Canadian Forces’ Decoration (CD) for 12 years of service in 2003. He was the first Canadian Ranger in Ontario to receive a clasp to his CD, receiving it in January 2014. He also received the Special Service Medal with Canadian Ranger Bar in February 2000 from Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson.

Ranger Metatawabin was a respected elder in Fort Albany and across Ontario. While serving as the Chief of the Fort Albany First Nation, he was an active and passionate participant in the Ontario Chiefs Assembly.

After a long and illustrious career having faithfully served the Canadian Rangers for 22 years, Canadian Ranger Abraham Metatawabin passed away in 2021 at the age of 104.

Rendre hommage au Ranger canadien Abraham Metatawabin

Le Ranger canadien Abraham Metatawabin, originaire de l’Ontario, s’est enrôlé dans les Rangers de la Baie James, prédécesseurs du 3e Groupe de patrouille des Rangers canadiens (3 GPRC), en janvier 1963. Le Ranger Metatawabin a servi au sein de la patrouille de Fort Albany du 3 GPRC pendant plus de 22 ans avant de devenir chef de la Première Nation de Fort Albany. Il est décédé en juin 2021, à l’âge de 104 ans, et est le Ranger canadien ayant servi le plus longtemps en Ontario à l’époque.

Le Ranger Metatawabin, dont le père avait servi dans l’Armée canadienne pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, a grandi dans la brousse, en aval du poste de traite Pagwa. La vie dans la brousse n’était pas facile, mais le Ranger Metatawabin est devenu un excellent chasseur, abattant des loups, des cerfs, des orignaux et des caribous. Il troquait beaucoup de ses fourrures et de ses peaux au poste de traite contre d’autres produits de base comme la farine, le sucre, le thé et le café. La vie est devenue encore plus difficile dans les années 1950 lorsque la nouvelle ligne ferroviaire entre Cochrane et Moosonee a réduit l’importance de la rivière Albany comme route commerciale vers le sud. À titre de chef de Fort Albany, le Ranger Metatawabin a commencé à négocier avec les fonctionnaires fédéraux, au cours des années 1960, pour faire respecter les droits issus de traités. Ayant grandi dans la brousse, le Ranger Metatawabin a développé son autonomie et son autosuffisance, et il s’est employé à inculquer ces valeurs à ses 10 enfants survivants, ainsi qu’à ses 35 petits-enfants.

Passionné du service public, le Ranger Metatawabin s’est de nouveau enrôlé dans les FAC en 1995 comme Ranger canadien au sein de la nouvelle patrouille du 3 GPRC de Fort Albany. Il a servi avec distinction pendant sa carrière au sein de la patrouille puis, en 2003, a reçu la Décoration des Forces canadiennes (CD) pour 12 années de service. En janvier 2014, il est devenu le premier Ranger canadien en Ontario à recevoir une agrafe de CD. En février 2000, Adrienne Clarkson, gouverneure générale à l’époque, a remis au Ranger Metatawabin la Médaille du service spécial avec barrette des Rangers canadiens.

Le Ranger Metatawabin était un aîné respecté à Fort Albany et partout en Ontario. Durant son mandat comme chef de la Première nation de Fort Albany, il a été un participant actif et passionné à l’Assemblée des chefs de l’Ontario.

Après une longue et illustre carrière de 22 ans au service des Rangers canadiens, le Ranger canadien Abraham Metatawabin est décédé en 2021 à l’âge de 104 ans

Coming soon – Remembrance Row Submissions

2017 saw the launch of Remembrance Row, presented in partnership with The Royal Canadian Legion – a moving on-course feature that showcases photographs of veterans who have passed as a way to honour loved ones that served.

With our 2022 Races, we are continuing our tradition with digital AND in-person versions of Remembrance Row!

All submissions will be honoured on our new, digital Remembrance Row page to be found at armyrun.ca, and in-person registrants will have the option to display their loved one along the course in Ottawa.

Official sponsor of Remembrance Row:

Bientôt disponible – Soumissions de l’Allée du souvenir

On a lancé en 2017 l’Allée du souvenir, présenté en partenariat avec la Légion royale canadienne – une section émouvante du parcours ornée de photographies d’anciens combattants décédés pour rendre hommage à nos êtres chers qui ont servi le pays.

Avec nos courses 2022, nous poursuivons notre tradition avec des versions digitals ET en personne de l’Allée du souvenir!

Toutes les soumissions seront honorées sur notre nouvelle page digital de l’Allée du souvenir qui se trouve à armyrun.ca, et les personnes qui s’inscrivent en personne auront la possibilité d’afficher leur être cher le long du parcours à Ottawa.

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Battle of the St. Lawrence: Airman down

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Small blessings: Military marks Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa

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Battle of the St. Lawrence: Airman down

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

At 3:35 a.m. on July 6, 1942, four P-40 Kittyhawk fighters scrambled out of the air station at Mont-Joli, Que., and went U-boat hunting. One of them never returned.

Near the end of their two-hour patrol, Kittyhawk AK915, piloted by Squadron Leader Jacques Chevrier, went down in up to 70 metres of water, less than five kilometres off Cap-Chat, Que. The wreck was never found, a cause was never determined and Chevrier’s remains were not recovered.

 

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Ships battle in the American Revolutionary War off Nova Scotia

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Ships battle in the American Revolutionary War off Nova Scotia

STORY BY SHARON ADAMS

Back in the days before steam and internal combustion engines when ships were propelled by wind, strange sails on the horizon could spell trouble—especially in war time.

Three months before the last battle of the American Revolutionary War (or War of Independence, depending on the point of view) in July 1781, a British convoy off present-day Nova Scotia proved that point.

 

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Your membership gives back to those who served

Another item from Dominion Command that may be of interest to members.


See how we’re honouring Canada’s Veterans. 

Legion Debrief. Visit member services.
July 2022
Twitter. Facebook. Youtube. Instagram. Linkedin.
Poppy Store.
Your membership makes a difference
Summer is in full swing, and so too is the Legion in honouring those who served. As a Legion member, you help fund important initiatives that allow us to recognize and give back to Canada’s military community, whether they’re currently serving or are enjoying their retirement from service.
If you’d like to give back even more, consider visiting your local Branch to find opportunities to get involved in your community!
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The Legion wishes our deployed troops a Happy Canada Day
Earlier this month, The Royal Canadian Legion helped launch Operation Canada Day, an initiative of Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services. Almost 3,000 gifts were sent to deployed troops to help celebrate Canada Day, along with a message of well wishes from the Legion.
The Legion marked Indigenous History Month
The Legion recognized National Indigenous History Month by sharing how Indigenous traditions percolate through the organization today, how they are shaping the future, and how a historic law affected Aboriginal comrades and the Legion.
“…we recognize that complete societal and organizational healing and change can take a long time and there is a lot of work to do,” says Legion Dominion President Bruce Julian. “I can assure you that our Indigenous comrades and their customs form an integral part of our organization’s fabric today, and we are constantly looking at what we can do better to recognize their history and support a positive future.”
Read more  ‣
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The Legion Nationals are back!
The 44th Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships will be held from August 5–7, 2022 in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
This one-of-a-kind event for youth aged 12–17 is an important aspect of the Legion’s commitment to the development of Canada’s youth. These championships give young Canadians the opportunity to compete, build confidence, and develop leadership skills.
Support Canada’s young athletes and spread the word within your communities!
Learn more about Legion Nationals  ‣ | Download athlete flyer  ‣
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Juno Beach Centre Flag Sponsorship Program
You can own a Canadian flag that flew above Canada’s D-Day landing beach while helping support the Juno Beach Centre!
For a minimum of $500, you can sponsor a flag that will fly at the Juno Beach Centre in France, to be returned to you with a certificate of authenticity and the dates when it was flown. What a beautiful way to honour those who landed on the beach 78 years ago.
Learn more  ‣
Celebrating our Legion Volunteers
Ontario Legion Branch celebrates Dieppe survivor’s 104th birthday
August 19 marks the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, one of the most devastating and bloody chapters in Canadian military history. This past June, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 in Burlington celebrated one of its members, 104-year-old Douglas Ross Rickard. Douglas is believed to be the last Canadian survivor of the Dieppe Raid during the Second World War.
Thank you for your service, Douglas!
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Know a Legion member who’s making a difference? Send us your story at marketing@legion.ca.
Pocketpills – Our newest Member Benefits Partner
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Member Benefits Program rewards members with money-saving offers and deals from program participants across Canada.
Our newest partner, Pocketpills, brings the pharmacy to you! Through their easy-to-use app and website, you can fill prescriptions, order vitamins, and consult with pharmacists—all from the comfort of home. The service is free. Sign up for Pocketpills today by calling 1-855-950-7225 and mention that you are a Legion member for exclusive benefits.
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Register for the Canada Army Run in-person or virtual race!
The Legion is proud to sponsor the Canada Army Run and bring Remembrance Row back on-course, showcasing photographs of Veterans who have passed as a way to honour loved ones that served.
Registration is open for both in-person and virtual participation. Legion members can join “The Legion” team and use promotion code LEGIONFRIENDS for a 20% discount.
Register for the Army Run (September 9–18)
Prefer to ride? Registration is still open for the free virtual Navy Bike Ride event.
Join the Navy Bike Ride (June 12–August 7)
Your membership can help you save
Check out this latest offer, and many more! With MemberPerks®, you can shop online or in-store at local and national stores and service providers and save $1000s every year. It’s a great way to support the Legion, local businesses, and your wallet.
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Sign up for MemberPerks® today. It’s free with your Legion membership.
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The following is brought to you by our partners, highlighting special offers and other information.
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada’s supports Legion Nationals
The Royal Canadian Legion is extremely grateful for The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada’s support of the 2022 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships and their commitment to Canada’s youth!
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The Legion Dispatch – July 2022

An update from Dominion Command to its branches (note that items only relevant to branch executive or for Canadian branches have been removed).


New membership handout 

Legion Dispatch. Visit branch services.
July 2022
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Forward this email to your Branch Executives, Committee Members and other members to keep them up-to-date on important updates and information.
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In this edition – July 2022
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Honouring Indigenous History Month
The Legion helped mark National Indigenous History Month by sharing how Indigenous traditions exist within the organization today, how they are shaping the future, and how a historic law affected Aboriginal comrades and the Legion.
“…we recognize that complete societal and organizational healing and change can take a long time and there is a lot of work to do,” says Legion Dominion President Bruce Julian. “I can assure you that our Indigenous comrades and their customs form an integral part of our organization’s fabric today, and we are constantly looking at what we can do better to recognize their history and support a positive future.”
Read more  ‣
Image: Athlete clearing the bar in high jump event.
The Legion Nationals are back!
The 44th Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships will be held from August 5–7, 2022 in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
This one-of-a-kind event for youth aged 12–17 is an important aspect of The Royal Canadian Legion’s commitment to the development of Canada’s youth.
Support Canada’s young athletes and spread the word within your communities!
Learn more about Legion Nationals  ‣ | Download athlete flyer  ‣
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New! Bilingual Join Brochure
The Legion’s new Join brochure can help you recruit new members to your Branch. The bilingual brochure is available through Legion Supply (product number 800307) or by download here.
Image: Two women holding up a Canada flag on a beach.
Juno Beach Centre Flag Sponsorship Program
You can own a Canadian flag that flew above Canada’s D-Day landing beach while helping support the Juno Beach Centre!
For a minimum of $500, you can sponsor a flag that will fly at the Juno Beach Centre in France, to be returned to you with a certificate of authenticity and the dates when it was flown. What a beautiful way to honour those who landed on the beach 78 years ago.
Learn more  ‣
The Poppy Trademark.
Poppy Trademark – Cannot be used in food products
Did you know… the Remembrance Poppy cannot be used on edible products. Items such as cookies or cakes designed with a Poppy to honour Veterans are not an approved use, as the sacred Poppy should never be consumed.
See the attached educational flyer for Branches that highlights important information about the Poppy trademark, and requirements for use.
Download the flyer  ‣
Please direct public inquiries to: www.legion.ca/poppy-trademark.
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Branch Membership Administration
Resources and tips to support your Membership Chair
2023 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL STICKERS
2023 stickers will be delivered to Branches the last week of August for all members who have renewed for 2022 by the end of July 2022. Please ensure your 2022 renewals are processed before the end of July.
FALL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CAMPAIGN
As we prepare for the busiest time of the year for membership renewals, we encourage you to update, collect and upload member email addresses and phone numbers within the membership website. With this information, we can cost-effectively remind members to renew on your behalf via one of these renewal options:

  • at your local Branch
  • by phone – by contacting member services
  • online – 34% of all Legion members renewed online during 2021 and this number continues to grow during 2022!

This approach can help save local Branches and membership chairs time and money!

Veteran Family Welcome Program eligibility has expanded
Parents, guardians, spouses and adult children of serving, retired or passed CAF and RCMP members who have not yet joined the Legion can now receive a first free year of membership at the Legion.
Encourage Veterans and eligible family who have not yet joined to register today.
Promotional Poster  ‣ | Veteran application form  ‣
Family application form  ‣ | Online application  ‣
+ Legion membership is growing!
Here’s how you can continue to help with this growth:

  • Reach out and welcome new members who join your branch within the first 30 days
  • Collect and share member emails and phone numbers within the membership system
  • Ensure you are processing memberships at least monthly
  • Promote the free year Veterans Welcome and Veterans Family Welcome Programs to non‑members
  • Promote our free MemberPerks® program to all members
  • Feel free to reach out to Member Services with any questions – we are here to help all and especially new Membership Chairs!
Get access to Marketing and PR resources
Marketing Resources
Updated Branch Brand Manual
The Official Colours Chart for Legion Graphics in the Brand Manual has been updated. As technical color processes continue to improve, the Pantone Matching System Guides have been updated to offer more CMYK colours. The updated colour codes allows us to reproduce our brand colours more accurately within the CMYK process printing. Download and update your copy.
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PR Tip of the Month
Remember the Legion is apolitical
When approached by media or others to comment on political matters or participate in petitions, remind them the Legion is apolitical. We work behind the scenes and respectfully advocate with all governments, through all PR channels, for changes to benefit Veterans and their families.
Have questions or need advice? Contact your Command Public Relations Officer or Nujma Bond, Dominion Command Communications at nbond@legion.ca
Your Legion calendar
August 19 marks the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, one of the most devastating chapters in Canadian military history.
Learn about the Dieppe Raid and other important dates your Branch can commemorate or promote.
Download the 2022 calendar  ‣
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MemberPerks®: Exclusive offers and preferred pricing through Venngo
MemberPerks® is more than a member benefit package. It’s also a tool Branches can use to promote membership. Plus, you can partner with local businesses in your community to offer exclusive discounts for your members.
Learn more  ‣
Partner promotions
The following is brought to you by our partners, highlighting special offers and other information.
Pocketpills: Our newest Member Benefits Partner
Pocketpills brings the pharmacy to you! Through their easy-to-use app and website, you can fill prescriptions, order vitamins, and consult with pharmacists—all from the comfort of home. Help us get the word out about our new online pharmacy partner! Sign up for Pocketpills today by calling 1-855-950-7225 and mention that you are a Legion member for exclusive benefits.
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada’s supports Legion Nationals
The Royal Canadian Legion is extremely grateful for The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada’s support of the 2022 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships and their commitment to Canada’s youth!
An evening with Margaret MacMillan
The Legion National Foundation invites you to a special event featuring award-winning author Margaret MacMillan as she discusses her writing, her experiences, and the history of war.
Monday, September 12, 7:00–8:30 p.m. EST
In-person (Toronto) and virtual event. Registration is complimentary.
Visit LNFCanada.ca/upcoming-events/ to register.
Special offer from Legion Magazine
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