Category Archives: Canada Day

ūüďÖ Just scheduled: 6/30 SAVE-THE-DATE: Annual Canada Day Celebration @ Kells SF!

An event from a fellow Canadian group in the Bay Area.  Members may want to take advantage of this pre-Canada day event.


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6/30 SAVE-THE-DATE: Annual Canada Day Celebration @ Kells SF!

Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar

Details:¬†**SAVE-THE-DATE! Details to come!** Join us for our annual CANADA DAY celebration! This year, we’re excited to head back to join our friends at KELLS in San Francisco! Look for Canadian flags or just follow the red and white crowd! Thursday, June 30th: SF Canadian Meetup 5:30 – 8:30pm ‚ÄĘ Complimentary poutine and hot dogs provided by Kells ‚ÄĘ E…

Hosted by:

Jennifer W


Legion Magazine – A Virtual Memorial Day Service

Our own branch was featured in the recent issue of the Legion Magazine for one of our virtual services.

Click here on on the image to enlarge.

For a PDF version, click legion-magazine_janfeb21.pdf

The service in question was the Commemoration Day/Memorial Day one we hosted on 01 July 2020. To view that service, click here.

Canada Day Wrap Up, and Happy Independence Day

A follow-up item from a fellow Canadian organization here in California.


Canada Day at Your House

On Wednesday evening, July 1st, we held our annual Canada Day celebration virtually, for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home. We want to say THANK YOU to the over 4,000 people who watched our celebration from all over the world!

Also, a BIG thanks to our friends at Canadians Abroad Los Angeles and Canadians in San Diego! Through this partnership, we wanted to bring Canadian acting, musical, comedic, and athletic talent to your home. We’re proud to have showcased the Consulate General of Canada’s Top 20 in 20 to support Canadians on the front-line of COVID-19 relief efforts, and¬†an important message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement to highlight our group’s shared commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Don’t worry if you missed the live event! You can replay the event, as well as catch individual performances on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch new clips from the show as we add them.

Canada Day Videos
We are pleased to announce the winner of Air Canada’s two roundtrip flights to Connie Dang Castellon. Dafne Gokcen and Darren Bigras also take home limited editions of Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka!

A special thank you to Zaib Shaikh and his team at the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, our sponsors Anna Innis from Air Canada and Crystal Head Vodka and our Canadian-owned food and beverage partners (Ventura Spirits, Republic of Pink, Urban Press Winery, Laguna Canyon Winery, Fresh on Sunset, JOEY Restaurants and Poutine Brothers.)

Most importantly, we want to thank our friends from Canadians Abroad Los Angeles and Canadians in San Diego! We all came together with a shared vision of supporting YOU in this time of need and we hope we brought a smile to your face from the comfort of your own home.

As you know, now is a crucial time for Canadians here in California and everywhere to support one another. We are a diverse, unique, and strong membership and we want to continue to bring a face to the heroes of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Happy Independence Day

From Canadians in Orange County to our Canadian community living here in the United States, we want to wish you all a Happy “4th of July” weekend!

While we’re proud of where we came from, and also acknowledge and respect where we choose to live. While social distancing and protecting others by wearing masks is still recommended, we hope you’re able to enjoy small family gatherings over some BBQ and beers!

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Commemoration Day Virtual Service

The video that was played on loop prior to the service was available at https://youtu.be/NuPx3G5v0hU

The program for today’s service is available by clicking here.

All images and videos used during the ceremony were either original, open source, or were used with permission.

Open source images included:

Thank you to¬†Legion Magazine for permission to include their “Military Moment” on the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.¬† The original video is available at https://legionmagazine.com/en/2016/06/military-moments-beaumont-hamel/

Thank you to YouTube user dog5011 for permission to include their “Sunrise Timelapse – San Francisco.”¬† The original video is available at https://youtu.be/JY9wocfTkto

Thanks to our special guest speakers and performers:

Finally, I want to thank all of the members of US Branch #25 and the other branches in the US Western Zone of the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as members of our U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps ‚Äď Arkansas Division, that provided individual videos that made up this service.

For those interested in additional information on the history of Beaumont Hamel and Commemoration Day (a.k.a., Memorial Day), please visit:

Finally, you can view the service that was recorded at the National War Memorial St. John’s, Newfoundland this morning at https://www.facebook.com/NLRCL/videos/2569151683302127/