Abbotsford/Victoria/Chilliwack – To celebrate the incredible work of the Royal Canadian Legion in British Columbia the Province is proclaiming June 23-29 Legion Week, announced military liaison Rich Coleman.
Throughout the week leading up to Canada Day, 55 legions all over British Columbia will mark the occasion by holding special events in their communities to promote learning about history, share Canada’s heritage and increase awareness of the legion’s programs and activities.
The Royal Canadian Legion is an active organization throughout B.C., serving veterans of both the military and the RCMP, as well as providing social services such as affordable seniors housing and assisted living.
Marc Tremblay, president of BC/Yukon Command, Royal Canadian Legion –
“The legion is a vital part of virtually every B.C. community and Legion Week is a chance to pay tribute to our members’ courageous contributions and celebrate the services they provide in their communities.”
- The Royal Canadian Legion/BC Yukon Command is a non-profit organization consisting of 149 branches, 80 ladies’ auxiliaries and approximately 55,000 members.
- Each year, the BC Yukon Command raises several million dollars through fund-raising, with proceeds going to benefit youth, seniors, educational institutions, and medical and research facilities.
- The Royal Canadian Legion is the largest developer of veteran and seniors’ affordable and assisted living housing in B.C