Royal Canadian Legion

Indigenous soldiers determined to carry on family legacies

Indigenous soldiers determined to carry on family legacies

Nov 7, 2023 | 8:52am
Indigenous Peoples have been part of Canada’s military history dating back to the War of 1812, when it’s estimated more than 10,000 First Nations people fought. More than 7,000 Indigenous people later served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Many continue to serve today. Wednesday is National Aboriginal Veterans Day, […]

Province continues support for veterans service clubs

Nov 10, 2022 | 10:19am

As we head into Remembrance Day, the provincial government announced their support for veterans service clubs. Parks, Culture and Sport, awarded $487,000 in the second intake period this year, closing on August 31st. They’ve awarded $1.4 million in 2022-2023 for 82 applications. The program is administered by the Royal Canadian Legion’s Saskatchewan Command, and THEY […]

Lieutenant Governor presented with first poppy

Oct 27, 2022 | 4:37pm

The 2022 Royal Canadia Legion National Poppy Campaign officially kicked off when Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty was presented with the first poppy. The poppy was presented by the newly elected President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Saskatchewan Command, Carol Pederson. “We will wear these poppies in remembrance of our own family members who have served […]

Regina remembers at Remembrance Day ceremonies in Victoria Park and Legislative Grounds

Nov 12, 2021 | 4:28am

Regina remembered fallen and wounded soldiers in international conflict during at least two Remembrance Day ceremonies yesterday. The Royal Canadian Legion held their annual event at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park, while another event was held at the War Memorial on the Saskatchewan Legislative grounds. Parade Marshal for the Regina Royal Canadian Legion Regina Branch […]

Sask. government boosts funding for veteran club support program

Apr 16, 2021 | 6:40am

Applications are now being accepted for the Veteran Service Club Support Program after the Saskatchewan government boosted funding for the program from $100,000 to $1.5 million this week. Registered, non-profit veteran service clubs based in the province are eligible to apply for grants up to $25,000. Applications are now being accepted with two application intake […]

Regina Legion closing their bar and museum; shifting focus going forward

Dec 7, 2020 | 6:38am

The Regina branch of the Royal Canadian Legion announced they will be closing their bar and museum and refocusing their efforts elsewhere. President and CEO Ron Hitchcock says while the decision was tough, it was necessary. “The next wave of COVID dropped our business down quite a bit, so we thought it was the right […]

Dozens of people participate in outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony

Nov 11, 2020 | 1:38pm

Dozens of people braved the cold, and the pandemic, to gather in Victoria Park to honour Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph Wednesday. The socially distanced, masked up crowd stood in silence as they remembered fallen military members, and those still serving. President and CEO of the Regina Legion, Ron Hitchcock says he was happy to […]

Remembrance Day celebration to take place virtually at Victoria Park Cenotaph

Nov 11, 2020 | 9:00am

Regina would normally have two Remembrance Day celebrations, but this year there will just be one. The ceremony at the Brandt Center will not happen this year because of COVID-19 meaning the only one in Regina will be at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park starting at 11 With space limited to 150 people, people are […]

2020 Poppy Campaign underway in Saskatchewan

Oct 29, 2020 | 9:36am

The 2020 Poppy campaign in Saskatchewan is under way. Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Russ Mirasty was presented with the first poppy of the campaign in a virtual ceremony. The second poppy was presented to Sergeant (ret’d) Paul Valiquette. “I am honoured to receive the first poppy in Saskatchewan,” said the Lieutenant Governor in a release. […]

Regina to stage just one Remembrance Day Ceremony instead of two

Oct 20, 2020 | 7:58am

Regina usually has two Remembrance Day Ceremonies, but the one at the Brandt Centre is being cancelled this year because of COVID-19. While that one won’t go ahead, the ceremony at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park will continue, with 150 in attendance to oblige with health guidelines. Ron Hitchcock with the Regina Branch of the […]