BC/Yukon Legion's Participate in 2020 75th Anniversary of the Dutch Liberation of Holland Events

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May 5th is Liberation Day in the Netherlands!

In 2020, the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion will be participating in 75th Anniversary of the Dutch Liberation of Holland Commemorative events. We will be working with Legion National as well as BC/Yukon Command Initiatives. 

In 2018, our Command office began a working partnership with the Dutch Liberation Canadian Society 2020. We have opted to partner with them in two ways.

Branches in the BC/Yukon Command will be participating in two initiatives:

 

Candlelight Tribute on May 2, 2020 @ 8:45PM

WHO: Branches in the BC/Yukon Command

WHAT: Commemorative Candlelight Tributes are set to be held across the province at local cenotaphs or Cemeteries.

WHEN: May 2, 2020 – Commemoration to start before dusk at 8:45PM across BC / Yukon.

WHY: To remember Canadians who gave their lives to the liberation of Holland and Europe during World War II. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Dutch Liberation of Holland. Participating in this province-wide event will help to increase the visibility of the Legion and the participation of the public.

 

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Canadian Liberator” Tulip Fundraising Initiative

WHO: Branches in the BC/Yukon Command

WHAT: The selling of tulips as a fundraiser for branches to profit and promote remembrance.

WHEN: Orders of red “Canadian Liberator” Tulip Bulbs to be made before June 15, 2019. Branches can start selling at any time. Bulbs are shipped after September 1, 2019.

WHY: To remember Canadians who gave their lives to the liberation of Holland and Europe during World War II. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Dutch Liberation of Holland. Participating in this province-wide event will help to increase the visibility of the Legion and the participation of the public. The sale of tulips to members and the public help raise funds for branch’s general funds or another cause a branch may wish to give to.

"Canadian Liberator" Tulip Bulbs can be purchased at wholesale prices in bulk on through the Dutch Canada 2020 website.