The essence of The Royal Canadian Legion is to serve veterans and their dependents, to promote Remembrance and to act in the service of Canada and its communities.
Remembrance is the sacred sentiment which bonds all citizens, bringing everyone together to share in moments of reflection, sorrow, fellowship and gratitude,
The Royal Canadian Legion within BC/Yukon Command embraces a leadership role for Remembrance, honouring this sacred responsibility serving all citizens.
At the Legion, we hold the sacred trust of ensuring the tradition of remembrance is observed by Canadians every year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.
This tradition dates back to the First World War when the guns fell silent, marking the end of military conflict and the Remembrance of those who would never return home. The National Poppy and Remembrance Campaign raise funds for veterans and their families, the new military and others who are disadvantaged.
Attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony.
Make a donation to help local Veterans in need.
The Poppy is the international symbol of remembrance representing a visual pledge to pay homage to the fallen, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the preservation of peace and freedom.
The Poppy Campaign was created as a means to raise funds in order to perpetuate this sacred memory and provide for veterans and their families in their time of need.
The Poppy Campaign commences the last Friday in October and continues to the end of the day November 11th, Remembrance Day. Legion Branches throughout BC & the Yukon organize the annual Poppy Campaign in their respective areas. All donations are in turn redirected to support programs and services for veterans and their families.
Wear a poppy. Give generously.
This year, your donation has never been more important. A new generation of veterans is coming home and turning to the Legion for housing, career transition counselling and trauma relief. And we will be there, with your support!