Royal Canadian Legion

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

 

Eight-year-old Leah Van Grootheest has a passion for drawing, and that recently won her second place in a national art contest with the Royal Canadian Legion for her poster. (Kassandra Van Grootheest/Special to Aldergrove Star)

Youngster honoured by Aldergrove veterans

Leah Van Grootheest, 8, was recognized and rewarded by the people she sought to thank with her art

  • Jul 11, 2022

 

On Saturday, May 28, the legion organized a fundraising dinner of perogies and sausages, served by Langley RCMP officers and firefighters in full dress uniform. (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove hoping for community support this Canada Day

Food, music, and more planned for July 1 celebrations

 

Deb Grey is president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Aldergrove branch. She shares ‘exciting’ news of renovations and upgrades in the works this year for the local facilities. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)

‘We aren’t going anywhere,’ says new Aldergrove legion president

Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch #265 invites community to be a part of changes

Deb Grey is president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Aldergrove branch. She shares ‘exciting’ news of renovations and upgrades in the works this year for the local facilities. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)
Cashmere Roder is one of the organizers for next weekend’s Aldergrove Fun Days, hoping to bring lots of free, family festivities to the community. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove Fun Days bringing excitement to community, once again

Block Party and Family Fest, on June 4 and 5 respectively, make up weekend of festivities

Cashmere Roder is one of the organizers for next weekend’s Aldergrove Fun Days, hoping to bring lots of free, family festivities to the community. (Laurice Gomes/Aldergrove Star)
A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Memorial ceremony in Kelowna disrupted when woman drives over graves

People were gathered at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery to mark the anniversary of the end of WWII

A ceremony at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery on May 8, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch #265 welcomed in the community to its swap meet April 23, 2022. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove legion’s auxiliary swap meet popular with crowds

Vendors were inside and outside the legion hall for Saturday’s event

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch #265 welcomed in the community to its swap meet April 23, 2022. (Special to The Star)
Past president Doug Hadley (left) and sergeant at arms Bryon Basaraba (right) had a brief demonstration of patient lift slings from Langley Lodge rehabilitation assistant Susan Nichol. The Aldergrove branch of the Royal Canadian Legion donated slings and specialty mattresses. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove legion sling donation supports Langley Lodge residents, literally

Poppy Fun proceeds allow for the purchase of lift slings and pressure-reducing mattresses

Past president Doug Hadley (left) and sergeant at arms Bryon Basaraba (right) had a brief demonstration of patient lift slings from Langley Lodge rehabilitation assistant Susan Nichol. The Aldergrove branch of the Royal Canadian Legion donated slings and specialty mattresses. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Undercover Band performed on Feb. 25 at the legion in Aldergrove. The organization supports veterans and organizes events like concerts, karaoke, live music, jam night, card bingo and more throughout the year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove legion to host evening of comedy Saturday

Kids are allowed at the March 26 event but not recommended, jokes organizers

Undercover Band performed on Feb. 25 at the legion in Aldergrove. The organization supports veterans and organizes events like concerts, karaoke, live music, jam night, card bingo and more throughout the year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A 2007 public domain photo shows sentries from the Ceremonial Guard standing next to the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, in front of the war memorial. An incident on Saturday, Jan. 29, where a protester with the ‘Freedom Convoy’ was seen jumping on the grave has been roundly condemned, with the Legion calling it ‘saddening.’ (Wikipedia)

VIDEO: Aldergrove Legion condemns incident at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Protester with ‘Freedom Convoy’ seen jumping on grave at Ottawa tomb

A 2007 public domain photo shows sentries from the Ceremonial Guard standing next to the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, in front of the war memorial. An incident on Saturday, Jan. 29, where a protester with the ‘Freedom Convoy’ was seen jumping on the grave has been roundly condemned, with the Legion calling it ‘saddening.’ (Wikipedia)
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)

‘The Immortal Poppy’: Canadian Legion sells NFTs for 100th anniversary

The Legion is selling poppy NFTs this year for the 100 year anniversary of the Canadian poppy

  • Nov 11, 2021
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)
Willowbrook resident Mike Thomson, 77, was busy Monday, Nov. 1 collecting donations for the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund in front of the Save-On-Foods store on 64th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

‘Third generation soldier’ is part of Poppy Fund campaign in Langley

Mike Thomson served his country for 25 years, like his father and grandfathers before him

Willowbrook resident Mike Thomson, 77, was busy Monday, Nov. 1 collecting donations for the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund in front of the Save-On-Foods store on 64th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
British Columbia Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and Austin’s temporary aide-de-camp Glen Greenhill at Government House gather for the first poppy presentation, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Janet Austin given first poppy of BC/Yukon Legion’s 100th remembrance campaign

Poppies will be available by donation through various organizations across Canada as of Oct. 29

British Columbia Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and Austin’s temporary aide-de-camp Glen Greenhill at Government House gather for the first poppy presentation, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and temporary aide-de-camp to the Lt.-Gov. Glen Greenhill at Rockland Avenue’s Government House, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: First pin presented as Legion kicks off 100th poppy campaign

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin presented the first poppy of BC and Yukon Legion’s remembrance fundraiser

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Royal Canadian Legion BC and Yukon commander Angus Stanfield and temporary aide-de-camp to the Lt.-Gov. Glen Greenhill at Rockland Avenue’s Government House, Oct. 26. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Aldergrove Legion branch president Doug Hadley said thanks to a ‘generous’ donation by Otter Co-op, they can change the exterior to a more appropriate shade of blue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Legion branch goes from ‘awful’ green to blue

Switch to more appropriate colour is underway using paint donated by Otter Co-op

Aldergrove Legion branch president Doug Hadley said thanks to a ‘generous’ donation by Otter Co-op, they can change the exterior to a more appropriate shade of blue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Wayne Mortimore (left) and Doug Tanner (centre) are leading the charge save the Aldergrove legion by renting out the hall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion looking for renters to utilize empty hall

Without steady funds coming in, members are hoping more usage will help solve financial woes

Wayne Mortimore (left) and Doug Tanner (centre) are leading the charge save the Aldergrove legion by renting out the hall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove legion branch #265 has installed a new electric sign. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Province gives $1.5 million to B.C. legion branches

With relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, a public ceremony may be possible in November, Legion said

Aldergrove legion branch #265 has installed a new electric sign. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aldergrove legion branch #265. (Aldergrove Star files)

Final phase of $14 million federal support fund rolls out to legion branches

Branches still reeling from pandemic receive remaining $3.8 million in emergency funds

Aldergrove legion branch #265. (Aldergrove Star files)
Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion branch #265 preparing to open patio dining on back lawn

Branch president Doug Hadley said COVID-19 restriction have hurt clientele

Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)