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Honouring Veterans is Our Duty!

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What is happening at our Branches

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Annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremonies at Branch 115, Hudson.

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Hudson, November 11th 2018 - Legion Branch 115, Hudson held their annual Remembrance parade and ceremonies on November 11th this year.

Two new plaques were unveiled prior to the regular ceremonies. These two plaques honour 24 men from Vaudreuil-Soulanges Counties who were killed in World Wars I & II.

The Hudson cenotaph is the only one in all Vaudreuil-Soulanges. About 600 people took part in the ceremonies following the largest ever Remembrance Day parade lead by the Black Watch cadets, which included the 867 Air Cadet Squadron from Vaudreuil-Dorion and the #3 Army Cadets Corps, Bourget College from Rigaud.

Wreaths were laid by:

  • M.P. Peter Schiefke (Vaudreuil-Soulanges),
  • Local M.N.A.s Marie-Claude Nichols of Vaudreuil and Marilyne Picard of Soulanges,
  • As well as the Mayors of Hudson, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Rigaud & St. Lazare.

Many veterans were present including one RCNVR Veteran Harry Trenholme who had landed at D-Day, June 6th, 1944. He laid a wreath as well.

Mohawk Branch 219, Kahnawake "Remembers"

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Kahnawake, Mohawk Branch 219, took time to remember the Veterans that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

A day long activity was planned for the occasion starting by the Second Annual "BREAKFAST for VETERANS", followed by ceremonies at the Catholic and Protestant cemeteries.

In the afternoon the parade formed up at the Royal Canadian Legion Mohawk Branch 219 parking lot; then proceeded to march to the Cenotaph for the Remembrance ceremony.

Following the ceremony, the Veterans and their guests gathered at Branch 219 to pay tribute to the Veterans of their community that paid the ultimate sacrifice, followed by a Black Watch Pipes and Drums performance.

Mohawk Branch 219 is grateful for the presence of Quebec Provincial Command President, comrade Ken Ouellette and Past President, comrade Norm Shelton, and also, a special thank you to all the Royal Canadian Legion Branches that attended.

To view the "Photo album" of the Remembrance Day ceremony, click here.

Presentation of the first Poppy to the
Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

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Quebec City, October 25, 2018 - Once again this year, members of Branch 265, Lt. Col. Jean-Charles Forbes, RMWO, of Quebec City presented the first Poppy to the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, the Honorable J. Michel Doyon.

Present for the presentation: Comrade André Lavallée, President of Branch 265, Comrade Bruno Dumas 1st Vice-President, Comrade Pierre Gosselin, 2nd Vice-President, Comrade Yvon Ouellet, Chairman of the Poppy Committee and Comrade Claude Paquet Commander, District 4 St Laurent, and a member of Branch 265.

Presentation to comrade Alain Boisvert, President of the Branch 044-Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Grondin, CD of Shawinigan, the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers.

September 11, 2018 - On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Deputy Mayor, Mr. Jean-Yves Tremblay presented to comrade Alain Boisvert, President of the Branch 44-Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Grondin, CD of Shawinigan, the "Medal of the Sovereign for Volunteers" and a "Special Mention Mayor of Shawinigan", for his involvement in the Legion but also in the community as a volunteer.

Bursary presentation at Branch 034 Arras, Chambly. .

On saturday, September 8, 2018, the Royal Canadian Legion, Quebec Branch No. 034 Arras Chambly, under the chairmanship of Mr. Yves LaBarre, MMM, CD proceeded to the delivery of University and CEGEP Bursary from the Poppy Fund.

The recipients :

  • M. Cameron Cunningham, Concordia University, Montreal QC,
  • M. Alexandre Bourgouin, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, QC,
  • Mlle Noémie Niang, HEC, Montreal QC,
  • Mlle Audrey Boivin, CÉGEP de Longueuil, Longueuil QC, ainsi que
  • M. Nolan-Patrick Cunningham, Dawson College CEGEP, Montréal, QC.


UN Peacekeeping Ceremony at Branch 244, Hemmingford.

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August 11th, 2018 - Branch 244, Hemmingford held a ceremony to observe Peacekeeping Day and to honour the service and sacrifice involved in United Nation Peacekeeping Missions around the World.

August the 9th was chosen because on that date in 1974 the greatest single loss of Canadian lives on a peacekeeping mission occurred.

Nine Canadian Peacekeepers serving with the United Nation Emergency in Egypt and Israel were flying in a Canadian Forces Buffalo transport aircraft on UN Service which was shot down by Syrian air defense missile while preparing to land at Damascus, Syria on a regular resupply mission.

There were no survivors.

We will remember them!

D-Day Ceremonial Supper at Branch 245

June 6th, 2018 - The Royal Canadian Legion Dorval Air Services Branch 245 held their D-Day Ceremonial Supper on June 6th, 2018.
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Presentation from Branch 115, Hudson to the Navy League of Valleyfield.

During the annual D-Day lunch, on June 6th, 2018, Hudson Legion Branch 115 President, comrade Eric Connor presented Lieutenant(N) Anne-Marie Fournier of the Navy League of Valleyfield with a cheque for $500.00.
The Navy League attended a couple of our Legion ceremonies last year and helped out on Saturday, June 2nd at the Field of Honour where they placed a Canadian flag at each gravesite.
Also attending the annual D-Day lunch, were comrade Harry Trenholme of the RCNVR & a D-Day Veteran and comrade Peter Hughes, 24th Lancers, British Army a D=Day +1 Veteran.

Presentation of the Legion Cadet medal of excellence.

At the 52nd Annual review of the Canadian Army Cadet Corps # 2793 Chambly, the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence was awarded to Cadet Master-corporal Catherine Monast, by Comrade Gaston Lemieux, CD, 2nd Vice-President and Welfare Officer, Branch Québec 034 Arras.

Congratulation to the recipient.

A Branch proud of its Cenotaph.

May 25th, 2018 - To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Hudson Branch 115 rededicated their Cenotaph and renamed it "Place Vimy".

The Cenotaph is in front of Branch 115 and is maintained by the Branch members which includes:
  • Cutting the grass,
  • Planting the tulips,
  • Weeding the garden and
  • Later planting the poppies.
Click on the picture on the left to see more of the great work done by the volunteers of that Branch.

We will remember them.

Presentation of the Legion Medal of Excellence.

On May 16th, 2018, Hudson Branch 115 second vice-president comrade Rod Hodgson presented the Legion Medal of Excellence to MCpl. Emilie Narbonne of the #3 Army Cadet Corps of College Bourget in Rigaud, Qc.

The presentation took place during their second annual review.

Branch 115, Hudson present a check to the No.3 Army Cadet Corps (College Bourget) in Rigaud.

On May 16th, 2018 second vice-president comrade Rod Hodgson presented a check to the amount of $500.00 to the No.3 Army Cadet Corps (College Bourget) in Rigaud.

This was a donation from the Hudson Legion Branch. #115 Poppy Fund.

This Cadet Corps is now two years old and are very active and have taken part in some our Branch memorial services.

Dorval Air Services Branch 245 present a Life Membership Award and a 65 Year Legion Service Pin

May 12th, 2018 - At the last General Meeting Dorval Air Services Branch 245 President, comrade Stephen Clempson made the presentation of the Life Membership Award to Veteran Ron Diano and the 65 Years Legion Service Pin to another of our Life Member comrade Lawrence Hall.

Presentation to the Air Cadet Sqn 500 of Hull, by Branch 033, Aylmer, Gatineau.

On May 7th 2018, the Aylmer Legion Branch # 33 presented a check to Air Cadet Sqn 500 of Hull in the amount of $600.00 for their contribution and valuable assistance to our branch for the poppy campaign.

Presentation by Branch 033, Aylmer, Gatineau to the 2644 Army cadets Hull Regiment.

On May 2nd 2018, the Aylmer Legion Branch # 33 presented a check in the amount of $600.00 to the 2644 Army cadets Hull Regiment for their contribution and valuable assistance to our branch during the poppy campaign.

Presentation by Branch 033, Aylmer, Gatineau to the Navy league cadets corps Grande-Rivière, Outaouais.

On April 26th 2018, there was a change of command at the Navy League Cadet Corps, NLCC Grande-Rivière. Our Sgt of Arms, Comrade Christophe Chéné was present for this occasion. In addition, Mr. Chéné presented the Cadet Corps with a donation of $ 300 for the cadets' participation in our poppy campaign last November. Congratulations to the new Commanding Officer SLt Christian Corriveau, (Christian is also a member of the Aylmer Legion and a member of the executive).

Dedicated members of Hudson Legion Branch 115 volunteer their times at the Vaudreuil/Soulanges Palliative Care Residence.

April, 2018 For the past four years members of the Hudson Legion Branch 115 have been attending to the 15 bird feeders that are located outside the patient's rooms at the Vaudreuil/Soulanges Palliative Care Residence in Hudson.

They fill the bird feeders that they installed in 2015 each week from donations of bird seed that are regularly donated.

Retirement party at Legion Branch 115, Hudson.

April 12, 2018 - Long-time Legion member Terry Connolly has been hired as the new Manager for Hudson Legion Branch 115 replacing Joan Hughes who is retiring after 15 years of truly dedicated service.
Terry takes over on May 1st.
Good luck to you Terry and enjoy your well-deserved retirement Joan.
On Thursday, April 12th, the ladies of the Legion held a great retirement party for our Manager Joan Hughes.
It was a wonderful gesture on their part.

Lacolle, Branch 011 supports the Cadet Corps 2698 Sieur de Beaujeu.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 2698 Sieur de Beaujeau, Cadet Corps located in Saint-Bernard de Lacolle.
Since their very beginning in 1993, Branch 011 has supported this Cadets Corps.
On April 7, 2018, there was a parade followed by a dinner to commemorate this anniversary.

To see the pictures of the parade, click here.
To see the pictures of the supper, click here.

Rouge River Branch 192, announce the award of a Federal Grant.

Liberal M.P. David Graham announces the award of a Federal Grant of $24,646., as part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program to improve and repair the premises of Rouge River Branch
The announcement was made in the presence of comrades Elizabeth Vézina, treasurer, Norm Hess, president, and Yves Robitaille, vice president.

Hudson Branch 115, honour 15 years of service.

March 16, 2018 - Legion Manager Joan Hughes was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a gift from the Legion Executive and members honouring her 15 years of service as Manager of Hudson Br. #115.
Joan will be retiring on March 30th. We all wish her the best in her well-deserved retirement.

Hudson Branch 115, donations from the Legion Poppy Fund.

March 16, 2018 - At the St. Patrick's Dinner & Dance two donations were from the Legion Poppy Fund.
Receiving checks for $2,000.00 were Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation represented by Carole Ravenda & The Hawkesbury General Foundation represented by Pierre-Luc Byham and Donald Hay.

Branch 158, Sutton presents the 725 Massey Vanier Air Cadet Squadron with a $650.00 donation.

February 4th, 2018 - On the Commanding Officer promotion parade of the 725 Massey Vanier Air Cadet Squadron in Cowansville, Branch 158, Sutton made a $650.00 donation to the Squadron.

Making the presentation from left to right, comrade Claude Vadeboncoeur Service Officer, Maxim Boulay Commanding Officer, comrade Chuck Richards Poppy Chairman, WO2 Justin Bridger, and Shirley Ann Lahue President of the Parents Committee.

Hudson Branch 115, Poppy Funds helping out in the community!

January 27, 2018 - At the Robbie Burns dinner, Branch 115 President, comrade Eric Connor and comrade Gerry Foliot presented two checks to Tania Shand of the Ste Anne's Veterans Hospital.
The first check is for the Hospital Volunteer Services and the second for the Patient's Committee.
Each check was for $2000.00.

Branch President, comrade Eric Connor and comrade Gerry Foliot presented a $2000.00 donation to the NOVA Adult Day Care Centre of Hudson. The check was received by NOVA President Judy Tellier (far left) and Centre coordinator Katie Van Very (on right).

Comrade Gerry Foliot (very active member of the branch Poppy Campaign) who was representing the Vaudreuil Soulanges Palliative Care Residence receiving a $2000.00 donation from Branch President, comrade Eric Connor.

$11,800.00 donation from the Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 094, Greenfield Park.

January 24, 2018 - Since our branch has a reception hall that can accommodate 180 people and a kitchen, the L.A. is very active with its in-house catering service.
They cater both branch and community events including dinner/dance events, weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, sports banquets and funerals.
A cheque in the amount of $11800 was presented by L.A. president, Shirley Miller to Branch 094 President, Cheryl Moores at the General Meeting of January 24, 2018.
This was the grand total of funds that were raised during 2017 which was comprised of $10 000 in cash and $1800 of items and material purchased for the branch that include a gazebo and deck for the yard and dishes and cutlery for the kitchen.

Branch 034, Arras de Chambly, presents a donation of $ 1,000.00 to the Chambly Cadet Corps.

Last December, Branch 034, Arras President, comrade Yves LaBarre, accompanied by the Assistant Director comrade Roland Drouillard of the Poppy Fund presented a donation of $1,000.00 to Chief Warrant Officer Laurence Dandurand of CCC 2793 in Chambly.

Branch 172, Bay des Chaleurs held their annual Remembrance Day contest for 2017.

Branch 172, Bay des Chaleurs held their annual Remembrance Day contest for 2017.

The Remembrance Day poster contest winners for 2017 are Kalie Ward, Patience Jerome, Tianna Martin all from Wejgwapniag School. (Click on the picture on the left to know more.)

Fostering Remembrance is a part of everything we do. Through The Royal Canadian Legion's longstanding Annual Poster and Literary Contests, Canadian school children honour Canada's Veterans through creative art and writing, and help perpetuate Remembrance.

To know more about the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day poster contest, click here.

"Remembrance Day" Ceremony, Branch 196 Ormstown

November 12, 2017 - Branch 196, Ormstown held its Remembrance Day ceremony on November 12th.

The President of the Quebec Provincial Command, comrade Kenneth R. Ouellet was invited to lay a wreath at this ceremony.

Photo courtesy of comrade Robert Brosseau, Branch 011, Lacolle

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"Branch 001, Montreal", present the long service medal and bar

November 9, 2017 - Branch 001, Montreal present the long service medal and bar to one of its members.

Comrade Bernard Rubinstein CD. received his long service medal and bar for sixty years of service at the Royal Canadian legion at a ceremony on Nov 9th, 2017.

The presentation was made by comrade Mike Fitzgerald, Quebec Provincial Command, vice-president with comrade Kenneth R. Ouellet, Quebec Provincial Command, president looking on.

Remembrance Day ceremony at Hudson, Legion Branch #115

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - The Remembrance Day ceremony last Saturday was attended by over 200 Legionaires and local residents and currently serving Canadian military personnel, as well as the local Girl Guides; Scouts; and Cadets from Rigaud and Vaudreuil.

A special thanks goes out to Cody Gilmore for preparing a wonderful luncheon for all those present. It was much appreciated as was the help she received from Georgia Jesty.

Photo Courtsey of comrade Rod Hodgson

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  • 002 St-Hyacinthe
  • 003 Baie Comeau
  • 004 Montréal
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  • 005 Stanstead
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  • 041 Danville
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    (borough Lachine)
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    (Island of Montreal)
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    (borough Greenfield Park)
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    (Island of Montreal)
  • 098 Montreal
    (borough St-Laurent)
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  • 101 Shawinigan
    (borough Grand-Mère)
  • 108 Châteauguay
  • 115 Hudson
  • 116 Mont-Laurier
  • 117 Sorel-Tracy
  • 120 Mascouche
  • 121 Otterburn Park
  • 127 Montreal
  • 128 Ayers Cliff
  • 130 Matane
  • 136 Lac-Mégantic
  • 137 Mont-Joli
  • 146 Beauharnois
  • 147 St-Bruno
  • 150 Montmagny
  • 158 Sutton
  • 159 Longueuil
    (borough St-Hubert)
  • 162 Campbell's Bay
  • 165 Sawyerville
  • 171 Morin Heights
  • 172 Cascapédia-St-Jule
  • 173 Montreal-Est
  • 185 Deux-Montagnes
  • 187 Maniwaki
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  • 192 Arundel
    (Rouge River)
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  • 198 Rawdon
  • 203 Chandler
  • 204 Trois-Rivières,
    (borough Cap-de-la-Madeleine)
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  • 209 Ville de Saguenay
    (arrondissement Jonquière, sector Arvida)
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    (borough LaSalle)
  • 214 Wakefield
  • 215 Brossard
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  • 234 Roxboro
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    (borough Iberville)
  • 265 Québec
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  • 276 Alma