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Please note that the offices of the "Quebec provincial Command" will be closed for the holiday period, from December 23, 2017 to January 1st, 2018.

Happy Holidays!

Honouring a Veterans is our Duty!


The "Quebec Provincial Command"


BYLAWS OF QUEBEC PROVINCIAL COMMAND
Duties of Directors – Incorporated Registered Charities
The Royal Canadian Legion - Application For Membership
Application for Veteran's License Plate Eligibility Certification


PRESIDENT'S WORD

Having served in the Canadian Armed Forces for more than forty-one (41) years, and having been a member of The Royal Canadian Legion for the past thirteen (13) years, I know how important it is to belong to an organization where you feel welcome and among comrades. The spirit of comradeship is what will keep Veterans and their families in their branch and encourage them to participate in the activities.

But The Royal Canadian Legion is much more than a meeting place; it is also where Veterans and their dependants can receive help to better their quality of life, whether with access to medical care and paratransit; knowing and discovering local help resources; and recognize and protect their rights, either with Veterans Affairs Canada or the different levels of government. We must not forget that our mission is:

  • To serve Veterans, including serving members of the military, members of the RCMP and their families;
  • To promote Remembrance; and
  • To serve our community and our country.

During my term, I plan to visit as many branches as I can, and to interact with our members. This will enable me to have a better understanding of the health of our organization and to know where to channel my efforts. Don't hesitate to invite me to your activities by using the attached form.

I also invite you to send me your accomplishments so I can share them with our members to inspire them. There is a lot of good in our organization, and the credit is all yours.


Until next time, in comradeship

Kenneth R. Ouellet
President


To see the full text of the "President's word", click here.

Provincial Officer Invitation Form



What is happening at the
"Quebec Provincial Command"



Pension Indexing Rate for 2018

December 14, 2017 - At the end of each year, the Treasury Board provides the Association with information on the pension indexing increase that is effective on January 1st.

The pension indexation rate effective January 1, 2018 is 1.6%.

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Montrealers mark Remembrance Day with ceremony at Place du Canada

Global News, November 11, 2017 - Veterans, public figures and citizens gathered in downtown Montreal on Saturday morning to take part in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Place du Canada.

Following the 21-gun salute, several dignitaries and veterans placed wreaths at the foot at the cenotaph to honour the memory of fallen soldiers.

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Picture from 34 Canadian Brigade-Group

Video from 34 Canadian Brigade-Group


HOUSING HOMELESS VETERANS IN MONTREAL

November 10, 2017 - The Old Brewery Mission implements first pilot-project in Quebec to provide affordable, permanent housing solutions for ex-soldiers in need.

In Montreal, veterans account for 6% of the homeless population. Today, thanks to the Old Brewery Mission and its partners, homeless and near-homeless veterans now have a place to turn to.

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100th Anniversary Battle of Passchendaele

November 3, 2017 - Governor General to Meet with Canadian Delegation Taking Part in Ceremonies Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium

As part of Veterans' Week, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will meet with members of the Canadian delegation who will soon be travelling to Belgium to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The event will take place at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 10 a.m.

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100e anniversaire de la bataille de Passchendaele

3 november 2017 - La gouverneure générale rencontrera la délégation canadienne qui participera aux commémorations du centenaire de la bataille de Passchendaele en Belgique

Dans le cadre de la Semaine des vétérans, Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, aura l'occasion de rencontrer les membres de la délégation canadienne qui se rendront prochainement en Belgique pour assister aux cérémonies commémoratives du 100e anniversaire de la bataille de Passchendaele. L'évènement aura lieu au Musée canadien de la guerre, à Ottawa, le lundi 6 novembre 2017, à 10 h.

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The Royal Canadian Legion names National Silver Cross Mother 2017

Ottawa, 1er November 1, 2017 - The Royal Canadian Legion's Dominion President David Flannigan is honoured to introduce Mrs. Diana Abel as the National Silver Cross Mother for 2017.

As the National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Abel will place a wreath at the National War Memorial on November 11, 2017. She will do so on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost a son or a daughter in the military service of Canada.

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Wear a Poppy to Remember

November 2, 2017 - Born from a poem written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae of Guelph, Ontario, a little red flower was the subject of a universal fear - fear the Fallen will be forgotten, that their death will have been in vain.

In the days leading up to Remembrance Day, Canadians will be pausing at a Legion table or Poppy box in malls, stores and services across the country to pick up a Poppy.

Find out more on:
How to wear a Poppy?
When to wear a Poppy?
When to remove a Poppy?
by clicking here.


Poppy Trust Funds

Your contributions directly support Canada's Veterans and their families, while ensuring Canada never forgets.

Through your donations to the Legion Poppy Fund, the Legion provides financial assistance and support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need.

To learn more about:
The use of Poppy Trust Funds, and
The Poppy Trust Fund Administration.
click here.


First Poppy presentation

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada and patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, received the symbolic first poppy of the 2017 National Poppy Campaign from David Flannigan, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion.

The ceremony was held at Rideau Hall on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 13h00.

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Photo Gallery


A very special hymn.

September 1, 2017 - The hymn was first recited at a Thanksgiving Service, 13 May 1917, only three weeks, after the capture of Vimy ridge: 10th Battalion, First Canadian Division.

Note the spelling mistake and the attempted corrections in the document."

I found this hymn in the personal possessions of Brigadier-General Daniel Mowat Ormond.

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Discount Service for the Legion and Members.

September 26, 2017 - Cojen Extermination is pleased to offer these discounted programs to members and Branches of the Royal Canadian Legion of Quebec.

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Legion website redesigned to better support branches and improve member services.

July 4, 2017 - Legion members and members of the public interested in supporting Veterans will appreciate the newly redesigned Legion.ca and its improved rich content and new navigation features that make it easy to find any information needed.

"This new and improved site is just one tool we are using to streamline our systems and processes to improve member services and support our branches," says Dominion President David Flannigan. "We want to make and facilitate direct connections that keep everyone informed and involved."

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Last Post Funds – Be part of history!

June 28, 2017 - With à $200 donation an engraved stone to your name will be laid along Remembrance Lane of the cemetery.

To do so, click here to access the form.


New Application for Membership Form and the new optional Member Initiation Guidelines and Ceremony. June 26, 2017.

During the Dominion Executive Council meeting in April a motion was passed to update the current member initiation process.
The Membership Committee recommended including the initiation on the application for membership form so when a member signs their application they would be initiated in The Royal Canadian Legion.
This motion also included working with the Rituals and Awards Committee in streamlining the current initiation process and making it optional for the branches to conduct this ceremony moving forward.

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New Application Form For Membership
New Optional Initiation Guidelines


New Public Relations Resource for Branches

To strengthen public relations across the organization, Dominion Command delivered a Public Relations training session for Senior Elected Officers at the Dominion Executive Council (DEC) in April 2017.

The session focussed on the importance of public relations (PR) to the Legion and how we, as an organization, can leverage PR opportunities at all levels to generate positive media to support awareness and growth.

As part of the training session, a PR booklet was developed offering an overview and recommended approaches to public relations, including tips on media relations, dealing with problems, emergencies and crises, plus worksheets to assist with strategic PR planning.

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Medal Canada 150

The Royal Canadian Legion has struck this limited edition medal to commemorate our nation's 150th Anniversary.

Legion members and Ladies' Auxiliary members are authorized to wear this medal on their uniforms since January 1, 2017.

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The Legion Supports Commonwealth Veterans through The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League.

Did you know the Legion supports Commonwealth Veterans? As a member of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL), The Royal Canadian Legion helps Veterans and ex-service members of the Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries.

The RCEL is a union of 56 ex-service organizations, from 47 Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries, that promotes the welfare of Commonwealth Veterans and their dependents while helping them to meet their own charitable objectives.

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57th Provincial Convention of the Quebec Command.

The 57th Provincial Convention of the Quebec Command of the Royal Canadian Legion was held in Victoriaville on the weekend of May 20 - 21, 2017.

A new executive was voted in at this convention.

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New era for the Royal Canadian Legion membership.

The Royal Canadian Legion is about to enter a period of change with respect to membership.

The new initiatives are:
  • New membership cards for 2018!
  • New membership processing website!
  • Members initiation;
  • Graduating cadets complimentary memberships;
  • Recognizing Ladies auxiliary years of service;
  • Branch membership registers.

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Introduction of a ribbon to be worn on the Legion uniform to identify the Veterans.

At the 46th National Convention held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in June 2016, a suggestion was made about the introduction of a scroll for wear on the Legion dress below the Legion crest, that would recognize our Veterans when wearing Legion dress.

This new Veteran Ribbon may be worn on the Legion uniform by any member who meets the definition of "Veteran" as established in the Legion General By-Laws.

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Government of Canada Increases Financial Support for Veterans

March 16, 2017 - The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence announced today that, all Veterans with a Disability Award from Veterans Affairs Canada will receive an additional, tax-free, lump sum payment.

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The 100th Anniversary of the Victorious Battle at Vimy Ridge - Wearing of the Vimy 1917 lapel pin on Legion Dress for the period of April 1, 2017 through to December 30, 2017.

April 9th marks an iconic day in Canadian history, the 100th Anniversary of the Victorious Battle at Vimy Ridge.
Your Dominion Executive Council has approved the wearing of the Vimy pin on the right lapel of the Legion uniform from April 1st until December 30th, 2017.

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2017 is Canada's 150th birthday. You can give a gift to our country that will INSPIRE Canadians in a historic effort to honour our war dead.

Buy a tree and YOU get a tree!
Make a $150 donation to buy a "Hero Tree," one of the 117,000 that will be planted along the Highway of Heroes AND you will receive a '#150Tree' kit that includes a small '#150Tree', a HOHLT t-shirt and an official certificate to commemorate your gift to Canada. Your '#150Tree' kit will arrive in the spring, for you to plant in the location that means the most to you! *please note that we cannot sent '#150Tree' kits to addresses outside of Canada

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Executive Council